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Call for Submissions: 2018 SSAWW Awards (Deadline 1.1.2018)

Call for Submissions: 2018 SSAWW Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) was founded in 2000 in order to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. In support of that mission, the three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society’s founding members and to further SSAWW’s goals to broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers, past and present. As we begin preparations for the 2018 SSAWW conference in Denver, this is a call for submissions for our 2018 SSAWW Awards:

– Lifetime Achievement Award: The Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference to recognize a scholar’s career achievement in the study of American women writers. The award recognizes the individual’s commitment to the field, as demonstrated in his/her teaching, mentoring of students, scholarship, and service. The award is named in honor of Karen Dandurand, who passed away in 2011. She was one of the founding editors of Legacy and was an active member of SSAWW, serving as the Vice President of Development from 2004 to 2009. Nominators should submit a CV and brief (250 to 500 word) letter of support in one PDF file to the Lifetime Achievement Award Chair, Dr. Diane M. Todd, by January 1, 2018; the chair will distribute all nominations to the committee members. Please contact Dr. Todd at toddbucci@rmu.edu and CC the Vice President of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit nominations for this award.

– Book Award: The SSAWW Book Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference to recognize excellence in the field. The award will recognize the monograph’s significant contributions to scholarship related to American women writers published during the preceding three years before the deadline for submission. Eligible books must have been published between December 2014 and November 2017. Edited collections and not eligible for the award. Nominators should contact the Book Award Chair, Dr. Caleria Gennero, by January 1, 2018, who will provide information about distributing submissions to committee members (those submitting work for the award should contact their presses to have review copies sent to the committee). Please contact Dr. Gennero at valeria.gennero@unibg.it and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit for this award.

– Edition Award: The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference in order to recognize excellence in the recovery of American women writers. The award recognizes an edition published during the preceding three years before the submission deadline. Eligible books must have been published between December 2014 and November 2017. Both print and digital collections are welcome. Nominators should contact the Edition Award Chair, Dr. Terry Novak, by January 1, 2018, who will provide information about distributing submissions to each of the committee members (those submitting work for the award should contact their presses to have review copies sent to the committee). Please contact Dr. Novak at Terry.Novak@jwu.edu and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit for this award.

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