Service Opportunity: Call for Readers – SSAWW at ALA 2019

Call for Readers: SSAWW at the American Literature Association Conference

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers is currently planning two thought-provoking panels at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. As we prepare for this conference—another great opportunity to stimulate conversation on American women writers and their lasting impact on social, political, cultural, and literary thought—we are asking now for volunteers eager to serve as reviewers for the proposals that we receive. The deadline for submission of proposals is January 4, 2019, so reviewers can expect to receive proposals for evaluation no later than January 7th with a turnaround no later than January 18th in order to allot sufficient time to not only form our panels but also to contact participants, submit materials to the ALA conference organizers, and allow those not selected an opportunity to submit to the general call.

For those interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the Vice President of Development via E-mail at by December 21, 2018. Please provide your areas of expertise, academic rank/institution (independent scholars and advanced graduate students are also welcome to participate), and your most reliable contact information. Thank you once again for your assistance in this important process; selected reviewers will receive a formal letter of appreciation in response and can include their service as part of their CVs.