Call for Submissions: 2021 SSAWW Awards (Deadline: 2.1.2021; Lifetime Achievement Award EXTENDED DEADLINE: 3.15.2021)

Call for Submissions: 2021 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 2021 SSAWW conference in Baltimore, this is a call for submissions for our 2021 SSAWW Awards.  All nominations must be submitted by February 1, 2021.

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 her/his/their 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. Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, by EXTENDED DEADLINE March 15, 2021. She will distribute all nominations to the committee members. Please contact Dr. Goodspeed-Chadwick at juligood@iu.edu and  CC the Vice President of Development, Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit 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 2017 and November 2020. Edited collections and not eligible for the award. Nominators should contact the Book Award Chair,  Dr. Kate Adams. She 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.  Adams at adamsk918@gmail.com  and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey 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 2017 and November 2020. Both print and digital collections are welcome. Nominators should contact the Edition Award Chair, Dr. Jennifer Putzi. She 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. Putzi at  jlputz@wm.edu  and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit for this award.