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2018 Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers

2018 Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers was founded in 2000 to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. The following three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society’s founding members and to further SSAWW’s goal to support and broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers.

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 recognizes the monograph’s significant contribution to scholarship related to American women writers published during the preceding three years before the submission deadline.

Eligibility for 2018 award: Eligible books must contribute to the field of American women writers, have been published between December 2014-November 2018, and mailed to all committee members by the submission deadline, January 1, 2018. Edited collections are not eligible for the award.

Edition Award

The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference 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.

Eligibility for 2018 award: Eligible books must contribute to the field of American women writers, have been published between December 2014-November 2018, and mailed to all committee members by the submission deadline, January 1, 2018. Print and digital collections are welcome.

Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award

The Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award is given 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 Vice President of Development (2004-2009).

Nomination Deadline for 2018 Award: January 1, 2018.


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