SSAWW 2018 Conference Announcements and Reminders

SSAWW Conference Announcements and Reminders
PROGRAM: View the most recent draft of the conference program – https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2018-conference/ssaww-2018-triennial-conference-draft-7-6/
EVENTS: ARTIST WORKSHOPS, CHAT WITH AN EDITOR, MOCK INTERVIEWS – Sign-up sheets now available – https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/ssaww-2018-triennial-conference-announcements-and-updates/
GRADUATE STUDENTS: In May, we posted our initial call for a graduate student service opportunity, enabling selected graduate students to serve four hours at the registration desk or art exhibition room in exchange for a full registration waiver to the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference. After reviewing the applications received, we are still in need of one graduate student to work the art exhibition at all four of the following times: Thursday from 8:00-9:00 AM, Thursday from 9:00-10:00 AM, Thursday from 12:00-1:00 PM, and Friday from 8:00-9:00 AM. Please contact Christopher Allen Varlack, Program Director, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com if interested in this opportunity.
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SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Mock Interview Sessions”

SSAWW 2018 Triennial conference – “mock interview sessions”

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we are proud to offer mock interview sessions in an effort to support those entering the highly competitive 2019 job market in our field. Interviewers will be pairing up to lead twenty-minute interviews with interested participants. Because there is limited seating available (three participants per session), pre-registration will be required to participate. Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449ACAB23A7F94-mock. For more information on these sessions, the dates/times (also available in the conference program) have been provided below. You will be contacted once we move closer toward the conference date with your specific twenty-minute session time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Interview Session 5-J from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Interview Session 5-K from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Interview Session 8-H from 2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Friday, November 9, 2018

Interview Session 14-J from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Interview Session 14-K from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Interview Session 23-I from 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Chat with an Editor” Sign-ups

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference

“Chat with an Editor” Sign-ups

 

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we are pleased to offer once again the widely popular “Chat with an Editor” feature, including editors from Legacy, MELUS, ARIEL, ESQ, American Periodicals, College Literature, Women’s Studies, and the New England Quarterly, who will be hosting twenty-minute one-on-one consultations to answer questions about the publication process, to review abstracts for articles-in-progress, etc. as part of our commitment to mentoring scholars at all stages of their professional lives. Because there is limited seating available (three participants per session), pre-registration will be required to participate.

Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449acab23a7f94-chat. For more information on these sessions, the dates/times (also available in the conference program) have been provided below. You will be contacted once we move closer toward the conference date with your specific twenty-minute session time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer Putzi, Legacy from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Gary Totten, MELUS from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer Putzi, Legacy from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Faye Halpern, ARIEL from 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

Friday, November 9, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Karen L. Kilcup, ESQ from 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jean Lee Cole, American Periodicals from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Susan Tomlinson, Legacy from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Karen L. Kilcup, ESQ from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Carolyn Sorisio, College Literature from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Wendy Martin, Women’s Studies from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Gary Totten, MELUS from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer S. Tuttle, Legacy from 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Betsy Klimasmith, New England Quarterly from 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – Artist Workshop Sign-up

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference –

Artist Workshop Sign-up

During the time of the conference, the city of Denver will be celebrating Denver Arts Week as part of its commitment to celebrating and encouraging artistic innovation. In this spirit, we are pleased to include the following three artist workshops as part of the conference: “Bridging Literature and the Visual Arts through Identity and Struggle” with Natalia Anciso, “Choice Cuts” with Francesca Brunetti, and “An Archive of Unnamed Women” with xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman.

Because there is limited seating available (twenty-five participants per workshop), pre-registration will be required to participate. Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449acab23a7f94-artist.

For more information on these workshops, the workshop descriptions (also available in the conference program) have been provided below:


ARTIST WORKSHOP: NATALIA ANCISO

Bridging Literature and the Visual Arts through Identity and Struggle

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Room: Molly Brown

Literature has long been considered as art in the written form. The perspective around literature’s connection with the visual arts, however, is not nearly as clear. Anciso will walk participants through connecting visual art and literature, bridging the forms to enhance the experience through creation, using personal and historical examples of identity and struggle, which have been tantamount to her own work and study. Each participant will have an opportunity to explore, reflect, and bring works of literary art into the realm of the visual using mixed media and collage.


ARTIST WORKSHOP: FRANCESCA BRUNETTI

Choice Cuts

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Room: Molly Brown

Participants in this workshop will engage in a visual deconstruction of the representation of women’s bodies in popular magazines such as Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, etc. in order to create collages that play with and question the way women are depicted in them. Magazines, paper, glue, cutters, cutting mats, and markers will be provided, as participants analyze the magazines’ pictures and work to identify which aesthetic traits they consider the most unreal, sexualized, and/or stereotypical. By using the daily frustration about how women are represented in the media, participants will create grotesque compositions as a parody of the original pictures, though this parody is just a repetition of the surreal aesthetic choices proposed daily in magazines as natural and acceptable.


ARTIST WORKSHOP: XTINE BURROUGH AND SABRINA STARNAMAN

An Archive of Unnamed Women

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Room: Molly Brown

“An Archive of Unnamed Women” is a browser-based digital archive juxtaposing nineteenth-century literature about women with photographs of unnamed or unidentified American women found in the collections of the New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Library of Congress. Blurring the lines between art and archive, this project aims to further discourse about the library as an authority of knowledge curation and as a site of creation. When visitors explore the database, its parameters are visible. This works to reveal the arbitrary nature of information preservation and highlights the constructed nature of digitized materials. Through a discussion of our project, participants will explore the political role of archives in emphasizing or in hiding marginalized people. Moreover, we investigate archives as mechanisms for critical discussions about identity. Participants will search our archive, suggest additional source material, and print their own “Unnamed Woman” action-artifact on archival paper.

2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference – Hotel Information

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – Conference Hotel Reservations

The Westin Denver Downtown

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Westin Denver Downtown hotel where the conference will be held.  Please use the link below to make your reservation in order to receive the discounted conference attendee rates.

There are several wonderful events coinciding with our conference in Denver so make your reservations early.  Reservations should be made before October 17th, 2018; after that date, unsold rooms will be released for general sale.*

SSAWW Conference Hotel Reservation

or you may copy and paste the link below to your preferred web browser

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1806045759&key=E6B4900

*The hotel will accept reservations at the prevailing rates after the release dale, subject to hotel availability.  Extra roll away beds are $15/night.

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Graduate Student Registration Waiver (For Service)

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Graduate Student Service Opportunity (Registration Waiver)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is pleased to support graduate students with registration waivers in exchange for four hours of service at the registration desk or monitoring the art exhibition room at the 2018 triennial conference. These waivers (covering the full cost of registration) will be available to a select number of graduate students based upon our needs. In order to apply, your membership with SSAWW must be current and you must be presenting on a panel or roundtable at the conference. The SSAWW Executive Committee asks that those fortunate enough to have full financial support from their home institutions decline the reimbursement (please let us know as soon as possible after applying if you fall into this category).

To apply, please send the following information via E-mail to Christopher Varlack, the program director for the 2018 triennial conference, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com:

Name:

Institution:

Year of graduate studies:

Paper/Panel Title:

Applications must be received no later than June 15, 2018. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via E-mail. Please note, however, that late applications cannot be considered. Those accepted will be notified by June 22, 2018.

Those who apply and are accepted for one of these service positions must still register for the conference but are not required to pay the associated registration fees. For those who have already paid, those funds will be refunded via PayPal.

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Graduate Student Travel Awards

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Graduate Student Travel Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is pleased to support graduate students with travel awards to our 2018 triennial conference. These awards (a minimum of fifty dollars) will be available to all graduate students whose membership with SSAWW is current, who are registered for the conference by July 31, 2018, and who are presenting on panel or roundtable at the conference. Those who apply will receive a check when they arrive to pick up their registration materials (badge, program, etc.) at the conference.

To ensure that we can provide assistance to the greatest number of graduate students possible, the SSAWW Executive Committee asks that those fortunate enough to have full support from their home institutions decline the reimbursement (please let us know as soon as possible after applying if you fall into this category).

To apply, please send the following information via E-mail to Christopher Varlack, the program director for the 2018 triennial conference, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com:

Name:

Institution:

Year of graduate studies:

Paper/Panel Title:

In addition, please confirm the following:

Yes, I have registered for the 2018 conference.

Yes, my SSAWW membership is current.

 

Applications must be received no later than August 10, 2018. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via E-mail. Please note, however, that late applications cannot be considered.