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SSAWW on LinkedIn & Google+

You can now connect with SSAWW on LinkedIn: To more easily share SSAWW information across social media platforms, we’ve created LinkedIn and Google+ profiles. 

Connect with SSAWW via the LinkedIn group by requesting membership (search for the group “Society for the Study of American Women Writers”) and via our profile (SSAWW Group www.linkedin.com/in/ssaww) by requesting to connect with us.

To find SSAWW on Google+, search “Society for the Study of American Women Writers” or go directly to https://plus.google.com/u/0/103874766257661074349/posts.

SSAWW welcomes your suggestions about how to communicate effectively with its members.

Conference Announcement: “Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age” April 24-25, 2015

“Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age”

Hosted at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Historical Society

April 24-25, 2015

Registration is now available for the symposium, “Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age” hosted by The Colored Conventions Project at the University of Delaware on April 24-25, 2015. The two-day symposium held at UD and the Delaware Historical Society will bring together scholars from a broad range of inter/disciplinary perspectives including but not limited to religious, historical, literary, gender, visual and performance studies. There is no registration fee; though registration is required.

Click here to register as a symposium attendee. (more…)

SSAWW Announcements: New Membership Directory Posted

The new SSAWW Membership Directory has been posted at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/directory/.   Thanks to Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, Vice President for Membership and Finances, for making this information available.

If you want to join SSAWW or renew your membership, you can do so from the Membership page at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/

SSAWW and U. S. Studies Online

Reposted from SSAWW-L:

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers has been working with U.S. Studies Online (http://usstudiesonline.com/) to help create a selection of posts to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. The collaboration includes USSO, the Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW), and SSAWW.

Check out USSO’s video introduction to this special blog series entitled “Women in America”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2-y5UjtoQs

Special thanks to Kristin Allukian, the lead on this project for SSAWW, as well as Susan K. Harris and Dick Ellis for their editorial support. And, a big thank you to Michelle Green at USSO for ushering us all through the process and providing us with this opportunity aimed to feature emerging scholars in the field of American women writers.

Please watch SSAWW’s social media for additional notifications about the series. We hope you will share and comment on the posts as they are released.

Best, Kristin


Kristin J. Jacobson
Associate Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Stockton University

Vice President, Development
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/

U.S. Studies Online #Bookhour: Tuesday 25th November, Marilynne Robinson’s Lila

Subject: “U.S. Studies Online #Bookhour: Tuesday 25th November, Marilynne Robinson’s Lila”

Body: “The Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher network for the British Association for American Studies, U.S. Studies Online, is hosting a new online, real-time book group on twitter under the hashtag #bookhour.
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Call for Items: Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter (Deadline 9.25.14)

If you have items you¹d like to see in the Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter, please send them to me at ssaww.web@gmail.com  by September 25.

If you’re sending in a notice of a new book or article (and please do send these!), it would be helpful if you could include a link to the press’s page on your book (for books) and to put the article citations in MLA format (for articles).

Other items to send

  • –calls for papers for conferences, journal issues, edited collections, and so on
  • –conference announcements
  • –invitations to apply for grants and fellowships
  • –new books by SSAWW members
  • –new articles by SSAWW members
  • –reports from SSAWW regional study groups
  • –announcements of upcoming SSAWW regional study group meetings
  • –announcements of book prizes (either received or invitations to submit)

Thanks,

Donna Campbell

SSAWW 2015 Conference Submission Guidelines

SSAWW 2015 Conference (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015)
Submission Guidelines

Due date for all proposals: Friday, February 13, 2015

Abstract length: 250-300 words

Submission is electronic.

Please submit individual proposals and completed panel proposals to ssaww2015.submit@gmail.com,

both attached in Word or rtf, and pasted into the body of the message.

The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete session submissions as well as individual paper abstract submissions. Affiliate associations and regional groups should follow the submission guidelines for complete session submissions.

Please Note: if not already a member of SSAWW, presenters must become SSAWW members once the paper is accepted.
Every attempt will be made to notify submitters of the status of their proposals by late May 2015 and to have the draft program in place by late June 2015.

Conference participants may appear on the program twice as presenters: once on a panel presenting a formal academic paper, and once in an additional way: for example, on a roundtable, as a respondent, or in a “professionalization” session.

Complete Panel Submission Guidelines:

The cfp for complete panel submissions can be posted on the SSAWW website in addition to other venues of your choice. For posting on the SSAWW website, please send cfp to: ssaww2015.web@gmail.com.

The panel call for papers site is: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/calls-for-papers-for-prospective-ssaww-2015-panels/ .

Session lengths are 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Complete sessions may take the form of panels or roundtables. A panel normally consists of three, preferably four presenters, who speak for approximately 15 minutes each with 15 minutes left for discussion. Roundtables consist of five or more participants who speak briefly (6-8 minutes), and emphasize discussion among themselves and with the audience.

The organizers welcome variations on and innovations in format within the allotted time frames. If you are proposing a different format for a complete session, please explain the format clearly, and state the rationale and benefits.

If submitting a complete session, please ensure that notifications go out by the end of January at the latest to those whose proposals are declined for the particular panel so that they can still submit individual paper abstracts by the conference submission deadline of February 13.

Email Header: Please put 1) “Complete Session” in the subject line, followed by a brief title (one to five words); 2) OR the name of the affiliate association; 3) OR the name of the regional group

Please include the following information for complete session proposals in the body of the email, as well as attached in Word or rtf.

Adapting the guidelines set out by the American Literature Association which facilitates the copying of accepted submissions directly into the program, we ask that you provide a summary of the panel information at the beginning of the submission in the following format, listing the session title, the chair and affiliation (if any), the organizer (if different from the chair), and affiliate association / group name (if any), and each of the presenters, citing name, affiliation (if any), and title of paper in quotation marks. Please turn off auto format to prevent automatic indenting. Commas separate the name, affiliation, and title, and there is no period at the end. Here is an example:

Gender and Print Culture
Chair: Mary Smith, Nu University
Organized by the North American Society of Women Scholars of Print Culture

Jane Eyre, Thornfield College, “The Afterlife of Women’s Words”
Will Ladislaw, Middlemarch University, “Writing the Right Moment”
Hester Prynne, Independent Scholar, “Embodied Print”
Jo March, Concord State College, “Writing for Money, Writing for the Self”

In addition, please provide the following information:
– Contact person’s name and contact information: email and phone (to be used only if email fails)
– Title of session:
– Type of session: please indicate if this is a panel or roundtable, or please explain if you are proposing an alternate format
– Chair: name and affiliation (if any)
– Brief biography (60 word limit)
– Organizer’s name and affiliation (if any), and brief biography (60 word limit) if different from the Chair; or if the session is being organized by an affiliate association or regional group, please provide its name here
– Abstract overview of session submission (250 – 300 words)
– *A/V requirements: please indicate none or yes (please note that we recognize the need for audio visual support for some presentations, but ask that you consider its necessity carefully because of the high costs involved); if yes, please specify the equipment required.

For each presenter:
– Name and affiliation (if any)
– Title of paper
– Abstract (250 – 300 words)
– Brief biography (60 word limit)
– Email contact

Submit to: ssaww2015.submit@gmail.com by Friday, February 13, 2015

Individual Paper Abstract Submission Guidelines

Email Header: Please put “Individual Submission” in the subject line, followed by a brief title of the paper (one to five words)

In the body of the email, as well as attached in Word or rtf, please include the following:

To facilitate the copying of accepted submissions directly into the program, please provide the submission in the following format at the beginning of the submission:

Name, affiliation (if any), title of paper in quotation marks; the items are separated by commas and there is no period at the end.

Example:

Mary Smith, Nu University, “Empowered by Literature”

Then, please provide the following:

– Name and affiliation (if any)
– Email and phone contact (phone will only be used in the event of email failure)
– Title of paper:
– Abstract (250 – 300 words)
– *A/V requirements: please indicate none or yes (please note that we recognize the need for audio visual support for some presentations, but ask that you consider its necessity carefully because of the high costs involved); if yes, please specify the equipment required.
– Brief biography (60 word limit)

Submit to: ssaww2015.submit@gmail.com by Friday, February 13, 2015

Thank you.

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