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Message from Phyllis Cole, Margaret Fuller Society President
The Margaret Fuller Society has recently heard from the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House in East Cambridge Mass. about their drastic financial need. This is Fuller’s birth home, the place where as a child she “stopped on the stairs, and asked, “How is it that I seem to be this Margaret Fuller?” For over a century it has served as a settlement house to a multicultural, largely poor population–the only American author house serving such a purpose.
Now the Fuller Society is responding to an appeal from the MFH to help raise $10,000 toward urgently needed structural work on their foundation, damaged in last winter’s severe weather. A foundation has pledged to match all contributions up to that amount received BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2015. Our board has voted to contribute as a society, and we’re also informing our members of the possibility of contributing individually. (more…)
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A PROPOSED SSAWW EDITED COLLECTION
CALL FOR SENIOR SCHOLAR TO WRITE PREFACE
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is seeking abstracts (250 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on American women writers and liminality for a proposed edited collection. We also seek a senior scholar in the field of American women writers to write the preface to the collection and, if interested, join the team as a co-editor.
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.
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/
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.
Kristin J. Jacobson
Associate Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Vice President, Development
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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.