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 – “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.

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.

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Announcements and Updates

Conference Draft Program and Registration

7.6.2018

Sign-up sheets now available for the following conference events

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – Artist Workshops

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Chat with an Editor” 

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Mock Interview Sessions”


7.2.2018

Reservations for the conference hotel can now be made online. Please visit the conference website for additional information here.

A new draft of the conference program is available on the Conference site – SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Draft.


 5.3.2018

The initial draft of the conference program for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference  is now available on our conference website along with conference registration information (HERE) .

For those interested, there are still opportunities to serve (typically items listed in red on the program), including spaces to present as part of the pre-conference events on digital humanities and globalizing American women writers, to serve as a facilitator or session chair, etc.

To volunteer or to address any questions/concerns about the program itself, please reach out to the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com.

Note that this early draft is subject to change, though the SSAWW Executive Committee kindly requests (if possible) that adjustments are restricted to name, affiliation, E-mail address, and paper title. The final date to request A/V for one’s session will be May 31, 2018.


Call for Mock Interviewers
In addition to offering a CV workshop, at this year’s SSAWW Triennial Conference, we will be hosting mock interview sessions (by advanced registration) in order to support those entering this highly competitive job market. With interview season occurring in the weeks following the conference, this is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the real job market experience while also receiving invaluable feedback for growth.
We are therefore looking for participants to serve as interviewers for twenty-minute mock interviews. For those interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com, providing a copy of your CV for review. The deadline to volunteer is May 31, 2018.

Call for Participants: Pre-Conference Events
For the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference, the Executive Committee is planning two exciting pre-conference events on Wednesday evening in an effort to stimulate conversation but also promote inquiry into areas that we have targeted for growth in future SSAWW endeavors (conferences, publications, etc.).
The first event is a roundtable on promoting public and digital humanities. The second event is a roundtable on globalizing American women writers. Participants will have approximately six to eight minutes to present before we open up the floor to questions, comments, and conversation in a relatively relaxed setting at the Westin Denver Downtown V’s Lounge.
For those interested in participating on either roundtable, please contact the Program Director, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com, indicating which pre-conference event you are interested in joining, a presentation title, and a brief summary (no more than one hundred words) for your proposed presentation. We hope to have five to seven presenters for each event to kick off yet another incredible SSAWW conference.

Call for Reviewers – CV Workshop

Plans are moving full speed ahead for the SSAWW Triennial Conference and a draft of the program is forthcoming (at the beginning of next month). In an ongoing effort to support our graduate students and those entering this highly competitive job market in 2019, we are including a CV workshop as part of the conference on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Though interested participants will be eligible to sign up for a consultation at the conference registration desk throughout the conference, we would like to begin lining up reviewers in advance.

Those interested in serving as reviewers should contact the VP of Development, Christopher Allen Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com and provide a copy of your CV by April 30, 2018. We will select experienced reviewers across a wide range of teaching/research interests. Thank you, as always, for your support of SSAWW and the next generation of teachers, scholars, and innovators in the field.


Member Advertisements in the Conference Program: April 3, 2018

We are offering special rates for members who want to purchase ad space in our conference program. Please find all the details and information here.


2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference: Update March 15, 2018

Preparations are underway for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference in Denver, CO, and I wanted to take a moment to update our members regarding our process and some of the exciting developments that you can look forward to later this year.

In early January, we issued a call for reviewers to help in the process of evaluating the numerous individual paper, panel, and roundtable proposals that we were beginning to receive for the 2018 conference. The incredible response from our membership resulted in nearly fifty reviewers from across the world volunteering to read and evaluate these proposals based upon the pre-established criteria provided them. Reviewers examined each proposal based upon relevance to the theme of the conference (resistance and recovery of American women writers across the Americas), the overall relevance to our SSAWW mission, the innovation of the proposal, and the quality of the writing. For each submission, at least three reviewers were assigned, providing us a depth of insight into the strengths of each proposal and their potential placement on the conference program. We would like to offer our thanks to each of the individuals who served in this invaluable role, even participating in a second round of reviews after our extended deadline. Except in the case of clear disagreement in evaluation, I accepted the suggestions of our esteemed panel of reviewers with years of dedicated service to and expertise in the field.

After the process had been completed and we had a working draft of the conference program, we had a few remaining papers that received high marks from reviewers but that did not form complete panels. In our mission for inclusivity, I elected to develop a request for specific proposals on the topics of 1) a pedagogy of resistance and care, 2) American women writers on gender, race, and religion, and 3) citizenship and resistance to oppressive regimes. The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2018. Rather than electing to add a respondent in order to complete those sessions, I wanted to once again extend the opportunity for more scholars and voices to potentially participate in the program. We are pleased to have received thus far a few new proposals as well as a few revised submissions from the original round.

At this point in time, notifications for all panel, roundtable, and individual proposal submissions have been disseminated. For anyone who has submitted a proposal and has not received a formal response, please contact me directly at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com; some individuals did note technical difficulties in using the Google Forms—a process that we will continue to refine for the future based upon the solid feedback that we received—so we want to ensure that no one fell through the cracks with the new submission process that we adopted this year.

In addition to the dynamic sessions that we have organized for the conference, we are pleased to have Ms. Staceyann Chin—the “Jamaican-Born, Brooklyn-Living, Woman-Loving, Writer/Poet, Political Activist, and Performance Artist”—join us as our keynote speaker for the event. Her work has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Pittsburgh Daily. Her distinguished titles include The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir and “Authenticity,” featured in Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness. Her contribution will add a unique voice and perspective to the conversation that we hope this conference will evoke. This, along with a planned art exhibition and three film screenings, we hope will result in a stirring conference program that we can talk about for the next three years.

Ultimately, as with planning and organizing any event of this size, it has been a challenging and yet rewarding experience. Through your eager participation and innovative insights into the theme of resistance and recovery, we have been able to organize a number of commanding sessions on women writers, their lasting legacy, pedagogy, and the profession, among other important topics. We look forward to an incredible conference later this year in Denver and thank you once again for your vital contributions to an event that so many great teacher-scholars anticipate over the years. More information regarding the program, hotel accommodations, and registration are forthcoming. As always, we encourage you to check the website regularly or to sign up for the listserv to get updates regarding the conference, CFPs, job announcements, and so much more. With so many ways to still become involved in the conference program (such as volunteering to evaluate CVs in our SSAWW CV Workshop), please be on the lookout for future announcements from the SSAWW Executive Committee over the coming months.

Thank you once again for your time and for your continued support of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. It is your thoughtful contributions, after all, that enable us to advance our core mission.

Best,

Christopher Allen Varlack

Program Director, 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference

Rebecca Harding Davis – Comprehensive Bibliography

Rebecca Harding Davis 

A comprehensive bibliography of over 500 works published by Rebecca Harding Davis in her lifetime is now available on the REBECCA HARDING DAVIS: COMPLETE WORKS site

Rebecca Harding Davis: Complete WorksJust click on “Browse Collections” for the bibliography.

In addition, notations of reprints and excerpts are also included in the bibliography. 

 

 

http://rebeccahardingdaviscompleteworks.com/

For additional information: Sharon M. Harris, Professor, Emerita, Dept. of English, University of Connecticut