Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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 Book Award, Edition Award, and Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award 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. SSAWW is please to announce the winners of our 2015 awards.
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).
Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
Sharon Harris, Professor Emerita from the University of Connecticut
2015 Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee
- Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Professor of English, Chair of the Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee
- Beth Widmaier Capo, Professor of English, Illinois College
- Dorri Beam, Associate Professor of English, Syracuse University
- Miranda Green-Barteet, Assistant Professor, Joint Appointed in Department of Women’s Studies and Department of English and Writing Studies, The University of Western Ontario
- Elissa M. Zellinger, Lecturer of English, Armstrong Atlantic State University
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.
Book Award 2015
Mary Chapman, Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2014)