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Reminder: Call for Submissions for the 2018 SSAWW Awards (Deadline 1.1.2018)

Reminder: Call for Submissions for the 2018 SSAWW Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) was founded in 2000 in order to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. In support of that mission, the three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society’s founding members and to further SSAWW’s goals to broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers, past and present. As we continue preparations for the 2018 SSAWW conference in Denver, this is a reminder of our call for submissions for our 2018 SSAWW Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award: The Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded 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 the Vice President of Development from 2004 to 2009. Nominators should submit a CV and brief (250 to 500 word) letter of support in one PDF file to the Lifetime Achievement Award Chair, Dr. Diane M. Todd, by January 1, 2018; the chair will distribute all nominations to the committee members. Please contact Dr. Todd at toddbucci@rmu.edu and CC the Vice President of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit nominations for this award.

Book Award: 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 will recognize the monograph’s significant contributions to scholarship related to American women writers published during the preceding three years before the deadline for submission. Eligible books must have been published between December 2014 and November 2017. Edited collections and not eligible for the award. Nominators should contact the Book Award Chair, Dr. Valeria Gennero, by January 1, 2018, who will provide information about distributing submissions to committee members (those submitting work for the award should contact their presses to have review copies sent to the committee). Please contact Dr. Gennero at valeria.gennero@unibg.it and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit for this award.

Edition Award: The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference in order to recognize excellence in the recovery of American women writers. The award recognizes an edition published during the preceding three years before the submission deadline. Eligible books must have been published between December 2014 and November 2017. Both print and digital collections are welcome. Nominators should contact the Edition Award Chair, Dr. Terry Novak, by January 1, 2018, who will provide information about distributing submissions to each of the committee members (those submitting work for the award should contact their presses to have review copies sent to the committee). Please contact Dr. Novak at Terry.Novak@jwu.edu and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit for this award.

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Call for Nominations: 2017 Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture or American Literature (Deadline 12.31.2017)

2017 Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture or American Culture

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2017 Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular or American Culture published in 2017, The award is sponsored by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. The award will be announced at the 2018 PCA National Conference from 28-31 March 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.

Deadline for submissions is 12/31/2017

This award is for feminist editorial work. Is the editorial rationale for the choices clear? Did the editor(s) structure a book competently, imaginatively, cohesively, innovatively, coherently, and responsibly? Is the edited book a creation or a conglomeration? Is the book an important groundbreaking contribution or is it “follow-up” work? Further information about the criteria is available at susanhuddis@hotmail.com.

The Awards will also be posted on the PCA/ACA web site: www.h-net.org/~pcaacca/, on other appropriate websites, and in other media forums. Recipients need not be present at the conference to receive an award. Recipients who choose to attend will receive a $500 travel grant.

Submissions and Nominations Procedures: Books published in 2017 are eligible for consideration for this year’s award. Books may be nominated by publishers or authors & editors of books.

Please send one copy of each nominated book(s) to each of the Award Committee members below:

 

Susan Koppelman, Ph.D.

4375 E. Coronado Ridge Lane

Tucson, Arizona 85739

send questions to susanhuddis@hotmail.com

Reverend Dr. Virginia Bemis

722 King Ridge Drive

Ashland, Ohio 44805

Professor Barry Mehler

Department of History

Caryn Mehler

(one copy to this address for both judges)

216 Rust

Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Professor Cari M. Carpenter

Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies

West Virginia University

637 Madigan Ave.

Morgantown, West Virginia 26501

Recent Award Winners

  1. Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionariesco-edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble. Teneo Press, Amherst, New York. and The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 co-edited by Cari M. Carpenter and Carolyn Sorisio.  University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London.
  1. Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews ed. Sarah Lightman, McFarland.
  1. Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics eds. Justin S. Vaughn and Lilly J. Goren, University of Kentucky.
  1. Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture.Edited by Alma Garcia. Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press.
  1. Treacherous Texts: U. S. Suffrage Literature, 1846-1946. Edited by Mary Chapman and Angela Mills. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
  2. Black Venus 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot”.Edited by Deborah Willis. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  1. The Fat Studies Reader. Edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondral Solovay. New York, New York: NYU Press.
  1. Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays.Edited by Laura E. Garcia, Sandra M. Gutierrez, and Felicitas Nuñez. Austin, TX:  University of Texas Press.
  1. After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art.Edited by Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal, and Sue Scott. New York, New York: Prestel Press.

  1. Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Justine Larbalestier. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Earlier award winners include:

Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance by Jayne Ann Krentz, Cecilia Reclaimed: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Music by Judith Tsou, Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works edited by Susanne K. George, Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues edited by Sandra Harding.

Dr. Susan Koppelman was the first woman to be honored with a life-time achievement award by the American Culture Association Governing Board Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Culture Studies. The Women’s Joint Caucus for the American & Popular Culture Associations established the annual Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture in her honor. The first award was announced in 1985.

Susan Koppelman is a feminist literary historian and is the editor of ten ground-breaking critical collections of U. S. women’s short stories. In 1972, she edited the first anthology of feminist literary criticism, Images of Women in Fiction: Feminist Perspectives. In 1967 she taught one of the first Women’s Studies courses in the USA.

Call for Nominations: 2018 Lydia Maria Child Society Social Justice Awards (Deadline 4.15.2018)

2018 LYDIA MARIA CHILD SOCIETY SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARDS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
In keeping with our society’s goal of honoring and continuing Lydia Maria Child’s vision of and work toward social justice, the Lydia Maria Child Society is pleased to offer three awards recognizing scholarship and creative work that furthers social change: one for faculty or other professionals, one for scholars/artists at the graduate level, and one for high school and undergraduate students. Child routinely wrote on behalf of the marginalized, emerging as a passionate advocate for slaves, Native Americans, prisoners, prostitutes, and even animals, among a host of others. Our society aims to recognize academic writing, pedagogical endeavors, or creative projects that, like Child’s work, speak to pressing social causes or that foreground the voices of (oftentimes neglected) authors who have worked to produce socially conscious writing. To apply for either award or to nominate a colleague, friend, or student, please send to lydiamariachildsociety@gmail.com by April 15, with “Social justice award” as the subject line of your email, a letter detailing the ways in which your own or your nominee’s literary scholarship or creative work engages with current social justice concerns. You are also welcome, though not required, to include a writing sample that demonstrates this engagement. These samples may take the form of essays (or essay excerpts), course syllabi, or descriptions of projects that explore the intersections between American literature/history and social justice outside the academic classroom.
Applications should be sent as Word documents and should not exceed 15 pages. While we will be happy to receive submissions that consider Child directly, Child need not be included in order for projects to be eligible; we welcome projects on a variety of authors, genres, periods, and/or concerns. Winners will be recognized at the upcoming American Literature Association conference in San Francisco (May 2018) and will receive a monetary award of $100, though they need not be present at the conference in order to be eligible for the award. We look forward to reading your submissions.

Call For Nominations: Women’s Caucus of the Modern Languages (Deadline 12.11.2017)

The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages welcomes submissions for its annual awards.

The 2017 Florence Howe Award
Each year, the Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship recognizes two outstanding essays by feminist scholars, one from the field of English and one from a foreign language. Each recipient receives $250 and is honored at an event hosted by the Women’s Caucus at the annual MLA meeting.

To be eligible for consideration, essays of 6250-7500 words, written from a feminist perspective, must have been published in English between June 2016 and September 2017.

Please send submissions to Michelle Massé, Interim Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, Louisiana State University, at mmasse@lsu.edu.

Please note that applicants must be members of the Women’s Caucus.
Deadline for submission: December 11, 2017.

The 2017 Annette Kolodny Award
The Annette Kolodny Award is presented annually to a graduate student member of the Women’s Caucus who is scheduled to give a paper at the MLA. The recipient receives $400 and is honored at an event hosted by the Women’s Caucus at the annual MLA meeting.

To apply, please send your CV, the title of the MLA session in which you are scheduled to present, and the abstract for your presentation to Michelle Massé, Interim Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, Louisiana State University, at mmasse@lsu.edu.

Please note that applicants must be members of the Women’s Caucus.
Deadline for submission: December 11, 2017.

You can also find more information about these awards and the WCML, including membership and 2018 MLA convention panels, on our web site: http://wcml.org.

CFP: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society at ALA and Graduate Student Paper Award (Deadline 12.31.2017 and 12.15.2017)

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society seeks proposals of approximately 250 words on any aspect of Stowe’s life and writing.  Please send proposals and a brief cv to LuElla D’Amico
at ldamico@uiwtx.edu before December 31, 2017


Harriet Beecher Stowe Up and Coming Scholar Award–ALA

The Stowe Society would like to recognize graduate students who are currently working on scholarship on Harriet Beecher Stowe.  We are sponsoring an outstanding paper award of $100 that will help contribute to conference travel and that will guarantee a slot on our Stowe panel at ALA.  To submit a paper for the award, please send an essay of no more than eight pages to ldamico@uiwtx.edu by December 15, 2017.  Papers should not have your name or any identifying information on them, as they will be anonymously reviewed by Stowe Society members.  We will announce the awards in January on our website as well as via email.  We look forward to reading your submissions!

Research Society of American Periodicals 2016-17 Article Prize (Deadline 12.01.2017)

The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2016-17 Article Prize.

The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012 are eligible to apply.

The prizewinner will be awarded $1000. The prizewinner and two honorable mentions will also be provided with a one-year membership to the Research Society of American Periodicals, which includes a subscription to the society’s journal, American Periodicals.

The winner and two honorable mentions will be invited to participate in an RSAP Article Prize Roundtable held at the 2018 American Literature Association conference, to be held from May 24-27 in San Francisco, CA. All roundtable participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses related to the conference (up to $1000).

To apply, please email a .pdf version of the article and a completed registration form to Benjamin Fagan at fagan@auburn.edu.

The registration form can be found here: http://bit.ly/2x9XWOa

In order to be considered, all submissions must be received by December 1, 2017.

Call for Submissions: 2018 SSAWW Awards (Deadline 1.1.2018)

Call for Submissions: 2018 SSAWW Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) was founded in 2000 in order to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. In support of that mission, the three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society’s founding members and to further SSAWW’s goals to broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers, past and present. As we begin preparations for the 2018 SSAWW conference in Denver, this is a call for submissions for our 2018 SSAWW Awards:

– Lifetime Achievement Award: The Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded 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 the Vice President of Development from 2004 to 2009. Nominators should submit a CV and brief (250 to 500 word) letter of support in one PDF file to the Lifetime Achievement Award Chair, Dr. Diane M. Todd, by January 1, 2018; the chair will distribute all nominations to the committee members. Please contact Dr. Todd at toddbucci@rmu.edu and CC the Vice President of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit nominations for this award.

– Book Award: 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 will recognize the monograph’s significant contributions to scholarship related to American women writers published during the preceding three years before the deadline for submission. Eligible books must have been published between December 2014 and November 2017. Edited collections and not eligible for the award. Nominators should contact the Book Award Chair, Dr. Caleria Gennero, by January 1, 2018, who will provide information about distributing submissions to committee members (those submitting work for the award should contact their presses to have review copies sent to the committee). Please contact Dr. Gennero at valeria.gennero@unibg.it and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit for this award.

– Edition Award: The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference in order to recognize excellence in the recovery of American women writers. The award recognizes an edition published during the preceding three years before the submission deadline. Eligible books must have been published between December 2014 and November 2017. Both print and digital collections are welcome. Nominators should contact the Edition Award Chair, Dr. Terry Novak, by January 1, 2018, who will provide information about distributing submissions to each of the committee members (those submitting work for the award should contact their presses to have review copies sent to the committee). Please contact Dr. Novak at Terry.Novak@jwu.edu and CC the VP of Development, Dr. Christopher Varlack, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com to submit for this award.