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Awards: Lydia Maria Child Society Student Award Deadline Extended to May 8

Lydia Maria Child Society Student Award Deadline Extended to May 8

Dear colleagues,

The Lydia Maria Child Society’s executive board has so enjoyed reviewing the nominations we’ve received for our first social justice award.  While we’ve received many nominations of scholars at the professorial level, though, we have not yet received any for our student award, for high school or undergraduate scholars. 

We are extending the deadline for the student award, so if you have a student you would like to nominate, please feel free to do so by Sunday, May 8.  The original award announcement is below:

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 two awards recognizing work on American literature that furthers social change: one for literature scholars at the graduate level and beyond 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 that, like Child’s, speaks to pressing social causes, as well as pedagogical endeavors and other projects that foreground the voices of (oftentimes neglected) authors who have worked to produce such writing.  To apply for either award or to nominate a colleague, friend, or student, please send to lydiamariachildsociety@gmail.com by May 1, 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 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 and social justice outside the academic classroom.  (more…)

Prizes: SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Awards Announced

SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 Graduate Student Paper Awards, which recognize the exemplary work that graduate students presented at the recent SSAWW conference in Philadelphia, PA. This contest is separate from the best paper award sponsored by Legacy. Awards include a prize of $250 for first place and $150 for second place. 
 
The following winning papers were selected among 32 entries:
 
First place
Julia Dauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Maureen Cummins: Bookmaking and the Nineteenth-Century Archive”
 
Second place
Kimberly Farris, UNC Chapel Hill, “Educating the Nation: Pedagogical Nationalism and Female Utopias in Augusta Jane Evans’s Macaria
 
Honorable Mention 
Faune Albert, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “(Re)writing Histories in the Crossing: Natasha Trethewey and the Poetics of the Miscegenated Body”
 
Mark B. Kelley, University of California, San Diego, “‘An Offense without Feeling’: Confederate Pirates of Sympathy and Maria Cummins’s Haunted Hearts (1864).”
 
 
SSAWW thanks the 2015 Graduate Student Award Committee members: Conseula Francis (College of Charleston), Lisa West (Drake University), and Amy Hobbs Harris (Central State University). 
 
All 2015 award winners are recognized on SSAWW’s website: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/awards/2015-awards/
 
Kristin J. Jacobson
Associate Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Stockton University

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: RSAP Article Prize for Early-Career Scholars (3.10.16)

RSAP Article Prize 

The Research Society for American Periodicals announces the $1000 article prize for 2016.

The prize will be awarded to the best article on American periodicals by an early-career scholar – that is, one who is pre-tenure, non-tenure, or independent, within five years of degree conferral – published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.

The prize winner will be announced at the 2016 American Literature Association (ALA) conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016.

Articles will be judged by a panel of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory Board.

Applicants must  submit a registration form (details below), CV, and one .pdf file copy of their articles to Cynthia Patterson at cpatterson@usf.edu by midnight March 10, 2016. The winner will be notified by April 1, 2016 and announcement of prize winners will be made at the RSAP reception at the ALA conference. The first place winner will be awarded a prize of $1000 to help finance his or her trip to the ALA conference. Applicants to the RSAP article prize must be current members of RSAP when they submit their articles. Members join RSAP by subscribing to the journal American Periodicals, published by the Ohio State University Press. Information on subscribing can be found on the journal’s web site: https://ohiostatepress.org/index.htm?journals/ordering/ap-order.html To request an article prize registration form, and for further information, please contact Cynthia Patterson at cpatterson@usf.edu

SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award 2015

SSAWW will present an award for the best paper by a graduate student at the 2015 SSAWW conference.

The Award

This award brings recognition and a monetary prize. First- and second-place winners will be awarded a monetary prize and publicly recognized on the SSAWW website. (Note: this award is separate from the Legacy award.)

A committee of three SSAWW members reads the submissions and selects the award winner(s).

Submission Instructions

Submit papers (single PDF or Word document) to the Vice President of Development, Kristin J. Jacobson (Kristin dot Jacobson at stockton dot edu) after the conference. Submissions should include:

1) The paper presented (no more than 2500 words)
2) The name of your panel
3) Contact information (name, institution, degree program, email)

You are welcome to revise the paper from its conference form, but please do not exceed 2500 words.

Deadline: 1 December 2015

Award Announcement: March 2016


 

SSAWW 2015 Conference * Philadelphia, Sheraton Society Hill * November 4-8, 2015

SSAWW Website: http:// https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SSAmWW

Conference Hashtag: #ssaww15                                          Twitter: @SSAWWrs

2015 SSAWW Awards

2015 Awards
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

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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

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 recognizes the monograph’s significant contribution to scholarship related to American women writers published during the preceding three years before the submission deadline.

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Book Award 2015

Mary Chapman, Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Website: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/making-noise-making-news-9780199988297?cc=us&lang=en&


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Alexandra Socarides

Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Website: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.001.0001/acprof-9780199858088


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Book Award 2015 Honorable Mention

Claudia Stokes

The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)

Website: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/toc/15292.html


2015 Book Award Selection Committee

  • Koritha Mitchell (Chair) Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University
  • Lori Harrison-Kahan, Associate Professor of the Practice of English, Boston College
  • Tamara Harvey, Associate Professor of English, George Mason University


Edition Award

The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference 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.

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Edition Award 2015

Theresa Strouth Gaul

Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823 (University of Nebraska Press, 2014)

Website: http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Cherokee-Sister,675763.aspx


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Edition Award 2015 Honorable Mention

Jennifer Putzi and Elizabeth Stockton

The Selected Letters of Elizabeth Stoddard (University of Iowa Press, 2012)

Website: http://www.uiowapress.org/books/2012-fall/selected-letters-elizabeth-stoddard.htm


2015 Edition Award Selection Committee

  • Terry Novak, Professor of English, Chair of the Edition Award Selection Committee, Johnson & Wales University
  • Debby Rosenthal, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, John Carroll University
  • Seretha Williams, Professor of English, Georgia Regents University

SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award

SSAWW will present an award for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2015 SSAWW conference. This award brings recognition and a monetary prize. First- and second-place winners will be awarded a monetary prize and publicly recognized on the SSAWW website. (Note: this award is separate from the Legacy award.)

Papers are submitted after the conference and should include:
1) The paper presented (no more than 2500 words)
2) The name of your panel
3) Contact information (name, institution, degree program, email)

You are welcome to revise the paper from its conference form, but please do not exceed 2500 words.

Deadline: 1 December 2015

Award Announcement: March 2016

A committee of three SSAWW members reads the submissions and selects the award winner(s).


SSAWW 2015 Conference * Philadelphia, Sheraton Society Hill * November 4-8, 2015

SSAWW Website: http:// https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SSAmWW

Conference Hashtag: #ssaww15                                      Twitter: @SSAWWrs

Legacy Best Paper Awards for Papers Presented at SSAWW 2015 (12.11.15)

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is happy to announce a contest to honor the best papers presented at the upcoming Society for the Study of American Women Writers conference (5-8 November 2015) in Philadelphia. Two prizes will be awarded: one for the best paper presented by a graduate student, and one for the best paper presented by a non-student member of SSAWW. If you attend the conference and read your paper in person, you will be eligible to submit that paper for this award. Please note that this contest is separate from the one administered by the SSAWW for best graduate student paper.

Please send conference-length papers (i.e., in the form in which they were delivered) to Susan Tomlinson (tomlinson.legacy@gmail.com) by 11 December 2015. If you are not using Microsoft Word, please send your file in .rtf or .pdf format. Regardless of format, please ensure that your name appears only on the title page and that any references to your own work within the essay appear in the third person. Please also indicate whether you are entering in the graduate student or non-student member category.


Subsequent to the contest, the winners will be invited to expand their papers to a length of 8,000-10,000 words, including documentation. If they are suitable for publication and in compliance with the University of Nebraska Press copyright policy, these revised essays will be published in a future issue of Legacy.

The University of Nebraska Press copyright policy dictates that essays published in Legacy may not have been published previously in any form (print or online, including as part of a dissertation chapter if the dissertation has been posted to any electronic venue, even your university’s library) or be under consideration by any other journal or publisher.


While Legacy has a historical orientation and a chronological scope that ends at approximately 1930, we make an exception to this rule for the SSAWW Best Papers Contest in order to open the competition to presenters working in all time periods.

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Awards

2015 Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Awards

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 following three awards 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. 

More specific submission instructions will be announced in 2014. (more…)

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