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The Department of English at Rutgers University, which has a long history of scholarship and teaching in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora, announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars pursuing research in these fields.


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

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Newberry Library Fellowships (11.15.15 and 12.15.15)

The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Please circulate this announcement amongst colleagues and students. (more…)

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Up and Coming Scholar Award

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Up and Coming Scholar Award

The Stowe Society would like to recognize graduate students who are currently working on scholarship on Harriet Beecher Stowe.  If you are a graduate student who plans to present on Stowe at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (November 2015), we are sponsoring an outstanding paper award of $100 that will help contribute to your travel to the conference and recognize you for your work on Stowe.  Please send full conference papers by September 15th to ldamico@whitworth.edu.  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 award winner prior to the conference on our website as well as via email.  We look forward to reading your submissions! 

Warm Regards,

LuElla D’Amico

Assistant Professor of English

Vice President of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

Whitworth University

Fellowships: Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Lehigh University (3.15.15)

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2015. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies (film or other), community engagement, urban studies and social justice. The scholar will pursue digital humanities scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into their courses.

The goal is to drive expansion of an undergraduate humanities curriculum that engages the local community, equips more faculty with enhanced skill sets in digital humanities forms, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2012 and August 2015. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 15, 2015. Please apply athttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5320. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Ed Whitley: edw204@lehigh.edu (more…)

CFP: Edith Wharton Society Awards 2015-2016

Originally posted on The Edith Wharton Society:

Edith Wharton Society Awards 2015-2016

  1. wharton1905Edith Wharton Prize for a Beginning Scholar

Formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Essay Prize,” this award, instituted in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar: advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years.  The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and soon to be published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250. All entries will be considered for publication in The Edith Wharton Review as well as for the Prize for a Beginning Scholar. Submissions should be 20-30 pages and should follow the 7th edition MLA style, using…

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Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow (Duke University in North Carolina)

Duke University is seeking proposals for the 2015-16 academic year for faculty members from Liberal Arts Colleges and HBCUs to participate in a comprehensive effort to redefine the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. Recipients of this fellowship must engage with one or more research and/or teaching projects while at Duke. These Fellowships are meant to mesh individual projects with the work of Duke faculty members or with larger collaborative ventures already ongoing at Duke that involve undergraduates. (more…)


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