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SSAWW Announcements: Last call for Spring 2015 SSAWW Newsletter items (Deadline 3.25.15)

Thanks to all who have already submitted items for the newsletter.

If you have items you¹d like to see in the Spring SSAWW Newsletter but haven’t yet submitted them, please send them to me at ssaww.web@gmail.com  by March 25. 

If you’re sending in a notice of a new book or article (and please do send these!), it would be helpful if you could include a link to the press’s page on your book (for books) and to put the article citations in MLA format (for articles).

Other items to send

  • –calls for papers for conferences, journal issues, edited collections, and so on
  • –conference announcements
  • –invitations to apply for grants and fellowships
  • –new books by SSAWW members
  • –new articles by SSAWW members 
  • –reports from SSAWW regional study groups
  • –announcements of upcoming SSAWW regional study group meetings
  • –announcements of book prizes (either received or invitations to submit)

Thanks,

Donna Campbell

SSAWW Announcements: New Membership Directory Posted

The new SSAWW Membership Directory has been posted at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/directory/.   Thanks to Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, Vice President for Membership and Finances, for making this information available.

If you want to join SSAWW or renew your membership, you can do so from the Membership page at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/

Call for Nominations: SSAWW President and VP for Publications

From Koritha Mitchell, SSAWW Nominations Chair:

A friendly reminder: nominations and self-nominations by January 31. All details below

———- Forwarded message ———-

Dear SSAWW colleagues:

The time has come to begin the process for replacing officers whose terms are up at the end of 2015/start of 2016. Holding elections now will provide an opportunity for incoming officers to shadow their outgoing predecessors during 2015.

Two posts will become vacant, both vital to the success of SSAWW: the Vice President of Publications and the President.

The VP of Publications manages the website and organizes the online newsletter and its publication. The website is, of course, critical to the success of SSAWW. The current VP of Publications, Donna Campbell, has made a brilliant success of this job and has therefore helped SSAWW advance by leaps and bounds! The person elected holds the position for three years and, by mutual agreement, for a further three years. The VP of Publications enjoys the support of a graduate student, currently Jordan L. Von Cannon of Louisiana State University (jvonca1@tigers.lsu.edu). Donna Campbell has agreed to provide information about what this vital position entails. Feel free to contact her at campbelld@wsu.edu

The second position for which we need a replacement is President of the SSAWW, a post currently held by R J (Dick) Ellis. This position lasts for three years (fixed term). Of course, Dick Ellis is happy to provide information about what being president entails. Feel free to contact him at ellisrj1234@gmail.com

Nominations open for these positions on 1 December 2014 and close on 31 January 2015.

This process is conducted by the Advisory Board’s Nominations Sub-committee, which I chair. All nominations should therefore be submitted to me via mitchell.717@osu.edu. Elections, if needed, will be held during Spring 2015.

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. When nominating someone else, please secure the agreement of the nominee. Those standing will be asked to provide a brief 500- to 750-word statement of what they will bring to the position. This statement will be used in the event of an election.

SSAWW retains its fundamental commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of its activities.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Koritha

Koritha sounds like Aretha

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Koritha Mitchell, PhD

korithamitchell.com

Associate Professor of English

The Ohio State University

543 Denney Hall, 164 West 17th Ave

Columbus, Ohio 43210

CFP: SSAWW to Guest Edit Blog Series on American Women Writers for U.S. Studies Online (2.15.15)

CFP: SSAWW to Guest Edit Blog Series on American Women Writers for U.S. Studies Online

SSAWW is extending the CFP deadline to February 15, 2015 for blog submissions that will contribute to U.S. Studies Online (USSO). It will involve the creation of 8-10 blog posts on American women writers of 700-1200 words each. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to submit blogs.

About the Series:

SSAWW seeks posts that represent the field of American Women’s writing quite broadly. Our preference is to generate a series of more general than more specific blog posts (though perhaps not exclusively so), with the aim of effecting a reasonable coverage of the field of women’s writing in America – the academic study of it in all its diversity and difference (and including creative writing).

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • -“Lesser Known” American Women Writers
  • -New Approaches to Canonical American Women Writers
  • -Digital Resources for American Women Writers
  • -American Women Writers Abroad
  • -Recovering American Women Writers: Issues and Strategies
  • -Contemporary American Women Writers
  • -American Women Writers Scholarship–Then and Now

PLEASE NOTE: Writing should be in the form of a blog post. Creativity that accounts for the digital format is also encouraged: unless there are prohibitive copyright issues, posts that incorporate video, image, links to additional digital resources, etc., will be given preference over purely textual entries. For examples of USSO blog plots, please visit http://usstudiesonline.com/blog-3/.  

Blog-writing Tips:

A few tips from USSO are found below. For additional editorial guidelines, please visit http://usstudiesonline.com/blog-3/submission-guidelines/.

  • • Our target audience includes postgraduates, early career researchers and academics, as well as people outside of academia who have an interest in any and all aspects of American Studies.
  • • The best posts tend to be entertaining, informative, accessible and innovative.
  • • Use short paragraphs made up of four or five sentences
  • • We encourage the use of images and videos assuming they are within the public domain.

Please submit your blog entry and/or questions to the SSAWW leaders of this project at ssaww.usso@gmail.com. Membership in SSAWW is required of all authors selected for publication. For more information, please visit the Society for the Study of American Women Writers website at http://www.ssaww.org

Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter Now Available

The Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter is now available on the Newsletter page and here:

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Call for Items: Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter (Deadline 9.25.14)

If you have items you¹d like to see in the Fall 2014 SSAWW Newsletter, please send them to me at ssaww.web@gmail.com  by September 25.

If you’re sending in a notice of a new book or article (and please do send these!), it would be helpful if you could include a link to the press’s page on your book (for books) and to put the article citations in MLA format (for articles).

Other items to send

  • –calls for papers for conferences, journal issues, edited collections, and so on
  • –conference announcements
  • –invitations to apply for grants and fellowships
  • –new books by SSAWW members
  • –new articles by SSAWW members
  • –reports from SSAWW regional study groups
  • –announcements of upcoming SSAWW regional study group meetings
  • –announcements of book prizes (either received or invitations to submit)

Thanks,

Donna Campbell

Consider a SSAWW Lifetime Membership

Many memberships expire in 2014 . . . perhaps it is time to invest in SSAWW’s very affordable lifetime membership: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/

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