Call for Nominations: SSAWW Officers (Deadline Today)

SSAWW Announcement
Call for Nominations

Nominations: open until November 30th, 2018

Voting begins: December 1st, 2018

Voting ends: December 21st, 2018

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, the SSAWW Nominations Committee is pleased to issue this call for nominations for the 2018 election of SSAWW Officers. To facilitate a transparent and democratic process, the vote is open to all current SSAWW members who will receive a link to the ballot and the nominees’ information on December 1st, 2018 when voting begins.

Thus, the “call for nominations” is issued for the positions of: President; Vice President of Organizational Matters; and Vice President of Publications. We urge you to consider running or to nominate an active SSAWW member for one of the above named positions, please send your nomination to: ssaww.nominations@gmail.com. Deadline for nominations is November 30th, 2018.

Nominees will need to submit a vision statement (no more than 250 words), and a brief biographical statement (no more than 150 words).

For your consideration, please find below excerpts from the SSAWW Constitution regarding the elected positions and duties:

Article II: Officers
Section 1:
The elected officers shall be the President; Vice President, Organizational Matters; and Vice President, Publications.

Section 2:
The President shall be elected by a majority of the members and shall serve a three-year term. The President shall preside at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board. It shall be the President’s duty to formulate policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations and purposes of the Society. In filling this and any other Association responsibility, the President may call upon other officers, members of the Executive Council, and such ad hoc committees as the President may wish to appoint, for assistance.

Section 3:
The Vice President, Organizational Matters and Vice President, Publications shall be elected by a majority of the voting members and each shall be elected for a three-year term. The Vice President, Organizational Matters, shall assist the President at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and in formulating policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations of the Society. The Vice President, Publications, shall assist the president at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and shall be responsible for the production and distribution of the biannual newsletter, shall maintain the Society website, and shall, with the advice of the Officers and Advisory Board, oversee any publications projects that the Society undertakes.

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Call for Reviewers: SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award (Deadline: 12.14.2018)

Service Opportunity: Reviewers Needed for SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award

Every three years, after the SSAWW Triennial Conference, we invite submissions to be considered for the SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award, awarded to the best paper presented by a graduate student at the conference. Having received a number of submissions in anticipation of the December 14, 2018 deadline, we are now reaching out to our membership for this excellent service opportunity with SSAWW. A panel of three judges will be organized to read the submissions and select the award recipients. Those interested in serving in this capacity should contact Dr. Christopher Varlack, the Vice President of Development, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com, stating their interest as well as areas of expertise and providing an up-to-date CV. Nominations for judges will be accepted through December 14, 2018 and notifications will be disseminated no later than December 17, 2018.

SSAWW Announcement: Call for SSAWW Officer Nominations (11.30.2018)

SSAWW Announcement
Call for Nominations

Nominations: open until November 30th, 2018

Voting begins: December 1st, 2018

Voting ends: December 21st, 2018

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, the SSAWW Nominations Committee is pleased to issue this call for nominations for the 2018 election of SSAWW Officers. To facilitate a transparent and democratic process, the vote is open to all current SSAWW members who will receive a link to the ballot and the nominees’ information on December 1st, 2018 when voting begins.

Thus, the “call for nominations” is issued for the positions of: President; Vice President of Organizational Matters; and Vice President of Publications. We urge you to consider running or to nominate an active SSAWW member for one of the above named positions, please send your nomination to: ssaww.nominations@gmail.com. Deadline for nominations is November 30th, 2018.

Nominees will need to submit a vision statement (no more than 250 words), and a brief biographical statement (no more than 150 words).

For your consideration, please find below excerpts from the SSAWW Constitution regarding the elected positions and duties:

Article II: Officers
Section 1:
The elected officers shall be the President; Vice President, Organizational Matters; and Vice President, Publications.

Section 2:
The President shall be elected by a majority of the members and shall serve a three-year term. The President shall preside at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board. It shall be the President’s duty to formulate policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations and purposes of the Society. In filling this and any other Association responsibility, the President may call upon other officers, members of the Executive Council, and such ad hoc committees as the President may wish to appoint, for assistance.

Section 3:
The Vice President, Organizational Matters and Vice President, Publications shall be elected by a majority of the voting members and each shall be elected for a three-year term. The Vice President, Organizational Matters, shall assist the President at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and in formulating policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations of the Society. The Vice President, Publications, shall assist the president at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and shall be responsible for the production and distribution of the biannual newsletter, shall maintain the Society website, and shall, with the advice of the Officers and Advisory Board, oversee any publications projects that the Society undertakes.

Staceyann Chin – Keynote Speaker – Get your copy today!

Staceyann Chin

Keynote speaker 2018 SSAWW triennial Conference
Copies of Chin’s book The Other Side of Paradise are available for purchase at the conference.  You can pay with a credit card via the link below or with cash at registration.  Ms. Chin will do a book signing following the event tonight, so get your copy now!

Click Here to 
Purchase The Other Side of Paradise – $17.00

Show your PayPal receipt when you pick up your copy of the book or pay in cash at the registration desk.

Liminality, Hybridity, & American Women’s Literature (Palgrave)

Liminality, Hybridity, & American Women’s Literature (Palgrave)
Eds. K. J. Jacobson, K. Allukian, R. Legleitner, L. Allison 

SPECIAL OFFER – Get 20% off the printed book or eBook on palgrave.com .

Use the following token on palgrave.com PM18TWENTY4 / Valid Nov 7, 2018 – Dec 5, 2018

You can purchase this collection inspired by the SSAWW 2015 conference theme with the discount code – HERE



This book highlights the multiplicity of American women’s writing related to liminality and hybridity from its beginnings to the contemporary moment. Often informed by notions of crossing, intersectionality, transition, and transformation, these concepts as they appear in American women’s writing contest as well as perpetuate exclusionary practices involving class, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sex, among other variables. The collection’s introduction, three unit introductions, fourteen individual essays, and afterward facilitate a process of encounters, engagements, and conversations within, between, among, and across the rich polyphony that constitutes the creative acts of American women writers. The contributors offer fresh perspectives on canonical writers as well as introduce readers to new authors. As a whole, the collection demonstrates American women’s writing is “threshold writing,” or writing that occupies a liminal, hybrid space that both delimits borders and offers enticing openings.

Transportation – Denver Information

GETTING AROUND THE MILE HIGH CITY


Transportation to the Westin Denver Downtown

The Westin Denver Downtown is in a central location, allowing conference attendees easy access to many of the excellent restaurants, museums, independent bookstores, coffee shops, and stores in the area. To make your way to the hotel for this exciting event, consider the following available options. For additional information, please visit https://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit.

  • Rental Vehicles: The conference hotel is approximately 27 miles from the Denver International Airport (DEN)—a 35-minute drive. The hotel has two parking options for hotel guests: 1) on-site parking is $35.00 USD per day and 2) valet parking is $45.00 USD per day.
  • A Line Commuter Train: Traveling to downtown Denver, the commuter train will “run every 15 minutes during peak travel times.” Tickets may be purchased for $9.00 USD per day “and includes unlimited rides on the A Line during a single business day.”
  • Denver Super Shuttle: This shared ride service is available for approximately $30.00 USD one way. Reservations are required in advance. To book a ride, visit https://www.supershuttle.com.
  • Taxi Service: From the airport to downtown Denver, there is a flat rate of $55.57 USD (the airport access fee already included). Additional fees may be incurred for multiple stops, if electing to share a cab.
  • RTD Bus Service: The RTD public bus service offers transportation to the area for a nominal fee of $9.00 USD for a one-day pass. Buses will “depart approximately every 15 minutes during peak hours and drivers will help you load and unload your luggage. All buses are wheelchair accessible.”

Free MallRide

Besides walking and exploring all that the Mile High City has to offer, one of the best ways to move around downtown Denver is to use RTD’s Free MallRide shuttle bus, which stops at every corner on 16th Street between Civic Center Station and Union Station. Available to passengers seven days a week, this shuttle service “starts running at 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays, and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays” and “continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:21 a.m.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MallRide map, please visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/FREEMallRide.shtml.


Free MetroRide

In addition to the FreeMallRide service, RTD offers Free MetroRide during the “weekday rush hours (5:15 am-9:00 am and 2:30 pm-6:30 pm) and provides convenient connections to bus, light rail, and commuter rail.” Free MetroRide provides its passengers access to 18th and 19th streets in downtown Denver with fourteen select stops between Union Station and Civic Center Station. Look for RTD stops with a “white canopy and/or marker with a map of the route and downtown area.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MetroRide map, its drop-off locations, and schedule, please visit the RTD website at http://www.rtd-denver.com/FreeMetroRide.shtml.