SSAWW Announcement: Call for Nominations (Deadline 10.01.2018)

SSAWW Announcement
Call for Nominations

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, the SSAWW Executive Committee is pleased to issue this call for nominations for the 2018 election of SSAWW Officers. To facilitate a transparent and democratic process, the election balloting will be conducted using social media conference technology to ensure all current members have the opportunity to vote. The vote is open to all members in good standing, not just those in attendance at the conference. Members can vote via the Whova app as well as online (a link is forthcoming) and will be posted on the website no later than three weeks in advance of the conference with the slate of nominees and the voting procedures.

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 October 1, 2018.

Nominees will need to submit a vision statement (no more than 250 words), a biographical statement (no more than 150 words), and a recent photo for inclusion in the conference program.

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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SSAWW 2018 Conference Announcements and Reminders

SSAWW Conference Announcements and Reminders
PROGRAM: View the most recent draft of the conference program – SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Draft (7-19)
EVENTS: ARTIST WORKSHOPS, CHAT WITH AN EDITOR, MOCK INTERVIEWS – Sign-up sheets now available – https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/ssaww-2018-triennial-conference-announcements-and-updates/
GRADUATE STUDENTS: In May, we posted our initial call for a graduate student service opportunity, enabling selected graduate students to serve four hours at the registration desk or art exhibition room in exchange for a full registration waiver to the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference. After reviewing the applications received, we are still in need of one graduate student to work the art exhibition at all four of the following times: Thursday from 8:00-9:00 AM, Thursday from 9:00-10:00 AM, Thursday from 12:00-1:00 PM, and Friday from 8:00-9:00 AM. Please contact Christopher Allen Varlack, Program Director, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com if interested in this opportunity.

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Mock Interview Sessions”

SSAWW 2018 Triennial conference – “mock interview sessions”

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we are proud to offer mock interview sessions in an effort to support those entering the highly competitive 2019 job market in our field. Interviewers will be pairing up to lead twenty-minute interviews with interested participants. Because there is limited seating available (three participants per session), pre-registration will be required to participate. Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449ACAB23A7F94-mock. For more information on these sessions, the dates/times (also available in the conference program) have been provided below. You will be contacted once we move closer toward the conference date with your specific twenty-minute session time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Interview Session 5-J from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Interview Session 5-K from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Interview Session 8-H from 2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Friday, November 9, 2018

Interview Session 14-J from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Interview Session 14-K from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Interview Session 23-I from 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – “Chat with an Editor” Sign-ups

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference

“Chat with an Editor” Sign-ups

 

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we are pleased to offer once again the widely popular “Chat with an Editor” feature, including editors from Legacy, MELUS, ARIEL, ESQ, American Periodicals, College Literature, Women’s Studies, and the New England Quarterly, who will be hosting twenty-minute one-on-one consultations to answer questions about the publication process, to review abstracts for articles-in-progress, etc. as part of our commitment to mentoring scholars at all stages of their professional lives. Because there is limited seating available (three participants per session), pre-registration will be required to participate.

Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449acab23a7f94-chat. For more information on these sessions, the dates/times (also available in the conference program) have been provided below. You will be contacted once we move closer toward the conference date with your specific twenty-minute session time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer Putzi, Legacy from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Gary Totten, MELUS from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer Putzi, Legacy from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Faye Halpern, ARIEL from 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

Friday, November 9, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Karen L. Kilcup, ESQ from 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jean Lee Cole, American Periodicals from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Susan Tomlinson, Legacy from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Chat with an Editor: Karen L. Kilcup, ESQ from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Carolyn Sorisio, College Literature from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Chat with an Editor: Wendy Martin, Women’s Studies from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Gary Totten, MELUS from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Chat with an Editor: Jennifer S. Tuttle, Legacy from 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Chat with an Editor: Betsy Klimasmith, New England Quarterly from 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – Artist Workshop Sign-up

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference –

Artist Workshop Sign-up

During the time of the conference, the city of Denver will be celebrating Denver Arts Week as part of its commitment to celebrating and encouraging artistic innovation. In this spirit, we are pleased to include the following three artist workshops as part of the conference: “Bridging Literature and the Visual Arts through Identity and Struggle” with Natalia Anciso, “Choice Cuts” with Francesca Brunetti, and “An Archive of Unnamed Women” with xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman.

Because there is limited seating available (twenty-five participants per workshop), pre-registration will be required to participate. Please sign-up via SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449acab23a7f94-artist.

For more information on these workshops, the workshop descriptions (also available in the conference program) have been provided below:


ARTIST WORKSHOP: NATALIA ANCISO

Bridging Literature and the Visual Arts through Identity and Struggle

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Room: Molly Brown

Literature has long been considered as art in the written form. The perspective around literature’s connection with the visual arts, however, is not nearly as clear. Anciso will walk participants through connecting visual art and literature, bridging the forms to enhance the experience through creation, using personal and historical examples of identity and struggle, which have been tantamount to her own work and study. Each participant will have an opportunity to explore, reflect, and bring works of literary art into the realm of the visual using mixed media and collage.


ARTIST WORKSHOP: FRANCESCA BRUNETTI

Choice Cuts

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Room: Molly Brown

Participants in this workshop will engage in a visual deconstruction of the representation of women’s bodies in popular magazines such as Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, etc. in order to create collages that play with and question the way women are depicted in them. Magazines, paper, glue, cutters, cutting mats, and markers will be provided, as participants analyze the magazines’ pictures and work to identify which aesthetic traits they consider the most unreal, sexualized, and/or stereotypical. By using the daily frustration about how women are represented in the media, participants will create grotesque compositions as a parody of the original pictures, though this parody is just a repetition of the surreal aesthetic choices proposed daily in magazines as natural and acceptable.


ARTIST WORKSHOP: XTINE BURROUGH AND SABRINA STARNAMAN

An Archive of Unnamed Women

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Room: Molly Brown

“An Archive of Unnamed Women” is a browser-based digital archive juxtaposing nineteenth-century literature about women with photographs of unnamed or unidentified American women found in the collections of the New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Library of Congress. Blurring the lines between art and archive, this project aims to further discourse about the library as an authority of knowledge curation and as a site of creation. When visitors explore the database, its parameters are visible. This works to reveal the arbitrary nature of information preservation and highlights the constructed nature of digitized materials. Through a discussion of our project, participants will explore the political role of archives in emphasizing or in hiding marginalized people. Moreover, we investigate archives as mechanisms for critical discussions about identity. Participants will search our archive, suggest additional source material, and print their own “Unnamed Woman” action-artifact on archival paper.

SSAWW Announcement – Updated Email for SSAWW President

Announcement: New Email Address for SSAWW President – DoVeanna Fulton
In working toward the triennial conference this November, we have recently lost access to the old E-mail address for the SSAWW President. As a result, those who have contacted her at that address may not have received replies. We sincerely apologize for the oversight. Moving forward, to rectify this issue, the new SSAWW President E-mail address will be president.ssaww@gmail.com. Note that all E-mail addresses for the SSAWW officers are also available online on the SSAWW website under the About menu. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you as we approach a truly exciting conference in Denver later this year.

2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference – Hotel Information

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – Conference Hotel Reservations
The Westin Denver Downtown

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Westin Denver Downtown hotel where the conference will be held.  Please use the link below to make your reservation in order to receive the discounted conference attendee rates.

There are several wonderful events coinciding with our conference in Denver so make your reservations early.  Reservations should be made before October 17th, 2018; after that date, unsold rooms will be released for general sale.*

SSAWW Conference Hotel Reservation

or you may copy and paste the link below to your preferred web browser

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1806045759&key=E6B4900

*The hotel will accept reservations at the prevailing rates after the release dale, subject to hotel availability.  Extra roll away beds are $25/night.


Additional Denver Hotels

(we do not have a reserved block of rooms or a discounted rate for the below locations)

  • NATIV Hotel DenverNATIV is a unique downtown Denver hotel with style, luxury, and five-star service.                                                                        Address: 1612 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202; Phone: (720) 485-6450
  • Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown – A modern urban hotel on Denver’s famed 16th Street Mall.                                                                              Address: 934 16th St, Denver, CO 80202; Phone: (303) 571-1114
  • The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block – Discover handcrafted hospitality at the boldest downtown Denver hotel in the LoDo district.                                  Address: 1850 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202; Phone: (720) 460-2727
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown – The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver is one of the newest Pepsi Center hotels in the heart of downtown.                                                                            Address: 1190 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204; Phone: (303) 705-7300
  • Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel – A beautifully restored hotel in Downtown Denver.                                                                     Address: 918 17th St, Denver, CO 80202; Phone: (303) 867-8100
  • The Crawford Hotel – The newest Union Station Denver Hotel, located just steps away from all the best Denver has to offer.                                   Address: 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202; Phone: (720) 460-3700

Please feel free to use the SSAWW Facebook Page to find roommates for the conference or leave comments below so others can reach out.