The Society maintains an email mailing list to facilitate conversations among members and interested parties. To subscribe to the list, send a message, view archived postings, or change your current subscription options, go to
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Area of interest in American women writers:
Subject matter. The SSAWW-L list exists for the purpose of disseminating and exchanging information about the study of American women writers. Its messages include information about research, requests for suggested readings, conference announcements, calls for papers, and other items of interest to scholars of American women writers. Because SSAWW is a nonprofit scholarly organization and the listserv is hosted by a university server, the list does not distribute promotional materials for businesses, commercial solicitations, charitable appeals, or material only tangentially related to its mission.
Replies are sent to the ssaww-l list by default. If you wish to send a reply to an individual rather than to the list, check the TO: line in your response to be sure that you have the correct recipient.
Subscribe and unsubscribe. To unsubscribe from the list, do not send a message to SSAWW-L. Instead, click on the link above and use the Unsubscribe function at the bottom of the page.
E-mail safety. Although the list is moderated and the chances are slim that any dangerous emails would slip through, use good email practices when reading messages: don’t click on suspicious links or open attachments unless the purpose is clearly indicated in the message. Suspicious links include those that say your account is over its limit and will be closed, “look at this!” and so on. If your email account is hacked and you can’t unsubscribe, please let me know (email@example.com) so that I can unsubscribe you.
Autoresponse. If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time and plan to set an autoresponse (such as “I will be out of the office until August 31″) in your email program, use the link above to set your account to NOMAIL or unsubscribe and resubscribe when you return to prevent these automated response messages from clogging the listserv’s mailbox.
You can always catch up on messages by reading the archives when you return. Repeated autoresponse messages bounced to the moderator may cause your email address to be unsubscribed from the list.
Messages. Substantive scholarly messages such as questions, calls for papers, announcements, and replies that are in the subject areas of interest to SSAWW members are posted to the list. Responses that simply say “me too!” or “thanks!” should be sent to individual correspondents rather than to the list.
Promotional materials. The SSAWW asks that notices of new books, films, or other materials by SSAWW members and special issues of journals be posted to the SSAWW web site instead of being forwarded to the SSAWW-L list. If you are sending a notice of your book, include information about whether you’re an SSAWW member.
Press releases sent with no context as part of a mass mailing are deleted unread.
Listserv etiquette. If you ask for suggestions for a course or reading list, it is a courtesy to others to collect and post the responses you receive to the list.
Attachments. If you have an announcement, write it in the body of the message. Please do not send attachments, since the Mailman software may delete them.
Announcements that consist only of attachments and a “please forward” message are deleted unread.
Materials to be posted to the SSAWW site need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in an email or text format. Since they do not have text that can be readily copied and pasted to the site, materials in .pdf format will not be posted to the SSAWW site.
The SSAWW-L discussion list is moderated. It may take some time for your message to be sent to the list.