SSAWW Best Graduate Student Paper Award 2009
SSAWW is pleased to announce the first and second place winners and honorable mentions for the Best Graduate Student Paper of the Fall 2009 SSAWW conference, which was held in Philadelphia, PA. Please join us in congratulating them on their achievement.
Yoon Young Choi, University of Wisconsin: "Remembering Outside the News: History, Nation, and Newsmedia in Susan Choi's *American Woman*"
The selection committee, comprised of Deborah Clarke, Allison Hedge Coke, and Kristin Jacobson, wish to thank all the graduate students who submitted papers. The committee enjoyed the opportunity to read the research of emerging scholars. There were many excellent submissions, and it was a pleasure to read them all. SSAWW has a strong commitment to contribute to graduate student success and we welcome feedback about how to continue to support your scholarship. Contact Kristin Jacobson (email@example.com) with your comments and suggestions.
--Kristin Jacobson, SSAWW VP for Development
Legacy SSAWW 2009 Best Paper Contest
The Legacy editorial collective is happy to announce the results of the Legacy SSAWW 2009 Best Paper Contest, acknowledging the strongest papers presented at the SSAWW Conference in Philadelphia in 2009.
--Jennifer Tuttle, Legacy
SSAWW on Facebook
SSAWW invites you to become a fan of our new Facebook page (Facebook homepage: www.facebook.com).
In Facebook, simply search for "Society for the Study of American Women Writers" or use this link (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Society-for-the-Study-of-American-Women-Writers/324215233870) to find us. You will need to create a Facebook account, if you do not already have one. (Facebook is a free social networking site.)
As a fan you can follow and create announcements of interest to SSAWW members, join in discussions, and network with faculty and students with similar teaching and research interests.
We hope you will use the site to post information about CFPs and conferences, to share articles and reviews relating to American women writers, to announce new scholarship and job/fellowship postings as well as participate in discussions. There are discussion sections based on period (early American, 19th-, and 20th-/21st- century writers) and threads devoted to each of the regional SSAWW groups.
We welcome suggestions for additional discussion topics and general feedback about the page. SSAWW will use this site, in addition to the listserv, to keep you informed of SSAWW business and upcoming events.
New to Facebook? Here are a couple of links to helpful articles to get you started: "Newbie's guide to Facebook" (http://news.cnet.com/newbies-guide-to-facebook/) and "Getting Started" (http://www.facebook.com/help/?guide).
Special Issue of Shenandoah on Flannery O'Connor
Announcing the 60th anniversary issue of SHENANDOAH, The Washington and Lee University Review with essays, poems, short stories, photographs and artwork centering on the works ofFlannery O’Connor
Including work by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Fred Chappell, Sarah Gordon, William Sessions, Joyce Carol Oates, Rodney Jones, Claudia Emerson, Charles Wright, Dave Smith, Kallima Hamilton, Rita Mae Reese, Barry Moser & others.
Available June, 2010
Single copy $15 shenandoah.wlu.edu
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The Constitution Island Association invites scholars studying the life and works of Susan Warner and Anna Warner
Visits to the Warner sisters’ beloved island, on the east side of the
From Shelley Shaver:With Women's History Month approaching, your members might be interested in a new website, updated daily, an epic with two strong female leads. The story is about one Texas farm woman, Riah McKenna, her husband and son, and her best friend as they all struggle to survive the Dust Bowl years. One mini-episode is added each day, and readers are invited to join a new blog community and interact with the author, a new Texas writer whose grandparents were cotton farmers. She took ten years to research and write this work and waited twenty years for it to find a platform. Launching now, this webpage will be the first guest artist page linked from the website honoring the late Horton Foote, the brilliant screenplay writer of To Kill a Mockingbird. Right now the new Dust Bowl story can only be found at: http://dustbowlpoetry.wordpress.com
New Journal: Women's Writing
Women's Writing is an international journal focusing on women's writing up to the end of the long nineteenth century. The Editors welcome theoretical and historical perspectives, and contributions that are concerned with gender, culture, race and class. The aim of the journal is to open up a forum for dialogue, discussion and debate about the work of women writers, and hopes to reflect the diversity of scholarship that can be brought to bear on this area of study. For more information, visit http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/womenswriting.
We are happy to announce a new e-journal, THE LATCHKEY: A Journal of New Woman Studies. We are affiliated with the group of e-journals hosted by http://www.oscholars.com, a website dedicated to interdisciplinary fin de siècle studies and particularly to Oscar Wilde's work and circle. Our publisher is The Rivendale Press (UK).
Please take a look at our first issue at http://oscholars.com/Latchkey/Latchkey1/Homepage/Homepage%20-%20Latchkey.html
We start with a very modest beginning and soon hope to expand the into a peer-reviewed journal for the rapidly expanding field of New Woman studies. We are happy to accept notices for calls of papers as well as book reviews immediately, and are also very interested in adding to our informal "Teaching Resources" and "Who's Who" sections. A call for peer-reviewed papers will follow in a few months--stay tuned.
If you would like to keep informed of our progress and join our mailing list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with"'LATCHING ON" (minus the quotation marks) as the subject line.
In case you would like to get involved with the journal as a potential peer reviewer now or in the future, please contact the editors at email@example.com.
Thank you, and best wishes to all,
Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Ph.D.
Reviewers wanted: Teaching American Literature
I am the editor of Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice. I am always in need of reviewers for manuscripts for this online journal. Interested reviewers can contact me at Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu or visit the site at http://www.teachingamericanlit.com Thanks. Patricia Bostian
Patricia Bostian English, Reading, and Humanities Central Piedmont Community College Levine Campus P.O. Box 35009 Charlotte, NC 28235-5009 704-330-4397 http://www.wildgoosepoetryreview.com http://www.teachingamericanlit.com
Book Series Announcement
Praeger Publishers Women Writers of Color Biography Series
American women of African descent came early to this rebirth, which has awakened a vast general audience. This series will include high quality literary biographies of well-known African American , Caribbean, Chicana, Native American, Asian American and other women of color writers. The biographies will be geared toward an interested and sophisticated general audience that seeks authoritative information about women of color writers.
These poets and writers are familiar to the reading public: Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neale Hurston, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, June Jordan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Toni Cade Bambara, Ann Petry, Alice Walker, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Octavia Butler, Georgia Douglass Johnson, Julia Alvarez, Jamaica Kincaid, Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Helena Maria Viramontes, Paule Marshall, Nella Larsen, Jesse Fausett, Margaret Walker, and others.
Submitting a Proposal:
If you believe your work is suitable for the Women Writers of Color Biography Series, please send a proposal consisting of:1. A detailed description of the planned work, its subject, scope and intended audience.
2. A copy of the curriculum vitae/resume for yourself and any co-authors.
3. A description of any competing books, and an explanation of how yours would differ.
4. An estimate of the length of the final manuscript in words, preferably, or in double-spaced manuscript pages.
5. An indication of how many photos, tables, or figures, if any, you expect to include.
6. An indication of when you expect to be able to submit a final manuscript.
7. A double-spaced sample chapter or two.
Each project under consideration for publication is subject to review by the series editor and the editorial board at Praeger Publishers. Please keep in mind that it may take several weeks, to a few months, before a decision is made.
Professor Joanne M. Braxton
Research in the Centre for Postcolonial Writing
The Centre for Postcolonial Writing (CPW) is the Editor of the Postcolonial Literary Studies Section of Routledge’s On-line bibliography, the Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (ABES), which commended in 1999 and has just been remodelled and relaunched for 2008.
Call for Contributing Annotators. The CPW is expanding its network of annotators in the area of Postcolonial Literature.
Our contributors write short annotated bibliographies of articles, monographs, edited collections and online products, that they consider to be valuable and necessary reading in the field.
We are seeking interested postgraduates, early career researchers and established scholars who specialise in:
Contributors will be required to provide short (200 word) annotations for 10-15 texts per year and be credited for their work. Contributors will keep the texts they annotate (if in hard copy) in lieu of payment.
Prospective annotators should visit :
For inquiries contact: Devika Goonewardene and Isabella Ofner, Project Managers, ABES – Postcolonial Literary Studies, CPW – firstname.lastname@example.org
29 October. SSAWW welcomes new Advisory Board members.
16 June. New calls for papers.
8 May. New fellowship opportunity (pre-1830 literature and culture).
17 December. New grants. Updates to calls for papers.
25 November. new calls for papers.