How Nineteenth-Century White American Women Writers Have Facilitated the Rise of Christian Feminism

Rachel Griffis, in the fourth post of SSAWW’s series, connects white nineteenth-century American women writers with contemporary white Christian feminism. Continue reading

Belle, Books, and Ballot: The Life and Writing of Nineteenth Century Reformer Lillie Devereux Blake (1833-1913)

Ana Stevenson, author of the third post in the SSAWW series, focuses on the lesser-known author and activist Lillie Devereux Blake to introduce her life and work as an exemplary, albeit largely forgotten, nineteenth-century reformer. Continue reading

From National Histories of Advice Discourses to a ‘Transatlantic Domestic Dialogue’

The final three contributions in the SHAW series offer some distinct case studies. In the fourth post, Grace Lees-Maffei discusses the significance of moving from single nation accounts towards transnational history in her recent research project on domestic advice books. Continue reading

Job-hunting: An Early Career Perspective

Moving from postgraduate research to an early career perspective, the third SHAW post is an honest account about the search for employment. David Doddington writes about his experiences and provides useful advice for other scholars in this transitional phase. Continue reading

White American Women in Paris and the Life of Literary Modernism

In the second post of SSAWW’s series, Bethany Mannon explores how three lesser known white American women writers (Janet Flanner, Sylvia Beach and Kay Boyle) go beyond the “‘expected’ subjects of women’s autobiography.” Continue reading

(In)Visibility, Race and Ethnicity in American Women’s Writing throughout the Twentieth Century

This blog series focused on American women writers, a partnership between The Society for the Study of American Women Writers and U.S. Studies Online, explores the field through several lenses that range from recovery to religion and from war to transnationalism. Leah Milne opens the series with a post about how ethnic American women writers tackle the idea and status of invisibility. Continue reading

Surviving a Long-Distance Research Project

In SHAW’s second post in their series, Charlie Jeffries shares her experiences of embarking upon a PhD about the US in the UK and gives practical tips for others thinking of doing likewise. Continue reading

Blogs on Togs: Dress History Research in an Overseas Archive

SHAW’s series opens with Alison Goodrum’s discussion of visiting the designer Elizabeth Hawes’ archives in New York. Professor Goodrum explores the challenges and joys of both using overseas archives and starting a blog about her research trip. Continue reading