The British Women Writers Association is electing a new board Chair and Co-Chair. All members of the BWWA can vote in this election and are strongly urged to do so. While candidates for both positions are running unopposed, your vote is still critical in this process and so below is some information about our candidates as well as details about how to cast your vote.
Current Co-Chair Donelle Ruwe will be joining the BWWA Advisory Board as Emerita Chair while Roxanne Eberle will be continuing on as Outgoing Chair for 2023-2024.
Candidate: Alicia Carroll
Research Interests: Women writers; Victorian fiction; the New Woman; ecocriticism; ecological crime; critical plant studies; digital humanities
Selected Publications: “Pest Control: Wasp Season in Agatha Christie’s ‘The Blue Geranium,’” The Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology, forthcoming 2023; “Rivers Change Like Nations: Reading Eco-Apocalypse in Ouida’s The Waters of Edera,” in Victorian Environmental Nightmares, Edited by Laurence W. Mazzeno and Ronald D. Morrison. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. pp 145-164; “Leaves and Berries: Agatha Christie and the Herbal Revival,” Green Letters, 22:1, (2018) 20-30; “This is a Sacred Grove: Homosocial Ecologies in Adam Bede, Green Letters, 19:2, (2015) 185-197; “Small is Beautiful: Rethinking Localism from Wordsworth to Eliot,” in Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, edited by Dewey Hall, Lexington Books, 2016. 323-368; “Race.” George Eliot in Context edited by Margaret Harris. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 230-237; New Woman Ecologies: From Arts and Crafts to the Great War and Beyond (Virginia, 2019); Dark Smiles: Race and Desire in George Eliot. (Ohio, 2003).
Candidate: Nicole Reynolds
I currently hold a joint appointment in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio University, a large public research university located in the Appalachian foothills. My research and teaching reflect my interdisciplinary interests in British Romantic literarture and culture, gender and sexuality studies, and the history of books and print culture. My publications include Building Romanticism: Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Britian (U of Michigan P, 2010);
“Phebe Gibbes, Edmund Burke, and the Trials of Empire” (Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 2008); “Suicide, Romance, and Imperial Rebellion: Sati and the Lucretia Story in Sydney Owenson’s The Missionary: An Indian Tale” ( Literature Compass, 2015), and most recently “The Many Lives of Mary Robinson’s Memoirs” (Studies in Romanticism, 2021).
My history with the BWWA goes back to 1997, when as a graduate student I first presented a paper at the annual conference. Since then, I’ve attended or presented at seven additional BWWA conferences; in 2016 I organized and chaired a panel on bibliographic and book-historical approaches to the study of early British women’s writing. Since 2021 I’ve served on the BWWA’s Association Board. The BWWA a touchstone of my professional life as I’ve tried to navigate its myriad challenges, from classroom to committee room to archive, ethically and with compassion.
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