Opportunities to Join the CWWA Executive Committee – Call for Intentions to Stand for Election


Dear all,

There are two opportunities to join the CWWA executive committee in 2017. We warmly invite interested members to stand for election to the following roles:


According to the constitution, any member of the CWWA can stand for a role in the Exec. The scope and duties of these roles are as follows:


•    Organising regular Executive Committee meetings and the AGM.
•    Taking meeting minutes, distributing these to the Executive Committee and membership where appropriate, and collating other documents and records.
•    Replying to members’ queries and making arrangements for the AGM.
•    Assisting the Chair in overall management of the Association.
•    Supporting other activities and projects as required.



•    Managing all aspects of CWWA finances including a Bank account, Debit card and Paypal account.
•    Producing invoices and receipts, sending and receiving cheques, payment of invoices and other outstanding dues of CWWA in a timely and efficient manner.
•    Liaising with the Membership Officer to monitor membership subscriptions and payments.
•    Producing regular financial updates to the Executive Committee including an Annual Report to be received at the AGM.
•    Working with the Chair to project annual expenditure and identify additional investment opportunities that benefit the membership base.
•    Contributing to the Executive Committee, with a particular focus on the financial viability of new projects and events.

Get in touch with me if you would like to stand for any position, no later than MONDAY 12 JUNE 2017, please. Elections to these roles will take place at our AGM in July, taking place during the English Shared Futures conference.

For the latest news on our activities, further details about the CWWA’s constitution and composition, and different roles on the exec, please see our website, Facebook and Twitter pages:


If you have any questions at all or you would like to learn more about what is involved in any position, please feel free to contact me (secretary@the-cwwa.org) and our Chair, Rachel Carroll (r.carroll@tees.ac.uk) for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,
Leanne Bibby

About Pin-chia Feng

Pin–chia Feng is Chair Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Research Fellow of the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (joint appointment) and adjunct Distinguished Chair Professor of Chung Hua University. Currently she is also the director of NCTU’s Asian American Studies Research Center. Feng was NCTU’s Provost of Academic Affairs, Chair of NCTU’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, President of the Comparative Literature Association of ROC (2005-2008), President of the Association of English and American Literature (2009-2011, 2014-2015), convener of foreign literature discipline of Taiwan’s National Science Council (NSC, now Ministry of Science and Technology; 2010-2013), and a recipient of the 2007, 2010, and 2013 NSC Outstanding Research Award as well as the 2015 Academic Award of the Ministry of Education. Her monograph, Diasporic Representations: Reading Chinese American Women’s Fiction, was awarded Academia Sinica’s Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012). Feng received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994). She writes on issues of gender, race, and representation in films, graphic narratives, as well as in Asian American, African American and Afro-Caribbean literatures.