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CFP | 1917: Revolution, Radicalism, and Resistance in the Atlantic World

Submissions due: July 31

1917: Revolution, Radicalism, and Resistance in the Atlantic World


18th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History
The University of Texas at Arlington

 

Date of Conference: October 19-21, 20017
 

Submission Deadline: May 31
 

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Erik S. McDuffie, Dr. Julia L. Mickenberg
 

The Transatlantic History Student Organization, in collaboration with Phi Alpha Theta, the
Barksdale Lecture Series, the History Department, the Africa Program and the College of Liberal
Arts, is sponsoring the Eighteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on
Transatlantic History.


Transatlantic history examines the circulation and interaction of people, goods, and ideas
between and within any of the four continents surrounding the Atlantic basin between the time of
the first Atlantic contacts in the 1400s and the present day. Situated primarily in the fields of
social and cultural history, its approaches are problem-oriented in scope, and highlighted by
comparative and transnational frameworks.


We invite papers and panel submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological,
literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature—including interdisciplinary and digital
humanities projects—that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies from both graduate
students and young scholars. We will accept submissions for papers written in English, French,
Spanish, and German.


The theme of this year’s conference is the impact of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 on the
Atlantic World, examining the political, social, cultural, and economic reverberations and
legacies prompted by the collapse of Russia’s ancien régime and the consolidation of
Soviet/Bolshevik power. Inspiring hope and terror abroad, this conference aims to analyze the
various transnational and international dimensions of the Russian Revolutions and how they
shaped social and political movements in the Atlantic World, both directly and by virtue of
establishing a new geopolitical context.


Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
• Communist, socialist, and anarchist internationalism
• Imperialism/colonialism, anti-colonial movements, and decolonization
• Transatlantic solidarity struggles
• Women’s and feminist movements
• Radical and social movement networks
• Anti-war and peace activism during World War I and World War II
• Refugees and exiles
• Revolutions and uprisings of 1917-1923 (Russia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico,
Greece, Ireland, Egypt, etc.)
• Social, political, and cultural forms of anti-communism—both left- and right-wing
• Fascism and anti-fascism
• Cold War studies


We also seek to explore and further establish shared terminology, methodologies, and defining
parameters as they pertain to the field of transatlantic history. This conference has become an
interdisciplinary and intercontinental meeting place where such ideas can converge into a
common conversation.


Therefore, we also welcome papers on:
• Twentieth-century empires
• Transatlantic networks
• Making of nation-states
• Transnational spaces
• Transatlantic migrations
• Diaspora studies
• Collective memory
• Identity construction
• Transatlantic cuisine and consumption
• Intercultural transfer and transfer studies
• Transnational families
• Teaching transnational history


Selected participants’ papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed,
online, open-access journal in transatlantic history.


Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately three hundred words in length
and should be accompanied by an abbreviated (maximum one page) curriculum vita. Panel
proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panels as a whole, as well as each
individual paper. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2017. We will notify authors of accepted
papers by August 15, 2017.


Paper and panel submissions should be made at https://form.jotform.us/70865303289159


Please direct all questions to Lydia Towns at lydia.towns@mavs.uta.edu.


The Conference Organizing Committee is composed of Lydia Towns, Jacob Jones, Stacy
Swiney, Brandon Blakeslee, Charles Grand, and Dan Degges.

CFP | ‘Our dance is turned into mourning’: Loss and Consolation in Early Modern Europe

Abstract Due: July 15

CALL FOR PAPERS

‘Our dance is turned into mourning’: Loss and Consolation in Early Modern Europe

 

Keynote Speaker: Lynn Enterline, Professor and Nancy Perot Chair in the Department of English, Vanderbilt University

 

Doctoral students in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago invite faculty and graduate student submissions to a one-day symposium on early modern (c. 1500-1700) European cultures of loss and consolation, to be held on October 6, 2017. Along with panel presentations, the symposium will feature a keynote address by Lynn Enterline, as well as a roundtable discussion by faculty from Chicago-area universities.

 

Loss is a familiar topos to scholars of the Renaissance and early modern Europe, on scales large and small. In the sixteenth-century Netherlands, waves of Reform iconoclasm lead to whitewashed churches stripped bare of the religious artwork that had formerly adorned them. Tragedy flourishes in European theatres. England’s King Charles I loses his head. In the texts and artifacts of the period, loss emerges as a moral an epistemological problem, a political crisis, a site of performance for gendered subjectivities and religious identities, and a lyric trope. Moreover, loss destabilizes the very notion of the political states we call “Europe”: in a world dramatically altered by the rise of capitalism, colonial imperialism, religious violence, and developments in the sciences, boundaries and borders are extended, distended, and dissolved. And, for scholars today working on such materials, the archive constitutes a precarious space that testifies as much to historical loss as to survival. Yet even as loss assumes new forms in the early modern period, so too does consolation, as individuals, communities, and states alike seek salves, buffers, and antidotes.

 

On the stage and the page, in political thought and material culture, in science and theology, loss and consolation find new forms and acquire new purchase. However, scholars attempting to answer the questions raised by these phenomena too often do so without the chance to converse with others thinking about early modern loss and consolation throughout the humanistic and social scientific disciplines. The aim of this symposium is to consider the double notion of loss and consolation not only as it traverses the early modern European landscape, but as it remakes that landscape and generates new points of interdisciplinary contact. The historical and cultural study of loss and its antidotes in early modern Europe can be a productive site at which disciplines themselves “lose” their bearings and discover the resources of other academic contexts and frameworks.

 

We welcome submissions on various aspects of our theme, including:

  • Anxiety and the anticipation of future loss
  • Grief, mourning, and funerary culture
  • Political loss, exile, and diaspora
  • Nostalgia, amnesia, forgetting, and historical narrative
  • Loss and consolation as occasions for the performance of gender and     sexuality
  • The genres of representing loss, and the comforts of literary form
  • Philosophy and religion as consolatory discourses
  • Loss of faith, atheism
  • Anti-sociality and melancholia as resistance
  • Personal and collective disappointment
  • The early modern archive and the affective dimensions of the digital humanities  

These are only suggestions; we anticipate a rich and exciting range of submissions from faculty and graduate students from any field. Some fields we expect to be represented at this symposium are Romance languages, Germanic languages, philosophy, religious studies, English, history, art history, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, critical theory, rhetoric, and comparative literatures.

 

We are inviting submissions for 20-minute oral presentations on the symposium theme. Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words to loss.uchicago@gmail.com by July 15, 2017. 

Employment | Reserach Assistant Wanted as Independent Contractor

Research Assistant Wanted as Independent Contractor

CONTACT:     Margie Kerstine     909-542-9063 (land line)      email: mhkerstine.1@gmail.com

I am an amateur historian working on the following project: 24 chapter manuscript which is a collection of memories about merchants and their businesses on one street in Clarksdale, Mississippi, between 1900 and 1980. My intent is to correctly include all related and diverse types of references. I am planning to publish.

Work at your own location. No special time to be at work but deadlines established for periodic transfer of data to me.  Job involves researching (1) bibliography formats approved by Chicago Manual pertaining to any type of historical documents, especially websites. Endnotes composed from these bibliographical references which are applicable only to publishing.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Prior experience with using Chicago Manual of Style Online 16th Edition (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/bib_toc.html) and/or know where you can use a hardy copy of their manual.

2. Prior experience with EasyBib.com or other online format for bibliography. 

3. Respect and interest in details.

$12.50 per hour.

 

CFP | Critiquing Culture- The Cultural Studies Conference at George Madison University

Abstracts Due: July 1

Critiquing Culture- The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University 2017


The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper
proposals for our 11 th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take
place on Saturday, October 7 th 2017 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

 

THEME
The theme of this year’s conference of “Social Movements and Resistance” reflects the particularly
potent political moment in which we are currently situated. To that end, we strongly encourage
submissions that address, critique, or otherwise analyze contemporary and historical developments of,
and responses to, activism and political uncertainty.
This year’s conference will feature a plenary panel addressing contemporary sites of social justice and
activism, with details and a final list of speakers to be released closer to the event date.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Cultural Studies program at George Mason University is committed to the analysis and critique of
culture. Cultural Studies examines cultural objects as products of the wider social, historical, economic
and political conditions. Thus its interests lay both in understanding processes of cultural production as
well as discovering the effects of culture at sites of reception. In particular, Cultural Studies focuses on
power relations and inequalities, which shape the horizon of possibilities for any cultural object at hand,
be it a political discourse, an economic model, or a mass cultural product. Towards this project, we
recognize the value of a range of critical approaches including Marxist political economy,
poststructuralism, feminism, critical theory and postcolonial studies. While the objects of Cultural
Studies vary widely, the field aims at political relevance and efficacy.

 

In an attempt to broaden the community of scholars working in precisely this interdisciplinary vein, the
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee at GMU invites graduate students to submit research
papers for a conference specifically oriented toward the examination of cultural objects, through a
variety of critical lenses. We encourage the submission of papers related to the following broad themes:
● Political Economy
● Mass & Popular Culture
● Gender & Sexuality
● Race & Ethnicity
● Visual Culture

 

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a current CV should be sent to critiquing.culture@gmail.com
by July 1st, 2017. Please include presentation title, presenter's name, institutional affiliation, contact
information, A/V requests, and any special needs required in the email. Abstracts should be sent as
.doc or .rtf file attachments.

Employment | Faculty Substitute Teacher- Webb Schools

Job Title: Faculty – Substitute Teacher
Department: Academic – Humanities
Reports to: Assistant Head of Schools
Webb Status: Full-time, Exempt, Temporary, Non-benefited


SUMMARY
This is a substitute faculty position in the humanities department. This position will start in mid-August 2017 and is scheduled to conclude in November 2017. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members are expected to contribute positively and productively to a campus community that promotes the development of honor, leadership, and character.


RELATIONSHIPS
Faculty members report to the department chair in their discipline for teaching-related matters. Each faculty member ultimately reports to the Assistant Head of Schools.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Teach 4 classes, including all elements of instructional planning, implementation, and assessment.
 Attend all office hours, relevant faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
 Complete academic reports and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
 Promote the development of honor, character, and leadership in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules.
 Other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
Faculty positions have no supervisory responsibilities.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the academic discipline.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
A current California driver license is required. A criminal background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.


OTHER SKILLS
Faculty members must be:
 Able to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators.
 Knowledgeable practitioners of their academic discipline.
 Technologically literate and able to guide and direct students’ use of technology.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. As prescribed by law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Interested candidates should send their cover letter and résumé to:
Tracy Miller, Dean of Faculty
1175 W. Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
careers@webb.org
Fax: (909) 482-5272


The Webb Schools are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


www.webb.org

Mentoring | Opportunity for teaching mentoring at University of La Verne

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  • On Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Applications due: May 31

The Preparing Future Faculty program at CGU is collaborating with the Office of Civic and Community Engagement at La Verne University to invite CGU students to develop knowledge and skills in service learning and community engagement through a mentoring program at La Verne University.

 

Selected students will be invited to shadow experienced service learning faculty at the University of La Verne in the Fall 2017 semester. As part of the mentoring process, you will teach 2 - 3 sessions of your mentor’s course, receive feedback, and participate in faculty development sessions at La Verne University. Successful participants may be invited the following semester to teach their own service learning course through the CS 305: Learning through Community Service courses taught at the University of La Verne. 

 

  •          Three to four CGU PFF students will be selected for the shadow program and will receive a $1,000 stipend for their participation.

 

  •          Application deadline May 31. Successful candidates will be notified by June 20th.

 

 

  •          If you are currently working toward the PFF Certificate in College Teaching, your work in this mentoring program will be integrated as part of your External Practice and portfolio development requirements toward the Certificate.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact shamini.dias@cgu.edu

CFP | The 24th Annual ACMRS Conference

Proposals Due: December 1, 2017

The 24th Annual ACMRS Conference
February 8–10, 2018, Scottsdale, AZ

Call for Papers

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 8-10, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of “Reading the Natural World:  Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance.”
 
Conference Publication: Selected papers focused on “Reading the Natural World:  Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance” will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
 
Keynote Speaker: TBD
 
Pre-Conference Workshop: ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 10, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Email
acmrs@acmrs.org with “Pre-Conference Workshop” in the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $50 ($25 for students) and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.
 
Les Enfans Sans Abri: Since 1989, the ad hoc medieval/Renaissance drama troupe Les enfans sans abri (LESA) has been performing comedies all over the country and even in Europe. To learn more about Les enfans sans abri, visit their website at:
www.lesenfanssansabri.com.
 
Deadlines: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, MST on December 1, 2017. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to
ACMRSconference@asu.edu. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated.
 
Visit our web page for further details on submissions. Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email
acmrs@acmrs.org

Scholarship | 2017 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies

2017 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies / Application Deadline:  Friday, May 5, 2017

 

The Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research & Engagement invites applications for the Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies for 2017. The award is made possible by a gift to the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement from Pomona College alumna Margarita Lorbeer Horner for the purpose of helping women at the Claremont Graduate University pursue their education.  The gift was made in honor of Grace Berry, founder of the Pomona Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women in 1918.  Grace Berry was a faculty member at Pomona College and dorm mother of the Sumner women’s dorm there.

 

Application Deadline:  May 5, 2017

 

The annual award is $500.00.

 

Applications must be received at the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement (Vita Nova 107, Scripps College) by Friday, May 5, 2017.  Applications, including recommendation forms and letters of recommendations MUST BE SIGNED.  E-mail letters of recommendation will not be accepted unless they are sent by the recommender and are signed (and must be received by the due date).  Please refer to the checklist on page two of the application when completing your application.  No exceptions will be made.

 

A Word version of the application is below.

 

Contact Marney Martin at mmartin@scrippscollege.edu if you have any questions.

 

Please visit the Scripps College on-line campus map to locate Vita Nova Hall:  http://colleges.claremont.edu/ifc/contact-us/.

 

2017 2018 application doc 12017-2018-application.doc-1.docx (27.34 KB)

Employment | OBSA Mentorship Manager

OBSA Mentorship is now hiring a Mentorship Manager, whose primary responsibility is coordinating the OBSA Mentorship program. The program matches incoming first year students (groups of 2-6) at the 5Cs with upperclass mentors. This position is for a graduate student only (student must be enrolled in KGI or CGU) and requires significant program coordination, organization and leadership expertise. The Mentorship Manager will supervise one undergraduate student during the academic year, to assist in the organization and delivery of the program. This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in higher education in a supportive, exciting work environment. OBSA Mentorship is one of several services and opportunities OBSA develops on behalf of students of African descent each of the The Claremont Colleges. Knowledge and experience in issues and concerns facing students of African descent in a higher education setting is preferred.

 

Ideally, this person would start in late May/early June 2017 and continue through the 2017 academic year. This is a one year position with the opportunity for consecutive year employment contingent upon good performance.
Workstudy preferred but not required.

12-15 hours/week in the summer (May-August 2017)                                                                                                                                                                      

15-20 hours/week fall-spring (September 2017-May 2018).

 

A cover letter and resume/CV are required for this position and should be submitted by email to lydiam@cuc.claremont.edu.

Position requires some evenings and weekends (for Mentor trainings and events) during the academic year.

Position requires one overnight stay for the OBSA annual Mentorship Retreat (September 16-17, 2017).

 

Please view full job description below. Selected applicants will be invited to interview with OBSA staff. Position is open until filled.  

 

Office of black student affairs mentorship manageroffice-of-black-student-affairs-mentorship-manager.docx (15.8 KB)

CFP | "Not Reading" University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

Submissions Due: July 2

"Not Reading”
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 2-3, 2017


Keynote speaker: Amy Hungerford, Professor of English and Divisional Director of Humanities, Yale University


Reading is something we do a lot of. Yet every act of reading entails a decision, whether required or freely made, to not read something else. Sometimes this decision is a postponement, often an indefinite one. Time is finite, reading is slow, and the wealth of material we should or could read is inexhaustible; ultimately, it is unreadable. Not reading is therefore something we do a lot more of, yet we seldom talk or write about that. This conference aims to open up that conversation by inviting creative reflection on what is a necessary element in our scholarly work: not reading.


In this sense, not reading is something we think and talk a lot about: in our conversations with colleagues preliminary to the work of compiling an archive; in the way that we efface the entirety of a work as we explicate a select passage; in our hedging prefaces to comments in the classroom and at talks; in the pedagogical gymnastics of teaching unread material; and in our routine and rhetorically elaborate attempts to evade the embarrassments of not reading. Pierre Bayard’s 2007 manual of confessions of a professional non-reader, How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, attests to a readiness to fess up, at least in the margins of the academy. Amy Hungerford has more recently urged academics to address the institutional politics of not reading with Making Literature Now (2016). The colonial, racial, and gender politics of the formation of the discipline and its canon have shaped whom we do and do not read today. Forty years after feminist thinkers like Adrienne Rich made “not reading” visible by challenging the bias towards white male authors, queer theory, critical-race studies, and posthumanism continue to rethink literary studies. Such work calls us to continue making space in our scholarship and syllabi for a more diverse set of bodies and thinkers, genres and modes. The ongoing disciplinary debate about how to “read better” only emphasizes this exigency across periods. The practice of distant reading entailed by methods in the digital humanities could be otherwise described as strategic not reading. Surface readers implore us not to read for hidden meaning. Even the enduring practice of close reading relies on the not-reading work of excerption. Therefore, we see not reading as a fact that warrants attention in our reflections on the methods we employ and the kind of knowledge they produce.


We encourage participants to explore phenomena, practices, and problems of not reading in both its historical forms and its current urgency. Potential topics include:
· Patterns of prominence and neglect in the history and canonization of reading literature
· Genre history, e.g. trends and fads
· The politics of not reading across lines of difference, e.g. race, gender, sexuality, class, (dis)ability
· Recuperative scholarship
· Untranslated and untranslatable works
· Histories of literacy; the “common” or lay reader
· Oral traditions and literary performance
· Publication failures and restrictions (e.g. sales and censorship)
· Lost or inaccessible texts
· Time and opportunity cost-benefits
· Not reading and the digital humanities
· Visual cultures and cinema studies (reading images; reading films)
· Graphic literature
· Non or partial reading practices (close, surface, and distant reading; weak theory)
· Pedagogies of not reading; not reading in the classroom
· “Required” reading
· Books you haven’t read
· Books you shouldn’t read
· TL;DR


We are open to expanding this list with ideas from the submissions. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (along with presentation title, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address) to notreading.uchicago@gmail.com by July 2, 2017.

Grant | CLIR Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources Fellow

Claremont Colleges Library seeks students for a grant-funded digitization project!

 

Students – are you . . .

 

1) interested in working with historical documents, archival materials, and primary sources?

2) interested in describing online materials for researchers?

3) interested in gaining skills related to digitization, metadata creation, and creating a digital archive?

4) interested in water history in Southern California and the Southwest?

 

If so, then the CLIR Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources Fellow job is just for you!

 

Please visit the library’s student employment page here:  http://libguides.libraries.claremont.edu/studentemployment for a complete job description and fill out the “Library Student Assistant Interest Form".

 

The Claremont Colleges Library, with the guidance of Pomona Advancement and the collaboration of six other Southern California libraries, has received a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant for the project “Digitizing Southern California Water Resources,” which will digitize and help preserve primary source documentation of water history in California.  Work will be carried out by The Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources (CCEPS) which integrates primary source materials more fully into the teaching and research mission of The Claremont Colleges by providing hands-on experience for both undergraduate and graduate-level students, while enhancing access to archival collections. Working in the CCEPS allows students to gain experience with primary sources and receive compensation at a rate competitive with similar on-campus employment options. CCEPS CLIR Fellows will digitize water resources archives of five of the seven partner institutions, create metadata, and upload the digital content to CONTENTdm.  Positions are for a limited duration of 1 semester- approximately 12-15 weeks and may be extended for a 2nd semester/summer.  This is a 3-year project and students will be hired for Fall, Spring and Summer during each of the three years.

 

CFP | 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions

Proposals Due: March 15, 2017

Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions on July 30- August 1, 2017.The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and other social scientists from US and abroad as presenters or participants.


 *    The proposal should be no more than 550 words.
 *   Send a 225-word resume that presents expertise in the area of your presentation.
 *   Include your address, telephone number, and email address.
 *   Notice of acceptances will be sent soon after evaluation with guidelines for full presentation.
 *   Selected papers are published
  * Last date to receive your proposal is March 15, 2017, earlier is preferred.

  * Proposals are to be emailed to: hickeycenter.conference@gmail.com or interfaith@naz.edu


Please visit the website to know more about the conference sub-topics, submitting a  proposal and registration:
https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/academic-conferences/sacred-texts-human-contexts/

CFP | American Academy of Religion & Society of Bible Literature 2017 Annual Conference

2017 Call For Papers-Women’s Caucus AAR

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017


The Women’s Caucus of AAR/SBL is currently accepting proposals for our sessions at the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature 2017 Annual Conference. The Conference is being held in Boston from November 18-21, 2017 and the theme for the conference is Religion and the Most Vulnerable. We invite members to submit one page proposals for consideration for our sessions. Proposals should be submitted as a word attachment to the Women’s Caucus at aar.sbl.womens.caucus@gmail.com. The submission deadline is March 1, 2017 at midnight (PST).


Session #1: Rethinking Resistance and Resilience  
This year the AAR/ SBL Women’s Caucus will again be collaborating with the Feminist Liberation Theologian’s Network (FLTN). We are seeking Caucus panelists who offer fresh perspectives on the topic of Resistance and Resilience—especially in rethinking the role of resistance and resilience in relation to the study of religion and the most vulnerable (e.g., the poor--especially poor women and children--religious and racial minorities around the globe, refugees, migrants, etc.). Panelists from this Women’s Caucus session will attend the pre-conference FLTN session on Friday afternoon, and a FLTN representative will attend this Caucus session on Saturday morning to continue the conversation. Panelists will include reflections on the FLTN session in their presentations as well as present their own work.
 
Session #2: Thinking About Vulnerability Intergenerationally
This session invites emerging scholars (students and recent PhDs) to present papers in which they engage the work of an established scholar in religious or theological studies on vulnerable populations in general or specific vulnerable populations including populations made vulnerable as a result of race, gender, sexuality, disability, nationality, migration, or class. It also invites emerging scholars and established scholars to propose a paper together. This session hopes to foster a dialogue of intergenerational, international, and interreligious perspectives on what scholars and activists think of how religion and religious traditions could address issues or remedy the reality of vulnerable populations.


 Session #3: Publishing Panel
 Fresh Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Social Justice Issues
This session presents scholars who have published books in Women studies, gender, race, and social justice, in 2016 and 2017. This panel of AAR and SBL authors will provide an overview of their books as well as share their perspectives on current research being published in women studies and religion’s relationship with issues on vulnerability and social justice. These scholars will also share their experiences regarding strategies and mechanics for getting Women studies and religion books published, and to offer advice for those seeking publication of their book manuscript.


 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please provide the following information:

  •   Individual paper title
  •  Individual paper abstracts (250 words) Visual presentations should include a picture
  •  Name
  •  University Affiliation
  •  Email Address
  •  Phone Number
  •  Please label the attachment with your name and session you are applying.
  •  Email subject line must read: 2017 Paper Proposal - Session # & name: Paper Title
  • You are invited to submit up to two proposals for the Women’s Caucus 2017 sessions.


 PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS

  •  All presenters must be AAR/SBL members and pre-registered for the conference by July 2017.
  •  Presentations will be 10-15 minutes in length.
  •  Notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent out by the first week of April 2017. If accepted, your paper will not count towards the maximum paper limit for the AAR or SBL.

 

Study Abroad | Greek Studies on site in Athens, Greece

Greek Studies on Site in Athens, Greece

Greek Studies on Site offers 3-week intensive summer seminars on Greek literature and culture, which take place in Athens, Greece.

Courses are taught by Ph.D.s in Classics and Philosophy, and take place either within Greek archaeological sites or at the Norwegian Institute at Athens.

Field study includes visits to all the major archaeological sites and museums, as well as day-trips to nearby Sounion, Brauron, Delphi, or the island of Aegina.

Summer Session: July 10-30, 2017

Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context

Athens in Literature: Travel Writers from Antiquity to the Modern Day

Ancient Greek Theater

More information about the seminars is available here: www.greekstudiesonsite.com

Greece

CFP | LACK II, Psychoanalysis and Politics Now

Proposals Due: May 1, 2017

https://sites.coloradocollege.edu/lack2017

The second biannual conference for LACK, an organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on September 21-23, 2017. This conference hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.  Though practitioners are welcome, the focus of the conference is psychoanalytic theory rather than practice, and theoretical papers will be privileged.

 

Plenary Speaker: Slavoj Žižek (University of Ljubljana)

 

Participants can address any issues touching on Lacanian theory in the broadest sense, and the following topics are meant to be suggestive rather than exhaustive:

 * New forms of Racism 

* Lacan as a political theorist

* The politics of psychoanalytic media theory

* Feminism in the contemporary world

* The relationship between psychoanalysis and philosophy

* Intersections between psychoanalysis, critical race theory, and popular culture

* The political function of fantasy

* The psychoanalytic politics of cinema, television, and digital media

* Theorizing populism

* Psychoanalysis and the struggle against racism

* Politics in relation to the symbolic, imaginary, and real

* Queer theory and psychoanalysis

* Politics and the new realism

* Political jouissance

* Intersection of economics and politics

 

Please email paper proposals as Word attachments, including title, 250-word abstract, brief bio, and a short bibliography (3 to 5 entries) to scott.krzych@coloradocollege.edu and todd.mcgowan@uvm.edu. To propose a pre-constituted panel, please send the individual abstracts and other information in a single attachment. Proposals are due by May 1, 2017.

 

Conference Organizers: Scott Krzych (Colorado College) and Todd McGowan (University of Vermont)

 LACK Central Committee: Jennifer Friedlander (Pomona College), Henry Krips (Claremont Graduate School), Todd McGowan (University of Vermont), and Hilary Neroni (University of Vermont)

CFP | 39th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference,

Submissions Due: March 1

The philosophy department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will hold its 39th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference on April 28-29, 2017

Our keynote speaker is Dr. J. Baird Callicott, distinguished research professor emeritus from the University of North Texas. We especially encourage submissions on or related to environmental philosophy but submissions in all other areas are welcome. 

See http://publish.illinois.edu/gradphilosophyconference/ for more information

CFP | Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Annual Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

BERKELEY-STANFORD-DAVIS ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE

Deadline: February 14


Hosted by the University of California, Davis
Saturday, April 29th 2017


Keynote Address by David Copp, UC Davis
The Organizing Committee of the annual BSD Conference invites submissions of papers for presentation from any graduate student in philosophy in California.


Submission Information:
Deadline: February 14, 2017
Subject-matter: Any substantial area of study in philosophy
Length: No more than 3000 words (papers longer than this will not be considered for presentation)
Accepted papers will be assigned a commentator from one of the three organizing institutions.


Procedure:
(1) Please send submissions suitable for blind review as a .doc or .pdf attachment to bsdphil2017@gmail.com with the subject line: “Submission for BSD 2017.” Submissions must exclude any information that would reveal the identity of the author.
(2) Please also attach to the same e-mail an abstract of no more than 200 words, also as a .doc or .pdf attachment, and also without any identifying information.
(3) Finally, attach a cover page (as .doc or .pdf) with the title of the paper, the author’s contact information, and her/his institutional affiliation.


Please direct any questions to Patrick Skeels (pdskeels@ucdavis.edu)

USC Publishing Workshop

The Los Angeles Review of Books / USC Publishing Workshop is hosting a five-week intensive summer program on the USC campus from June 25 – July 28 and is open to rising Juniors, Seniors, postgraduates and graduate students from any college or university, domestic and international, who are interested in pursuing a career in publishing.

 

The Workshop offers a foundation in both traditional and innovative platforms, offering lectures, seminars and panels in book, magazine, and online editing; digital and print publishing; SEO and audience metrics; and the financial and business side of publishing. Participants will learn from a broad selection of experts who specialize in various aspects of the publishing industry, including editors, art directors, book historians, literary agents, marketing professionals, writers, web coders, developers, and digital innovators from organizations like the Paris Review, WW Norton, Penguin Random House, LIFE VR, LitHub, LA Times, Melville House, Dorothy: A Publishing Project, Goodreads, Boing Boing, USC/Annenberg, The Institute for the Future of the Book, and others.

 

We offer a large number of tuition-free and reduced tuition fellowships—making the program affordable for more students and enabling us to work with colleges, universities and other institutions to shape a rich and diverse cohort. Dedicated to achieving 100% placement for students, the Workshop offers access to industry leaders and innovators at the forefront of the publishing world. By increasing accessibility for people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, we can have a profound impact on the future of publishing—and thus a profound impact on our culture itself.

 

If you would like more information, please visit the LARB/USC Publishing Workshop website or feel free to email us at publishingworkshop@lareviewofbooks.org.