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2017-2018 CHC Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

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Cuban Heritage Collection 2017-2018 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Call for Applications

The University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) is calling for applications for the 2017-2018 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships in support of individual research by graduate students and scholars who wish to use the research resources available in the CHC. The goal of the Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, American, Latin@, hemispheric, and international studies.

Information about the fellowships, eligibility requirements, and application process is available online at The deadline for applications, which should be submitted electronically on Interfolio, is Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Questions about the fellowships program or application instructions should be directed to

Start the application process

Award Categories

All recipients must be in residence during the course of the fellowship and may not hold concurrent teaching positions.

Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships

Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships will allow doctoral students to determine how the CHC may serve their research needs as they prepare the dissertation prospectus. These are exploratory fellowships to determine if research resources in the CHC will support a dissertation. Fellowships of $1,500 will be granted for one month in residence between June 1 and August 31 of 2017.

Graduate Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships will support doctoral students who wish to use the CHC as a primary resource for a dissertation. Doctoral students applying for these fellowships will have completed their course work and passed their qualifying examinations. Fellowships of $3,000 per month will be granted for periods of one to three months.


Launched in 2010 with a grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 67 emerging scholars from 35 universities. In 2015 the Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow the program as part of the University’s Momentum2 campaign, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research funding to doctoral candidates from across the United States.


CFP | Gonzaga Graduate Philosophy Conference

13th Annual

Gonzaga Graduate Philosophy Conference


Art, Nature, and the Sacred                

January 28 and 29, winter 2017, Gonzaga University

Extended CFP: Abstracts due: 21st December


No registration Fee/ Meals and Housing provided

$250 Hutchins Prize for best paper delivered

Optional Snowshoe trip on Friday, 27th Jan.

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Kearney, Boston College

Selected Books 

  • Carnal hermeneutics
  • Reimagining the Sacred
  • Strangers, Gods, Monsters
  • On Stories
  • The God Who May Be
  • The Wake of Imagination


Sheila Gallagher

Recent solo exhibitions.   

  • Brigid's Well (2014)- Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick, IRE
  • Ravishing Far/Near (2013)- DODGEgallery, New York, NY
  • Plastic Prayer (2012)- Volta Art Fair, New York, NY
  • ASTRA CASTRA, judi rotenberg gallery.

                                                      (Sheila Gallagher, Deute, 2011)




- Masters or PhD Students may submit proposals addressing at least some aspect of “art”, “nature” or “the sacred” widely construed, or the intersection of one or more of these themes.

- Conference: 28-29 Jan, Gonzaga University.  Papers will be c. 4,000 words for a 45 minute session.

- Please submit abstracts of no more than 750 words by12/21/16 to Sam Underwood:

Deadline for Newbury Fellowships- Dec 15

The short-term fellowship deadline is next week!

All short-term applications must be submitted by
11:59 PM CST on December 15 in order to be considered.

The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library's collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry's collection to apply for our many fellowship opportunities.
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months, and unless otherwise noted the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry's collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Many of the Newberry's fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines,
please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to


Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610


CFP | Symposium at the Universit of Auckland

"Resistance and Innovation: Empire and Native Christianity in the Pacific"

Symposium at the University of Auckland, March 24, 2017 (Friday)

Submit abstracts to by December 31, 2016

The history of Christian missionary religions in nations and peoples of the Pacific (including Asian Pacific nations and Oceania) is controversial. On the one hand, sympathetic accounts, often by Christian authors, have praised the missionaries’ dedication in leaving their homes and introducing new worldviews to others. On the other hand, accounts by scholars attuned to the significant power differentials that existed during the age of colonialism and imperialism have interpreted the missionary project as “cultural imperialism” or the “colonization of consciousness.”[1] Recently a new wave of mission historiography has emerged that both corrects hagiographic depictions of missionary work and challenges the “imperialist” interpretation as limited to the extent that it oversimplifies complex cultural exchanges and ignores native Christians’ demonstrated agency to embrace, redefine, and reproduce.[2] Other recent scholarship has demonstrated the phenomenon of “glocalization,” meaning the way in which the spread of global organizations, culture, and modes of living generates both homogeneity and heterogeneity.[3] The mission project occurred at the margins of geographic regions and cultural domains. This liminal, shifting space was the site of experimentation and creative innovation for both missionaries and their native hosts.


This symposium will bring together scholars of Christianity in a variety of disciplines to examine the cultural dynamics of the interaction between native peoples and transplanted Christian churches in the Pacific region. Historically, missionary movements from the London Missionary Society to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have worked to establish local congregations in Pacific countries such as China, Japan, Samoa, Tonga, and New Zealand since the mid-nineteenth century. The founding of these local congregations dovetailed with the expansion of Western colonial influence in the Pacific, and links between local Pacific congregations and central ecclesiastical institutions overseas still persist. In this sense foreign institutions have indeed exerted a hegemonic influence within Christian outposts in the Pacific. At the same time, throughout generations of living, doing, and creating religion at the local level, native Christians within the Pacific region have inhabited Christianity as their native idiom. Foreign organizational habits and cultural structures have always been and continue to be enfolded within native ways of acting and understanding, a two-way process of engagement that has also transformed central administrative approaches. This dynamic tension between centralized and localized religious culture creates forms of lived religion both distinctively rooted in native culture and intimately linked to wider transnational networks of Christian communities, personalities, texts, and symbols.


[1] William R. Hutchinson, “A Moral Equivalent for Imperialism: Americans and the Promotion of ‘Christian Civilization’, 1880-1920,” in Hutchinson and Torben Christensen, eds., Missionary Ideologies in the Imperialist Era: 1880-1920 (Aarhus, Denmark: Christensens Bogotrykkeri, 1982), 174; Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., “The Missionary Enterprise and Theories of Imperialism,” in The Missionary Enterprise in China and America, ed. John K. Fairbank (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1974), 363.

[2] Ryan Dunch, “Beyond Cultural Imperialism: Cultural Theory, Christian Missions, and Global Modernity,” History and Theory 41 (October 2002), 301-325.

[3] Roland Robertson, “Glocalization: Time-Space and Homogeneity-Heterogeneity,” in Mike Featherstone & Scott Lash & Roland Robertson, eds., Global Modernities, SAGE Publications Ltd, 1995.

University of Michigan Medieval and Early Modern Graduate Student Conference


The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan
invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference,
"Body Language, Bawdy Talk: Sex and Form in Medieval and Early Modern Culture"
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 9-11, 2017.

With keynote lectures by:

Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern) and
Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA)

And panel responses from the medieval
and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan.

Our knowledge about premodern bodies is mediated by cultural production and historical distance. We see (and don’t see) sex in pornographic images, libertine literature, and court records; we encounter racialized bodies through anatomy tracts, maps, and travel narratives; we come into contact with historical bodies through reliquaries, medieval manuscripts, and performance. But although we can’t fully recover what lies beyond or beneath these intervening forms, we can find both pleasure and knowledge in the traces of the archive. Jeffrey Masten, for one, approaching this problem in early modern English print culture, argues that “comprehension of sex will require philology.” Similarly, Zrinka Stahuljak looks to language for knowledge about sex in her book Bloodless Genealogies, reading genealogical filiation in medieval French romance as primarily a linguistic phenomenon.

    Following the lead of these and other scholars, this conference is an opportunity to consider how thinking about embodiment through form, language, visual art, and material objects might open new avenues for understanding both cultural production and historical experience. Sex and sexuality, while inseparable from language and form, also cannot be understood without inquiry into the historical construction of race, gender, disability, and embodiment, all of which we hope to attend to. In addition, one panel, to be co-sponsored by the University of Michigan's Religion in the Premodern Atlantic Workshop, will focus specifically on the intersections of sex, bodies, and form with premodern religion.
    We invite fifteen-minute presentations on a medieval or early modern topic by graduate students in any discipline that think productively across two or more of these categories:

  • Gender, race, and sexuality
  • Language and form
  • Sex, desire, and eroticism
  • Art, literature, and representation
  • Performance and gesture
  • Production and reproduction
  • Visuality, materiality, and textuality
  • Disability and embodiment
  • Animals, nature, and ecologies
  • Violence, illness, and death
  • Religion, faith, and ecstasy
  • Travel, globalism and colonialism
  • Pain, pleasure, and affect
  • Aesthetics, historiography, and method
  • State formation and jurisprudence

Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Margo Kolenda ( by December 15, 2016.

Special thanks to our cosponsors: Forum for Research in Medieval Studies, Drama Interest Group, European History Workshop, Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the Religion in the Premodern Atlantic Workshop.

CYT Summer Writing Employment Opportunity

Summer Employment Opportunities Teaching Critical and Creative Writing

CTY offers academically rigorous programs for advanced learners in elementary, middle, and high school. We seek highly motivated and well-qualified candidates to lead our writing workshop courses.

Our instructional staff

  • Lead small classes of 12-15 bright students
  • Enjoy many opportunities for professional development
  • Earn competitive salaries, plus room and board at residential sites

Instructors design curriculum and teach a three week course at a day or residential site


Teaching Assistants support classroom instruction at residential sites



Program Assistants support classroom instruction and facilitate the activities program at day sites


Strong candidates

  • Have significant independent teaching experience.
  • Are active writers.
  • Hold advanced degrees in creative writing, composition and rhetoric, or literature.
  • Earn $2400-3000 per session based upon education and experience.
  • Receive room and board on campus at residential sites.

Strong candidates

  • Have advanced undergraduate or graduate coursework in creative writing, composition and rhetoric, or literature
  • Are active writers.
  • Have worked successfully with young people.
  • Earn $1200 per session plus room and board on campus.



Strong candidates

  • Have worked successfully with young children.
  • Are active writers.
  • Have strong academic records.
  • Live near day sites.
  • Earn $1200 per session.





Our residential sites are located in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Hong Kong.


Our day sites for grades 2-6 are located in the Baltimore and Washington DC areas; New York City; Los Angeles, San Diego and San Mateo, California; and Hong Kong.

When? Session 1: June 25–July 14; Session 2: July 16–August 4

More information




Kingsley and Kate Tufts Blogger in residence

Join the literary conversation!

Apply now to be Spring 2017 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Blogger-in-Residence.

  • Meet distinguished poets, including Kngsley and Kate Tufts poetry winners and current Tufts judges
  • Attend exclusive local literary events
  • Add you voice to the global and local literary conversation
  • Build your resume
  • Get paid to write

Interested applicants should visit the blog to read posts by current and past Bloggers-in-Residence:

  • To apply, please send an email with a letter of interest (including 2-3 ideas for potential blog posts you'd like to write), a resume or c.v., and a short writing sample to
  • This position is for Spring semester 2017, renewable for an additional semester. Payment is per-post.
  • Application deadline is January 13, 2017, or until position is filled.

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Wendy Martin publishes new book

Congratulations to Professor Wendy Martin and Cecelia Tichi (Vandebilt University) on the publication of thier new book, The Gilded Age and Progressive Era  in the Historical Explorations of Literature Series, ABC-CLIO, 2016.



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Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is accepting applications for its 2017 program in Washington, DC. SIMA is a graduate student training program in museum research methods offered through the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's Institution's National Museum of Natural History. 


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CFP | UCLA Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Conference

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Critiquing the Canon


January 21st, 2017



Keynote Speaker: Peter K.J. Park (University of Texas at Dallas)


Call for Papers (Deadline: December 16th, 2016):


The UCLA chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) invites submissions of papers addressing the topic of the philosophical canon. In recent years, attention has been drawn to the exclusionary practices resulting in the ``core'' works of philosophy---those texts most often examined within academic debates and university curricula. We aim to facilitate a critical discussion of these practices.


Anonymized abstracts of 500 words or less should be emailed to <> by December 16th, 2016. Submissions should be accompanied by a separate cover sheet including the author's name, affiliation, and contact information. Decisions will be announced by January 1st, 2017. Allotted presentation time for speakers will be 30 minutes.


Both historical and theoretical papers are welcome. Possible areas of exploration include:


- Historiographical investigations into the formation of the philosophical canon

- Modern attempts at canon reorganization

- Women or people of color in the history of philosophy

- Philosophies of race, gender, or disability

- Philosophies of racism, sexism, or ableism

- Institutionalized discrimination within academic philosophy today


The conference will also include a roundtable discussion on pedagogy, which will be organized around the question of how we can respond as teachers to the content of our syllabi. All conference attendees are invited to participate.


For more information, please contact the conference organizers at <>.





Summer 2017 issue, Oxford Research in English postgraduate journal

Call for Papers

Oxford Research in English, Issue 5: Brevity

“Since brevity is the soul of wit…” – Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2

“Short Talk on Brevity… try to leave the skin quickly, like an alcohol rub. An example, from Emily Tennyson’s grandmother, her complete diary entry for the day of her wedding, 20 May 1765: ‘Finished Antigone, married Bishop.’” – Anne Carson

Perhaps Polonius and Emily Tennyson’s grandmother were ahead of their time. In the twenty-first century, we can now choose to express our political opinions in 140 characters, express emotion in emoji, and finish our thoughts with a TL;DR. The literary context of ‘brevity’ spans across centuries, cultures and artistic forms, emerging in styles such as short stories and aphorisms, and ranging from the texts of the late Middle Ages to auspices of contemporary poetry.  Whether found in the incisiveness of Anne Carson or the pith of Alexander Pope’s epigrams, economy of language is often prized in texts and academic work; whether or not that superiority is merited is, of course, up for debate.

The term ‘brevity’ also brings about various material interpretations—abbreviations and abridgements, for example. We can consider the consequences for the reader when a writer abridges narrative, paraphrases the work of another, or condenses their own language, as well as the physical marks of abbreviation on the page condition. Alternatively, we can consider texts and forms that are naturally short—such as Basho’s preternaturally tweetable haikus and the hermeticism of Symbolist poetry—as well as texts that are exceptionally long—Richardson’s Clarissa, for example—to consider the comparative value of brevity and length. In the end, the age-old question rises once more: ‘does size really matter’?

The implications of concision are endless (ironically enough), and this issue seeks to explore these different interpretations of brevity, welcoming papers investigating, but not limited to, any of the following topics:

  • Abridged texts, paraphrases, simplifications or summaries
  • The forms that brevity can naturally take: haikus, parables, sonnets and sketches
  • Rhetoric and style
  • Editing, collaboration, (self-)censorship
  • Staging, sound, metre, time
  • Abbreviation in the material text: signs, effacement/defacement, eyeskips and misprints
  • Witticisms, aphorisms, clichés
  • Advertisement: titles, blurbs, posters, chapter headings
  • Linguistic change: semiotics, texts and tweets, artificial languages

Oxford Research in English (ORE) is an online journal for postgraduate and early career scholars in English, Film Studies, Creative Writing, and related disciplines. All submissions are peer-reviewed by current graduate students at the University of Oxford. The journal is currently seeking papers of 5-8,000 words for its fifth issue, to be released in 2017. Please submit papers for consideration to by the deadline of 1 February 2017.

Papers should be formatted according to the journal’s house style, details of which can be found on our website:

Please direct all questions to

Religion Instructors Needed at Fullerton College

Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA is looking for several instructors to teach either a World Religions or Asian Religions (focusing on Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism) course next semester (January 29 -May 27, 2017).  The minimum requirement for this position is a Masters degree in Religious Studies and a desired qualification would be previous teaching experience at the community college or university level. 

If you feel that you have the academic/teaching background to teach either of these courses (which are scheduled for M/W or T/TH) please contact Bruce Hanson at  Please be sure to include a brief description of why you feel that you would be able to successfully teach one or both of these courses and attach your current CV.

Summer Courses | Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies

  • By cgusah
  • On Friday, November 11, 2016

Summer graduate-level courses in American Maritime History are offered at Mystic Seaport, America’s largest maritime museum. Munson Institute courses are available for transferable academic credit through the University of Connecticut.

The tall ships, historic buildings, and scenic waterfront of Mystic Seaport will be the campus for both a survey course and a seminar from 26 June through 4 August, 2016.

Faculty members will also lead students on field seminars to historic New London CT; the whaling village of Stonington, CT; and colonial Newport, RI. Students will also cruise Long Island Sound aboard UConn’s R/V Oceanology II.

Students are welcomed to investigate the origins of transnational interaction and cultural exchange, when seafaring was the link between distant peoples. Classes are taught by leading experts from a variety of fields, including gender, race and ethnicity, diplomacy, the Atlantic World, navies, ocean sciences, marine archeology, the environment, and lakes and rivers.

Faculty Members include award winning scholars: Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota; Helen Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut; John Hattendorf, Naval War College; and leaders in environmental history Christine Keiner RIT, Christopher Pastore, SUNY Albany; and Bancroft Prize winner W. Jeffrey Bolster of UNH.

The interaction among institute participants, faculty and guest speakers continues under informal circumstances during the late afternoon and evening get-togethers. All matriculated graduate students and recommended upper level undergraduates are eligible for admission. Housing located at Mystic Seaport. Financial aid is available.


Phone: 860 572 0711, ext. 5089

Munson Institute, Mystic Seaport, Box 6000 Mystic, Ct 06355-0990

Summer graduate courses in maritime history 2016

CFP | Significations Graduate Conference at CSULA

The English Graduate Student Association at California State University, Los Angeles is delighted to announce its annual graduate studies conference: Significations on May 5, 2017 at the CSULA campus. The theme for this year’s conference is “Liminalities: Metamorphosis & Chaos,” and we welcome graduate student work that explores various fields of inquiry including literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences and visual & performing arts.


Students are encouraged to submit their papers for conference consideration by January 15, 2017.


Call for papers

Mentors and Tutors Needed at Fullerton College

Fullerton College's Basic Skills Initiative is offering two unique
opportunities in spring 2017 to graduate and undergraduate students at
your university:

1. The Graduate Student Mentorship Program (GSM) is open to current
graduate students in the following disciplines: English, math, reading,
ESL/TESOL, anthropology, political science, ethnic studies, and
geography. This unique program serves a dual purpose: to give graduate
students the opportunity to gain valuable community college classroom
teaching experience before they enter the job market, and to support the
success of basic skills students enrolled in our courses. Please see the
attached GSM application for more information. The deadline to apply is
Nov 7, 2016.

2. The Entering Scholars Program (ESP) is hiring both undergraduate and
graduate students that are interested in tutoring first-year students in
English and reading courses. Tutors are hired to work with a specific
class and instructor for an entire semester. Please see the attached ESP
application for more information. The deadline to apply is Oct 14, 2016.

Since both opportunities are paid positions, students
cannot receive course credit if hired.


Esp si tutor application spring 2017esp-si-tutor-application-spring-2017.doc (64.5 KB)Gsm application spring 2017gsm-application-spring-2017.doc (67 KB)

Religion alumna, Jacqueline Hidalgo, publishes first book

Jacqueline Hidalgo, Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion at Williams College, has published her first book, Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement. Jacqueline graduated from the Religion PhD program at CGU in 2010.  Her areas of expertise are: U.S. Latina/o Religions, Religion and Culture, Scriptures and Communities, Utopias and Utopianism, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion, and Apocalypticism.

Intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute

The intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute will gain hands-on experience with the Getty’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; rare photographs; audiovisual materials; art multiples; and an extensive Photo Archive documenting Western art. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, and Latin American art. The two primary responsibilities of the graduate intern will be to process and catalog special collections materials. Specific assignments depend on the intern’s area of specialization, but tasks may include writing finding aids, maintaining processing plans, creating collection-level and item-level catalog records, writing blog posts, and creating metadata for digital assets. The intern may work on an independent project and may also participate in team-based processing.


Research Assistant Wanted as Independent Contractor

Research Assistant Wanted as Independent Contractor

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. (2) Endnotes
composed from these bibliographical references which are applicable only to
1. Prior experience with using Chicago Manual of Style Online 16th Edition
( and/or know where you can use
a hardy copy of their manual.
2. Prior experience with or other online format for bibliography.
3. Respect for and interested in details.
$12.50 per hour.

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 1978. My intent is to correctly include all
related and diverse types of references. I am planning to publish.
Margie Kerstine', 909-542-9063 (land line)