Announcements : 2008 — 2009

 

May 11, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

Jose Antonio Lucero's Struggles of Voice: The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes discusses the indigenous populations in Latin America, who have achieved a remarkable level of visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. He examines these two examples in order to understand their different patterns of indigenous mobilization and to reformulate the theoretical model by which we link political representation to social change. May 12, 2009, 4:00pm, CMU 202. Reception to follow.

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents Iranian Lawyer & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi. Co-presented by UW Jessie & John Danz Lecture Series; Benaroya Hall, 7:30pm

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents "Gary Snyder, Beat Poet & Pacific Northwest Icon." Co-presented by North Cascades Institute, with Support from Elliott Bay Book Company; Benaroya Hall, 7:30pm

"Meet, Greet, Teach" Workshop: Get Out of MySpace: Innovative Technology Interdisciplinary Environmental Teaching, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 4:00-6:30pm MGH 258. Presentations include: "The Wikipedia Project: Challenging the Definition of Expert and Expanding the Boundaries of the Academic Audience"; "Get Over Powerpoint: Using YouTube for Student Presentations"; and, "Beyond Big Brother: Can Clickers Inspire Interactive Learning?" Please RSVP by emailing poe@u.washington.edu. For more information, see: depts.washington.edu/poeweb/.

SAM Word, Richard Kenney, Curator; May 14, 2009, 8-9pm. Seattle Art Museum, South Hall, Downtown. Renowned poet, Richard Kenney curates this evening of the written work inspired by SAM's current exhibitions of American art. This reading features Eric McHenry, Cody Walker, Jason Whitmarsh and Catherine Wing. With special hosts ranging from spoken word poets to literary figures, these engaging of words as art are at once intimate and engaging. Free (with museum admission) and open to the public. For information, see link below: www.seattleartmuseum.org/calendar/eventDetail.asp?eventID=16353&month=4&day=14&year=2009&sxID=&WHEN=&sxTitle

Cross-disciplinary Research Conversations. Join the 2008-09 Cross-disciplinary Conversation Award recipients and their collaborators for a discussion of their research projects in progress. Monday, May 11, 2009; 3:30pm, CMU 202. Reception to follow.

Grants and Fellowships

Rania Mahmoud, Sharmila Mukherjee, and Paige Morgan, have each received the Chester Fritz Grant for International Exchanges. The Fritz is a one-quarter fellowship for overseas study/research for graduate students in the social sciences and humanities. Congratulations to all three of our students!

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May 4, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

Ania Loomba's (English, University of Pennsylvania); "The Modernity of Race" examines how race is used as a marker to divide historical periods and geographical spaces and, conversely, how periods and places are understood in terms defined by race. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 4:00pm, CMU 120.

"Meet, Greet, Teach" Workshop: Get Out of MySpace: Innovative Technology Interdisciplinary Environmental Teaching, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 4:00-6:30pm MGH 258. Presentations include: The Wikipedia Project: Challenging the Definition of Expert and Expanding the Boundaries of the Academic Audience; Get Over Powerpoint: Using YouTube for Student Presentations; and, Beyond Big Brother: Can Clickers Inspire Interactive Learning? Please RSVP by emailing poe@u.washington.edu. For more information, see: depts.washington.edu/poeweb/.

Edward Alexander, Richard J. Dunn, and Paul Jaussen, editors of the newly published Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, will have a discussion of the lasting legacy of Professor Heilman's literary and academic pursuits. Thursday, May 7 at 5 p.m. in Allen Auditorium in Allen Library.

Robert Heilman was one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century. The collection edited by Alexander, Dunn, and Jaussen brings together over 600 literary exchanges with more than 100 correspondents, among them Saul Bellow, Kenneth Burke, Malcolm Cowley, Richard Eberhart, Charles Johnson, Bernard Malamud, and William Carlos Williams. The letters follow Heilman's career from the time he was a thirty-six-year-old member of Louisiana State University's English Department, through his tenure at the University of Washington from 1948 to 1975 during which he transformed the University into a national center for poetry, until a few years before his death in 2004.

Edward Alexander is professor emeritus of English and author of numerous books on Victorian literature and Jewish subjects. Richard J. Dunn is professor emeritus of English and author or editor of eleven books about Victorian novelists. Paul Jaussen is completing his Ph.D. in English. All are at the University of Washington. For more information on the event or Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, please contact Rachael Levay at remann@u.washington.edu or 206.221.4995.

SAM Word, Curated by Richard Kenney, May 14, 2009, 8-9pm. South Hall, Seattle Art Museum, Downtown. Renowned poet, Richard Kenney curates this evening of the written work inspired by SAM's current exhibitions of American art. This reading features Eric McHenry, Cody Walker, Jason Whitmarsh and Catherine Wing. With special hosts ranging from spoken word poets to literary figures, these engaging of words as art are at once intimate and engaging. Free (with museum admission) and open to the public. For information, see link below: www.seattleartmuseum.org/calendar/eventDetail.asp?eventID=16353&month=4&day=14&year=2009&sxID=&WHEN=&sxTitle=

Seattle Arts & Lectures' 2008-09 Series presents Naomi Shihab Nye, Palestinian American Poet & Educator. WITS Benefit Reception and dinner with Nye, May 6, 6-9:30pm, BRASA. For tickets/info: www.lectures.org

Cross-disciplinary Research Conversations. Join the 2008-09 Cross-disciplinary Conversation Award recipients and their collaborators for a discussion of their research projects in progress. Monday, May 11, 2009; 3:30pm, CMU 202. Reception to follow.

Call for Papers

"Crossing the threshold: investigating levels, domains and frameworks in language assessment." The 32nd Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) will take place from April 14-16, 2010 at the University of Cambridge, UK For information, see: www.cambridgeesol.org/LTRC2010

The Interrobang, like the punctuation mark, conveys attitude, intrigue, and excitement, and is calling for manuscripts. They are currently seeking fiction, non-fiction, and prose poetry. Submission s should be bold, fresh, and of high literary quality; no genre fiction. Only new work, which has not been previously published, can be accepted. Your name/address, and email address should appear on the first page; all other pages should have just your name. Manuscripts should be submitted with SAASE to: Ian Golding, Editor, The Interrobang, PO Box 68, Columbus, OH 43216. All entries must be postmarked by July 10, 2009. More information at www.theinterrobang.org/

Publications

Edward Alexander, Richard J. Dunn, and Paul Jaussen, editors of the newly published Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, published by the University of Washington Press (2009).
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April 27, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

Edward Alexander, Richard J. Dunn, and Paul Jaussen, editors of the newly published Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, will have a discussion of the lasting legacy of Professor Heilman's literary and academic pursuits. Thursday, May 7 at 5 p.m. in Allen Auditorium in Allen Library. Robert Heilman was one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century. The collection edited by Alexander, Dunn, and Jaussen brings together over 600 literary exchanges with more than 100 correspondents, among them Saul Bellow, Kenneth Burke, Malcolm Cowley, Richard Eberhart, Charles Johnson, Bernard Malamud, and William Carlos Williams. The letters follow Heilman's career from the time he was a thirty-six-year-old member of Louisiana State University's English Department, through his tenure at the University of Washington from 1948 to 1975 during which he transformed the University into a national center for poetry, until a few years before his death in 2004. Edward Alexander is professor emeritus of English and author of numerous books on Victorian literature and Jewish subjects. Richard J. Dunn is professor emeritus of English and author or editor of eleven books about Victorian novelists. Paul Jaussen is completing his Ph.D. in English. All are at the University of Washington. For more information on the event or Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, please contact Rachael Levay at remann@u.washington.edu or 206.221.4995.

69th Annual Indiana University Writers' Conference, Bloomington, IN, June 14-19, 2009.

Workshops, Classes, Readings, Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction. All registration materials, including applications and information on scholarships, discounts, and fees are available online, or phone. www.indiana.edu/~writecon 812-855-1877 writecon@indiana.edu.

SAM Word, Curated by Richard Kenney, May 14, 2009, 8-9pm. South Hall, Seattle Art Museum, Downtown.

Renowned poet, Richard Kenney curates two evenings of the written work inspired by SAM's current exhibitions of American art. This reading features Eric McHenry, Cody Walker, Jason Whitmarsh and Catherine Wing. With special hosts ranging from spoken word poets to literary figures, these engaging of words as art are at once intimate and engaging. Free and open to the public. www.seattleartmuseum.org/calendar/eventDetail.asp?eventID=16353&month=4&day=14&year=2009&sxID=&WHEN=&sxTitle=

"When Was Linearity? Linear Thought, Graphics, and Freedom in the Age of Knowledge Work.," by Alan Liu, English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Professor Liu lectures and gives a multi-media presentation, exploring the common assumption that our culture is shifting from print-based, linear thought to the digital principles and graphic sensibilities of non-linear movement. In the process he asks us to reconsider how we make sense of the past, the present, and the future and how we conceive the possibilities of knowing. May 7, 2009, CMU 120.

Colloquium with Alan Liu: Literature +, May 8, 2009 ~ 1:30-3:30pm CMU 202.

Faculty Publications

Edward Alexander, Richard J. Dunn, and Paul Jaussen, editors of the newly published Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, University of Washington Press, 2009.
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April 20, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

Join Edward Alexander, Richard Dunn, and Paul Jaussen for a discussion on their compilation, Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, Thursday, May 7th, at 5:00pm in the Allen Auditorium.

Karen Tongon will be giving a talk entitled "Listening to the Suburbs," Monday, April 20th, at 3:30 pm in Communications 226. This multimedia presentation weaves together stories about the suburbs, immigration, sexuality, and Pin@y relocations through pop music and critical recollection. How do the suburbs sound? How does queer make itself heard? What sounds resonate across the Pacific Rim? Hear one version of this story as Karen Tongson shares music from the block, from the parking lot, and fresh off the boat. Karen Tongson is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She will also be offering an informal colloquium on current methodologies in cultural studies from 10:00 - 11:30 am that morning. This event is sponsored by the Simpson Center, (dis)Orienting Asian American Studies, Queer Worlds, the Race/Knowledge Project, English, and Women Studies.

Whit Press and Hedgebrook present Hedgebrook Writers Launch at Town Hall, Sunday, April 26 at 7:30pm. This evening will feature three poets: Suheir Hannad, who will read from her highly anticipated new collection breaking poems (Cypher Books, 2009, being released in 2010); Ruth Forman, a poet, filmmaker, musician and student of June Jordan, is author of award winning poetry collections We are the Young Magicians and Renaissance (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize), as well as the children's book Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon. Her Hedgebrook Writers Series collection Prayers Like Shoes has just been released by Whit Press; and Uchechi Kalu, speaking of her outrage to Shell Oil in her native Nigeria, or to the personal pain of a brother lost, Uchechi's powerful voice emerges with a rare clarity and grace. Flowers Blooming Against a Bruised Gray Sky (Whit Press, 2006) is her debut collection of poems. To purchase tickets to POETRY ROCKS TOWN HALL - the launch of the Hedgebrook Writers Series, go to: www.hedgebrook.org/hedgebrookwritersseries.php

Call for Papers

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon.

Dates: October 23-24, 2009. "Understanding Superheroes" is conceived as an interdisciplinary multi-media event, held in conjunction with a simultaneous exhibition of original comic art at the UO's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. This exhibition, "Faster Than A Speeding Bullet," will feature over 150 pages of original superhero comic art from the 1940s to the present, with examples of key works by many major creators in the industry.

We invite 1-2 page proposals for 20-30 minute conference papers considering the implications of superhero fantasies for our understanding of such diverse topics as gender identity, queerness, theological yearning, and nationalist politics. We also welcome appreciative discussions of superhero comics as significant aesthetic achievements, particularly insofar as those discussions contribute to the ongoing project within contemporary Comics Studies, to map the unique conventions of the comic art form. Above all, we are interested in sophisticated, lucidly written analyses that utilize the conceptual tools and hermeneutic lenses of contemporary literary and cultural theory. Please address queries and submit proposals via email to Ben Saunders, Associate Professor, Department of English by Monday, June 30th, 2009. (Email address: ben@uoregon.edu)

Sixth International Conference On Environmental, Cultural, Economic And Social Sustainability, University Of Cuenca, Ecuador 5-7 January 2010

Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social Sustainability. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the Journal.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 14 May 2009. Future deadlines will be announced on the Conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the Conference website - www.SustainabilityConference.com/.

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April 13, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

The Modern Girl Around the World Research Group (Alys Weinbaum, Lynn Thomas, Priti Ramamurthy, Uta Poiger, Madeleine Yue Dong, and Tani Barlow) will discuss their book, The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 4:00pm in CMU 202. There will be a reception to follow.

U-Village Barnes & Noble's Intiman Front Porch Readers/Crime & Punishment on the Spotlight Stage, 2nd floor; Saturday, April 11 at 11:00am. Readers include Jacqueline B. Helfgott, Ph.D., Chair, Criminal Justice Department, Seattle University; Barbara Henry, 20th-Century Russian and Soviet Lit and Jewish Cultural Studies; Tracy Radford, Public Relations Dir., Families & Friends; and Peter Steinbrueck, UW School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Bring a friend!

U-Village Barnes and Noble Spotlight Stage, 2nd floor, Educator Reception, April 18th at 9:30am, with Coffee tasting and Scones. Special guests include Jacquelyn Iseman at 10:30; she'll be sharing her new book, School Success for kids with ADHD; at 3:00, Dr. Nancy J. Johnson, will be sharing her book, The Presence of Literature to Inspire Writing: Focusing on Poetry! Bring a friend!

Faculty Publications

Tom Lockwood's "Did Fielding Write for The Craftsman?," published in Review of English Studies, won the Bibliographical Society of America's third triennial William L. Mitchell Prize. The article's link: res.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/59/238/86 or res.oxfordjournals.org/
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February 23, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

The Humanities and the Family: A Conference, March 13-14, 2009, University of Illinois at Chicago. Based on the premise that conceptions of the family are wide-ranging and continually transforming, the conference will ask what constitutes a family, examining this question from the perspective of history, literature, laws, and ethics. Topics considered will include inheritance, marriage, work, religious and utopian communities, violence, children, the relation of the family to the community, the nation, and the state, and changing conceptions of genders and sexualities. Conference is free and open to the public. It is helpful for them to calculate attendance, so please preregister by March 6, 2009. Registration form: www.uic.edu/depts/huminst/registrationform.shtml. For more info: www.uic.edu/depts/huminst/huminst

Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, directed by Andrew Tsao, Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, 4045 University Way NE. March 1-3 (previews); play run: March 4-15, 2009. Tickets: $8-15. Online: drama.washington.edu; phone: UW Arts Ticket Office, 206-543-4880. Ask about the UW Employee Discount.

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February 2, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

"Jane Austen and Happiness" lecture by Robert Miles, Professor/Chair of the Department of English at the University of Victoria. Robert Miles follows Lionel Trilling's claim that Austen was one of our most modern writers and argues that her modernity should be at the center of any reconsideration of her Romanticism. Wednesday, February 4th, 3:30 p.m., CMU 202.

"'Truthiness' in an Age of Contamination" lecture by David Greetham (Distinguished Professor of English, Interactive Technology, and Medieval Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center) This lecture is based on the first chapter of his forthcoming book, "The Pleasures of Contamination," featuring a variety of examples from music, literature, TV, and movies to the acts of the Bush administration. February 19th, 6:00 p.m., UW Club.

The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Works-in-Progress Group will be meeting from 1:00-2:30 on Feb. 6 in CMU 202 to discuss Maria De Blassie's essay "Voluptuous Minds: Intellectual and Erotic Stimulation in Wollstonecraft's Maria, or the Wrongs of Women." The paper can be downloaded from http://depts.washington.edu/wip/schedule.html.

“Making The Most of Your UW Experience” Seminar Speaker Series, Herb Blau, (Professor, Department of English). Open to the UW Students and Faculty, MGH 206, February 10, 2009, 3:30-4:20.

Call for Papers

R. Richard Tucker Fellowship 2009; sponsored by The Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC. (see complete information at http://www.cal.org/ “Tucker Fellow” bottom right of Home Page). Write a 3-5 page letter, describing a topic you would like to research, clearly indicating how working with CAL staff and resources would facilitate your research. Include 2 letters of recommendation from professors, from your discipline; academic transcript, and writing sample. Send application materials to ptate@cal.org or Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016-1859. For further info, contact Phyllis Pointer-Tate. (202) 362-0700, ext. 568.

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January 26, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

"Juliet of the Archives: Remnants and Politics of 'True Beauty,'” C. E. McGee (St. Jerome's University; University of Waterloo). His lecture will be based on his research in the Stratford Ontario Archives. He is the author of numerous articles on Medieval and Renaissance drama in England. : Thursday, January 29th, 5:30 p.m. CMU 226 . Sponsored by the Dept. of English, the UW Textual Studies Program, and the Dept. of Comparative Literature.

Paris in the Fall, UW Department of Comparative Literature, Fall Quarter in Paris 2009, October 3-December 5, 2009. Information, application: Advising Office, Padelford B534. Email: tcoop@u.washington.edu.

PLAY: Big Love , by Charles L. Mee. Classical drama meets modern-day excess in this adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Maidens . When 50 brides flee their 50 grooms to avoid forced marriages, the battle lines of the war between the sexes erupts in total chaos. A collision of pop music, ancient myths and romance, Big Love proves that, in the end, love conquers all. Meany Studio Theater. Previews: February 1 & 3; Play run: February 4-15. For ticket and discount ticket information, go to: drama.washington.edu.

"Jane Austen and Happiness," lecture by Robert Miles (University of Victoria, BC) held in the Simpson Center for the Humanities, CMU 206, on February 4, at 3:30.

Call for Papers

The Wooden O Symposium, August 3-5, 2009, Southern Utah University, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Cedar City, Utah. Papers are accepted from academic scholars, graduate students, and aficionados. All submissions are subject to the same academic peer review process. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2009. All submissions must include: author's name, participant category (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, and aficionado), mailing address, college/university affiliation (if any), email address, day time phone. Send 250 word abstract or complete paper to: Wooden O Symposium, c/o Utah Shakespearean Festival, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, UT 84720

Grants and Fellowships

Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), School of Social Science Visiting Member Awards, 2010-2011. Theme for 2010-11: Secularism. Applications are strongly encouraged from scholars across the social sciences, whether or not their research corresponds to this theme. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application system, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications. Deadline is November 1, 2009.

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January 19, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

Junot Diaz, will be at the Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall on Feb. 24th, 7:30 pm. He is the winner of a Eugene McDermott Award, a Gugenheim Fellowship, a Lila Acheson Wallace Readers Digest Award and the Rome Prize for the American Academy of Arts and Letters, His novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. For tickets, visit lectgures.org or call 206/621-2230.

Faculty Publications

Monika Kaup, “‘¡Vaya Papaya!’ Cuban Baroque and Visual Culture in Alejo Carpentier, Ricardo Porro and Ramón Alejandro.” Published as part of an essay cluster on "The Neobaroque and the Americas" ("Theories and Methodologies") in PMLA, January 2009.

Alys Eve Weinbaum, (with Lynn M. Thomas, Priti Ramamurthy, Uta G. Poiger, Madeleine Yue Dong, and Tani Barlow), The Modern Girl Around the World Research Group: The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.

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January 12, 2009

Lectures and Conferences

American Women Writers Research Group, Northwest Region, April 11, 2009, University of Puget Sound Campus, Tacoma, WA. At the first meeting, they will discuss "firsts" for African American women writers — the first poetry, novel, and short story published by a black woman in America. Please RSVP to Lydia Fisher (lfisher@ups.edu) by April 1 if you plan to attend (and let her know if you plan to join them for dinner after the meeting). For more information, see flyer in mailroom.

Herb Blau was invited by the Beckett Society to read from his autobiography he has been working on, regarding the atmosphere in San Francisco at the time his theater did Waiting for Godot, still confounding then, when Beckett himself was hardly known. That was the production which went to two World's Fairs (Brussells & Seattle) and to San Quentin prison, with repercussions for prison drama here and abroad. The reading was held Sunday, December 28th, at the Hilton Hotel.

23rd Annual MELUS Conference, "Poetic Justice: Imagination, Empowerment, and Identity in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US" April 2-5, 2009, at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Spokane, WA. For more info, go to: webspace.ship.edu/kmlong/melus/ under the Conferences tab.

Call for Papers

11th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group, "States of Suspension," University of Florida, March 26-28, 2009. Keynote: Michael Hardt. Send abstract submissions (250 words, for a 20-minute presentation), along with a short bio and contact information, to the link below, by Jan. 21, 2009. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by Feb. 6, 2009. Call for Papers link: grove.ufl.edu/~gsg/bwwc/index.php?cf=5

Eighth International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, June 18-21, 2009. The conference theme is Margaret Cavendish and Nature. The organizing committee welcomes papers on this theme or related topics. Submit abstract of no more than 300 words to Lisa Sarasohn (LSarasohn@oregonstate.edu) by January 15, 2009.

17th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference and Seminar, SUNY, Oneonta, July 12-17, 2009. Submit your proposal (810 pages in length for a 20 minute proposal), that addresses Cooper's works and his time, and postmarked by March 30, 2009. Send to Roger W. Hecht, Assistant Professor of English, College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820. For additional information, 607/436-3033.

Grants and Fellowships

Lisa Thornhill is one of this year's recipients of the 2009 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, which recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, sponsored by The Social Science Research Council for graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepared dissertation research and funding proposals. Fellows will participate in proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2009. Full descriptions of eligibility and application requirements can be found on the DPDF website: programs.ssrc.org/dpdf. Workshops will take place on May 28-31, 2009 in New Orleans, and September 10-13, 2009 in Philadelphia. Direct all inquiries to the SSRC DPDF program staff at dpdf@ssrc.org. Application deadline is January 30, 2009, 9:00 pm EST.

Faculty Publications

Hazard Adams, (Professor Emeritus, Comparative Literature, UW), will be reading from his book, Academic Child, (McFarland & Company, 2008), on Thursday, January 15, 2009, 3:30pm in CMU 202.

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November 24, 2008

Lectures and Conferences

"After Life," Eugene Thacker, (Literature, Communication, & Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology) explores the philosophical problematic at the center of each: a rethinking of the concept of life. Today a host of phenomena-from global pandemics to climate change-reveal themselves to be complex events operating at once above and below the scale of the human being. Drawing upon the examples of networks (a technical model), swarms (a biological model), and multitudes (the political model), Monday, November 24, 2008, 4:00, Smith 205.

Awards

2009 Distinguished Teaching Awards; Excellence in Teaching Awards; S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teachings Award; and the James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities are now accepting nominations. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to write. Nominations of past candidates are welcome. Self-nominations are not accepted. Previous recipients are ineligible. For questions regarding the awards process, please call 206-616-7175 or email dta@u.washington.edu. The deadline for all submission s is Friday, December 5, 2008.

Leroy Searle has been appointed the 2008-2010 Joff Hanauer Honors Professor in Western Civilization.

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November 10, 2008

Lectures and Conferences

The National Humanities Center's Summer Institutes in Literary Studies July 5-10, 2009. Additional info/applications available at http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/siliterarystudies/. Deadline: postmarked by March 6, 2009.

Roundtable on Asian American Studies, November 13, 2008, 3:30pm Communications 226. Panelists include Chandan Reddy, Stephen Sumida, Enrique Bonus, and Moon-Ho Jung.

"Reports to the Campus Community on Initiatives from the College Writing Program," along with a presentation on Designing Effective Writing Assignments in Department Across the Curriculum, November 13, 3:30-5:30, The Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall. Speakers will include john Webster, and John c. Bean, and introduced by the College of A&S Dean Ana Mari Cauce.

Call for Papers

Renaissance Conference of Southern California, February 7, 2009. Send 400-word abstract (for a 15-minute paper) and 1-page c.v., electronically, (paste c.v. and abstract into body of message, rather than attaching it) to: Joe Gonzales, President, Liberal Studies Department, California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6868, Fullerton, CA a92834-6868. Extended deadline is December 1, 2008.

Grants and Fellowships

David B. Thorud Leadership Award is given to those candidates who are recognized as leaders among their colleagues and will be given to a faculty or staff member only once in his/her lifetime. Each reward recipient receives $2,500.00. To nominate someone for this award, send a one-page letter to the Thorud Leadership Selection Committee, Mindy Kornberg, c/o Liz Mason (emason@u.washington.edu). The deadline is Monday, December 15, 2008.

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships, 2009-2010. Offering 20 short-term; 2 long-term; and 1 Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship. All applications must be submitted via the online application process at: www.masshist.org/fapps/. Complete instructions are provided at the web site. Please have all application materials, including a cover letter, CV, and proposal statement, ready to be cut and pasted into the online forms. The proposal statement must a) describe the project, b) discuss its historiographical significance, and c) indicate the MHS collections to be consulted.

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Research Grants, 2009-10. Will offer at least 11 awards, with stipends of $5,000.00 for a minimum of eight-weeks of research at participating institutions. Candidates must visit their website at www.masshist.org/fellowships/nerfc.dfm or contact Jane Becker at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 617-646-0518, fellowship@masshist.org to receive application information. The next deadline is February 1, 2009.NERFC strongly encourages applicants to discuss their projects with the staffs of the repositories they plan to visit before submitting their proposals; online catalogs, while useful, cannot replace talking to a knowledgeable curator.

The Lakeview Review Winter 2009 Writing Competition. Manuscripts accepted online (5,000 word maximum, and a $20 reading fee for each submission) at www.lakeviewreview.com. Prizes include First place $500 and Second place $250, with publication to both; four honorable mentions will receive a handsome leather-bound writing journal. Deadline is December 31, 2008.

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October 13, 2008

Lectures and Conferences

UW Office of Admissions invites you to a college planning evening, exclusively for UW staff, faculty, and their high school children, on Tuesday, October 21st, from 6:00-7:30pm. The evening will include sessions about UW admissions, community college transfer options, international student admissions, and financial aid. Also offered, school counselor-led sessions about how best to use high school resources in college planning. UW professionals and experts from the field will conduct these sessions and be available to answer your questions. Online registration and location info are found at: http://admit.washington.edu/collegePlanningNight. Space is limited, so reserve early.

18th Romance Languages and Literatures Conference “Transnationalism, Immigration, Exile...” held in Binghamton University (SUNY)

“Coming to Terms with Cultures,” Gerry Philipsen, Professor of Communication, October 29, 2008; 3:30 to 5:00; Mary Gates Hall 241. We all live in a world not only of culture but of cultures, and in our lives we face moments when we struggle to come to terms with the cultures that surround us. In this talk, Philipsen will present a framework for how individuals can come to terms with the cultures of their life worlds. Reception following.

Call for Papers

Washington Square Journal is accepting previously unpublished poems, submissions for its’ Summer/Fall 2009 issue. The reading period is August 1 through March 15th. For submission details, go to http://www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu/object/cwp.wsr. Send submissions to: ATTN: Poetry/Fiction/International Editor, Washington Square, Creative Writing Program, NYU, 58 West 10th Street, NY, NY, 10011.

18th Romance Languages and Literatures Conference “Transnationalism, Immigration, Exile...” held in Binghamton University (SUNY). Suggestions for panels or sessions are welcome. This call for papers is an invitation for abstracts (one page). Due: 11/28/08.

Contests

Washington Square NYU’s graduate literary magazine, invites poetry and fiction submission to their 2009 Fiction and Poetry Awards. Winners (one in Fiction, one in Poetry) will receive $500.oo and publication in a forthcoming issue of Washington Square . Selected runners-up will also receive publication; all entries will receive a one-year subscription to Washington Square. For guidelines, go to http://www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu/object/cwp.wsr. Deadline 10/31/08.

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October 6, 2008

Lectures and Conferences

Counterbalance Poetry presents Silverfish Review Press poets Paul Hunter and Kurt S. Olsson at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 202, Seattle, WA, Friday October 3, 2008, 7:30pm; Cost $5, Students $3 with ID.

Call for Papers

37th Annual National Conference, Borders & Boundaries Conference, San Diego, CA April 2-4, 2009, at the Hilton Mission Valley. Keynote Speaker is Dr. Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown U). Submit 250-word abstract online at: www.ethnicstudies.org/conference.htm Plenary Session Topics include: Immigration, Environmental Justice, Borders of Gender & Sexuality. Submission deadline is October 15, 2008.

The Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States (IESUS) invites applications from UW faculty members who are engaged in or are beginning projects on ethnic issues in the United States. The deadline for applications if November 15. For more information, see the IESUS website at http://depts.washington.edu/iesus/ or direct questions to Kelly Koo via email at iesus@u.washington.edu.

Grants and Fellowships

University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Exchange, 2009 calendar. Travel and two weeks living expenses will be paid by both institutions. Submit cv and letter explaining purpose and academic value of proposed visit in a brief email to Professor Wolcher (wolcher@u). Deadline for applications is November 21, 2008. Applications and all questions concerning the program should be addressed to Professor Louis Wolcher, Law (Box 353020).

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Scholars in Residence, 2009-10. Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of six ($30,000) or twelve ($60,000) months. Fellows must devote full time to their research projects. Applications must be postmarked no later than December 1, and mailed to: Scholar-in-Residence Program, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, NY, NY 10037-1801. For additional info: www.schomburgcenter.org, or email sir@nypl.org. Application can be downloaded at: http://nypl.org/research/sc/scholars/index.html

Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships 2009-10. External Faculty, Digital Humanities (Deadline 10/15/08) and Arts Practitioner/Writer Fellowships (Deadline 12/1/08) are detailed on http://shc.stanford.edu/ (click on Fellowships). Phone (650.723.3054) or Email for questions: shc-fellowship@stanford.edu.

American Antiquarian Society Academic Fellowships. Short and long-term fellowships, 2009-10. Further information about the Society and these fellowships is available at the AAS website: www.americanantiquarian.org, or write: American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609-1634, Phone: 508.755.5221; Fax: 508.754.9069. E-mail: academicfellowships@mwa.org.

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September 29, 2008

Lectures and Conferences

"Flipping the Writer-Editor Coin," a talk by Stephen Corey, poet and editor of the Georgia Review , Tuesday, September 30, 7:30 pm, Room: Communications 202

“Publication Forum” open discussion on publishing essays, in DEN 216, Thursday October 2, 3:30-5:20

Brian Culhane (former PhD, English) will be reading from his book, The King's Question , Saturday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., at The Elliot Bay Book Company. His book, published next month by Graywolf Press, is the winner of the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award. Please join us for the reading and for drinks afterward!

Call for Papers

The Albion Review is accepting poetry, prose, and art in their publication, by emerging undergraduate talents. Deadline: November 1st. See www.albion.edu/review for details.

The 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, accepting papers for their annual conference, held May 7-10, 2009. Website: www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress, for details.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2009 is open to full-time Juniors and Seniors: 1st prize $5,000; 2nd $2,500; 3rd $1,500.00 and 2 honorable mentions $500.00 each. See flyer in mailroom or go to www.eliewieselfoundation.org for an entry form and detailed guidelines. Deadline December 19, 2008.

Grants and Fellowships

The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program is looking for 30 talented composers, lyricists and book-writers to become part of a collaborative community at the celebrated Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Applications are being accepted for the September 2009 Class. For more information, contact: musical.theatre@nyu.edu or call 212.998.1830.

American Council of Learned Societies is offering many Grants and Fellowships. See fellowships@acls.org or www.acls.org under “Fellowships and Grants”, or you can look at the “Fellowships and Grants” booklet, in the mailroom.

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