The workshop on career prospects for American Studies PhD's inside and outside of the academy is this Monday, May 3, 2010 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m in Scott Hall room 4. Workshop participants include David Karjanen, Anne Phibbs (Director of the UMN GLBTA Programs Office) and DGS Kevin Murphy.
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Dr. David Noble will present to The Institute of Theological And Interdisciplinary Studies on May 7, 2010 at Macalester College at 7:30 p.m. The announced topic of the evening is: The Dangerous Orthodoxy of Two Worlds. This event is free and open to the public.
The Center for Writing and the Graduate School are co-sponsoring a 3-week on-campus Dissertation Retreat from May 25-June 10, 2010. Students are encouraged to apply for one of 12 seats in the retreat, which is a free opportunity for concentrated writing time in a supportive group setting. Application deadline: May 10, 2010.
Spring 2010 Instructors: The policy for submitting grades has changed. Now all grades are due 72 hours after the last date of finals (previously 72 hours after your scheduled final). This means the deadline for submitting grades is May 19th. Next week we will provide more information about grade submission.
Please join Crossings for their final event of the semester, Cartographies of Power, on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 featuring American Studies graduate students Susie Hatmaker and Waleed Mahdi. This event will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in 105 Scott Hall.
WRIT 8505, "Professional Practice", will be taught Summer 2010 by Dr. Bernadette Longo, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. This course is open to graduate students who are completing a research report or other writing project. Graduate students in any discipline are welcome in this class.
The Department of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder has extended the call for papers for the annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference on September 11, 2010 in Boulder, CO. Both individual and group proposals will be considered. The new extended submission deadline is June 20, 2010.
COMM 8210, "Studying Popular Culture", will be taught fall 2010 by Instructor Edward Schiappa on Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. in Ford B80. The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of the purposes, theories, and methods of scholarly criticism of popular culture artifacts and practices.
DNCE 5500/AFRO 5910, "Black Women in Cultural Production", will be taught May session 2010 by instructors Ananya Chatterjea and Rose Marie Brewer, Mondays-Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.This is a studio/lecture class investigating the his¬tory and politics of cultural production in visual and performing arts, by black women in both diasporic locations and transnationally.
ENGL 5020, "Studies in Narrative: Readings in Contemporary Fiction", will be co-taught by renowned Somali novelist, playwright, and essayist Nuruddin Farah, and Charles Sugnet for fall 2010 on Tuesdays 1:15-3:45 p.m.
On Thursday. April 22, renowned scholar George Sanchez will participate in a "Fireside Chat" discussion with Edén Torres, Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies, and SooJin Pate, member of the Comparative U.S. Race and Ethnicity Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group. Drawing from his past and present research, they will discuss methods, practices, issues, and trends in comparative race and ethnic studies. The event will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson Hall.
American Studies Professor Emeritus Gayle Graham Yates will discuss her book, Ethics for Jessica: Meditations on Living , on Tuesday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union.
The Provost's Interdisciplinary Team through the Graduate School's Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives is sponsoring the workshop "The Pedagogy and Practice of Interdisciplinary Teaching" on Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:00pm - 5:00pm in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
Congratulations to Ryan Cartwright who has been awarded a Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship at the National Museum of American History.
Please submit receipts for all April PCard purchases to date to Laura by Friday, April 30, 2010.
Congratulations to Karissa White who has been awarded a 2010 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.
To apply for a TA-ship next year, please complete the attached application (s). One is a form used to indicate your preference for assisting in the classroom, the other for teaching. To be eligible for the teaching positions you must have passed your preliminary examinations. Please feel free to contact Colleen (612-624-1871) with any questions. The deadline for the application is Friday, May 7th , 2010.
"Could he Forgive her? Gender, Agency and Criminality in 19th Century Law and Literature" will be presented by distinguished visiting lecturer Nicole Lacey, professor of criminal law and legal theory, at the London School of Economics and Political Science on April 21, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Lockart Hall room 25.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for 2011. The program is offering up to eight postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences to begin January 2011. Fellowships are for one year and renewable for an additional year. Annual stipend will be $45,000. Ph.D. required by beginning of fellowship. Application deadline: June 1, 2010.
Please join Crossings on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 featuring Pashmina Murthy presenting "The Wicked Witch of the South", demonstrating the metonymic slippage between the feminine and the marginal becoming complicated within the dynamics of a witch-hunt, where it is the "crone," upon whom the violence is visited. The event will take place in 105 Scott Hall from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
We are pleased to invite you to the 16th Annual David Noble Lecture featuring Professor Shelley Streeby, professor of literature at the University of California-San Diego. Join us for this special event being held on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7 pm at the Minnesota History Center. Professor Streeby will present the lecture "Archiving Black Transnational Modernity: Stereopticons, Scrapbooks and Social Movements." A reception will follow.
"Publishing and Paradigm Shifts". Please join this conversation on Tuesday, April 13th at 10 a.m. in the Scott Hall Commons (Rm. 105).
This is a moderated conversation between Curtis Marez, editor of American Quarterly, and Kevin Murphy, co-chair of the Radical History Review's editorial collective. The conversation will explore how journal publishing can be a mechanism for field transformation and innovation. Marez and Murphy will discuss how they have helped to maneuver American Quarterly and Radical History Review for changes in the fields of history and American Studies, in particular. The panel will also address practical matters concerning publishing for faculty and graduate students.
NOTE FROM LAURA: I've been notified by the bookstore that it is time to submit fall book orders. Please send your order to me by Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Please continue reading for the order form, bookstore ordering guidelines, and notes that help me process your order and obtain desk copies.
The Division of Academic Technologies for the CLA Office of Information Technology is taking applications for the position of Digital Content Library Fellow for 2010 for a nine or twelve month appointment. The 50% appointment includes tuition remission for fall and spring semesters. All applicants must be within their first six years of funding. Applications due: Friday, April 23, 2010 by 4:00 p.m.
CLA Office of Information Technology is taking applications for the position of Academic Technology Development Fellows for a 12 month 50%, annually renewable appointment beginning September 2010. The 50% appointment includes tuition remission and summer support, and may include tuition remission for summer courses depending upon available resources. All graduate students are welcome to apply. Applications due: Friday, April 23, 2010 by 4:00 p.m.
Please join Macalester College for the 4th Annual Civic Forum, "Civic Leadership in the Age of Obama", on April 8, 2010 from 6:30-9:40 p.m. in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public.
The University of California, Merced is accepting applications for a one year position in US History - Comparative Race and Ethnicity. They seek candidates with expertise in Chicano/a-Latino/a topics and capable of teaching in the 2010-2011 academic year. Anticipation start date is July 1, 2010. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: April 28, 2010.
HSG 8463, "Housing: Race and Class", will meet fall 2010 on Thursdays 6:15-8:45 p.m. The course looks to develop an understanding of the residential structure of the city, examine the linkages between the city's residential structure, social class and race, and examine the connections between the specific types of housing developing (public housing, gentrification) social class, and race. This course includes a field trip to Chicago.
The Fulbright Program is pleased to announce a call for papers, "Impacts: Does Academic Exchange Matter? Cultural Diplomacy, Scholarly Internationalism, and American Studies since World War II." The conference will take place on November 18-19, 2010 in Vienna, Austria. Abstract deadline: May 1, 2010.
Please join Crossings on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 featuring Kandace Creel Falcon on her feminist knowledge production, "Mestiza Methodology: Interrogating the Self as a Site of Chicana." This event will take place in Scott Hall 105 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.