Congratulations! KEYA GANGULY has been awarded SABBATICAL LEAVE WITH SUPPLEMENT for Calendar Year 2015!
The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2014 (08/25/2014). As a theoretically-oriented, comparatist, interdisciplinary department whose research and teaching span word/image/sound, we seek scholars with specific training in, and who work across, two or more of these three areas.
Ideal candidates will be scholars in Film and Media Studies who are forging innovative and productive connections with other disciplines. Preferably, they will have demonstrable and specific expertise - engaging a global perspective yet anchored within a particular historical and material context - in one or more of the three following areas:
a) histories and theories of technology and media broadly defined (including networks and networked media)
b) histories and theories of the nexus between the moving image and sound/music/word
c) histories and theories of non-Western (especially African and East Asian) cinemas and media
In addition to courses in her or his area of expertise, the successful candidate will be expected to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in the theory, history, and analysis of the moving image. Knowledge of the intellectual and disciplinary genealogies of Comparative Literature is highly desirable. Fluency, near fluency, or high proficiency in one or more modern languages other than English is required.
For a full description and to submit an application, vist https://employment.umn.edu (use requisition number 187844). DEADLINE EXTENDED : All completed applications must be submitted by December 13th, 2013.
Congratulations to Dag Yngvesson who has been awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship.
Dissertation Project: "Indonesian Cinema: Rethinking Modernity on Screen"
Read theMN Daily article about the SCMC program is written by our CSCL department chair, Cesare Casarino. The article is a response to an editorial & article that was published a few weeks ago about the UofM's film studies program.
I am delighted to announce that Professor Shaden Tageldin is our new Director of Graduate Studies!
Following a faculty vote in support of her candidacy, Shaden was recommended to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for the position of Director of Graduate Studies in our department--and now the Dean has formalized her appointment.
Please, join me in congratulating Shaden, in thanking her for accepting to serve the department in this capacity, as well as in offering her our support and best wishes as she embarks on an undertaking that is so crucial to the life of our department.
Professor and Chair
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
I'm writing to announce that Cesare Casarino has now formally accepted the position as Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.
Congratulations and thanks are both in order for Cesare. We look forward with gratitude, confidence, and anticipation, to your leadership over the next three years.
On behalf of all of us, may I offer our support and best wishes.
Congratulations to Niels Niessen who has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota for 2012-2013
Congratulations are in order!
EMILY FEDORUK has been awarded with the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship by the University of Minnesota Graduate School 2013-2014
AKSHYA SAXENA has been awarded with the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship by the University of Minnesota Graduate School 2013-2014
Best wishes for a rewarding and productive fellowship!
A congratulations is in order to CSCL Major Matthew Laska who has been awarded a Selmer Birkelo Scholarship by the College of Liberal Arts.
Congratulations are in order!
Andrea Gyenge has been awarded a Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship by the Center for German and East European Studies
Marla Zubel has been awarded a Summer Research Fellowship by the Center for Austrian Studies
Best wishes for a rewarding and productive fellowship tenure!
Jenell Johnson (B.A., CSCL 1999) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses on the rhetoric of science and medicine, rhetorical theory, disability studies, and posthumanism. Jenell's research interests concern the intersection of science, medicine, and the broader culture. Her book American Lobotomy: A Rhetorical History (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming) explores the role that popular representations of lobotomy had on the development, decline, and resurgence of psychosurgery in the United States. Her co-edited essay collection The Neuroscientific Turn: Transdisciplinarity in the Age of the Brain (University of Michigan Press, 2012), which features the work of humanists, social scientists, and neuroscientists, explores the promise and the pitfalls of the emergence of "neuro" disciplines like neurosociology, neuroanthropology, and neurohistory. She has published essays in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Medicine Studies, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and Advances in Medical Sociology. For more information on Jenell, visit her personal website here: jenelljohnson.com.
It is with great sadness and a considerable sense of loss that we convey the passing of our colleague Professor Jochen Schulte-Sasse on 12 December 2012. His loss is deeply felt by students and colleagues alike. A memorial service has been planned for Saturday, March 9 at 4:00 PM in the Macalester chapel.
Born in Salzgitter, Germany, Jochen received his Ph.D. in 1968 from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, where he would complete his Habilitiation in 1976. He first came to the University of Minnesota already in 1968-69 to teach on an exchange. In 1978 he was hired by what was then the German Department (now GSD); within a year he was promoted to full Professor. He soon was teaching for both German and the Department of Comparative Literature (now the Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, or CSCL); at one point he served as chair of Comparative Literature. For both departments, his teaching, like his scholarship, covered a wide range of subjects in German and European literary, aesthetic, and cultural theory and history: from Kant, Schiller, and German Romanticism to Lacan, poststructuralism, and the postmodern.
An internationally recognized scholar of German cultural and intellectual history, he authored seven books on literary theory and criticism, and he helped establish Minnesota as a center for innovative research in German Studies and Comparative Literature. As co-editor of the University of Minnesota Press's acclaimed series, "The Theory and History of Literature," he introduced many European literary and cultural theorists to the American academy. He co-founded the journal Cultural Critique. His devotion to social justice and independent thinking endeared him to his students, who honored him with a colloquium in 2011 titled "Felix Aestheticus," the happy aesthetic practitioner.
He will be sorely missed by his colleagues at the University of Minnesota and by generations of students he taught and mentored.
A memorial service has been planned for Saturday, March 9 at 4:00 PM in the Macalester chapel.
Contributions to the the Jochen Schulte-Sasse Fellowship in German Studies may go to the University of Minnesota Foundation, C-M 3854, P.O. Box 70870, St. Paul, MN 55170. More information: http://www.giving.umn.edu/giving_opps/outright_gifts/index.html.
Read "In Memoriam: Jochen Schulte-Sasse (1940-2012)" in The German Quarterly (PDF)
The Childhood and Youth Studies Collaborative critically looks at the socio-historical constructions of children and transitions to adulthood, child-parent relations, and modern discourses and representations of childhood and adolescence.
Organized by Kysa Hubbard, a lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and M. J. Maynes, a professor in the Department of History, the Collaborative seeks to bring a historical-cultural understanding to the study of childhood and adolescence. The universal model of childhood development obscures the reality that children's experiences of, and adult's ideas about childhood vary by culture and time, explain Maynes and Hubbard.
For further information see: http://ias.umn.edu/2012/08/26/childhood-and-youth/