CFP: Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015 panel)
How do “actual” and fictional diaries challenge conventional notions of authorship, audience, reception, plot? Diverse literary traditions, time periods, genres welcome.
250 word abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014 to Desiree Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP: Edith Wharton and Sex (MLA; Deadline 3.15.14)
Wharton and Sex
Allied Organization: Edith Wharton Society
How does Wharton engage with sex? Presentations might consider the following: sexuality repressed or suffused; sex queer, illicit, adulterous, illegitimate, or incestuous; and/or sexology. 250-word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2014; Emily Orlando (email@example.com). Posted 16 January 2014.
Updated Call for Papers: Great Excursions: Travel and the Antebellum Literary Imagination
A symposium sponsored by the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
Deadline for Proposals Extended to Feb. 21
Hilton St. Louis Downtown, St. Louis, MO
June 5-8, 2014
In honor of Sedgwick’s 225th birthday and her 1854 Midwestern trip (the farthest west she ever traveled), the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society will convene its 7th symposium in St. Louis, featuring plenary speakers Melissa Homestead, Professor of English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kate Culkin, Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College.
The Society invites proposals that consider the work of Sedgwick or her close contemporaries through the lens of the “excursion” broadly construed—literal or imaginary or stylistic “travel” away from, toward, or through any of topics addressed in her “Great Excursion to the Falls of St. Anthony” sketch or other works. (more…)
Call for Papers: Food and Utopia
Utopian Studies, the interdisciplinary journal of the Society for Utopian Studies, seeks essays for a special issue on utopian foodways, broadly conceived. Essays which employ or revise theories of utopia and/or food practices of the last decade are especially welcome.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Food in intentional communities: production, preparation, consumption, clean up, and/or disposal
- Food practices in literary works
- Food author studies (e.g. Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver)
- School gardens
- Food and waste: alternative production, consumption, and/or disposal
- Urban food production: allotments, rooftop gardens, aviary and apiary practices
- Utopian/dystopian diets: whole foods, slow foods, raw foods, supplements, GMOs, heirlooms
- NGOs and global food concerns
Essays should be no more than 7000 words, inclusive of citations according to Chicago Manual of Style, and submitted by April 30, 2014, to each of the special issue editors: Etta Madden, Professor of English, Missouri State University, firstname.lastname@example.org; Timothy Miller, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Kansas, email@example.com; and Lyman Tower Sargent, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, St. Louis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Posting: Assistant Professor of English – English Education at Washington State University (Deadline: 2.26.14)
Assistant Professor of English – English Education
The Department of English at Washington State University in Pullman, WA seeks a full-time, permanent, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in English Education, starting August 2014. A Carnegie RU/VH university, WSU has one of the largest and most distinctive teacher preparation programs in the state. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2014, in English, English education, Education, or closely related field; teaching record in secondary schools and at undergraduate level; and a promising and/or proven research agenda.
The department welcomes applications from beginning professors through early career associates; however, any appointment will be made at the assistant professor rank. Candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: young adult literature and literacy; critical literacy and rhetorics; cultural rhetorics; multimodal reading and composing; visual literacy and rhetorics; socially conscious pedagogies; online pedagogies including the use of electronic portfolios, collaborative spaces, and/or social media; assessment.
Faculty in the Department of English currently teach a 2-2 load of undergraduate and graduate courses, and additional course releases are available in pre-tenure years. The department and university provide generous support for research and conference travel, including competitive academic year and summer fellowships.
Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications (Cover Letter), a current comprehensive vita (Curriculum Vitae), a maximum 20-25 page sample of scholarly work (Writing Sample), and three letters of reference to wsujobs.com/hr. Screening will begin February 26, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer.
ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.D.s
ACLS invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place 20 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance.
- Stipend: $65,000 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow
- Tenure: Two years; start date in mid-July or early September 2014, depending on the position
- Applications accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). The system will open onJanuary 22, 2014. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
- Application deadline: March 19, 2014, 6pm EDT
- Notification of application status will occur by email starting May 2013.
We are happy to confirm the dates of the 2015 conference: Nov 4-8, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel where several of our previous conferences have been held. We have negotiated a rate of $179.00 a night. Please save the date and make the conference part of your plans.
We look forward to another stimulating and exciting conference. News on the keynote, the conference theme, and the cfp will be posted in the coming months.
With thanks and best wishes