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CFP (Updated Deadline): Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times (journal issue; 4.1.16)

Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

Updated deadline: April 1, 2016

The 2005 MELUS special issue “Pedagogy, Praxis, and Politics” raised a number of questions about the theoretical implications of pedagogical practices in the multi-ethnic literature classroom. From the state of the field in the academy, debates over the canon, to challenges teachers face in various institutional and political contexts, the essays called into question the assumption that pedagogical praxis is divorced from theory. Building on this foundational special issue on pedagogy, as well as recent MELUS panels, roundtables, and conversations on critical pedagogy, this special issue extends these conversations over the last decade to address theoretical, historical, and practical concerns in the teaching of U.S. multi-ethnic literatures. (more…)

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Research Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) (University of Pittsburgh)

Pending budgetary approval, the newly created Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the new position Research Assistant Professor/Assistant Director. The position is a renewable, full-time non-tenure-stream appointment with the opportunity for promotion.  The contract term will begin as soon as April 1, 2016.

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Assistant Teaching Professor in Core Literature (Wake Forest University)

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’S Department of English is seeking a permanent, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor. Applicants should have a commitment to high-quality teaching of literature at the introductory level, with an ABD or PHD in English. Preference for specialist in American literature. This position includes funds for travel and research, and the opportunity for a long-term career path with the University. Teaching load is 3/3; most courses will be instructor-designed sections of 100-level literature.  Salary is competitive.  Positions begin July 1, 2016.  Initial interviews will be conducted remotely by Skype or WebEx.

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Assistant Professor-Ethnic Literatures (University of Arkansas at Little Rock )

English: The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latina/o literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and other courses as assigned, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses.

2016 First Book Institute

The 2016 First Book Institute

June 5-11, 2016

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

The stakes of successful publishing by early career professors are more urgent than ever given the current state of higher education promotion and publishing.  Responding to a glaring need in the field, the First Book Institute features workshops and presentations led by institute faculty aimed at assisting participants in transforming their book projects into ones that promise to make the most significant impact possible on the field and thus land them a publishing contract with a top university press.  Eight successful applicants will be awarded $1500 stipends to defray the costs of travel and lodging.  (more…)

Fellowships: 2016 James P. Danky Fellowship

2016 James P. Danky Fellowship

Applications are due May 1. 

In honor of James P. Danky’s long service to print culture scholarship, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual short-term research fellowship (http://www.slis.wisc.edu/chpcdanky.htm). (more…)

Assistant Professor in Ethnic Literatures (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

English: The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latina/o literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and other courses as assigned, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses. Desired secondary emphases include post-colonial and Anglophone literatures, literary theory, or film studies.