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. Continue reading
The 2016 First Book Institute
June 5-11, 2016
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
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. Continue reading
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). Continue reading
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.