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Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor in pre-1865 American Literature w/emphasis in multiethnic literatures and global perspectives, Valdosta State University

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor

The English Department seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor. This is an academic, tenure-earning faculty position beginning August 1, 2018. All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a standard 4/4 load per academic year; conducting research leading to publication; and service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required qualifications include a PhD in English with a specialization in pre-1865 American literature; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship; and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to those applicants with subspecialties in multi-ethnic American literatures (Native American,

African American, and/or ethnic literature of the Americas) and global perspectives (transatlantic, transnational, and/or hemispheric), as well as teaching experiences in composition and world literature.

The thirty full-time faculty members in the Department of English offer courses leading to a

BA in English, a residential MA in English, and an online MA in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers. Our department includes a track in literature and letters, allowing students to focus on literature or creative writing, and a track in journalism, allowing students to explore newswriting, magazine writing, or editing. We produce a campus newspaper, a magazine, a literary magazine, and an undergraduate research journal. Our faculty often win awards at the college and university level for excellence in teaching, service, and research.

Valdosta State University is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 11,350. Valdosta is a city of approximately 60,000 located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit http:// www.valdosta.edu and for more information about the community visit http://www. valdostachamber.com.

Online application is required. To apply visit https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/ postings/14999. Deadline for application is November 30, 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Donna N. Sewell, via email dsewell@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5946. Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

 

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CFP: Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic (Deadline Extended: 12.01.2017)

***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic

21-22 June 2018

Dublin, Ireland

The Transatlantic Women 3 conference invites scholars representing various countries and disciplines to present on any topic related to nineteenth-century transatlantic women but are especially interested in those dealing with women of the Irish-American nexus. Some of the key concepts include race, stereotypes, assimilation, immigrant reality; conceptualization of space, distance, and identity; movement, and memory—historical and personal. Please see the full CFP here:

https://cmsedgwicksociety.org/2017/05/07/cfp-transatlantic-women-3-women-of-the-green-atlantic-deadline-11-01-2017/.

In response to various requests, we are extending the deadline for abstracts to 1 December 2017. Send 250 word abstracts and short bios to transatlanticwomen3@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.

Transatlantic Women 3 Program Committee and Conference Organizers

CFP: Margaret Fuller Society at ALA (Deadline 01.15.2018)

The Margaret Fuller Society

invites proposals for two panels

at the American Literature Association Conference

San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018

 

Margaret Fuller: In the Classroom and Beyond.  We invite submissions that address teaching Fuller in any academic context or in venues outside of the traditional classroom. Margaret Fuller: Out of New England

We invite submissions that address such topics as:

–Fuller and the West

–Fuller and the East

–Fuller and regionalism

–Fuller and New York/Paris/Rome

–Fuller and transnationalism or cosmopolitanism

–Fuller and translation

 

 

We especially welcome proposals that approach Fuller along with other writers.

Please send a one-page proposal to Charlene Avallone avallone000@gmail.com by 15 January 2018.

CFP: Digital Americanists Society at ALA 2018 (Deadline 1.15.2018)

The Digital Americanists Society solicits abstracts (c. 250 words) for papers to be included in the Society’s pre-arranged session at the 2018 American Literature Association Conference (San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018).

We are especially interested in submissions focusing on data-sets, texts, archives, tools or projects/methodologies that deal with intersections of gender, race, sexuality, nationality, and/or disability in literature and digital work. Submissions focusing on texts from any period of American literature are welcome.

In keeping with the Digital Americanists’ commitment to a broad understanding of American literature, culture, digital media, and computational methods, we are pleased to consider submissions that address any facet of the relationship between those terms or that question the terms themselves. Submissions from early-career scholars and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 15, 2018. Send abstracts or questions by email to digitalamericanists@gmail.com. For more information about the Digital Americanists Society, see http://digitalamericanists.org. For information about the ALA and the 2018 conference, see http://americanliteratureassociation.org.

CFP: Feminist Modernist Studies Digital Humanities Cluster (Deadline 3.15.2018)

Feminist Modernist Studies Digital Humanities Cluster

Essays are invited for a peer reviewed cluster for the second issue of the journal Feminist Modernist Studies considering how our understanding of modernism and gender has changed with the rise of digital technologies that have altered the ways we read, research, and teach. Over the past decade, modernist studies has seen the development of a wide range of projects interpreting the work of women writers, from targeted initiatives such as Woolf OnlineMina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde, and The Marianne Moore Digital Archive to broader resources, such as ModNets and the Modernist Archives Publishing Project. How have these new platforms for research transformed feminist modernist studies and what might the digital humanities offer feminist modernist scholarship?

Conversely, what might feminist modernism offer the digital humanities? What do or could feminist modernist digital practices look like, particularly in light of recent critical interventions like Miriam Posner, Lauren F. Klein, and Catherine D’Igazio’s treatment of “Data as Media” and “Feminist Data Visualization”? Contributors might address how digital archives, tools, projects, or methods can engage such concepts as global modernisms, media ecologies, intersectionality, the Anthropocene, disability studies, and material culture. What impact can pedagogical experiments addressing these (and related) topics have on broader conceptions of the digital humanities in the wake of publications like Claire Battershill and Shawna Ross’s Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom and Adam Hammond’s Literature in the Digital Age?

Please send 4,500-word essays in Chicago style by March 15, 2018 to Amanda Golden, agolde01@nyit.edu.

https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2017/10/17/feminist-modernist-studies-digital-humanities-cluster

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor of English, Postcolonial Literature and Digital Humanities, Wilkes University

Wilkes University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Postcolonial Literature and Digital Humanities beginning August 2018.  A doctorate in one of the above areas of English completed by August 2018 is expected.       
              
The successful candidate will teach twelve hours per semester, including composition, introductory literature, and upper-division courses in the specialization.  A strong record of college-level teaching experience and evidence of scholarly promise are required.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 
Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,420 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,000 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.
 
Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.
 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference by November 30th, 2017 to the following:https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/pages/jobshome/.  Interviews will be conducted at the 2018 MLA conference in New York.  Alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who are unable to attend MLA.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor (Global Literatures, Spring 2018) Stockton University

Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor (Global Literatures, Spring 2018) Stockton University: https://stockton.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1401&job=visiting-assistant-professor-of-literature

Stockton University seeks applications for a Spring Term 2018 full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position (one semester replacement) in Global Literatures of any period with a specialization in comparative studies of literatures structured or informed by colonial and imperial relations.

We encourage applications from candidates with interests in colonialism, imperialism, anti-colonial and anti-imperial resistance, their corresponding literary genres and cultural media.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching load is three four-hour courses.
  • Teach two literature courses in their area of specialization.
  • Teach one course focused on culture and representation in the University’s General Studies program.
  • All Stockton faculty members are expected to demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Qualifications:

    Ph.D. or ABD status in English, Comparative Literature, or related field at time of appointment required.

    ABD candidates are encouraged to apply