Call for Proposals: C19 Podcast Episodes
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists is pleased to announce the launch of an official C19 podcast. The podcast will be a stage for public scholarship on American literature, history, and culture that can engage an audience of C19 members, students, alt-ac professionals, researchers, teachers, librarians, enthusiasts, and the public at large. We invite proposals for individual podcast episodes. Submissions are open and will be considered on a rolling basis to accommodate for applicants’ work schedules and to allow for episode proposals in response to current or developing events. The committee will meet to evaluate the submissions three times a year. (See below for submission details)
No previous experience podcasting required. Resources and guides will be provided by the C19 Podcast Subcommittee.
We seek proposals on any topic relating to long nineteenth-century American literature, culture, and history. Episode topics might include
– Archival discoveries;
– Discussions of new books in the field, new scholarly trends, or new J19 issues;
– Appearances by granting agency officers or editors of journals or presses;
– Previews of upcoming conferences or symposia;
– Resources and/or workshops on conference proposals, writing a dissertation, or applying to a conference, or starting a new book project;
– Reports on academic activism, pedagogy, and inclusion, past and present;
– Considerations of current political, cultural, and social developments in the context of the nineteenth century;
– Discussions of pedagogical approaches
– Tips and resources for undergraduates, graduates, and/or NTT and junior faculty on navigating the academic or alt-ac landscape.
Possible formats may include narrative exposition, interviews, readings and analyses of underrepresented texts, and panel discussions. While individuals may produce episodes, we also encourage collaborative work. We invite submissions from all ranks including graduate students and non-tenure track faculty as well as collaborations between senior and junior scholars. Although the C19 Podcast Subcommittee will assign producers to help guide the technical development of episodes, applicants will be expected to produce their own audio files; any requirements for significant production assistance from the Subcommittee should be noted in the application.
Applications should include both a proposal and an appendix.
Proposals (max 300 words) should address the following:
● topic of the episode and its relevance; specific details strongly encouraged
o archival discoveries, discussions of new books, issues etc. should clearly frame their importance in relation to scholarly and cultural contexts
● the plan for adapting the topic to the podcast medium (30 min max episode) ● episode format (interview, narrative etc.) and an overview of the structure ● relevant scholarly and technical qualifications related to the subject.
Appendix (no longer than 1 page)
● list sample questions for interviews
● additional participants (if any)
● logistics in terms of access to resources, equipment, technical help
Please email applications and a CV (2 pages max) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place C19podcast along with the title of the proposal in the subject line of the email.
Questions? Contact Xine Yao, Subcommittee Chair (email@example.com).