Tag Archives: July 2016

CFP: In Media Res: Intermediality and the Borders of 20th Century Culture (Princeton University)

Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2016

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In Media Res: Intermediality and the Borders of 20th Century Culture
Princeton University, October 20-22, 2016
Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized by:
Princeton University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Keynote Speaker: Cristina Vatulescu (New York University)

In Media Res is a three-day conference that will investigate the interconnections between intermediality and various modes of crossing spatial and conceptual boundaries in literature, film, performance, visual and digital media. The conference is focused on Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures covering a historical period from the 1900s to 2000s.

Starting from the 20th century, the notion of linguistic and literary translation has been extended to the vast movement of people across national and political borders, confronting different cultures, traditions, and languages on an unprecedented scale. These encounters of various geographies are paralleled by the interaction between various media. By intermediality we understand artistic, cultural, and critical configurations that bring to the fore the relationship of material to media in contemporary aesthetic production.

When geographical and media borders are crossed and redefined, the space outlined by the artist functions as a locus in which the spectator becomes aware of the existence of both medium and space as such. In response to intrusion, be it in the form of physical movement across national and geographical borders or in the shape of radical artistic experimentation, culture reacts in a number of ways. The spectrum of cultural and ideological reactions varies from the reinforcement of censorship and normalization to innovation and production of new artistic forms and experiences. It is the dynamics between transgression and appropriation, expansion and fixation, dialogue and mediation that this conference aims to explore.  Continue reading

Academic Job: Post-Doctoral Research Associate (OWRI)

Deadline for Applications: July 6, 2016

Job Title : Post Doctoral Research Associate
Company : Durham University
Department : School Of Modern Languages And Cultures
Position Type : Research
Grad 7: £31,656 – £37,768

We are seeking a highly qualified, independent and talented Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join a Durham-based research team, led by Dr Andy Byford and Professor Anoush Ehteshami, contributing to the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) programme titled “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community” (CLDRC). CLDRC is a large interdisciplinary and multi-institutional project, led by Professor Stephen Hutchings of the University of Manchester and funded by a £4m grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is delivered by a consortium composed of three core institutions – the University of Manchester, Durham University, and the School of Advanced Studies in London. Each of the partners is responsible for one of the project’s three strands: the multilingual, the transnational, and the translingual, respectively.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 2 years. The successful applicant is expected to start on 1st October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter and no later than 31st January 2017. S/he will be based at Durham University’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) and will be working under the supervision of Dr Byford on the following research topic. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: International Research Experiences for Students (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: July 26, 2016

Title: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) (NSF 12-551)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $250,000/3 yrs.

Description: The IRES program supports development of globally engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program. In all cases, the IRES students will be recruited and prepared by the U.S. PI(s), then travel to the foreign site to conduct research under the direct supervision of the foreign research mentors. NOTE: Proposals must be submitted by universities/colleges and non-profit academic institutions, not by individual graduate students. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 26. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12551/nsf12551.htm

Fellowship: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) – Scholar in Residence Fellowship (NYC, NY)

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Title: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) – Scholar in Residence Fellowship
Sponsor: City University of New York
Amount: Unspecified

The CLAGS Residency Fellowship Program assists scholars and professionals whose research on the LGBTQ experience can benefit from access to CLAGS’s resources and its location in midtown Manhattan at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The Scholars-in-Residence Program is designed to: 1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature and culture of the LGBTQ community or other dynamic projects relating to the LGBTQ experience, broadly conceived; 2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources;  and 3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researcher’s findings through lectures via CLAGS’s ongoing Events Series. The CLAGS Scholar-in-Residence will be allowed to spend up to six months in residence. Beyond a CLAGS affiliation, fellows will receive office space, access to libraries and electronic databases, as well as opportunities to meet and work with leading LGBTQ scholars in New York City. No monetary stipend is available to fellows. The Fellowship Program is open to all disciplines with projects that are related to LGBTQ studies. Creative writing (works of poetry and fiction) and projects that result in a performance are not eligible. Applicants finishing dissertation topics are welcome to apply.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.clags.org/fellowships-awards/#scholar-in-residence-fellowship

Fellowship: Research Grants (Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation)

Deadline: July 11, 2016

Sponsor: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Amount: $15,000-$40,000

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

How to Apply:
Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form.

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Fellowship: Media Projects: Development Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $40,000-$75,000

Media Projects: Development Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or detailed treatment and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement.

How to Apply:
Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 20.

For more information, please visit here!

Fellowship: Media Projects: Production Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $100,000-$650,000/1-3 yrs.

Media Projects: Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.

How to Apply:
Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 20.

For more information, please visit here!

Graduate Program: Linguistic Theory and Language Description (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: July 15, 2016

HSE University’s School of Linguistics is a young and dynamic research center led by a team of linguists who specialize in: linguistic typology, minority languages, and language documentation; formal approaches to language; sociolinguistics; instrumental acoustic analysis; Russian linguistics, corpus linguistics and corpus building; morphology, syntax, lexical semantics and lexicography; psycholinguistics, and many other areas.

The School of Linguistics frequently hosts lectures, special seminars, conferences, and workshops, led by visiting Russian and international experts. In 2016-2017, Dr. Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven), Dr. Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp) and Dr. Eric Reuland (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics) will lead special events. A full list of past events is available here.

The Master’s program is taught in English (with the exception of electives on Russian linguistics). A full list of courses with annotations is available here.

Students from all academic backgrounds are invited to apply, though some prior experience in linguistics is strongly recommended. To apply to the program, please compile a portfolio of your academic activities so far, including undergraduate studies. Materials and publications from conferences and projects that applicants have participated in are very much welcome but not required.

Tuition-free scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who apply before May 1, 2016. Russian language training is available to HSE students at all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Convenient and inexpensive accommodations are provided to all students at HSE dormitories.

For more information and to apply, please click here!

 

Volunteer Position: Business Development Volunteer (Ukraine)

Deadline: July 1, 2016

The overarching goal of the Community Development project is to help establish new and strengthen existing cooperation between community members and groups, to enable them to more effectively assess, plan and implement community, social and economic development.

Volunteers help their Ukrainian counterparts to develop leadership skills, promote volunteerism, civic engagement, service learning, advocate for positive changes, and strengthen civil society. They also assist in organizational capacity building of the partner organizations in the area of planning, internal management, programming, service delivery, and financial sustainability. In the realm of small business and economic development, Volunteers improve business skills of their Ukrainian counterparts and help them to cultivate new economic opportunities to benefit their communities. As a response to the newly emerging environment, the areas of activities Volunteers may be involved in are sustaining volunteerism, facilitating fundraising, developing charity and philanthropy, assisting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and assisting with local government reform on decentralization. There are no pre-requisite language requirements for this position.

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Volunteer Position: Urban and Regional Planning Volunteer (Albania)

Deadline: July 1, 2016

As an Urban and Regional Planning Volunteer, you may be placed with either a local government unit (Municipality/Commune/Regional Council) or one of a variety of different community-based organizations. Examples of placements include a locally-based independent Non Governmental Organization (NGO), locally-based branches of national-level NGOs, local branches of World Vision, local units of a central government institution, and local NGOs which work on cultural heritage. The first five groups of community developers were placed in a spectrum of organizations within the broad realm of community development activities. Current project activities are focused in several key areas: municipal development, NGO development, business development, tourism/cultural development and preservation, and capacity-building in the area of information and communications management and technology. There are no pre-requisite language requirements for this position.

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