Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Grad Studies Program Coordinator
PhD student Carla Barger is the new administrator of the Digital Humanities Working Group listserv (DHWG@listserv.uic.edu).
ASAP: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at College of Coastal Georgia. "The successful candidate will be a generalist with a demonstrated commitment to the teaching of composition. Responsibilities include teaching first-year composition, co-requisite / learning support, general education courses, and upper-level degree program courses as needed. The candidate must work cooperatively with others and be willing to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes on the Brunswick campus and at the Camden center. While demonstrating excellence in teaching, the candidate will contribute to departmental and college committees, advise students, and demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and professional development."
Mar 15: Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech application due! Renewable up to 3 years with faculty benefits & support/resources for finding another job afterwards. Held recently by UIC alum Dongho Cha!
Events & Deadlines
TODAY! Mar. 5: Second-Year Speaker Series: Jordy Rosenberg. 3 pm via Zoom. Check email for link.
Mar 9: Daniel Borzutzky will read from his newest poetry collection Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018 sharing the stage with authors and translators Poupeh Missaghi and Don Mee Choi for a live reading, discussion and audience Q&A. 7-8:30 pm.
Mar 12: PhD Candidates Dissertation Presentations, 3 pm via Zoom, followed by Zoom Happy Hour at 4:30.
Mar 13: Theory Meets Praxis Virtual Conference, a one-day event designed for current students and recent graduates of humanities and liberal arts programs (BA, MA, PhD) where they can expect to learn about interesting career paths from engaging speakers and enjoy networking opportunities. $10 discounted registration fee with promo code 5FB2021.
Mar 16: Special Fulbright Information Session for students at HSIs.
Mar 19: Dissertations (NOT MA Projects) due to the Graduate College for Spring graduation.
Mar 19: Preliminary Exams begin (written portion).
Apr 2: Mellon HSI Funded Crossing Latinidades Creative Writing Fellows app due! See below under "Funding & Awards" for more details!
Apr 30: MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office.
Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.
Apr 15: Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest. Submit up to 3 poems, previously unpublished. $10 entry fee, $1000 prize + publication.
Apr 30: Oversound Chpabook Prize. 15-30 page manuscript, previously unpublished (individual poems may have been published.) $18 entry fee, $1000 prize + 25 copies.
Funding & Grants
Apr 2: Mellon HSI funded Crossing Latinidades Creative Writing Fellows: Graduate student recipients from University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Arizona, and the University of Texas at El Paso will each receive $500 to attend and participate in roundtables, workshops and readings, and to work with:
- Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Anthony Cody from the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio at Fresno State University
- Felicia Rose Chavez, author of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop
- Renowned poet, translator and language activist Jen/Eleana Hofer
- Renowned poet, playwright and community activist Jasminne Mendez
UIC students may have the opportunity to receive additional grant support into the summer. Workshop dates are May 14, 21, & 28. Admission to the colloquium requires a commitment to attend all three events. All graduate students in Creative Writing or a related discipline are welcome to apply. We especially encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Contact Daniel Borzutzky with questions.
Apr 2: The Office of International Services is pleased to offer the Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Six awards of $5,000 each (pretax)* in the form of student account credit for tuition, books, and living expenses will be offered to international students who display academic excellence and meet the eligibility requirements. Two letters of recommendation required.
Apr 6: UIC Institute for the Humanities Resident Graduate Scholar program app due. "We anticipate returning to in-person activities in the academic year. Resident Graduate Scholars will be provided office space and administrative support in the Institute for the Humanities. As Resident Scholars they will be invited to participate fully in the fellows’ lunch seminars and social events. Institute for the Humanities Resident Graduate Scholar status is intended for students in the writing stage of the dissertation process. Applicants must be full-time humanities graduate students in good academic standing."
Check out the UIC Social Justice Initiative's virtual exhibit by Tonika Johnson, Belonging: Place, Power, and (Im)Possibilities.