Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Grad Studies Program Coordinator
MA student Alexander Garza's first book of poetry, notsleepyyet, is forthcoming from Weasel Press.
ASAP: Multiple TT Asst Prof and NTT Instructor positions in first-year writing at Albright College (Reading, PA). "We are transitioning our first-year writing program from one staffed largely by adjuncts to one staffed entirely by full-time teachers. As a result, we have multiple openings for both tenure-track assistant professors and non-tenure-track instructors / lecturers. At least one of the TT positions is earmarked for a candidate with a specialty in creative writing, while we hope to recruit a wide-range of research subspecialties for the other TT positions.
"The NTT positions have the same teaching load and research funding as the TT positions, but focus more on excellence in teaching writing. Candidates are welcome to apply for both positions if they wish—the positions have different search committees."
ASAP: The Chicago Foundation for Women is hiring a Human Resource Manager, Program Officer and a Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Information on all three positions found on the CFW Jobs page.
Events & Deadlines
TODAY Mar 12: PhD Candidates Dissertation Presentations, 3 pm via Zoom, followed by Zoom Happy Hour at 4:30.
Mar 13: Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Fuller Award virtual ceremony, presented to Sandra Cisneros. Carlos Cumpián will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening, and a lineup of speakers that includes Norma Alarcón, Jorge Valdivia, Sonia Saldívar-Hull, and Richard Bray, will give short tributes. Booklist’s Donna Seaman will interview Sandra after her acceptance speech, with audience members invited to submit questions. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Anyone interested may register here. For the event link on Facebook, click here. And for more information about the event on the CLHOF’s website, please click here.
Mar 19-20: Women in Theory Symposium (featuring Anna Kornbluh!)
Mar 19: Dissertations (NOT MA Projects) due to the Graduate College for Spring graduation.
Mar 19: Preliminary Exams begin (written portion).
Mar 22-26: SPRING BREAK!
Mar 31: Race & U.S. Empire Worksing Group presents Sa’ed Atshan (Swarthmore College), “Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique,” 4pm CST, Zoom Link.
Apr 2: Ander Monson One-on-One reading with Kathleen Blackburn. 3-4:30 via Zoom.
Apr 9: Second-Year Colloquium Series with Maryam Ivette Parhizkar. 3-4:30 pm via Zoom.
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.
Funding & Grants
Mar 19: GC award: Award for Graduate Research
Mar 19: GC award: Provost's Graduate Internship Award - Graduate College has greatly enhanced its career and professional development offerings to help graduate students consider new career options and to build translatable skills. The PGIA incentivizes graduate students to independently identify short (3-month) internship opportunities that might lead to employment following graduation. This internship program is limited to full-time students, in good academic standing, who are in a PhD or a terminal master’s program that does NOT require an internship.
Apr 6: Institute for the Humanities Resident Graduate Scholar Program. 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.
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