Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Graduate Studies Program Coordinator
PhD student Katie Brandt is the new Assistant Editor and Web Editor of the Charles Dickens Letters Project for a one-year appointment.
PhD candidate Kathleen Blackburn recently defended her dissertation.
ASAP: Instructor, Honors Program. Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable appointment as a full-time Instructor in the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Honors Program (IHP) for the academic year 2021-2022.
ASAP: Medical Writer, CLER at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Part-Time (60-80%). The ACGME’s Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program is seeking a part-time Medical Writer with experience in writing and editing for a wide variety of audiences ranging from members of the academic community to the general public.
June 15: Emory Writing Program Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship. The Writing Program at Emory University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department, is accepting applications from recent PhD graduates (no more than three years out from conferral of degree) with an interest in expanding their portfolios to include the teaching of writing, pedagogical innovation, and program assessment. This one-year fellowship, which may be renewed up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment or equivalent as well as full faculty benefits. Salary range is $45,000 – $50,000. Applicants must have the PhD completed before hiring (preferably by June 1).
Events & Deadlines
June 1: Application deadline for Fall 2021 Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies programming.
June 1: Deadline to register for October 15 research methods workshop at the Newberry Library, "Word and Image in Print and Digital Archives."
June 4: Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Premodern Studies Seminar: “Quarantine in the Prague Ghetto: Plague and Public Health between Jews and Christians in an Early Modern City,” Joshua Teplitsky (Stony Brook Univ). Virtual, 1-3 pm.
June 18: Summer II (8-week term) add/drop deadline.
July 1-August 12: "500 Years of Mexican Books: Colonial Book Bibliography in Indigenous Languages." Multiple events. Organized by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Chicago Campus, in collaboration with the Bibliographical Society of America. Co-hosted and cosponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies and the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library. In Spanish with simultaneous English translation.
July 23: Last day to submit dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term (PhD only).
Aug 4: MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office for Summer graduation.
Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.
June 10: Stony Brook University History Graduate Student Association Conference CFP deadline. "This year's theme is 'Performances of Power: The Liminal Space Between Knowledge and Ignorance.' As emerging scholars, we are aware of the ignorance reproduced in nationalist histories of self-legitimation; we revisit the hypocrisies of imperialist racial hierarchies, the echoes of which are still heard and felt around the world; we witness universities funding STEM programs at the expense of the social sciences and humanities; and we know that the pursuit of power is often performative, whether through a cult of personality or proclaimed objectivity. Performance theory beckons us to pay attention to action rather than intention and to read history for every potential. This conference invites graduate students from various disciplines to consider what stories surface in the liminal spaces between ignorance and knowledge? What might we uncover between the event and the retelling?"
Funding & Grants
The Graduate College curates a weekly list of funding opportunities. Our colleagues in Urbana also maintain a database of external funding opportunities: UIUC Fellowship Finder.
June 15: ServiceScape (freelancing agency) is offering a $1,000 scholarship towards any educational expense to the winner of a writing contest. The theme is "How does writing imact today's world?" The essay must be 300 words.
Nasser Mufti is officially the Summer DGS & Associate Head until August 15, after which he will be just plain old Associate Head again (until next summer, that is). Email him with any questions for the DGS at email@example.com. On August 16, Anna Kornbluh will begin her term as DGS: firstname.lastname@example.org.