Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Grad Studies Program Coordinator
No new publications, milestones, or awards to report this week, but lots of you are kicking butt and taking names as you teach, research, and learn amid an on-going public health crisis. You're doing great!
ASAP: Mellon Diversity Fellow - Acquisitions Assistant at UChicago Press.
Feb. 25: Academic Advisor--LAS Student Affairs (Job ID #141986) at UIC. MA students especially, consider applying!
Mar. 1: LAS 110 Instructor for Fall 2021. 17% FTE and 25% FTE appointments available. Info about the teaching assignment and LAS 110 website.
Mar. 19: Lecturer, Director of Intensive Writing at Amherst College.
Events & Deadlines
Feb. 12: Postdoc Bridge to the Faculty in English Education job talk: Marcela Rodriguez-Campo, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, “Being Seen, Seeing Ourselves in School: Latinx Immigrant Testimonios of Cariño and Separation.” 3 pm, Check email for Zoom details.
Feb. 17: Colloquium: One-on-One Reading, David St. John (USC) and Dan Barton, 4 pm. (Note: this is on a Wednesday.)
Feb 19: Newberry Seminars in Premodern Studies and Germanic Studies.
Feb 22: Black History Makers Awards Ceremony, honoring UIC English Sr. Lecturer Margena Christian.
Feb 24: Newberry Library American Literature Seminar, Edgar Garcia (UChicago), "A Migrant's Lotería," 5:30-7:30 pm.
Feb. 26: Deadline to turn in your Committee Recommendation Form for Spring Prelims.
Feb 26: Newberry Labor History Seminar.
Mar. 3: Resume Workshop with Derek Attig (UIUC Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development in the Graduate College).
Mar. 5: Second-Year Speaker Series: Jordy Rosenberg.
Mar 12: PhD Candidates Dissertation Presentations, 3 pm via Zoom.
Mar 19: Dissertations (NOT MA Projects) due to the Graduate College for Spring graduation.
Mar 19: Preliminary Exams begin (written portion).
May 31: Evocations literary and art review. Evocations will consider all work but is particularly interested in: feminism, queer topics, pop-culture, politics, mindfulness, or environmentalism. Submission guidelines.
Funding & Grants
Mar. 15: National Council of Teachers of English, Research Awards. NCTE supports research activity and publication in the field of English and English education through a series of research awards, grants, and scholarships. NCTE Research Foundation Grants support projects related to the teaching and learning of language, literacy, and culture. The Research Foundation seek proposals that reflect the diverse interests among our NCTE membership, including, but not limited to, proposals focusing on underrepresented populations, equity pedagogies, curriculum changes and the effect these changes have on students, school policies, changes in teaching methods, student interaction and learning, community literacy, home-school literacy relationships, after-school programs, student literacy practices in and out of school, and other relevant topics of study.
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. ("Terminal"? If there is a PhD in your field, then your degree is not terminal. Professional students are ineligible.)
Mar 16: Fulbright Info session: Fulbright Week is coming in early April! As a warm-up, join the Fulbright US Student Program group presentation for HSIs on March 16th at 5 pm CST. Link coming soon. Why bother? 3/4 of UIC graduate and professional student applicants are semi-finalists in the current competition! Go abroad to teach English, conduct thesis/diss/post-doctoral research, study for a one-year master's degree. Current and alumni of UIC graduate and professional programs are eligible as long as they do not hold a doctorate. The 2022-23 competition opens on 3/31/21. Cf.
DePaul Humanities Center (DHC) is giving away an original album, Sickness and Solitude, as part of a new series. The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy in the mail.