Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the 2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history, literature, and culture from contact through 1876, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies.

The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000; the fellowship also includes reimbursement of up to $4,000 to cover health insurance costs. The Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the Society's collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.

Further information about the fellowship, along with application materials, is available on the AAS website, at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/post-diss.htm. Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Paul Erickson, Director of Academic Programs at AAS, at perickson@mwa.org.

The deadline for applications for a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be held during the 2015-2016 academic year is October 15, 2014.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series, 2014-2015

We are pleased to announce next year's slate of speakers who will visit WMU during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters as part of the English Department's Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series. We are fortunate to have an especially exciting group of internationally recognized scholars representing a wide array of interests and expertise, some of whom will surely be familiar names to many of you:

Valerie Traub, the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, who will be next year's Comparative Drama Distinguished Lecturer;

Patrick Brantlinger, James Rudy Professor of English (Emeritus) at Indiana University;

David Gerstner, Professor of Cinema Studies at CUNY Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island; and

Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, and associate dean of the graduate college at Michigan State.

Our own Brian Gogan will deliver the Spring Keynote Lecture.

Stay tuned for more details on dates, times, and topics!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Newberry Grad Seminars


Fall 2014 Ten-Week Graduate Seminars
Application deadline: May 15


How to Read "contraires choses": Encounters with the Roman de la Rose
Led by Daisy Delogu, University of Chicago
http://www.newberry.org/09252014-daisy-delogu-how-read-contraires-choses-encounters-roman-de-la-rose
2 to 5 pm Thursdays, September 25 to December 4
Prerequisite: ability to read modern French; ability to read Old French helpful but not required.

Disability and Marginality in Medieval England and France
Led by Edward Wheatley, Loyola University Chicago
http://www.newberry.org/09262014-edward-wheatley-disability-and-marginality-medieval-england-and-france
2 to 5 pm Fridays, September 26 to December 5
No language prerequisites

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shakespeare's Jewish Women

Come to a talk/reading/q & a on Shakespeare's Jewish women at the Congregation of Moses, 2501 Stadium Drive, 7 p.m. Thursday the 24th (tonight). With Shakespeare birthday cake!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies presents:

Saturday, May 17, Noon
Milton Seminar
Joshua Scodel, University of Chicago
Edenic Freedoms

http://www.newberry.org/05172014-joshua-scodel

The paper will be precirculated electronically to registrants.

Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required by 10 am Friday, May 16.

Please forward this message to others who may be interested.

Keep up with the Center for Renaissance Studies by following our blog: http://www.newberry.org/center-renaissance-studies-blog

Faculty and graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this program (http://www.newberry.org/newberry-renaissance-consortium-grants).

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