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Archive for January, 2012

Another from the Women’s Studies Listserv

From: Women’s Studies List [WMST-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Elizabeth Foxwell [bunbury@ELIZABETHFOXWELL.COM]

Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:23 AM

To: WMST-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU

Subject: Olive Schreiner letters now online

WMST-L subscribers may be interested in a new online resource from the Schreiner Letters Project: some 4800 letters from Olive Schreiner (author, _The Story of An African Farm_, _Woman and Labor_, etc.) that span the period 1871 to 1920.

URL:  http://www.oliveschreiner.org

Elizabeth Foxwell

bunbury@elizabethfoxwell.com

http://www.elizabethfoxwell.com


Interesting Item from the Women’s Studies Listserv

From: Women’s Studies List [WMST-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Brenda Helt [helt0010@umn.edu]

Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 10:28 PM

To: WMST-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU

Subject: CFP: Virginia Woolf and Jews/Jewishness–Woolf Studies Annual

Call for submissions- a special issue of Woolf Studies Annual on

Virginia Woolf and Jews/Jewishness

The 2013 volume of Woolf Studies Annual will be devoted to the topic of Jews and/or Jewishness in Woolf’s writing.  We are less interested in the question of whether or not Woolf herself was or was not antisemitic (except insofar as this can be articulated in readings of her texts) than in how the figure of the Jew operates within her work.

The special issue is not limited to work on Virginia Woolf herself, but also will welcome contributions on Leonard Woolf, and on the Bloomsbury milieu.

In addition to full-length articles, we also envisage a forum of short commentary, and an annotated bibliography.

 

Forum

We invite brief commentary of up to 750 words on a relevant short passage from Woolf’s writing: for example, from the “Present Day” chapter of The Years; “The Duchess and the Jeweller”; “Street Haunting”; Three Guineas; Between the Acts, and elsewhere-there is no limitation on what you might select.

Additionally, we welcome brief statements in response to the following broad

questions:

.         How do Woolf’s representations of Jews compare with those of other

modernist writers?

.         How have treatments of Woolf’s antisemitism/prejudice figured

within Woolf scholarship?

.         In treating this topic within Woolf’s work, what are the salient

issues?

.         What is the relation between her fiction and the extensive

biographical record of Woolf’s comments/ruminations about Jews and Jewishness available in her letters, diaries, and memoirs?

A number of such brief commentaries and statements would then be shared for response, and the opportunity for dialogue enabled, with the resulting texts published as a forum on the topic.

Annotated Bibliography

Recommendations for previously published scholarship and sources on the topic are also welcome and will be included as an annotated bibliography in the special issue.

Deadlines

Forum commentaries/statements:  June 30 2012

Full-length articles (8,000-10,000 words):  August 30 2012-N.B. WSA submission guidelines apply (see <http://www.pace.edu/press/journals/woolf-studies-annual>

http://www.pace.edu/press/journals/woolf-studies-annual)

Annotated Bibliography recommendations: November 15 2012

(General articles on any topic may continue to be submitted for

consideration.)

please direct all correspondence, inquiries, submissions to

woolfstudiesannual@gmail.com


An opportunity for students to visit and study in Poland

I just heard from our colleague Professor Slobodanka Dimova about an upcoming opportunity in which she is involved.  Here is her message:

“ECU recently signed an MOU for collaboration with Krosno University in Poland. To start off the collaboration, Krosno invites two students from ECU to participate in their summer workshop titled “Migration and Narratives.” They will cover all their expenses related to their stay in Poland, and ECU will find ways to sponsor their flights to Europe.  An ECU committee will award scholarship on a competitive basis. One of the requirements for the applicants is to have taken a course based on culture or cross-cultural communication.”

I think MTL students, both undergraduates and graduates, would be well qualified.


Professor Kitta to study and lecture in China

Professor Andrea Kitta was chosen for the American Folklore Society’s US-China Professional Exchange Program.    She is one of three folklorists (and the only professor) picked to go to China this summer to lecture and form partnerships with the scholars there. (The scholars from China will be attending conferences and the Smithsonian’s Folk Festival).  The goal of this program is to “identify future leaders of our field in both countries, and to offer them the opportunity to start and build ongoing professional connections that will serve them well as their careers progress”.  This is the initial year of the program, so we’re especially impressed that Dr. Kitta was chosen.

There are more details about the program here: http://www.afsnet.org/?page=ChinaUSExchange.


Native Peoples and Study Abroad Opportunity

From: Arwin D Smallwood (asmallwd) [asmallwd@memphis.edu]
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:26 AM
Subject: Study Abroad Program

Dear Colleagues:

I want to extend an  invitation to your students to participate in a new Study Abroad program which focuses on Native Peoples their History and Culture. This is a Study Abroad Program which specifically focuses on the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations Iroquois of Canada.

The University of Memphis is accepting applications from both undergraduate and graduate students for this summer program.  Please pass this email and or the attachments on to undergraduate and graduate students that may be interested in participating in this program. Although the program is based at the University of Memphis anyone nationally or internationally can apply.

For more information see my webpage embedded below or the attachment titled “Study Abroad Program Web page” which contains a link to the programs webpage.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Arwin Smallwoood
Associate Professor of History
The University of Memphis
Mitchell Hall 121
Associate Professor of History
http://history.memphis.edu/asmallwd/
(901) 678-3869
asmallwd@memphis.edu


Call for Abstracts: Latina Feminism

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ROUNDTABLE on LATINA FEMINISM
April 27-28, 2012, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

Abstract Deadline FEBRUARY 1, 2012

Invited Speakers:  María Cotera, University of Michigan
Linda Martín Alcoff, Hunter College

You are invited to participate in the 2012 meeting of the Roundtable on Latina
Feminism, a forum for discussion of Latina feminist theory and Latina feminism
in general. Abstracts exploring all themes on Latina feminism are welcomed.
Suggested themes include but are not limited to the following:

*Immigration                                            *Selfhood
*Frontiers and Borders                          *Latina Embodiment
*Visual Representations of Latinas              *Latina Activism
* Group Identity/Cultural Identity              *History of Latinas in the U.S.
*Mestizaje                                                      *Mulataje
*Latina Sexualities                                     *Epistemology
*Queer Latinidad                                        *Latina Theology
*Latina Pedagogy                                        *Latina Aesthetics
*Latina Literary Theory                         *Coalitions across difference
*Works on individual Latina/Chicana feminist writers and theorists

Guidelines for Sumission:
1.      Abstracts should be approximately 1000 words.
2.      Abstracts should be suitable for anonymous review.  In a separate
document, please include your name, affiliation, contact information, brief bio,
and the title of your presentation.
3.      Please submit all proposals electronically to Mariana Ortega at
mortega@jcu.edu. Please note “Roundtable Submission” in the subject line.
4.      For more information on past roundtables go to  http://sites.jcu.edu/lfr/

If you have any questions about the roundtable please contact Mariana Ortega at
mortega@jcu.edu

Please Note:  Participants are expected to attend all sessions of the Roundtable

Mariana Ortega, Ph.D.
Professor
Shula Chair in Philosophy
Philosophy Department
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH  44118
office: 216.397.4189