CALL FOR PAPERS
An Interdisciplinary Conference
October 27, 2017
Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center, CUNY
New York, NY
While often conceived of as a mere edge, a periphery is, etymologically, a space that encircles and contains. Historically, this constitutive ambiguity has led to an impoverished notion of periphery in which what occurs on the edge has often been considered only secondarily. Such a subordination is the result of a centrifugal movement from a purportedly dominant center towards an allegedly chaotic outskirt, a periphery that becomes merely the receptacle of outcast entities: whether individuals, social groups, or cultural narratives at large. Continue reading Due Aug 15 | CPF – Peripheral Matters Graduate Conference
Dear CUNY Colleagues:
As we approach the close of spring 2017, I am writing to inform you about a superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program.
For background purposes, a link to the current Program information/application appears below:
(The 2018 application package will be posted shortly. It will generally follow what you’ve read above.)
The fall semester deadline for 2018 applications will be November 1. However, Program faculty and administrators in Albany are eager to consider qualified candidates—especially CUNY graduate student candidates—during the summer, where feasible. Continue reading NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program in Albany
CFP: “A Duet with the Camera: Dance and the Still and Moving Image”
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, October 12 – 15, 2017
Deadline: May 12, 2017
Universities Art Association of Canada
I feel strongly that film is related more closely to dance than to any other form because, like dance, it is conveyed in time. –Maya Deren
Filming and photographing moving bodies has altered how dance is choreographed, rehearsed, and staged for the camera. Critical debates surrounding the relation between dance and film have tended to revolve around notions of presence and liveness, and on the camera’s capacity to capture and express the ephemeral and visceral experience of live dance. This panel aims to investigate the ways in which artists, dancers, and filmmakers invite us to re-conceptualize the camera not as a recording device but as a stage which permits new articulations of the relationships between bodies in motion and technologies of representation through the use of various filmic and editing techniques. We are interested in proposals that examine collaborations between dancers, photographers and filmmakers, from early experiments during the silent film era and the collaborative initiatives of the historical avant-garde to the experimental film works of the Judson Dance Theatre, contemporary music videos and dance films. We also welcome papers that examine the theoretical underpinnings of dancing with the camera and the role of the spectator’s body in filmic performances. Continue reading Due May 12 | CFP: Session at UAAC (Banff, 12-15 Oct 17)
Graduate Center Early Research Initiative Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge
The Carnegie Foundation initiative on doctoral education uses the label “steward” to convey a role for scholars that transcends accomplishments and skills: it has an ethical and political dimension. “Self-identifying as a steward,” Chris Golde of Stanford says, “implies adopting a sense of purpose that is larger than oneself” or one’s own discipline. Students and faculty at the Graduate Center have a rich history of conducting interdisciplinary work that seeks to enrich public knowledge and public discourse.
In the spirit of this history, the Early Research Initiative invites applications for new research fellowships for Summer 2017. These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research with a distinctive interdisciplinary turn whose main question is driven by public needs and priorities. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or a dissertation chapter by September 2017 that will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme. Continue reading Due May 12 | Applications for ERI Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge
Invitation for applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships
Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Students will work closely with staff at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Located in Harlem, the Schomburg Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experience. Throughout the fall semester, fellows will work primarily on-site at the Schomburg assisting staff to identify materials within their extensive collections that might be digitized in order to make them more available to the general public. In the spring semester fellows will be required to give informal presentations on their findings as part of the IRADAC Fellows Symposium. Continue reading Due May 5 | Applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships Fall 2017/Spring 2018
IRADAC Fellows Program
Fall 2017/Spring 2018
The IRADAC Fellowship provides institutional and intellectual support for Ph.D. candidates at the writing stage. Organized around an interdisciplinary seminar, the IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship offers sustained and supportive criticism among scholars writing on any area of the African Diaspora. During the academic year, fellows will have the opportunity to take advantage of mentoring, professional development, and editorial feedback on their writing while participating in a weekly seminar designed to keep the participants on a regular writing schedule. Continue reading Due May 5 | Applications for the IRADAC Fellows Program
Never Submit, Contribute!
The Advocate is currently soliciting articles and essays from the student body for its forthcoming issue. The Advocate serves as the newspaper for the Graduate Center community. We publish six issues a year and reach thousands of readers both within and beyond the GC community.
We accept contributions in the form of articles, reviews, illustrations, and photos from freelance writers, artists, and photographers who are CUNY students, faculty, and staff. Continue reading The Advocate, Call for Contributions
Altfest Graduate Internships
The Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development facilitates partnerships with local institutions to host graduate student internships. The opportunities are meant to encourage graduate students to explore diverse career options, while developing skills and experience that will advance their career goals.
Candidates are encouraged to have their application materials reviewed through the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development before applying. Continue reading Extended deadline to May 2 | Altfest Graduate Internship Program, Summer 2017
Activism and the Intersectional Internet: Power and Resistance
A half-day symposium hosted by the GC Digital Fellows
May 17, 2017, The Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for submissions: Friday, April 14th, 2017
The GC Digital Fellows invite submissions for inclusion in a half-day symposium on digital activism that brings together designers, software developers, community organizers and scholars to discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital activism — past and present — and its relationship to offline grassroots efforts. From social media networks to e-mail to websites, the Internet and digital technologies are deployed both as a tool to organize and amplify activists’ resistance efforts, as well as a site of state and corporate control and surveillance.
Continue reading Deadline April 14 | CFP: Activism and the Intersectional Internet
The CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for TLC Fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year. TLC Fellows support CUNY Graduate Center students who are teaching across CUNY by consulting with graduate instructors during office hours, developing workshops and focused inquiry groups, producing guides for the Center’s web site, and contributing to a range of special projects. During the 2016-17 academic year, TLC fellows worked on projects related to educational technology, writing pedagogy, working with diverse student populations, teaching as an international student, data security, managing nerves in the classroom, and other topics. During the 2017-18 academic year, these themes will continue, and will expand to include quantitative and scientific instructional methodologies and a focus on accessibility in the college classroom. Continue reading Due April 12 | Applications for Teaching and Learning Center Fellowships, 2017-2018