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The Advocate Call for Contributions


This fall, the Advocate invites everyone to start a conversation on Non-Democratic Futures in the wake of important elections held all over the world this year. For a while now, we have seen authoritarian leaderships rise to power through the popular vote in every continent. We also saw the rise of an Anti-Globalist discourses sewing together an alliance that connects these forces together as they claim to be fighting against elites and in the name of the common man. How have we come to this, and what can this politics of the New Right produce to our near futures?

We are interested in all types of analyses and perspectives on the topic. From historicity to futurology; from general trends to specific cases; from political institutions to social movements; and everything in between. We also welcome ways to conceptualize a new response on the part of the Left to these emerging challenges; new forms to re-build democracy, or even forays into how we can move beyond democracy in the future. Above all we are interested in sharing with our community at CUNY different ways to look at what the future promises us and what we can promise to the future.

We are looking forward to receiving contributions for the next issue by December 10th, if possible. We understand the end of semester can be though, so if you want to contribute to this topic but can`t make it through the deadline, we are still interested in your ideas, so send us anyway once you are done as we may at least publish it in our next issue. Also, if you have your own pressing topic you wish to share your ideas on, don`t hesitate to send us your contribution, as they may also make the cut in our general section.

Please do send your impressions, your thoughts, and your ideas to our new Editor-in-Chief, Rafael Munia, at Also ‘cc’ to

And yes, we pay for articles!

The Advocate pays $100-$120 for articles that are around 1500-2000 words, and about $150-$200 for longer essays that entail more research and labor. Other contributions like reviews and photo essays will also be compensated for at competitive rates. And of course, we promise enthusiastic editorial support and love from our team!

We look forward to some excellent contributions from you!

Deadline Jan 10 | Call for Proposals – The Relevance of Reading, Translating and Adapting

The Relevance of Reading, Translating and Adapting

Boston College RLL Graduate Student Conference

March 22nd-23rd 2019

While modern society generally strives for progressivism in its approach to various domains of art and science it cannot be denied that it still heavily draws from pre-existing works. The process of renewing classics entails transformation, adaptation and translation in a bid to make the inaccessible accessible and thus relevant to current times and modern audiences.

A clear example of this is when publishing houses produce new versions of the canonic works translated into modern language (adapted versions of Don Quixote) or with a simplified structure (prose versions of Dante’s Comedy). Additionally, a possible study can encompass the transformation of books into movies and theatrical performances (for instance different versions of Les Misérables). Continue reading Deadline Jan 10 | Call for Proposals – The Relevance of Reading, Translating and Adapting

Deadline Dec. 1 | CfP – 2019 Yale Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

Wearing Out The Image
12th Annual Yale Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
February 8-9, 2019
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

Keynote Speaker: Elena Gorfinkel, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, King’s College London

Call for Papers:

“What weariness makes possible, weariness makes difficult.”
Maurice Blanchot, The Infinite Conversation

Exhaustion, fatigue, torpor, weariness, abeyance—this constellation of affects has come to define the default state of the everyday in our global and information-driven economies. As the world of labor permeates leisurely time in sleepless societies, depleting the domains of attentive, affective, and cognitive work, states of deprivation are normalized as modes of material and psychological engagement with the world. Precarity has become the necessary precondition for and inextricable product of labor. The imperative to exhaust oneself to secure a livelihood that nevertheless remains depleted creates a circular logic which extends well beyond the sphere of the human. Our deprivation thus appears to be an unending process rather than a completed state. We might ask, then: can exhaustion constitute a potential reservoir for political capaciousness? Or is exhaustion a paradoxical site for lateral agency, where the promises of utopianism are nothing but the vestigial remains of obsolete politics?

Continue reading Deadline Dec. 1 | CfP – 2019 Yale Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

Call for Contributors, Visible Pedagogy, 2018-2019 — Funded Opportunity

Visible Pedagogy
Call for Contributing Writers and Guest Editors
Fall 2018

The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is seeking contributors to its blog, Visible Pedagogy. We are looking for both contributing writers and guest editors for the current academic year who are committed to exploring teaching and learning at CUNY and beyond. Authors will write a series of posts over the remainder of the academic year on a topic they define, and Guest Editors will curate a series from authors they recruit.

The choice of topic is open, but the proposed series of posts should be linked by some unifying theme or rationale. Writers are welcome to consider the TLC’s 2018-2019 workshop tracks (Aesthetics, Mindfulness, Community, and Planning) in proposing topics, but we are also interested in areas not covered by current TLC programming. For instance, new instructors might reflect on the challenges of teaching for the first time, while more experienced ones might think more deeply about a particular aspect of pedagogy, including methods, approaches, or technologies. Writers may also consider a particular question or challenge within higher education to explore in relation to their classroom practices. Applicants are encouraged to look at the past series of topics covered by our contributing writers.

Authors must be interested writing for a general audience in higher education and be willing to engage with the TLC Staff in the editorial process. Basic familiarity with Google docs and WordPress are preferred. Interested applicants should email the materials below to Visible Pedagogy Editor Kaitlin Mondello at by Friday, October 19.

Application procedures for the two programs are below.

  1. Contributing Writers

Selected writers will commit to writing, revising, and publishing 4 blog posts of approximately 500-750 words between November 2018 and May 2019.

Please email a merged pdf or Word doc. with the following materials:

  • a 250-500 word description of your proposed series of posts, its rationale, and your reasons for wanting to write it
  • a sample of your non-or-para academic writing (preferably, a previous blog post or other public-facing writing on a digital platform), not to exceed 1500 words
  • a brief 2-page CV
  • a syllabus from a course that you are teaching (or plan to teach), or a sample assignment or other teaching artifact
  1. Guest Editors Series

Visible Pedagogy is piloting a Guest Editors program. To apply as a guest editor, you should follow the same guidelines above for contributing writers, including proposing a series of related posts around a specific topic, BUT rather than author all four posts yourself, you will recruit three other writers to write one post each on your topic. These writers must meet the same eligibility requirements as other contributing writers. You will be responsible for writing your own introductory post to the series and to work with the other three writers on their posts for continuity and quality. Groups of more than four will be considered if there is a desire to co-edit or co-author. This pilot program is modeled on proposing a conference panel or guest editing a special edition of a journal, and is designed to give graduate students additional experience and practice with these forms, as well as to examine a single topic from multiple perspectives.

The fall will be devoted to the development of the series, which will be published in the spring. The VP editor and TLC staff will work closely with the Guest Editors and their contributing writers. Editors and writers may be from the same department, but interdisciplinary perspectives are welcomed. Guest editors should secure commitments and topics from their contributing writers PRIOR to submitting the application to the TLC. While the submission materials should follow the same guidelines as for contributing writers (from the guest editor(s) only), please include the names, disciplines, and topics for each contributing writer in your application for a Guest Editor series.

Criteria for Selection

All applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The clarity, creativity, and feasibility of the proposed series
  • The style and quality of the writing
  • The originality of the viewpoint(s) being represented
  • The role of the proposed series in the balance of perspectives and disciplines on the blog

To qualify, all applicants must be enrolled at the Graduate Center during the Fall 2018 semester. This opportunity is open to both Doctoral and Masters students. Contributing writers will be paid an honorarium of $500 ($125/post for 4 posts); guest editors will be paid $250 total for their own introductory post and editorial work with contributing writers; contributing writers working with a Guest Editor will be paid $125 (for one post). All funds will be disbursed as a lump sum as financial aid. In addition, writers and editors will have the chance to participate in public conversations about teaching at CUNY; to share their work with a community of fellow instructors; and to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning in an open and networked space.

Selected writers and editors will be asked to meet with TLC Director, Luke Waltzer, and Visible Pedagogy Editor, Kaitlin Mondello, in the fall to discuss the series and determine a publishing schedule.

About VP

Visible Pedagogy is a blog dedicated to advancing and expanding conversations about teaching and learning at CUNY, edited by the staff of the Teaching & Learning Center at The Graduate Center, and collaboratively authored by CUNY faculty, staff, and students.

We are interested in both the theory and practice of teaching and learning. Our “Reflective Practice” series brings these ideas together as CUNY instructors reflect critically on ideas, issues, or challenges they’ve encountered in their teaching careers and their classrooms.


Due Nov 15 | Call for Submissions for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

Issue Editors:
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Editorial Associate:
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects. Continue reading Due Nov 15 | Call for Submissions for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Extended deadline Sep 26 | Segal Center Call for Participants: “Performing Knowledge”

An all-day event on December 10th at the Segal Theatre in the Graduate Center, Performing Knowledge will feature presentations blending academic and artistic genres and forms of performance. Primarily, it asks what can knowledge feel or look like? What might the cognitive, but also emotional or aesthetic effects of knowledge be?

Political scientist Wendy Brown calls upon scholars to recover “what is ineffably moving, sublime, or meaningful in the humanities.” Performing Knowledge responds to this call – expanding it to include all disciplines – by reframing research and knowledge as happy human and intrinsically social occasions. Rather than working towards an ever-more immediate, entertaining and monetized access to knowledge-as-information, we intend to work with students and faculty to develop knowledge performances that accommodate and celebrate contradiction, that find their meaning in specific social contexts, and that may end with a question mark. Continue reading Extended deadline Sep 26 | Segal Center Call for Participants: “Performing Knowledge”

Due July 31| CfP – Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ)

Issue 8:1 : Beside Chantal Akerman’s NOW

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first peer-reviewed publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all forms of artists’ moving image and media artworks. Continue reading Due July 31| CfP – Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ)

Deadline Sep 1 | Seminar: Slavery, Authorship and Literary Culture

Maison française, Columbia University, New York, January 24-26 Deadline for proposals September 1, 2018.

Date: Thursday, Jan 24 – Saturday, June 26

Time: 16:14 – 18:00

Location: New York, USA

This interdisciplinary and transregional workshop explores slavery, past and present from the perspective of authorship, textuality and literary culture.

Slavery is often portrayed as shrouded in silence due to the simple fact that the number of texts and accounts written by enslaved people is very limited, especially when compared to the vast amounts of documentation produced by the colonial powers. As recent scholarship has shown, however, enslaved people were not silent—silence is rather an effect created by the privileging of some forms of writing and as a result certain voices and viewpoints over others. Continue reading Deadline Sep 1 | Seminar: Slavery, Authorship and Literary Culture

Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Submissions – DISPLACEMENT 2018

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Friday, 2 November 2018
The Graduate Center – City University of New York


In 1952, in his essay on the Goethian idea of Weltliteratur, Erich Auerbach stated that “our philological home is the earth: it can no longer be the nation. The most priceless and indispensable part of a philologist’s heritage is still his own nation’s culture and language. Only when he is first separated from this heritage, however, and then transcends it does it become truly effective.” The essay ends with the idea that the spirit [Geist] is not national, and that the one who thinks of the world entirely as a place of exile can “earn a proper love of the world.” Auerbach’s crowning Mimesis was, of course, written from Istanbul, while he was in exile during the second World War. A masterpiece within our discipline of Comparative Literature, Mimesis is a critical example of how displacement might be that which enables the very act of comparison itself. Continue reading Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Submissions – DISPLACEMENT 2018

Deadline extended to Aug 1 | CfP: The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice

Please circulate this call for papers: The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice from the Autoethnographies of Public Education and Racial (In)Justice research group from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, who is seeking writing from CUNY students, alumni, faculty or staff. Click here or see below for more information and to submit. The deadline has been extended to August 1st. Continue reading Deadline extended to Aug 1 | CfP: The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice