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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts PreDocs


THE CENTER for ADVANCED STUDY in the VISUAL ARTS has several predoctoral fellowships for the 2018-2019 school year. One is specifically for Historians of American Art to travel abroad and the others are broadly for students in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media. Click here for more information about the various fellowships and to apply.

AFRO/ENGL 3598W 25% TA


THE DEPARTMENT of ENGLISH is looking for a 25% TA for AFRO/ENGL 3598W – Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I taught by Prof. John Wright on Tu/TH from 11:15am – 1:10pm. The course meets Literature Core and Writing Intensive requirements and Historically-Oriented Literature Course requirement for the English major. Candidates with previous Writing Intensive teaching experience are preferred. If you are interested in the appointment or would like to no more please contact John Wright (wrigh003@umn.edu).

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mohrman receives PhDs


KATY MOHRMAN has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled, "Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and US Exceptionalism."  Reg Kunzel and Kevin Murphy, advisers.

Smith received MA


ROBERT SMITH III has received his MA. Kevin Murphy, adviser.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WashU Assistant or Associate Prof in GWSS


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS’ Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (37269). They are seeking a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies scholar trained in Ethnic Studies ranging from Chicanx and Latinx Studies, to Diasporic Studies, to other emerging fields working with ethnicity around the world. Click here for more information and to apply.

Scott Hall Construction


SCOTT HALL’s driveway, parking lot, and rear (west) sidewalks will be under construction beginning Monday, July 24th through Friday, September 1st. You will be unable to drive or park behind Scott Hall during this time and the entrance doors on the West Side of Scott Hall will be intermittently inaccessible.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ENGL 8520

ENGL 8520 Seminar in Cultural Theory and Practice: American Places/Modern Times
Professor Jani Scandura will teach this course on Thursdays from 2:30-5:00 p.m. during the Fall 2017 semester. This interdisciplinary seminar will explore current thinking about place and space, with a particular focus on American places as portrayed in fiction, poetry, film, and art. We will consider both “America” and “place” in a broad sense, exploring and exploding understandings of American place as geographical site, imagined community, idea, ideal, style and aesthetic. The class is organized around the “modern” American places depicted in Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times: the factory, asylum, crowd, the prison, home, department store, and cabaret. Readings and films that span the 19thto 21st centuries, from Poe’s crowds to the prisons in Guantanamo Bay. Works by: Charlie Chaplin, Antonio Gramsci, Nelly Bly, Michel Foucault, Edgar Allan Poe, MinĂ© Okubo, George Cukor, Al Jolson, David and Albert Maysles, Michael Rogin, Jasmine Alinder, Lisa Guenther, Toyo Miyatake, Scott Herring, and others.