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December, 17 2017

November 15, 2017

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

On The Spectrum Meeting this Thursday, November 16th

Inclusive Excellence Tour Comes to Campus November 16th

International Thanksgiving Celebration Will Introduce Students to American Thanksgiving Tradition on Nov. 16th

Interfaith Dialogue Dinner: Is All News Fake? December 7th

Apply to Be a Public Humanities Graduate Fellow; Information Session December 8th

Graduate Writing Course Offered in Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Career Fairs and Events: Registration Now Open

Invent@SU Returning Next Summer

 

SU NEWS

University to Host State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

2018 Outstanding TA Award Nominations; Deadline is January 26th

Recent Progress Noted on Diversity and Inclusion Recommendations

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY Hosted by Aurora of CNY and others, Dec. 2nd

Youth Power! Hosts Free Event: Stomp Out Stigma; in Kingston, N.Y., December 9th

Weekly DREAM Newsletter

Selected from DREAM email: Disability Empowerment for Yale (DEFY) Brings Deaf Comic to Campus

New Issue: Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies Volume 11, Issue 4; November 2017

Nearly Half of School Children in Northern Ireland Would “hide aspects of themselves” to Avoid Bullying

Third of Children Say Teachers Do Not Talk Enough About Bullying

Bullying Makes Young Afraid of Being Different

  

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Open Position: Community Living Advocate, National Council on Independent Living (Washington, DC); Aplication Deadline November 22

Society for Disability Studies Strand Call for Proposals -- Due December 3, 2017

Opportunities to Participate - three surveys to identify the information needs of older adults and members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities

Assistant Professor of Humanities and Cultural Studies Job Opening

CFP Short Pieces on Queerbaiting: Deadline December 17th

CFP: Emancipation Undone, Deadline February 16, 2018

Students with Disabilities at Syracuse University are invited to apply to United States Business Leadership Network’s 2018 Rising Leadership Academy!

International Disability Conference (NADP) - London 25-27 June 2018: "Ensuring Quality Provision"

  

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SU HAPPENINGS


On The Spectrum Meeting this Thursday, November 16th

A group of graduate and undergraduate students who identify as Autistic / being on the Autism Spectrum have formed a support and advocacy organization by and for Autistic individuals, including alumni and other community members.  Being Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum can be an isolating experience, particularly on a college campus.  But, given Syracuse's size and autism's prevalence, we know there are quite a few of us out there!  If you identify as Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum, we will be holding our meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at 5:00 p.m. in 230 Schine Student Center (the Disability Cultural Center).  This is a private and confidential group.  Interested people do not have to be formally diagnosed or at any specific "point" on the spectrum.  Feel free to contact Chris Damon (cdamoncr@syr.edu  ) or Justin Robbins (jarobbin@syr.edu  ) if you have questions. 

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Inclusive Excellence Tour Comes to Campus November 16

Nationally recognized diversity and inclusion expert Damon A. Williams will visit the University on Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 17, as part of the Inclusive Excellence Tour. As part of his visit, Williams will host a campus-wide keynote and Q&A session on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4-5 p.m. in Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3.  The keynote, “Diversity and Empowering Leaders: Renewing Hope through Inclusion Excellence,” is open to students, faculty and staff. Following the keynote, there will be a book signing until 5:30 p.m. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided.

 

Dr. Williams is a nationally recognized, award-winning scholar, leader and educator in diversity, inclusion, equity and leadership development. He is a former senior vice president at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, former associate vice chancellor, vice provost and chief diversity officer at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education and The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure and Change Management. You can learn more about Dr. Williams here. http://drdamonawilliams.com/about/

 

Read more about the event on campus with Dr. Williams here:https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/inclusiveexcellence-tour-comes-to-campus-nov-16/     

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International Thanksgiving Celebration Will Introduce Students to American Thanksgiving Tradition on Nov. 16th

The event will be held in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The celebration is open to all of the University’s international students.Tickets are required and sold out last week.

 

https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/international-thanksgiving-celebration-will-introduce-students-to-american-thanksgiving-tradition-on-nov-16/

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Interfaith Dialogue Dinner: Is All News Fake? December 7th

As part of the semester-long series, “Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the ‘Hidden’ Things that Divide Us,” the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) and Hendricks Chapel invite all graduate students to an Interfaith Dialogue Dinner, whereat we shall consider: Is All News fake? The Future of Truth. Thursday, December 7th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Noble Room, Hendricks Chapel.

 

Each gathering includes a shared meal, facilitated dialogue, and two mindful meditations (at beginning and end). Sessions are co-facilitated by chaplains, staff, and students.

The series is made possible through the Co-Curricular Departmental Initiatives program within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made at least seven days before the gathering by contacting sudcc@syr.edu.

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Apply to Be a Public Humanities Graduate Fellow; Information Session December 8th

The Humanities Center and the CNY Humanities Corridor will host an information session about the Public Humanities Graduate Fellowship program on Friday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Humanities Center in 304 Tolley. Current and former fellows will be on site to talk about the fellowship and answer questions. A light breakfast will be available.​

At Syracuse University, the program is open to graduate students pursuing a PhD in Anthropology, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Cultural Foundations of Education, or Literacy in Education. It is also open to graduate students pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing or in VPA (3-year MFA programs only).

Each year, SU is awarded two fellowships. Info on current and prior fellows is available online. The Call for Applications sheet is available on the Humanities Center webpage under the “forms” pulldown menu, where you will also find the HNY link to apply for this fellowship program.​ Questions can be sent to Humanities New York Program Officer Adam Capitanio (212-233-1131 or acapitanio@humanitiesny.org ).

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Graduate Writing Course Offered in Spring 2018

ENL 600 Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits)

Spring 2018 Semester

1/16/2018 - 5/1/2018

Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:50 PM

 

This course is designed for graduate students from all academic units whose primary language is not English. The course focuses on improving learners’ academic writing. Students will learn strategies to improve grammar, analyze and produce genres used in their disciplines, and develop documents for academic job searches. During the course, students will be able to work on in-progress course papers, theses, and dissertations.

 

Questions about the course can be directed to ESOL coordinators

Youmie Kim ykim27@syr.edu  and Matthew Hammill mjhammil@syr.edu

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Spring 2018 Career Fairs and Events: Registration Now Open

January 29, 2018

Syracuse University Spring Career Fair, 4 – 7 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

 

January 30, 2018

Coffee Chat with Economics Majors, 1p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Whitman Spring Career Fair, 4 – 7 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

 

January 31, 2018

iSchool Career Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

College of Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, 3 - 7 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

 

April 11 - 13, 2018

Newhouse Recruitment Collective

Newhouse Spring Career Fair - April 11, 2 - 5 p.m.

Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center

 

April 16th-17th

Central New York Teacher Recruitment Days, 8 a.m.

Cortland, NY

 

Registration for Spring Career Fairs and Events are now open.

 

If you have any questions regarding the events, on-campus recruiting and OrangeLink online registration, please feel free to contact slawrenc@syr.edu  or 315.443.2009.

We look forward to seeing you this spring in Syracuse!

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Invent@SU Returning Next Summer

Next summer, Invent@SU will return to transform undergraduate students into inventors as they design, prototype and pitch original devices. The immersive invention accelerators will be held on campus and at the Fisher Center in New York City. Find out more here. Video is captioned:https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/inventsu-info-sessions-nov-13-14/

 

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SU NEWS


University to Host State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/university-to-host-state-of-the-art-conference-on-postsecondary-education-and-individuals-with-intellectual-disabilities/

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2018 Outstanding TA Award Nominations; Deadline is January 26th

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 31st annual awards program recognizing Outstanding Teaching Assistants. if you would like to be considered, please inquire with your department regarding the nomination process. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018.

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Recent Progress Noted on Diversity and Inclusion Recommendations

https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/recent-progress-noted-on-diversity-and-inclusion-recommendations/

 

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS



ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY Hosted by Aurora of CNY and others, Dec. 2nd

Hosted by:

AURORA of Central New York

CNYRID

DAC of CNY

WHOLE Me Inc.

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017      2:00 pm. to 6:00 pm.     

 

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH OF CAMILLUS

GUYDER COMMUNITY CENTER

5600 West Genesee Street, Camillus, NY

                                                         

We will provide appetizers, bread, ham & desserts

 

If your last name starts between ‘A-M’, please bring: Hot Casserole with a serving spoon

If your last name starts between ‘N-Z’, please bring: Cold Casserole/Salad with a serving spoon

One can or box of food from each person for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry

Drinks for your family- no alcoholic beverages

For more information:   Grace Allen: 315-679-4115 VP

Lindsay Ryan Anthony:  315-679-5662 VP

 

In case of bad weather, please watch channels 3, 5, & 9 for possible cancellation.

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Youth Power! Hosts Free Event: Stomp Out Stigma; in Kingston, N.Y., December 9th

YOUTH POWER!'s Hudson River Regional Team is hosting a FREE event called STOMP OUT STIGMA!  The event will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017,  from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Kingston. Young people 12-29 with systems experience (mental health, disability, addiction, foster care, juvenile justice, etc.) are invited. Are you marking your calendar?

Stigma. Discrimination. They affect young people. How? Why? What can we do? Young people will hang out with like-minded peers, find peer support, and share experiences they have had with stigma and discrimination so we can advance change.

 

What to expect: pizza (who doesn't like free pizza?), rock painting #ActivismRocks, human rock paper scissors (what's that, you ask? come find out), music, and other young people sharing their stories.

 

How you can help: Please share our attached flyer and encourage young people to attend!

 

Registration: www.YPStompOutStigma.Eventbrite.com. Paper registration is attached and needed only if someone is unable to register online. Registration is required!

Please contact me with any questions at 518-322-2096 orbwilliams@youthpowerny.org.

Thank you!

- Brennan and the Regional Team

Brennan Williams

Hudson River Regional Youth Partner

YOUTH POWER!

737 Madison Avenue, Albany NY 12208

Cell Phone: 518-322-2096

Fax: 518-434-6478

www.YOUTHPOWERNY.org

www.facebook.com/YOUTHPOWER.NY

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @YOUTHPOWERNY

Follow our Instagram Spreading Hope Campaign @YPSpreadsHope

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Weekly DREAM Newsletter

http://www.dreamcollegedisability.org/this-weeks-news-in-disability-and-higher-education

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Selected from DREAM email: Disability Empowerment for Yale (DEFY) Brings Deaf Comic to Campus

“When I was little, there were so many games that kids would play that involved whispering, like the game they always wanted to play, ‘Broken Telephone.’ It had different names. Some people just called it ‘Telephone.’ I always called it ‘The Game That Exposed Me as the Deaf Kid,” comedian D.J. Demers said to the audience, laughing.

 

https://yaleherald.com/signs-of-change-3f77d616370b

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New Issue: Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies Volume 11, Issue 4; November 2017

Focusing on cultural and especially literary representations of disability, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS) publishes a wide variety of textual analyses that are informed by disability theory and, by extension, experiences of disability.

 

It is an essential disability studies journal for scholars whose work concentrates on the portrayal of disability in literature.

More broadly, it is instrumental in the interdisciplinarity of literary studies, cultural studies, and disability studies.

With an editorial board of 50 internationally renowned scholars, it is edited by Dr David Bolt, Director of the Centre for Culture & Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University.

The above issue is now available online at: http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/toc/jlcds/11/4?ai=sk&ui=273v&af=T  

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Nearly Half of School Children in Northern Ireland Would “hide aspects of themselves” to Avoid Bullying

http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/nearly-half-school-children-northern-13892677

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Third of Children Say Teachers Do Not Talk Enough About Bullying

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/third-children-say-teachers-do-not-talk-enough-about-bullying

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Bullying Makes Young Afraid of Being Different

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/education/bullying-makes-young-afraid-of-being-different-1-8851296

 

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CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS


Open Position: Community Living Advocate, National Council on Independent Living (Washington, DC); Aplication Deadline November 22

Position Summary: Responsible for tracking and analyzing current policy and political trends that impact people with disabilities, with a focus on community living and home and community based services (HCBS). The Community Living Advocate will communicate these trends and their impact to key stakeholders, including leadership of NCIL, ADAPT, and other organizations as necessary. The Community Living Advocate will also meet with government officials to explain the detrimental effects of unwanted institutionalization and advocate for policies that empower people with disabilities. This position is part of the National Organizing Project, a partnership between NCIL and ADAPT, funded by the Ford Foundation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

•        Communicate the Independent Living philosophy and value of community living to officials at all levels of the federal government and to other key stakeholders

•        Synthesize current and anticipated policies that affect people with disabilities, with a focus on community living and HCBS, into written and oral summaries

•        Report relevant policy issues to leaders within NCIL, ADAPT, and other disability rights organizations

•        Participate in a joint committee alongside representatives of NCIL and ADAPT to steer the direction of, and report on the outcomes of, the National Organizing Project

•        Work closely with NCIL’s Executive Director, Policy Analyst, and the Legislative & Advocacy Committee to define and implement NCIL’s legislative strategy related to issues of community living and HCBS

•        Serve as the staff liaison to the Healthcare and PAS Subcommittees to inform and support their work on issues related to community living and HCBS

•        Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications: 

•        Extensive familiarity with the values of Independent Living

•        Minimum 2-3 years professional experience in the Independent Living or Disability Rights Movements

•        Background in political science or related field

•        Excellent oral and written communication skills

•        Ability to think on the spot and keep up with up-to-the-minute policy changes

•        Excellent computer and software skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, to include the ability to rapidly produce high quality presentations and reports.

•        Professionalism in appearance, attitude, and presentation

•        Ability to successfully network, obtain and facilitate meetings and relationships with government officials and their staff

•        Personal experience with disability a plus

 

Position Location and Requirements:

•        This is a one year position funded by the Ford Foundation, with the possibility of renewal contingent on further grant funding

•        This is a full time position located at NCIL’s offices in Washington, DC

•        Salary is $50,000/year with a comprehensive benefits package

•        Frequent local travel to and around Capitol Hill will be required

 

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a detailed professional resume, at least three professional references, and a cover letter to:

Lindsay Baran

Policy Analyst

National Council on Independent Living

2013 H Street NW, 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20006

Email: lindsay@ncil.org

Deadline: Close of Business November 22, 2017

 

The National Council on Independent Living is an equal opportunity employer and makes reasonable accommodations as appropriate for people with disabilities. People of marginalized identities (including, but not limited to: people with disabilities, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, formerly incarcerated persons, low income persons, or any intersections thereof) are highly encouraged to apply.

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Society for Disability Studies Strand Call for Proposals -- Due December 3, 2017

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability

Columbus, Ohio, April 17-18, 2018

With apologies for cross-posting, the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is pleased to join with The Ohio State University in organizing an SDS Strand at OSU’s Multiple Perspectives Conference.

Generously funded by The Ohio State University and the Ethel Louise Armstrong Endowment, the Conference is characterized by a diverse audience and convened to expand perspectives on disability and enhance community resources. We welcome SDS Strand proposals for presentations in any format and in all areas of Disability Studies. The SDS Strand theme especially invites you to explore past, present, and future directions of Disability Studies in the context of Community.

SDS Strand events will be open to all to attend but will be arranged, proposed, peer-reviewed, and presented only by SDS Members. The CFP can be found online at http://disstudies.org/index.php/cfp-sds-strand-osu-2018/.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Joanne Woiak,

SDS Program Committee Co-Chair

Joanne@disstudies.org

 

Devva Kasnitz,

Executive Director

SDSKasnitz@gmail.com

http://www.disstudies.org/

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Opportunities to Participate - three surveys to identify the information needs of older adults and members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities

ADA Needs Assessment Surveys

 

The NIDILRR-funded Northeast ADA Regional Center http://www.northeastada.org/ is conducting three surveys to identify the information needs of older adults and members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Data from these surveys will help the ADA National Network develop information products and outreach activities to support these groups in understanding their rights under the ADA and awareness of local services that offer support around disability. One survey is open to adults age 60 or older with disabilities or ongoing health concerns:https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ezAVzMlc63DzjQV , with a second survey open to service providers who support these older adults: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eOS0f6MwluRCyyN . A third survey is open to members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities and is available in English and Spanish. https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kMbdaW1WcmpAot  

 

Spotlight blog: https://naricspotlight.wordpress.com/  

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Assistant Professor of Humanities and Cultural Studies Job Opening

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Cultural Studies.

This is a 9-month, tenure-earning position carrying a 3/2 undergraduate teaching load pre-tenure and research expectations commensurate with earning tenure at a research university. The position begins August 2018.

 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a field relevant to Humanities and Cultural Studies from an accredited institution by time of application and at least 1 year full-time university/college-level teaching experience or its equivalent. We are open to candidates with diverse disciplinary training and teaching experience. However, the successful candidate will have one or more of the following as an area of teaching competence: critical theory, critical race theory, digital humanities, gender theory, performance theory, postcolonial theory, queer theory.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence; a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinarity; and an active research agenda. Successful experience teaching large classes and/or teaching online is a plus, as is the ability to contribute to department efforts recruit and retain students, to serve under-represented populations, to build relationships with other programs and units on and off campus, and/or to seek grant funding. We are especially interested in candidates with teaching and research expertise in one or more of the following: Black Studies, Caribbean Studies, Latin American Studies, Migration/Diaspora Studies, Borderlands, Hemispheric Studies, Transnationalism and Globalization.

 

The University of Central Florida, located in metropolitan Orlando, is an emerging preeminent research university. It serves 66,000 students, many of whom are first generation college students and/or ethnic minority students, and will soon be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). One of four academic programs in the Department of Philosophy, the Humanities and Cultural Studies program serves a majority female and increasingly majority student of color population, almost one-third of whom identify as Hispanic or Latinx.

 

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51564

https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51564

        

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Cultural Studies https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51564  

www.jobswithucf.com   http://www.jobswithucf.com   Position Number: 30195: Class Title: Assistant Professor, Humanities and Cultural Studies: Administrative Title: No Administrative Function: Job Description

 

In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application:

   * cover letter,

   * curriculum vitae,

   * evidence of teaching effectiveness,

   * 1 page research statement,

   * brief writing sample,

   * contact information for three professional references.

 

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

 

For further information, contact Shelley Park, Search Committee Chair at Shelley.Park@ucf.edu  

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CFP Short Pieces on Queerbaiting: Deadline December 17th

Fans use the term ‘queerbaiting’ to account for a (primarily) television tactic whereby producers deliberately insert homoerotic subtext between characters in order to capture a queer viewership, yet never actualise this subtext on screen. This is a call for short, forum-style thought pieces on queerbaiting for an edited book collection being prepared for submission to University of Iowa Press’ Fan Studies series.

 

Pieces of 500–1500 words (inclusive of references) are invited on all aspects of the topic. These pieces will appear alongside chapter-length investigations of the topic and are envisioned as shorter observations, views on developments, and debates or issues related to the topic of queerbaiting. These pieces are designed to offer readers a glimpse into a range of specific cases, or in-depth readings of single queerbait scenes. Some suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

        

- a short theoretical piece on the term itself or a single related term;

- a reading of a single fan text that responds to instances of queerbaiting in some way;

- an investigation of a single campaign to boycott a series that queerbaits, such as on Twitter (i.e., the response to #AskSupernatural);

- a personal narrative on the effects of queerbaiting;

- a textual reading of a specific scene or pivotal episode from a series accused of queerbaiting, such as from Supernatural, Sherlock, Merlin, Rizzoli & Isles, Teen Wolf;

- a consideration of a single character or key pairing in the context of the queerbaiting debate;

- a reading of an individual film that queerbaits (i.e., Victor Frankenstein);

- a reading of a lesser known series or form of queerbaiting (i.e., a video game, a music video);

- an exploration of queerbaiting as evidenced in the marketing of a particular program;

- a specific case of cast and producer response to accusations of queerbaiting;

- a discussion of a text that exists beyond the confines of/predates the term (i.e., Xena);

- a single counter-argument to the queerbaiting concept.

 

The collection is being compiled by Dr Joseph Brennan

(joseph.brennan@sydney.edu.au ) and contributions should be submitted in full together with a 150-word bio to the editor for consideration by December 17, 2017. Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by the end of 2017, with successful entries being included in the manuscript submitted to the publisher for external review.

 

Informal correspondence with the editor on proposed pieces prior to the submission deadline are encouraged.

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CFP: Emancipation Undone, Deadline February 16, 2018

2018 Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference – “Interventions”

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA | May 31st - June 2nd, 2018

 

“The intervention made here is an attempt to recast the past, guided by the conundrums and compulsions of our contemporary crisis: thehope for social transformation in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the quixotic search for a subject capable of world-historical action, and the despair induced by the lack of one.” (Saidiya Hartman, /Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America/, 1997, p. 14)

 

Scholars across an array of disciplines have increasingly situated critical interventions into the contradictions and crises of the historical present—from ecology and the human, to capital and democracy—by foregrounding racial slavery as a structuring problematic of modern political life. Much of this work finds a generative foothold in the interventions Saidiya Hartman initiated and reanimated over twenty years ago, where she contended that any analysis of racialization must be conducted with regard to the history and theory of slavery, and that the political logic of racial slavery must become a fundamental locus of inquiry for political theory, cultural studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and Marxism (to name a few fields). This has yielded a powerful frame of historical analysis, and a new baseline for critical intervention: “the afterlife of slavery.”

 

In line with the general theme, “Interventions,” the Working Group on Racial and Ethnic Studies invites submissions of panels or individual papers for the CSA Annual Conference that advance interventions into the present by making the “afterlife of slavery” its reference. These papers may address, but are not limited to, the following themes:

   * The analysis of racial slavery as an intervention in the critique of political economy

   * Libidinal enjoyment as a factor of racial subjection

   * Black Lives Matter and the incompleteness of emancipation

   * Historicizing the anthropocene and critiques of post-humanism

   * Critical race studies and the “limits of critique”

   * Black feminist and queer epistemological interventions

   * Antiblackness and the subject of the unconscious

   * Race, value, and abstraction

   * Global anti-capitalist struggle in the afterlife of slavery

 

Please submit a brief abstract (300 words or less) through the CSA submission system by its official deadline, currently: February 16, 2018

(http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/registration2017

 

Applicants must be a member of the CSA to submit. Submissions can either be an individual paper or pre-constituted panel. Please indicate that you are applying to the Racial and Ethnic Studies Panel.

 

Questions? Contact the Co-Chairs of the Working Group on Racial and Ethnic Studies, Jaafar Aksikas (jaksikas@colum.edu mailto:jaksikas@colum.edu ), Christopher Chamberlin (cechambe@uci.edumailto:cechambe@uci.edu ), and Patrice Douglass (pdd2@stmarys-ca.edu mailto:pdd2@stmarys-ca.edu ).

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Students with Disabilities at Syracuse University are invited to apply to United States Business Leadership Network’s 2018 Rising Leadership Academy!

Rising Leaders Initiatives at USBLN (USBLN.org) are programs for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. We are currently recruiting students to participate in our 2018 Rising Leaders Mentoring Program (http://www.usbln.org/what-we-do/rising-leaders-mentoring-program) and Rising Leadership Academy (http://www.usbln.org/what-we-do/rising-leaders-mentoring-program/rising-leadership-academy). Mentorship has a big impact on students transitioning from school to work and employment. So far, 40% of our mentees from the 2017 Mentoring Program have gained employment since starting our program. We also had 17 job offers extended to our students by the end of the week at the 2017 Rising Leadership Academy. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Questions? Contact: Keri Gray, M.A., Director, Rising Leaders Initiatives, USBLN at keri@usbln.org

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International Disability Conference (NADP) - London 25-27 June 2018: "Ensuring Quality Provision"

The National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP) is the UK Association for those working in the tertiary education sector and who are involved in the management or delivery of services for disabled students and disabled staff.

 

NADP is committed to improving the professional development and status of disability and inclusivity practitioners in further and higher education through peer support, education, communication and leadership.

Our international conference 2018 will be held at the Clayton Hotel in Chiswick, London from Monday 25th-Wednesday 27th June 2018. It will focus on the priorities for ensuring quality provision in the fields of disability support and inclusivity.

NADP's first International Conference in 2015 attracted over 200 delegates and presenters from all over the world and was a huge success. As a result, we are very excited to be developing the programme for our second international conference in June 2018, and we are looking for abstracts that can integrate our theme of "Ensuring Quality Provision" with one or more of the focus areas outlined below.

We invite you to share your innovative methods, tested solutions, and proven results with an audience representing an array of countries, backgrounds and institutions.

The topics include, though are not confined to:

•        Policy development and implementation

•        Enhancing the disabled student experience

•        Systems for evaluating Disability services e.g. measuring impact on retention, progression, achievement or employability

•        Aiding transition to and from higher education

•        Engaging the student voice

•        Individual or group support systems

•        Inclusive Practice - e.g. benchmarking, strategic implementation or evaluation

•        Academic Assessment  and associated methodologies

•        Evidence based, research informed practice

•        Collaborative working between Disability and Inclusivity Professionals and Academics

We are inviting abstracts for presentations, workshop sessions, panel discussions and posters. Extra conference information can be found here: https://nadp-uk.org/conferences/international-conference-2018

Please contact Lynn Wilson on admin@nadp-uk.org  if you would like further information or have any queries, including regarding submissions.

We hope to see you in June 2018!

 

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