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the humanities at Illinois The humanities and the arts teach students how to interpret people, societies, artifacts, and events, locally as well as globally, in past and present contexts. Humanists interrogate the nature of truth and beauty, contemplating justice, and exploring the ethical obligations humans bear toward each other and the world. Study in the humanities trains students to recognize the diversity of human life, making what is familiar both inviting and strange. It helps students to question, comprehend, and transform an increasingly cosmopolitan globe. Humanists engage with and extend existing knowledge making it palpable for students. In so doing, we make the creation of new knowledges possible by framing what is known and revealing new truths.
| L e t t e r f r o m t h e D i r e c to r | Two years ago, I sat at my desk and wrote my first piece for this Newsletter. The concluding sentence, which I intended as a welcoming gesture to faculty and students, stated “The door is open.” When I wrote those words, I could never have imagined that I would wonder, in relatively short order, whether I could literally make good on that promise. The fiscal crisis faced by this and many other universities has given many of us reason to be concerned about the maintenance and growth of our collective and individual enterprises as teachers, as researchers, and as citizens. It is therefore with great pleasure that I can state without any qualification that the IPRH remains a robust locus of inquiry and activity for matters related to the humanities at the University of Illinois and beyond. In fact, the 2009-10 academic year was one of exciting growth and change at IPRH and though our future will look somewhat different than has our past, it promises to be equally vital and one that serves our diverse community in a variety of ways. Many important aspects of our mission remain unchanged. Our graduate student and faculty fellowship programs remain intact. Our reading groups continue to thrive and to help connect faculty and graduate students with shared interests. The film series continues to attract a devoted audience under the skilled direction of Christine Catanzarite. We will continue to organize panel discussions and to host visiting speakers. We will once again offer a lecture series through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the spring, and we will award our second annual IPRH Humanities Prizes at the end of the spring semester. We will continue
to support and house the Odyssey Project and the Education Justice Project. And perhaps most importantly, we will continue to serve as passionate advocates for the humanities. But the coming year will also see some exciting changes. First, we are very pleased to be welcoming Dr. Patricia Goldsworthy and Dr. Kristine Nielsen to campus this fall as the first of our two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the humanities. Dr. Goldsworthy will be based in the History Department, and Dr. Nielsen will have a split appointment between the Program in Art History and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. In addition to benefiting from their participation in our IPRH Fellows’ Seminar and in our other events, we are planning an annual symposium to commence this spring that will focus on aspects of our Mellon Fellows’ research, and organized around one of the four broad categories outlined in the grant: Memory Studies, Race/Diaspora Studies, Empire/Colonial Studies, and History of Science and Technology. I am very grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support and for their investment in the humanities at Illinois. Through the continued generosity of Dean John Unsworth and the Illinois Informatics Institute, we will also this fall welcome Dr. Jeffrey Drouin to campus as the second IPRH/ICubed Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow. This fellowship is one of a very few of its kind presently offered worldwide. As such, it is a truly distinguishing feature of the humanities at Illinois. Dr. Drouin’s appointment will be in the French Department where he will pursue work on his project, “The Ecclesiastical Proust Archive.” We hope you will help us welcome our three Post-Doctoral Fellows to campus this fall, and we invite you to meet them at our annual reception in September. A major change to be implemented this fall reflects a changed outlook on how IPRH programming is directed. As a fan of “bottom up” systems of governance, I’ve been searching for schemes that will allow IPRH programming to be increasingly driven and developed by the faculty rather than having the majority of our events determined by the Director. As a result, we’ve developed a new program: The IPRH Collaborative Research Projects will allow faculty to compete for funds up to $5,000 to be used for a small conference or a series of events around a topic in the humanities that is of interest across disciplinary boundaries. We plan to fund three such initiatives this academic year, and I hope these funds will also serve as partial remediation for the lack of available visiting lecturer funds now experienced by faculty in many departments. Details about this initiative can be found in this Newsletter, and please keep an eye out for announcements on our listserv and on our website about application procedures and deadlines.
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Antoinette Burton essay, “Eyes Wide Shut: Empire’s Eternal Return”
Calendar of Events, including November 1 lecture by Ananya Roy, and March 16 lecture by David Theo Goldberg
New IPRH Funding Initiative: Collaborative Research Projects
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| We will also this fall initiate another new feature on our website: Professor Lori Newcomb (Department of English) will serve as the first IPRH blog editor, soliciting, posting, and moderating short, pithy essays from faculty and graduate students that focus on the theme “The Place of the Humanities.” A more detailed description of the blog will be circulated on our listserv early in the fall semester. We envision the blog as yet another site for intellectual exchange on our campus and beyond, and as a location for the further advancement of humanities scholarship. I invite you to contact me with your ideas for future blog themes and content. The Odyssey Project continues to enjoy success on our campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community. The “White Paper on the Humanities at the University of Illinois”—the document that resulted from our Fall, 2009 “Humanities Summit”—clearly articulates the value we place on public humanities and on civic outreach by humanities faculty on our campus. The Odyssey Project is among the most visible of the ways we fulfill our shared commitment to bringing the humanities at Illinois to the world around us—in this case, to members of our local community. If Odyssey allows us to extend our work outside the walls of the university, it also allows us to bring back some very important experiences that enhance intramural instruction and scholarship. To highlight the benefits to the campus that accrue from our investment in the Odyssey Project, we have organized a February 2011 panel discussion on that topic featuring Odyssey faculty. Again, despite some changes, Odyssey thrives. Following the departure of Odyssey Director John Marsh, Professor Dale Bauer assumed the role of Faculty Director for Odyssey, and Professor Cris Mayo will succeed Dale in this role starting in the fall of 2010. Along with Dale, Kerry Pimblott (Ph.D. student, Department of History) and Michael Burns (Ph.D. student, Department of English and Center for Writing Studies) provided outstanding leadership for Odyssey which resulted in a year of many “firsts”: 17 program graduates (the largest graduating class produced in four years); the award to Odyssey of a Community Informatics Initiative Grant of $12,000 that will allow computer training courses to be offered to Odyssey students; and the writing of a self-evaluation of the Odyssey Project conducted and authored by James Kilgore who also served as an Odyssey mentor. My sincere thanks go to Dale Bauer, Kerry Pimblott, Michael Burns, James Kilgore, Jim Barrett, Mark Leff, Sarah Ross, and Todd Kukla, as well as to the Illinois Humanities Council and to the Office of the Chancellor for their continuing financial support for Odyssey. This fall, our calendar will be a bit less crowded (but just a bit) as we make some significant staff transitions of our own. After nearly a decade of service as the IPRH business manager, Pam Hall is retiring as of August 1, 2010. Pam has been an essential member of the IPRH team. Her constant good cheer and outstanding knowledge of the university’s myriad business management systems has made working with her a pleasure. We will truly miss her daily presence in our office suite, and I thank her for all she has done to help the IPRH thrive over the past ten years. Despite the transition period, we’ve planned a full slate for this fall with lectures by Robert Warrior (American Indian Studies, Illinois), Jake Kosek (Geography, University of California, Berkeley), and Ananya Roy (City and Regional Planning, University of California Berkeley); two back-to-back panels on grant writing (one for faculty, one for graduate students); our first-ever Chicago fundraising lecture which will be given in October by Heather Hyde Minor (School of Architecture, Illinois) as the first in a planned series of such lectures titled “My Favorite Book;” and a lecture given by Paula Treichler in November as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Our involvement in this year’s Festival comes with many thanks to the efforts of Matti Bunzl who now serves as Artistic Director for the Festival. For more information on these and all our planned events, please see our website. Finally, I wish to thank Christine Catanzarite, Pam Hall, and Stephanie Uebelhoer for all they do to keep the IPRH running smoothly all year long. We also continue to benefit from the tremendous generosity of our Advisory Committee: Adrian Burgos Cara Finnegan, Kevin Hamilton, Bruce Michelson, Robert Rushing, and Siobhan Somerville. Along with Ray Fouché and David O’Brien, they provided thoughtful guidance and donated their time and wisdom to help us vet the many fellowship and prize applications we received during this past year. As Bruce and Adrian depart from the Committee, we welcome Dana Rabin and Robert Parker as new members. I must also thank Dean Ruth Watkins, Associate Dean Karen Carney, Interim Vice-Chancellor for Research Ravi Iyer, and Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard Wheeler. Without their assistance, generosity, patience, and sympathy for the IPRH mission, we would not be looking ahead with such optimism. Together and independently, they have been especially supportive and protective guardians of our mission during this time of economic crisis. It is in large measure because of their support that I can still— and again—write: “The door is open.”
“As a humanities scholar, having the opportunity to think through one’s work with others similarly seeking their scholarly voice is more valuable than gold. IPRH was a vital intervention into not only my research, but also my teaching.” Clarence E. Lang, History and African American Studies, and an IPRH Faculty Fellow, 2009-10
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| PATR I C I A G OL D S W O R TH Y | The IPRH is delighted to welcome Dr. Patricia Goldsworthy, who joins us this fall as one of the first Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities. Dr. Goldsworthy will spend two years at Illinois conducting research on her project (described here); participating in
Project Abstract Colonial Negatives: Muslims, Jews, and Europeans in Moroccan Photography
IPRH and other campus activities; and teaching courses in the Depart-
Existing analyses of colonial photography emphasize its
ment of History. Please see the IPRH website for course information.
outsider perspective. A foreign intruder portrays its own
After earning her B.A. in History and French Literature at UCSD, Patricia Goldsworthy went on to complete her M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Irvine. Her dissertation, entitled “Colonial Negatives: The Prohibition and Commodification of Photography in Sharifian and French Morocco,” examines Moroccan and French photographers from 1900 to 1930 in Morocco and examines
vision of the land based on stereotypes and fantasies without regard for the perceptions of the inhabitants. This project questions how our existing notions of colonial-era photography change when colonized subjects themselves make photographs. Alongside the development of a European photography industry in Morocco, Moroccan Jews also worked to develop the beginnings of a Moroccan photography industry by adopting and adapting photographic technology to the Moroccan context. As minorities within Morocco, the native Jewish population acted as cultural intermediaries of modernity between Europeans and Muslim Moroccans.
the ways in which photography both
Beginning in 1912, Moroccan Jewish photographers began
hindered and supported the colonial
establishing studios alongside their European counterparts.
project. This dissertation draws upon
These photographers worked closely with the indigenous
research completed in France, Morocco,
Muslim and Jewish populations, as well as the growing
Belgium, and the United States.
European community, and acted to bridge the divide
Patricia has received national fellowships from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant from the American Historical Association and the Florence Gould Foundation, as well as UC Irvine’s Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, the Bea Baker Graduate Fellowship for excellence in teaching and research in the Department of History, and Arabic language funding from the International Center for Writing and Translation. She has taught courses in European, Middle East/North Africa, and World History at
between “Moroccan” and “European” arts. Whereas many European photographers relied heavily upon props and models to create the “scene and type” genre of photographs, Moroccan Jewish photographers focused primarily on the architecture, events, and occupations of the Moroccan Jewish community. While some attention has been paid to the Moroccan Jewish population as subjects, there are no studies of Moroccan Jews as photographers.
the University of California, Irvine; Pitzer College; and California State
By establishing their mark on the photographic industry,
University, San Bernardino.
the Jewish community created a Moroccan photographic
While at the IPRH, Patricia plans to expand upon her dissertation research in order to examine indigenous photographers in Morocco, particularly those from the Moroccan Jewish population, in order to analyze the ways in which Moroccans influenced the photography industry in Morocco. She also plans to develop new courses that
tradition that continues today. This project examines the role of Moroccan photographers in the colonial era. In doing so, I hope to question the established colonizer-colonized paradigm of colonial visual studies and incorporate indigenous photographers into the field.
examine the relationships between the metropole and the colonies in the colonial and post-colonial eras.
“The fellowship encouraged me to think more deeply about the importance of interdisciplinarity in the humanities, as well as about the role that the humanities play in the changing landscape of the twenty-first-century university.” Sara Luttfring, English, and an IPRH Graduate Student Fellow, 2009-10
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| K R I ST I NE NIELSEN | The IPRH is pleased to introduce Dr. Kristine Nielsen, who joins us this fall as one of the first Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities. Dr. Nielsen will spend two years at Illinois conducting research on her project (described at right); participating in IPRH and other campus activities; and teaching courses in the Department of German Languages and Literatures and the Program in Art History. Please see the IPRH website for course information. Kristine Nielsen received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago in 2010 and M.A. in Art History from the University of Copenhagen in 2001. Her teaching and research interests are European and American modern and contemporary art, the historiography of art history, and the history and theory of iconoclasm. Nielsen has presented papers at the College Art Association, German Studies Association, and other national and international conferences, including Kristine Nielsen
most recently “The Artwork Between Technology and Nature” at the National
Gallery of Denmark. She has published articles and book chapters in Passepartout; Chicago Art Journal; Visuel kultur: Viden, liv, politik (Copenhagen: Multivers, 2009); Art Outside the Lines: New Perspectives on GDR Art Culture (Amsterdam: Rodopi, forthcoming 2010), and Totalitarian Art and Modernity (Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, forthcoming 2010). Nielsen has worked at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an editorial board member of a new Nordic journal on visual culture Ekfrase: Nordisk tidsskrift for visuell kultur.
Project Abstract Confronting Inglorious Monuments of the Past in Postwar German Cultural Politics This project examines memorial production after World War II in the two Germanys in cases where the negation of past memories is brought to view through officially sanctioned German memorials. The thesis of the book project contends that postwar German monuments and memorials, proposed or presented in East Germany, West Germany, and after German unification, showcase a confrontation with the past through the form and content of new sculptural productions. Underlying the diverse visual critiques of fascist, Stalinist, and Marxist-Leninist monuments after the collapse of each political system lie structural similarities in the visual negation of historical memory by means of a consistent antithesis implanted in a newly erected monument. The project presents new research on the social practices and pictorial devices that produce iconoclasm, the larger goal being the articulation of conceptual tools with which to approach iconoclasm’s fundamental and global forms of violence that inhere in our modes of communication. Iconoclasm is violence against an image brought to view through pre-established formal and narrative practices in order to transmit a visual message effectively. One cannot perform a toppling of an authoritative image in a German context without evoking a long history of image negation practices particular to German memory, which extend to the Reformation and reappear in German art history. The thesis argues, then, not only for a similarity in the visual forms of negation of unwanted political monuments in recent German history, but also aims to build an alternative history of images. If the canon of art in art history is representative of success, highlights, and innovations, then this book project focuses
She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Confronting
on tracing inglorious and silenced memories as images in
Inglorious Monuments of the Past in Postwar German Cultural
German art history in the late twentieth century.
Politics. The project argues that structural similarities emerge in the diverse visual critiques of fascist, Stalinist, and MarxistLeninist monuments after the collapse of each political system and by means of consistent antitheses implanted in newly erected or planned memorials in both East and West Germany. The book aims to construct an alternative history of images by tracing inglorious and silenced memories visually materialized as images.
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| j e f f r e y dr o u i n | The IPRH is delighted to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Drouin, who joins us this fall as the second IPRH/ICubed Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities. Dr. Drouin will spend the 2010-11 academic
Project Abstract The Ecclesiastical Proust Archive
year at Illinois conducting research on his project (described here);
This project will result in the redesign and technological
participating in IPRH, ICubed, and other campus activities related
expansion of the Ecclesiastical Proust Archive (http://proust-
to the digital humanities; and teaching a course in the Department
archive.org); several articles; and a scholarly monograph.
The project continues my scholarly focus on the history Professor Drouin will be engaged in research and teaching at the University of Illinois for the academic year of 2010-11. During the spring, he will offer a course in the Department of French entitled “France and Modernist Magazines: International Publishing
its first digital resource integral to the study of the novel. In keeping with its aim of being a pedagogical resource, the project will be open and freely accessible to the public, and will feature teaching materials and information, as well as offering a case study of how technology can be integrated into the methodology of humanistic research projects.
Networks and the Avant-Garde.” For
In collaboration with IPRH and ICubed, I plan to perform the
more information, please contact
following technical renovations and additional developments
Professor Drouin directly.
that are integral with the research methodology: create a set
Prior to his arrival at the U of I, Professor Drouin taught courses in modern British literature at Brooklyn College Jeffrey Drouin
and theory of the modernist novel, contributing to the field
and was an instructional technologist for the Macaulay Honors College, both
at the City University of New York. He completed the Ph.D. in English at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2010, specializing in 20th Century British and Irish literature with a research focus on the modernist novel and the new physics, avant-garde periodicals, textual theory, and digital humanities. Several grants and awards have supported his research. Professor Drouin is also active in organizations that promote digital humanities, such as Project
of tools that allows readers to tag and comment upon passages, images, and other media, as well as search terms and search results. This will enable us to examine relationships among the primary content, between the primary content and secondary materials, and the usage of all of these within the archive; create a visualization area that displays various modes of real-time data analysis of the primary and secondary content; redesign and recode the database to be incorporated into the rest of the site; develop a French version of the search engine and the website; and develop a teaching area that highlights teachers’ uses of the Ecclesiastical Proust Archive and presents suggested lesson plans and activities.
Bamboo, and several learned societies dedicated to the study of
I plan to complete the technological renovations by the end
modernism and textuality.
of fall 2010. Aspects of the project will be written up and
A side project on Marcel Proust, the Ecclesiastical Proust Archive (http://proustarchive.org), is now a full-fledged digital humani-
presented to appropriate journals and digital humanities conferences.
ties effort that will be enhanced and expanded here at the U of I. As an extension of Professor Drouin’s focus on the history and theory of the modernist novel, the project combines a close reading of the church motif in À la recherche du temps perdu with the architecture of a multimedia, database-driven search engine. Its purpose is to explore the internal relationships of Proust’s narrative and the meta-critical operations involved in the interpretation of text and image, opening a window onto the theory of digital surrogacy, print-to-digital editing, and theory of the archive. Upcoming developments to look out for include a set of taxonomy and visualization tools.
“The IPRH fellowship provided a rare opportunity for people from across campus to share ideas in a workshop environment. It was tremendously helpful.” Spencer Schaffner, English/Writing Studies, and an IPRH Faculty Fellow, 2009-10
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| I P RH fa c u lt y FELLO W S 2010-11 | Faculty Fellows receive one semester of release time in the semester of their choice during the fellowship year. IPRH Faculty Fellows are also asked to teach a course – during the fellowship year or the year immediately following – on a subject related to the fellowship project. Through these courses, the Fellows illustrate the connection between exceptional research and outstanding teaching, and continue the dialogue on the fellowship topic long after the year has ended. Descriptions of the courses proposed by the following IPRH Faculty Fellows can be found on the IPRH website.
T im o t h y R ee s e C ain
R yan R . G ri f f i s
Educational Organization and Leadership
Art and Design
Faculty Unions before their “Abrupt Reappearance”: Professors, Instructors, and Graduate Students in the AFL and CIO
Regional Inquiry Studio
Abstract: Recognizing that modern understandings of faculty work, unionization, and professionalization require historical context, this project provides the first detailed interpretation of faculty unions during their four-plus decades of existence (1910s-1950s). Through individual case studies and national analysis, it demonstrates that efforts for and debates over unionization contributed to the development of the modern professoriate and that faculty played important roles in national union issues. The project challenges existing understandings of faculty as workers while offering insight into larger struggles involving the corporatization of higher education.
Abstract: This project furthers the development of a long term and multi-disciplinary research initiative called the Regional Inquiry Studio (RIS). The RIS will produce distributable projects (maps, videos, audio tours) and discursive programming that explore the natural, industrial, and cultural landscapes of the geography known as the Midwest. Our mission is to amplify the previously marginal narratives and layer multiple, possibly contradictory, visions of this place. The first series of thematic programming revolves around the transnational and global condition of rural spaces, such as Beardstown, IL, a small town shaped in part by the large scale production of meat.
B r u ce Le v ine Tamara C h ap l in History French Kiss: Mediating Sex in Postwar France (1945-2000) Abstract: Sexuality has long been considered central to modern articulations of the self. Debates about sexual practices are used to garner political support, polarize civil society, and influence national and international policy. My project explores the anxious relationship between sex, politics, and the mass media in postwar France. It argues that after World War II, as the French struggled to shed the shameful legacy of German collaboration and reassert their global status, controlling private sexuality became an important way of reshaping the national past and determining the future. The mass media played a vital role in both bolstering and troubling this process.
J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History The Second American Revolution: The Destruction of Slavery and Slave Society in the United States Abstract: The destruction of slave society in the U.S. constituted a massive social revolution. But while many have said so, no one has re-analyzed and re-told the story of the Civil War years with the radical transformation of southern society at its center. At the core of nearly every book-length study of that conflict, instead, has been the military (or, at best, the military and political) history of the war proper. This project will result in a book that explains why that social revolution unfolded the way it did and how different segments of society influenced and experienced it.
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| I P RH fa c u lt y FELLO W S 2010-11
E ri k S . M c D u f f ie
A u dre y P ett y
Gender and Women’s Studies and African American Studies
Garveyism in the Urban Midwest: The Making of Diaspora in the American Heartland Abstract: Marcus Garvey electrified blacks in Cleveland, Ohio when he first spoke there in May 1920. Captivated by his Pan-African message of race pride, self-help, African redemption, and black self-determination, Midwestern Garveyites come to understand their destiny as inseparable from the status of black people across the African diaspoa. This project will theorize the Afro-diasporic encounters of black Midwesterners within the transnational Garvey movement. Using an interdisciplinary, transnational framework, my book seeks to prise open canonical narratives in African Diaspora Studies, Women’s Studies, American Studies, and History, which have heretofore shrouded an influential black diasporic movement from intellectual inquiry.
High-Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing Abstract: High-Rise Stories will gather stories from residents of Chicago’s Henry Horner Homes, Robert Taylor Homes, Stateway Gardens, and Cabrini-Green – all publicly-funded edifices that no longer exist. In 2000, with the deconcentration of poverty in city neighborhoods as a central objective, the Chicago Housing Authority initiated its Plan for Transformation, resulting in the demolition of thousands of units of housing as well as widespread renovations and the construction of mixed-income developments. The book will explore how generations of CHA residents made homes for themselves within the walls of public housing, and how they have experienced the agency’s reforms.
| I P RH G r a d uat e S t u d e n t FELLO W S 2010-11 | Graduate Student Fellows receive a stipend from the IPRH. Two of the graduate fellowship recipients – Nicholas Brown and Kwame Holmes – have been designated as Nicholson-IPRH Fellows for 2010-11. The Nicholson Endowment is a gift of Grace W. Nicholson, who pursued undergraduate studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor Emeritus John A. Nicholson, a faculty member in the Philosophy Department at Illinois for 33 years. The Nicholson Endowment, which was established in 1999, provides support for the academic programs in LAS and excellence in the study of the humanities on campus.
N i l e B l u nt History The Chapel and the Chamber: Ceremonial Dining and Religious Ritual at the Court of King Charles I Abstract: This dissertation investigates how courtly dining functioned as a political phenomenon, which shaped and informed the kingship of Charles I. I explore the connections between dining ceremonies and religious rituals, especially in terms of the physical objects used in each. I demonstrate how this approach allows for a deeper understanding of the ways in which these ceremonies shaped and sustained the ritual life and political culture of the court. Furthermore, I suggest that the king’s personal religion and the religious complexion of his court had great bearing on the broader relevance and impact of ceremonial dining and its materials.
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N ic h o l a s B r o w n Landscape Architecture – Nicholson-IPRH Fellow Landscape, Justice, and the Politics of Indigeneity: Mapping White Possession and Settler Indigeneity in the Alberta/Montana Borderlands Abstract: This dissertation focuses on the entanglements of property, nature, race, and sovereignty in the Alberta/Montana borderlands. In this “ineluctably dialectic” landscape, myriad borders – spatial and temporal, material and discursive – function selectively to divide, integrate, construct, and maintain categories of difference. These borders also produce different forms of property and maintain the “possessive investment” in these forms. As “abjection machines,” these borders not only activate the property function of nature, race, and sovereignty but also produce abject forms of possession. The management of these borders is key to regulating property regimes.
Urmitapa D u tta Psychology The Margins Strike Back: Contested Identities, Everyday Violence, and Tribal Youth in India’s North-east Abstract: This project proposes an ethnographic investigation of the struggles over cultural representation and its relationship to varied expressions of violence and subjectivity among tribal youth in North-east India. It focuses on the politics of representation as it gets played out in the contexts of protracted ethnic violence. These ethnographic investigations will illuminate the shifting locations of marginality in national peripheries and interrogate how these marginal spaces complicate representations of nationhood, culture, resistance, and agency.
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Sara h Fr o h ardt- Lane
C o r y Spice H o l ding
Race, Public Transit, and Automobility in World War II Detroit
Rhetorical Gesture in British Elocutionism
Abstract: Scholars of material rhetoric have begun Abstract: During World War II, public conveyances to explore the body’s role in the reception of rhetoriwere a consistent site of contact for people of cal appeals, but few theorize its relationship to the different racial backgrounds in racially divided cities. appeal’s production. My dissertation urges the Because of a rubber shortage, the government atrhetor to mind the hand in rhetorical invention – not tempted to limit Americans’ automobile use, causto promote a coercive communication model, but ing public transit to become spectacularly crowded rather to recognize the body’s role in the producand overwhelmed in cities such as Detroit. Such tion of reasoned argument. Through “materialist conditions shaped riders’ opinions of public transit and frightened many historiography,” I posit the marginalized work of British Elocutionists on whites. The war exposed both the vulnerabilities of a car-dependent society rhetorical gesture as vital to any current attempt to theorize the body’s role in during resource shortages and the need for expanding transit systems. persuasion. Ironically, many white Americans embraced car-centric postwar visions that purposefully excluded public transit and the intermingling it fostered. K w ame H o l me s History – Nicholson-IPRH Fellow From the Black Metropolis to the Rainbow City: Black and Gay Community Development in PostRiot Washington, D.C.; 1968-1985
E l i z abet h H o iem English Autonomy and Mechanism: British Education and Literature, 1760-1860
Abstract: This dissertation examines the ascendency of urban neoliberalism through the lens of black and gay community development in Washington, Abstract: My project explores artificial and meD.C. between the 1968 riot and the HIV-AIDS chanical models of subject formation that pervaded crisis. As D.C. fell into economic crisis in the 1970s, British culture in 1760-1860 and altered national Washington’s majority-black city council ignored perceptions of childhood, socialization, and moral development. Through pedagogical treatises, pub- traditional obligations to protect the public from sexual perversion. Instead, lic machinery displays, novels, and children’s litera- politicians embraced the white gay community and their investments in urban nightlife. Successful gay commercial spaces produced civil rights concessions ture, Britain’s middle classes defined themselves for gay Washingtonians. Simultaneously, gay entrepreneurs excluded undesiras autonomous workers, morally qualified to educate the nation’s young – against compulsive aristocratic consumers and automated “mechanics” who able sexual minorities from gay spaces frequented by suburban consumers. perform physical labor. I argue the autonomy/mechanism binary underlying this construction of subjectivities overlooks the middle-class fascination with mechanisms like automatons, determinist philosophy of mind, and streamlined educational institutions, and ignores alternative contemporary concepts of liberty, labor, and learning.
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities The IPRH publishes Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities each year in the early fall. Additional information is available throughout the year online, and through the IPRH mailing list. Editor: Christine Catanzarite Project Manager: Kim Cox Design: Scott Paceley Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
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| Ey e s W i d e S h u t: E m pi r e’s E t e r n a l R e t u r n | Will the British empire ever be over, or are
of a colonial end-game, in its own way as symbolically important as
we destined to witness its eternal return as
all those lowering-of-flag ceremonies and the doffings of goose-
postcolonial nostalgia, even as new forms
feather helmets in tropical climes.” (Guardian, June 16, 2010)
of empire continue to unfold before our very eyes? My most recent research trip to London coincided with the publication of the Saville report, which declared the “Bloody Sunday” killings unjustified. Even if you know only a little Irish history you probably know that Bloody Sunday refers to the day that Britain’s Parachute Regiment killed fourteen unarmed Antoinette Burton
Irish civilians, shooting some of them in the back as they ran for cover in Derry’s Bogside in January of 1972. The London papers I saw this summer trumpeted headlines about Lord Saville’s findings and about the speech by the new Tory prime minister David Cameron, in which he endorsed the report and apologized for what his country’s soldiers had done that day. Simon Winchester, the Guardian reporter who had been in Derry when the massacre happened, declared it “a full stop to Britain’s colonial experience” and “a colophon to Brian’s unlovely and untidy colonial experience in Ireland.” Winchester, who also recounted his own Saville commission testimony about what happened in 1972, called Cameron’s speech “one of the most hauntingly memorable of all Britain’s post-imperial moments.” Have there been many such moments? I must have missed the speeches where British leaders acknowledged atrocities in their other former possessions. And is it possible that a colonial experience can, in 2010, be described as “unlovely” and “untidy”? (Guardian, June 16, 2010) Most revealing to me is the nostalgic rendering of the end of empire we see here. Winchester tells the story of Derry from an ostensibly anti-imperial viewpoint: he thinks of Bloody Sunday as the fillip to IRA nationalism and links it to two earlier anti-colonial events that led, in his view, to the fall of empire. For Winchester, the Good Friday agreement (the peace agreement between Britain and Ireland in April 1998) was a consequence of Derry the way that Amritsar in 1919 (where a British brigadier fired on innocents in the Punjab) led to Indian independence and the bombing of the King David hotel in 1946 (a deadly attack on the British mandate authorities) “paved the pathway to Israeli sovereignty.” (Guardian, June 16, 2010) There’s so much to be said about this particular postcolonial narrative – the discrepant sites it links; the “nationalists” it brings into the same anti-colonial story, and those it does not; the redemptive cast it gives to a diverse, chaotic set of violent and convulsive “ends.” We’re left feeling that Britons somehow cheered all this on, watching India, Palestine and now Ireland fall like dominos in a ratification of the imperial decline saga that looks natural and outright necessary for the collective identity of 21st century Britain. “This day,” Winchester concludes, “has been a true imperial moment, part
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As a historian of empire trained in and working from the United States, I’m hyper-conscious of endgame diagnostics. So I’m fascinated by the species of imperial time that shapes Winchester’s account of Derry in 2010. This is at once “a true imperial moment” and “part of a colonial-end game”: two processes – the end of empire and its continual end-ing – that are co-incident, but unremarkably so. For there is no trace in Winchester’s present of today’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to which the late Labor government was so fatally pledged and which remains their legacy (along with debt crisis) to the new Tory/Lib Dem coalition. In long and short historical terms, those military commitments were and are very much an Anglo-American enterprise, part of a “special relationship” that is by no means transhistorical, that has been tested by war and the battle for oil in several gulfs at once, but which remains entangled in the racial and civilizational grids of longstanding global imperial aspiration. Such grids can, apparently, assimilate the Derry Irish (former “terrorists” in the minds of many of Winchester’s readers, surely) but cannot acknowledge, even glancingly, the place of 7/7 – “Britain’s 9/11” – and its contemporary reverberations in the UK’s ongoing postcolonial history. Even allowing for the uneven histories of the relationship of the Irish to whiteness that my colleagues Dave Roediger and Jim Barrett have so deftly chronicled, this is one difference that race continues to make. Whether they wish to be or not, the Irish are becoming postcolonial white in contradistinction to other postcolonial “others” -- Indians, Pakistanis, Jamaicans and, more circuitously, Poles as well. What’s remarkable about Winchester and those who have embraced the Saville report as the endpaper of empire is the belief they cherish that empires are ever over, or that their histories can be written as self-contained, rise-and-fall narratives. As anyone who has lived through mainstream media coverage of the current imperial wars knows, this cyclical trope – to which even Winchester’s “anti-colonial” account can be assimilated – is a touchstone for arguments about contemporary American imperial power and its roadmaps for success and long life. Presumptions about the rise and fall of the British empire persist in contemporary writing about modern imperialism and especially in popular renditions of imperial history aimed at elite American audiences: the New York Times must review at least three books a year on British imperialism that, literally, have “rise and fall” in their subtitles. Histories of resistance whose endpoint is not the “giving over” of independence or the inevitable (if vexed) afterlife of empire “at home” have failed to filter into public perceptions of British imperial power on either side of the Atlantic. By logical extension, what parallels are we to draw for the long-range destiny of the US empire? A new form of the white man’s burden, where “subject” peoples are liberated at great but noble cost to the occupiers, who
| get to look back (eventually) with sat-
on the ground. It also requires an “eyes wide shut” mentality in the
isfaction at how they turned terrorists
face of contemporary imperial power and contemporary imperial
into voters and got the spoils -- all the
war – a mentality that the western press is well known for but
while privileging the triumphant view
which need not be an occupational hazard for historians of empire
from the metropole and occluding the
writing in this time. Following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (two
impact of humanitarian violence on the famously “ex-colonial” battlegrounds) from afar, it’s hard not to see occupied in the process? It is surely commonsensical, at the very least, to admit the possibility that imperial power was not incontrovertibly successful, but was halting and fitful, especially given the vast and far-flung territorial possessions that comprised the British empire at its
how and why insurgency makes empire rather than the other way around, or that the dream of imperial hegemony that shapes the arcs of rise-and-fall accounts, even and especially in the shadow of steep downward slope, is just that. If we give up on the fiction that Britain is post-imperial and come to terms with what that means for the present, we might have better, more accountable, histories of empire. And just possibly, we might have a clearer understanding of how empire – our own included -- works now as well.
height. How reasonable is it for historians to conclude that because mutinies were suppressed, strikes broken and pass laws created, social and political order was thereby unproblematically secured? Such an approach assumes that histories of short-term events like the Indian uprising of 1857, or of longer-term conflicts like the South African war of 1899-1902, tell the whole story of imperial order
Antoinette Burton is Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies in the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010-11. A collection of her essays, Empire in Question: Reading, Writing and Teaching British Imperialism, is due out from Duke University Press in spring 2011.
| I P R H O N T H E W E B – w w w.ip r h.i l l i n o i s .e d u The IPRH website has undergone numerous upgrades and
In addition to details about upcoming events and application dead-
expansions, so that it can be a more comprehensive resource
lines, the site features the following:
for IPRH activities and humanities-related announcements – and we invite you to visit the site regularly for updated information about the IPRH and its programs. You will find a detailed calendar of events; application guidelines and deadline information for our campus fellowship program, external Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, the new Collaborative Research Project initiative, the IPRH Prizes for Re-
External Opportunities – an extensive list of resources for humanities-related funding, including visiting positions and residential fellowships; non-residential grants and virtual groups; library, archive, and museum funding; calls for papers; and other short- and long-term funding opportunities. IPRH Downloads and Blogs – podcasts of lectures and panel discussions organized by the IPRH; video recordings of select events; and blogs of IPRH events and other issues of interest to the humanities community by faculty and student bloggers, and by select reading group organizers.
search in the Humanities, and other
IPRH History – publications by past IPRH Faculty, Graduate Stu-
opportunities. Additional materials
dent, and Post-Doctoral Fellows; a roster of Fellows and Advisory
will be added throughout the year, so
Committee members from 1997 to the present; conferences,
please bookmark the site and check
symposia, lectures, panel discussions, and arts initiatives organized
it regularly for new announcements
by the IPRH; and other IPRH projects, from reading groups to col-
laborations with other campus units.
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Whether you are one of our many past Fellows, a faculty member who enjoys attending our events, a member of an IPRH-sponsored reading group, or someone who wishes to support the humanities, we invite you to consider making a gift to the IPRH. The IPRH operates on a modest budget, and we are proud of our ability to offer a calendar of intellectually stimulating public events and other programs that make the most of our limited funds. Now more than ever, we need donations to continue as a robust hub of humanities and arts-related activities that benefit the campus, the Champaign-Urbana area, and the broader scholarly community. We are grateful to our donors, whose generous gifts help make our activities possible, and we are happy to talk with you about giving to enhance and extend the mission of the IPRH. Gifts of any size can be used to support our programs more generally, or can be earmarked for specific purposes. We welcome gifts that would enable us to enhance existing programming, as well as those that allow us to explore new avenues for humanities public events and research support. Program areas in which donations would be especially helpful include: • A named annual lecture • Faculty or graduate student fellowship awards • Post-doctoral fellowship award in a designated area of the humanities • A named lecture hall or seminar room • The Odyssey Project • Film Series • Named award for faculty or student achievement • Facility improvements (new chairs for our lecture hall, a new lectern, etc.) Donations can be made using the link on the IPRH web site, by contacting the Director, or by contacting the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Advancement at (217) 333-7108. Many businesses and corporations will match such gifts, and we encourage you to ask your Human Resources Office for a Matching Gift Form, so your gift will provide even more opportunities for excellence in humanities programming. We are very grateful for your support and hope you will consider making a donation.
“The IPRH Fellows’ Seminar reminded me of what I value most about academic life: the opportunity to ask questions, share work, and grow within a community of friends and colleagues.” Jenni Lieberman, English and Science Studies, and an IPRH Graduate Student Fellow, 2009-10
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| I P RH C a l e n da r o f E v e n t s a n d D e a d l i n e s 2010-11 | September 8
NEH Summer Stipend application deadline, 5:00 p.m. Application guidelines can be found on the IPRH website.
IPRH Fall Reception 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., IPRH, Humanities Lecture Hall Remarks by University of Illinois President Michael J. Hogan, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty Grant/Fellowship Workshop 4:00 p.m., IPRH, Humanities Lecture Hall Participants: Dianne Harris, Christine Catanzarite, Nancy Abelmann (Associate Vice Chancellor for Research), Lori Williamson (Institutional Advancement), and Nancy Castro (Foundation Relations)
Graduate Student Grant/Fellowship Workshop 4:00 p.m., IPRH, Humanities Lecture Hall Participants: Dianne Harris, Christine Catanzarite, Ken Vickery (Graduate College), and Deborah Richie (Graduate College) Co-sponsored by the IPRH and the Graduate College
Lecture: Robert Warrior (Director, American Indian Studies; Professor of American Indian Studies, English, and History) Beyond the Chief: Closed to the Public 4:00 p.m., Levis Faculty Center, Third Floor There will be a reception following the lecture.
6 Lecture: Paula Treichler (Professor Emerita, Institute of Communications Research, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Medicine) History of the Condom – Chicago Humanities Festival 3:00 p.m., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Avenue, Chicago Co-sponsored by the IPRH and the Chicago Humanities Festival For program details and ticket information, visit the Chicago Humanities Festival website (www.chfestival.org). 9
Lecture: Jake Kosek (Associate Professor of Geography, University of California, Berkeley) The Nature of the Beast: On Honeybees and the Biopolitics of Terror 7:30 p.m., Levis Faculty Center, Third Floor Co-sponsorship for this lecture has been provided by the Office of Sustainability, the Environmental Change Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study initiative “Knowing Animals: Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations”
11 IPRH Film Series – Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 5:30 p.m., Krannert Art Museum, Room 62 DECEMBER 1
IPRH Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowship application deadline, 5:00 p.m. Application guidelines can be found on pages 30 and 31.
IPRH Film Series – Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control 5:30 p.m., Krannert Art Museum, Room 62
IPRH Collaborative Research Project submission deadline, 12:00 noon More information about this new funding initiative can be found on page 16.
Lecture: Heather Hyde Minor (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture) My Favorite Book 6:00 p.m., Newberry Library, Chicago For more information about this event, please contact the IPRH.
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Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities application deadline, 5:00 p.m. Application guidelines for these external fellowships can be found on page 28.
Lecture: Ananya Roy (Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley) Making Poverty Capital: The Subprime Frontiers of Millennial Modernity 7:30 p.m., Levis Faculty Center, Third Floor There will be a reception following the lecture.
Panel Discussion: Teaching Odyssey 4:00 p.m., IPRH, Humanities Lecture Hall Participants: James Barrett (History), Dale Bauer (English/ Odyssey Faculty Director, 2009-10), Michael Burns (English/ Writing Studies), Mark Leff (History), Cris Mayo (Gender and Women’s Studies/Educational Policy Studies, and Odyssey Faculty Director, 2010-11), and Spencer Schaffner (English/Writing Studies)
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IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities application/ nomination deadline, 5:00 p.m. Information about the application/nomination process can be found on page 29.
Lecture: David Theo Goldberg (Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute, and Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine) 7:30 p.m., Levis Faculty Center, Third Floor There will be a reception following the lecture.
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| I P RH P r i z e s f o r R e s e a r c h i n t h e H u m a n i t i e s 2009-10 W i n n e r s | Professor Reagan – who also holds affiliations in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Medicine, Gender and Women’s Studies, Law, and Media and Cinema Studies – joined the Illinois faculty in 1992. Her prize-winning submission was published in the Summer 2009 issue of Law and History Review, and is included in her book Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (University of California Press, 2010). Professor Reagan earned her Ph.D. in American History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1991. She is the recipient of numerous scholastic awards and honors, and her groundbreaking 1997 book, When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and the Law in the United States, 1867-1973, won the James William Hurst Book Award from the Law and
Tyler Carrington and Michael Gastiger
Leslie J. Reagan
Society Association, the President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association, and the Choice Outstanding
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities recognized
Academic Book of the Year Award, among other citations.
the winners of the inaugural IPRH Prizes for Research in the
Carrington, a second-year graduate student in History, was
Humanities at an award ceremony on Friday, April 30. The
recognized for a paper that he wrote for ENGL 527: Masculinity
awards, which honor excellence in humanities research at the
and the Discourses of the Enlightenment, 1651-1771, in the
faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate student levels,
fall semester 2009. His paper was nominated by Professor
were presented by IPRH Director Dianne Harris to the following:
Anthony Pollock of the English Department.
Faculty Award: Leslie J. Reagan, History
A native of Iowa City, Carrington earned M.A. degrees in History from Loyola University and German Studies from Middlebury College, and a B.A. in German from Wheaton College. His
“Rashes, Rights, and Wrongs in the Hospital and in the
areas of specialization include modern Germany, masculinity,
Courtroom: German Measles, Abortion, and Malpractice
modernity, and public/private spheres of social interaction.
before Roe and Doe”
Gastiger, a 2010 graduate with a B.A. in English, won the
Graduate Student Award:
undergraduate student award for a paper that he wrote for
Tyler Carrington, History
ENGL 396 – Honors Seminar I: Monsters and Others in
“Private Matters in the Public Sphere: The Value of Classified Ads as a Record of Intimate Interaction in Eighteenth-Century England” Undergraduate Student Award: Michael Gastiger, English “Monstrosity and Bare Life: The Legal Status of Beowulf’s Outcasts”
Medieval Literature in fall 2009. His paper was nominated by Professor Renee Trilling of the English Department. Gastiger is a native of DeKalb, and he plans to attend graduate school to continue his studies of English literature. His areas of interest include contemporary American fiction and genre fiction. The IPRH announced the competition for these new awards in fall 2009, and invited applications and nominations from humanists on campus. All entries had to be published during the past
“It is my pleasure and privilege to recognize Professor Reagan,
year, or written for a university course during 2009-10; student
Mr. Carrington, and Mr. Gastiger as the winners of the IPRH
submissions required the endorsement of the faculty member
Prizes in the first year of these awards,” said IPRH Director
for whom the paper was written. The application/nomination
Dianne Harris. “Our campus is fortunate to have so many excep-
guidelines for the 2010-11 awards can be found on page 29.
tional faculty and students who are conducting path-breaking research in the humanities, and our winners represent the very best of that tradition.”
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| I P RH y e a r i n r e v i e w 2009-10 | Lectures Irit Rogoff (Professor of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London), Geo-Cultures–Circuits of Arts and Globalizations Johanna Drucker (Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles), Format and Function: The Legacy of the Book in the Design of Information Spaces– co-sponsored by the Illinois Informatics Institute Mary Beth Rose (Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago), The Dead Mother Plot: The Family and Authority in Early Modern Texts Irit Rogoff
Anne Enke (Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison), Carded at the Door: Contested Space and the Consolidation of the Feminist Subject – co-sponsored with Gender and Women’s Studies Richard White (Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Stanford University), The Spatial Turn: The Parameters of Digital History
C l i m at e C h a n g e a n d t h e H u m a n i t i e s L e c t u r e S e r i e s Co-sponsored by the Environmental Change Institute and the Office of Sustainability Julie Cruikshank (Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Melting Glaciers and Emerging Histories in America’s Far Northwest Carolyn Merchant (Professor of Environmental History, University of California, Berkeley), Melting Ice: Climate Change and the Humanities Johanna Drucker
Robert Nixon (Rachel Carson Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison), Slow Violence and the Drama Deficit of Climate Change Andrew Light (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; and Director, Center for Global Ethics, George Mason University), Ethics and Climate Change
Pa n e l D i s c u s s i o n s Crafting a Faculty Fellowship/Grant Proposal in the Humanities – participants: Nancy Abelmann (Associate Vice Chancellor for Research – Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields/Anthropology), Christine Catanzarite (IPRH), Dianne Harris (IPRH/Landscape Architecture), and Lori Williamson (Institutional Advancement) Crafting a Graduate Student Fellowship/Grant Proposal in the Humanities – participants: Christine Catanzarite (IPRH), Dianne Harris (IPRH/Landscape Architecture), Deborah Richie (Graduate College), and Ken Vickery (Graduate College) – co-sponsored with the Graduate College “What I’ve Learned from Teaching in a Prison”– co-sponsored with the Education Justice Project Virtual Worlds: The Business and Recreation of Gaming Culture – participants: Guy Garnett (Music/Illinois Informatics Institute), Kevin Hamilton (Art and Design), Lisa Nakamura (Asian American Studies/Institute of Communications Research), Mimi Thuy Nguyen (Asian American Studies/Gender and Women’s Studies) Visions for the Future of the University of Illinois – co-sponsored with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory – participants: Hadi Esfahani (Economics/CSAMES), Peter Fritzsche (History), Feisal Mohamed (English), Lisa Rosenthal (Art History), Alexander Scheeline (Chemistry), and Ruth Watkins (Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Campus Diversity Matters: Findings from the Illinois Longitudinal Diversity Project – participants: Helen Neville (Educational Psychology/African American Studies) and Lisa Spanierman (Educational Psychology/Counseling Psychology)
IPRH Film Series The Truman Show
A Face in the Crowd
The Great Dictator
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| c o l l a b o r at i v e r e s e a r c h p r o j e c t s | We are pleased to announce a new opportunity for significant funding to Illinois faculty teams, the IPRH Collaborative Research Projects. The IPRH invites proposals for funding for an interdisciplinary public event that will be of interest to faculty in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. Three awards will be made in the amount of $5,000 each. The awards will be selected through a competitive review of applications by the IPRH Director and members of the Advisory Committee. Criteria for the award include: the intellectual content of the proposed event, the feasibility of the plans, the cross-disciplinary value of the event, and the potential appeal to the campus and broader scholarly communities. Special consideration will be given to applications that seek to leverage this funding for future grant applications to NEH or NEA, or for Foundation proposals. The application for the IPRH Collaborative Research Projects must involve faculty from at least two disciplines, and be of sufficiently broad interest to engage an audience from across the humanities and across campus. (Applications from individuals will not be considered.) Events can take the form of a one-day conference or symposium, a speaker series, or other equivalent public presentation of humanities scholarship. The proposed event will ideally take place during the 2010-11 academic year, but must be scheduled no later than October 2011. The award recipients will be responsible for travel, hotel, and meal plans for the event; recipients are welcome to request co-sponsorship funds from other units to supplement the IPRH award. The IPRH will partner with the awardees to organize, plan, and publicize the event. All dates and plans must be approved in advance by the IPRH, and the IPRH name must be included in all publicity materials. Detailed guidelines for the authorized use of funds will be given to the successful applicant teams. Please note that funds may be used for honorarium payments, but individual honoraria may not exceed $1,000, and no more than 10% of the award may be used for food and beverages. Reasonable travel, facility rental, and publicity costs will also be allowed. Deadline: Friday, October 15 at 12:00 noon Applicants must submit the following materials to the IPRH by the deadline date: • A one-page description of the proposed event (including proposed speakers and informal budget) • A one-page rationale for the event, including its scholarly significance and the benefits of holding the event at Illinois • One-page CVs for each member of the project’s Steering Committee Please submit all materials (compiled as a single PDF file) to the IPRH at email@example.com by the deadline date. Application materials should be single-spaced, 12-point font. Materials submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Questions about the IPRH Collaborative Research Projects can be addressed to Christine Catanzarite at 244-7913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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| F I L M S E R I E S - Fa ll 2010 | All films will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 62, Krannert Art Museum I established the IPRH Film Series in the fall of 2000, and in the decade since, the series has screened 82 films – many of them with related panel discussions, gallery talks, and other events. Each film has been shown in the auditorium of the Krannert Art Museum, and I am grateful to Kathleen Harleman and the Krannert staff for their ongoing generosity in hosting the series and sharing their exhibits with us whenever possible. Each year’s films have been selected to coordinate with the IPRH annual theme for that year – and, over time, the series grew into a popular and well-attended program. The series has always included a wide variety of films, from Hollywood classics and documentaries to silent films and international titles. Although the films themselves have represented some of the finest examples of cinematic art, in the early days of the IPRH, our mechanism for spreading the news of our upcoming events was still a work in progress. Consequently, some of those early films didn’t attract the audience they deserved. This year, the IPRH is taking a hiatus from having an annual theme, so we will celebrate, and revive, some of those films from earlier in the series’ history that did not reach a large audience. Please join us for these films; the curtain goes up at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, Room 62. Spring titles will be announced later this semester. And, as always, the film series is free and open to the public. -- Christine Catanzarite
October 7 | Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (1997, dir. Errol Morris) Documentary; 80 min. This eccentric and thought-provoking documentary was first shown as part of the “Means of Reproduction” series in 2001-02. Morris (the Oscar-winning director of The Fog of War and The Thin Blue Line) profiles four people who are fervently devoted to their unusual careers: a topiary gardener, a wild animal trainer, a specialist in the behaviors of the naked mole rat, and a robot engineer (whose vision of his products gives the film its title). The film is typical Morris, which is to say equal parts fascinating and weird.
October 28 | Night of the Living Dead (1968, dir. George A. Romero) Starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman; 96 min. This pathbreaking film first appeared on the IPRH schedule in fall 2004, when the annual theme was “Difference.” Romero’s cult-classic gore-fest about flesh-eating zombies in Pittsburgh has spawned a host of sequels, remakes, and imitators – but you never forget your first zombie. Shot in grainy black and white on a shoestring budget, and using mostly unknown amateur actors, the film still packs a visceral kick.
November 11 | Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001, dir. Jill Sprecher) Starring Alan Arkin, Matthew McConaughey, Amy Irving, John Turturro, Clea DuVall; 104 min. Scheduled originally in 2007-08, as part of the IPRH examination of “Rupture,” this collection of intersecting urban tales was inspired by director Sprecher’s personal experiences with random acts of violence and the chain of events they can trigger. The characters include an invincible young lawyer (McConaughey) and an older businessman (Arkin) made bitter by years of personal and professional disappointment; an adulterous professor (Turturro) and his disillusioned wife (Irving); and a couple of relentlessly cheerful characters whose sunny outlooks are challenged by the experiences of their lives.
“Based on my experience as an IPRH Fellow, IPRH stands for creative Inspiration, new Perspectives, enthusiastic “Insert New quote.” and great Honor.” Response, |
David Roediger, Department of History Literature, | Chia-rong Wu, Comparative and an IPRH Graduate Student Fellow, 2009-10
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| T h e Od y s s e y P r o j e c t |
2009-10 Odyssey Graduation Class
For the past four years, the
of the Odyssey Project, left in summer 2009 to take a
Odyssey Project has offered a
position at Penn State University, Dale Bauer graciously
free-college accredited course
volunteered to serve as the interim Faculty Director in
in the humanities to workers and
addition to her responsibilities as the instructor for the
low-income men and women
literature class. Joining her in the classroom were James
in Champaign County. Thanks
Barrett (history), Michael Burns (critical thinking and writ-
to support from both the Illinois
ing), Todd Kukla (philosophy), and Sarah Ross (art history).
Humanities Council (IHC) and the
In the spring semester 2010, the Odyssey Project also
University of Illinois, we are able to
benefited from the labor and expertise of James Kilgore,
offer students an intensive study
who has extensive experience working with educational
of philosophy, art history, literature,
programs catered to nontraditional students. James
U.S. history, and critical thinking
and Michael worked closely to provide students with
and writing. Classes are taught
one-on-one tutoring and mentoring and, at the end of the
by University of Illinois instructors and take place every
semester James performed a systematic evaluation of
Tuesday and Thursday evening from September to May at
the Douglass Branch Library in Champaign. Tuition is free,
Next year we hope to build on our successes by expand-
as are books, transportation, and childcare.
ing the range of services we provide. Therefore, we
The past year has been a signal one for the Odyssey Project.
are happy to announce that we will be offering current
After receiving over sixty applications, we were able to admit
students and alumni access to a brand new computer
a full class of thirty-five students in fall 2009. By May 2010,
literacy program during the summer. This computer lit-
a record nineteen students received college credits from the
eracy program is possible due to $12,000 in seed funding
program and a total of seventeen successfully graduated.
awarded by the Community Informatics Initiative (CII) and
Graduates from the Odyssey Project receive six transferable college credits from Bard College in New York. This year’s graduates are using their credits and the confidence gained from the Odyssey Project to reach a diverse array Dale Bauer and Michael Burns
of goals. For some graduates, the Odyssey Project has provided the last six credits needed to graduate from col-
the Odyssey Project’s partnership with David Adcock and the Urbana Adult Education program. Together, we hope to provide an opportunity for past and future students to upgrade their computer skills and build a broader learning community that sustains and empowers members of the Odyssey community.
lege. For others, the experience of getting back into the
In the 2010-11 academic year, Cris Mayo will join the Od-
classroom has encouraged them to return to college after
yssey Project to serve as the Faculty Director in addition
several years away. This fall, two of our graduates will be
to teaching the philosophy class. Joining Cris as instruc-
enrolling at Eastern Illinois University and a third will be
tors are Cara Finnegan (art history), Spencer Schaffner
returning to Stanford University to complete her degree. Fi-
(literature), Michael Burns (critical thinking and writing)
nally, for some, the Odyssey Project has inspired an interest
and Mark Leff (U.S. history).
in re-training and seeking new employment options. These are just some of the ways in which the Odyssey Project is partnering with nontraditional students to forward their goals and aspirations. This year’s successes can be attributed to the dynamic collaboration forged between a group of determined students and a committed supporting staff. After John Marsh, the founder and original Director of the Champaign branch
“Reassessing my own project in the light of other people’s research has been tremendously beneficial and it expanded my frame of reference.” Leila Ennaili, French, and an IPRH Graduate Student Fellow, 2009-10
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| e d u c at i o n j u s t i c e p r o j e c t |
The Education Justice Project (EJP), housed in the IPRH building, operates an education program at Danville Correctional Center, a men’s medium-high security prison about thirty-five miles from the UrbanaChampaign campus. Offerings include a speakers series (funded in 2009-10 by the Illinois Humanities Council), writing workshops, reading groups, and for-credit upper-division classes. This fall, EJP will begin its fifth semester of programs at the prison, where about eighty men are expected to participate in the various offerings. The mission of EJP is to build a model higher education prison program that demonstrates the transformative effects of prison education upon incarcerated students, their families, their neighborhoods, and society as a whole. With the assistance of Professor Jennifer Greene from Education, we’ve begun to evaluate the impact of our work upon students and other constituencies, including the many University of Illinois graduate students and faculty members who contribute time and labor to ensure the success of the program. The Departments of English and History are most heavily represented within EJP, but its volunteers also include people from Landscape Architecture, Education Policy Studies, Sociology, Library and Information Sciences, German Studies, and others. In order to understand the impacts upon them of teaching in a prison, and the impact of participating in the program upon our students, we’ve begun a series of in-depth interviews, and hope to soon extend them to family members of incarcerated students, prison administrators, and others. The anecdotal evidence is already strong. that being part of a supportive educational community while incarcerated produces personal transformations. In their own words (from a letter written by several EJP students): “The University of Illinois EJP program has reinvigorated a passion for learning here at the Danville Correctional Center for students who once saw no further opportunities beyond the community college level. It presents a persistent challenge to remain faithful to the call of academic excellence, intellectual integrity, and character building. EJP has also influenced many men in the general population to reevaluate the value of education.” Central to EJP’s program design is our belief in the special power of the humanities. We take inspiration from the writings of philosopher Martha Nussbaum, who writes that there are three key traits that are best cultivated through study of the humanities and a multicultural education: the capacity for critical self-examination, the ability to see one’s self as being bound to others, and the will to engage the narrative imagination, through which a person can exercise empathy. These three capacities are necessary not only to produce an engaged, critical, and compassionate citizenry, which is Nussbaum’s primary concern; they are also supportive of the personal healing that, for so many incarcerated men and women, must precede such engagement. Through the Education Justice Project, the humanities—and other academic offerings—offer incarcerated students hope, a sense of efficacy and accomplishment, and a passion for excellence.
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| A b o u t t h e I P RH E x p e r i e n c e | J a n e D e s m o n d , I p r h F a c u l t y F e l l o w 2 0 0 9 -2 0 1 0 IPRH made a difference for me. Being relatively new on campus, I was eager to meet colleagues outside of my home departments. Being a n IPRH Fellow plunged me into interdisciplinary conversations of the type that have always been crucial to me – wide ranging yet focused on the issues at hand (whatever that “at hand” may be), creative and imaginative, yet always circling back not only to the large conceptual stakes but also to the craft of writing that challenges us as scholars who want to communicate beyond our subdisciplines: how do we say what we think and how do we make it matter? There was a freedom at IPRH to ask these questions without having to know the answers. Director Dianne Harris and Senior Associate Director Christine Catanzarite seemingly effortlessly created a welcoming and vigorous standard of engagement in our seminars. The 2009-10 theme was “Representation.” The capacious annual themes are always broad enough to invite extremely diverse approaches while providing a shared zone of contact. We discussed, for example, classical Indian architecture and early anatomy books, colonial contact in Japan and graffiti in the U.S. Without exception, each
Fellow’s project generated sustained, probing, and supportive discussion as the group both opened out the broader issues and zeroed in on the emergent arguments being presented. A real collective sense of critical generosity prevailed. In this way the IPRH is not just an oasis for scholars to get some work done, rather it is a model of engagement beyond our own borders and a collective affirmation that the stakes of the humanities extend far beyond the pages of a book to the processes of conceiving of and imagining our worlds together.
K i r s t e n C . U s z k a l o I P R H / IC u b e d D i g i t a l H u m a n i t i e s P o s t D o c t o r a l F e l l o w, I p r h F a c u l t y F e l l o w 2 0 0 9 -2 0 1 0 Kirsten C. Uszkalo was able to successfully prototype the first phase of her digital humanities project, Throwing Bones: A Digital Humanities Project for Unveiling Witchcraft Narratives. Her fellowship appointment at Illinois gave her the time to explore ways of mapping the witches and visualizing a new way of looking at the information which makes them intersect with one another and other supernatural cultures. Uszkalo first produced the Witch Map, which illustrates the geographic and temporal outline of witchcraft in England, by georeferencing and displaying the references to witchcraft that appeared in popular print between 1566 and 1700. The WEME database is also the backbone of the Throwing Bones browser, which allows the user to select a number of texts, or a location, or an event type, and search the database, and return cluster of cards related to that event. This combination allows users to search for historical information associated with times, geographic spaces, types of magic, trials, and names of witches. Kirsten C. Uszkalo
Uszkalo was able to make significant progress on this project while on site at Illinois. Partnering with Alan B. Craig (NCSA), Uszkalo produced an augmented-reality version for the WEME mascot, Froggy which can be downloaded from the WEME website; Froggy was also printed out on a 3D printer. She worked with Amit Kumar (GSLIS) to produce Searching Witches, a tool which allows users to key word search and proximity search a corpus of witchcraft texts; authorized users can follow links back to full texts found within Early English Books Online (permission to use the witch texts for Uszkalo’s project and research was generously provided by Aaron McCollough of TCP and Peter White of EEBO). Uszkalo’s teaching in the Department of History was supported by the innovative work coming out of the Sear project. Uszkalo worked closely with Loretta Auvil and Boris Capitanu, both of NCSA, to provide a digital and analytical platform for her syllabus of early English texts; they hope to be using Sear tools to provide alternate visualization for trends in the witchcraft corpus. Uszkalo’s experience as IPRH/I-Cubed Post-Doctoral Fellow gave her the time needed to concentrate on developing her digital research. More importantly, it allowed her the opportunity to learn what it meant to negotiate the myriad ever-shifting personal and practical needs of a digital humanities project, something which can only be learned in the doing.
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| A N N UA L T H E M E 2011-12 – BO R D E R S We live in a world defined by borders that shape the contours of social, economic, and political life. Borders delineate and divide; they invite crossings and transgressions, just as they also suggest definition and forbidden movement. Borders may appear to be fixed, yet they shift repeatedly in response to a range of cultural and historical forces. The delineation of borders – whether real, imagined, spatial, psychological, or social – results in specific forms of restriction and limitation, and in the creation of margins. Borders also create various forms of membership through separation, partition, occupation, and apartheid. The creation of a physical border – whether a line drawn in the sand or a concrete wall – determines exclusionary practices. Borders create and organize spaces that are both global and local, material and imagined. As boundaries, they allow recognition and discrimination. They result from social interaction as well as from physical demarcation. If not enforced, boundaries, whatever their form, are subject to change or elimination. In some contexts, borders may also create fresh opportunities and new possibilities. Interpreted spatially, borders suggest the geographic imperatives of nation, state, city, or neighborhood. Likewise, diaspora, immigration, colonial and imperial enterprises, and territorial definition all rely on specifically formulated notions and interpretations of border. The theme also suggests inquiries into the boundaries that give definition to the self (the body, the imagined persona, etc), to social communities, to academic enterprises, and to political entities. Studies might also focus on various forms of mobility afforded by practices of border erasure. We also invite studies that examine the ways in which various types of boundaries are created, established, maintained, negotiated, or transgressed. The IPRH welcomes applications from all disciplines and departments with an interest in humanities and humanities-inflected research. We seek faculty and graduate students in a wide variety of areas of humanistic inquiry whose projects reflect on the question of borders in all of their various interpretations. The topic also provides an opportunity for artists to consider the relevance of borders in their creative practice.
| I P RH a n d OLL I | The IPRH was delighted to launch its first year of collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in 2009-10, and is pleased to continue this very productive relationship in the coming year. We are especially grateful to OLLI Director Kathleen Holden for her enthusiasm and encouragement as we embarked upon this new venture. The OLLI program, with support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, is part of a national network that recognizes learning has no age limits. Through a rich array of lifelong learning opportunities, members are inspired to take a fresh look at themselves, their world, and the possibilities that await them. Through OLLI, the IPRH offered a course in spring semester 2010, titled “A Major Link: Understanding Our World through Art and Culture.” Each course session was led by an IPRH staff member or Fellow, who presented their research on topics related to the IPRH annual theme of “Representation.” Presenters included Dianne Harris, Christine Catanzarite, Clarence E. Lang, Esther Kim Lee, Jennifer Lieberman, Lori Humphrey Newcomb, Richard T. Rodriguez, and Kirsten C. Uszkalo. The IPRH will once again offer an OLLI course dedicated to the research of its Post-Doctoral and Faculty Fellows in the spring semester 2011; details on that course will be available later this fall. Christine Catanzarite will also teach an OLLI course in the fall semester on “Hollywood Films: The Golden Era.”
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| R EA D IN G G R OU P S 2010-11 | The following reading groups meet regularly throughout the year and may organize public events on topics of interest to a broad range of disciplines. Descriptions of the groups and their activities can be found on the IPRH website. Please contact the reading group organizers (listed below) directly for more information about the groups and their activities. British Modernities
Language and Social Interaction
Contact: Carrie Dickison (email@example.com) and Katherine
Contact: Andrea Golato (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact: Michelle Kleehamer, (email@example.com) and
Contact: Gail Hawisher (firstname.lastname@example.org), Patrick Berry
Leslie J. Reagan (email@example.com)
(firstname.lastname@example.org), and Amber Buck (email@example.com)
Drugs, Culture, and Society
Contact: Ergin Bulut (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robert Mejia
Contact: Daniel Larson (email@example.com)
Queer Studies: Sexualities, Races, Nations
Contact: Lawrence Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Akira
Contact: Richard T. RodrĂguez (email@example.com)
Shimizu (firstname.lastname@example.org) East Asian Poetry and Criticism
Readings in Transnational and Comparative Asian American Critique
Contact: Li E (email@example.com) and Jing Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org) Contact: Caroline H. Yang (email@example.com) East Europe
Contact: Jovana Babovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Keith Hitchins Contact: Cara Finnegan (email@example.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trans-East Asian Cinema Reading Group
Contact: I-In Chiang (email@example.com) and Mei-Hsuan Chiang
Contact: Stephanie Rieder (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Francisco
Youth, Literature, and Culture
Contact: Deborah Stevenson (email@example.com) and
Contact: Nancy Abelmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jungwon
Christine Jenkins (email@example.com)
Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) Labor and Working Class History Contact: Janine Giordano (email@example.com) and James Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
| P RE PAR I NG THE FELLOWSH I P A P P L I CAT I ON | The IPRH solicits applications for the on-campus faculty and graduate student fellowship awards, and for the external Mellon PostDoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, to begin in fall 2011. Application guidelines for those fellowship competitions can be found on pages 28, 30, and 31. In addition to those guidelines, we have prepared the following information to assist applicants in the preparation of strong application materials. The IPRH will sponsor two fellowship-writing workshops in September â€“ a faculty session on Tuesday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m., and a graduate student session on Wednesday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m. Both events will be held in the Humanities Lecture Hall at the IPRH. These workshops will address the elements of a successful fellowship or grant proposal in the humanities, including how to identify potential funding sources, how to research the organizations, and how to effectively structure your proposal. Sample proposals and other materials will be available at the workshops (and those who cannot attend the workshop are invited to request copies of those materials from Christine Catanzarite.) Both workshops are free and open to all Illinois graduate students and faculty; no advance registration is required. The IPRH website provides many helpful guidelines for constructing a successful fellowship/grant proposal, along with links to some very useful articles on the subject. The site also includes links to other on-campus resources that provide information about external funding opportunities in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
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| P RE PAR I NG THE FELLOWSH I P A P P L I CAT I ON
For humanities, arts, and social science scholars who are writing Research Board applications, Nancy Abelmann (Associate Vice Chancellor for Research - Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields) will review individual drafts on the following dates from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in 418 Swanlund: September 7, October 18, November 22, January 24, and March 28. She will also conduct a series of workshops on how to write a strong Research Board application. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Kelley Frazier at email@example.com or 333-6771. And a special note to those who will write letters in support of applicants: We welcome your contributions to the review process, and sincerely appreciate the time and energy that you devote to the task. But, in recent years, there has been a growing trend in the humanities to write supporting letters that are so full of superlatives that it can be difficult to separate the hyperbole from the truly exceptional. We, and the members of our Advisory Committee, would like to request letters that address specific attributes of the applicants, provide details about their research plans, and convey insights that will help the committee in its deliberations. Where a candidate is particularly excellent, please do share that information with us! But, to the extent that it is possible, we ask for letters that give an accurate and realistic assessment of the applicant and his/her work.
| S e l e c t P UBLICATIONS BY HUMAN I T I ES FACULTY |
The IPRH is proud to share
Nancy Abelmann, Asian American Studies
this list of select publications
Nancy Abelmann, The Intimate University: Korean American Students and the Problems of Segregation. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009).
by Illinois humanities faculty
Nancy Abelmann, J. Choi, and S. J. Park, No Alternative?: Experiments in South Korean Education. Global, Area, and International Archive (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010).
produced during the past year. A more detailed list appears on our website – and we invite faculty whose work does not appear here to contact us with the relevant information, so we can add those publications to our online archive.
Tom Bassett, Geography T. Bassett and A. Winter-Nelson, The Atlas of World Hunger (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).
Merle Bowen, Center for African Studies Merle L. Bowen, “The Struggle for Black Land Rights in Brazil: an Insider’s View on Quiombos and the Quilombo Land Movement,” African and Black Diaspora: an International Journal 3, Number 2 (2010): 147-168.
Matti Bunzl, Anthropology Matti Bunzl, editor, On the Social Life of Postsocialism: Memory, Consumption, Germany (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010).
Martin Camargo, English Martin Camargo, “Rhetoricians in Black: Benedictine Monks and Rhetorical Revival in Medieval Oxford,” in New Chapters in the History of Rhetoric, International Studies in the History of Rhetoric 1, ed. Laurent Pernot (Leiden: Brill, 2009), 375-84.
Anne Burkus-Chasson, Art History Anne Burkus-Chasson, Through a Forest of Chancellors: Fugitive Histories in Liu Yuan’s “Lingyan ge” (Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2010).
Antoinette Burton, History Marilyn Booth and Antoinette Burton, eds., “Critical Feminist Biography,” special issue, Journal of Women’s History 22, nos 3-4 (fall and winter 2009). Antoinette Burton, “Feminism 101,” Wie Frauenbewegung Geschrieben Wird, eds. Johanna Gehmacher and Natascha Vittorelli (Locker, 2009), 229-232.
Jodi Byrd, American Indian Studies Jodi Byrd, “’In the City of Blinding Lights:’ Cultural Studies, Indigeneity, and the Errants of Colonialist Nostalgia,” Cultural Studies Review 15.2 (2009): 13-28.
Kenneth Cuno, History Kenneth Cuno and Manisha Desai, “Introduction,” Family, Gender and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia, ed. Kenneth M. Cuno and Manisha Desai (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009), xiii-xx. Kenneth Cuno, “Disobedient Wives and Neglectful Husbands: Marital Relations and the First Phase of Reform of Family Law in Egypt.” in Family, Gender and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia, ed. Kenneth M. Cuno and Manisha Desai (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009), 3-18.
Ramona Curry, English Ramona Curry, “Reviving the History, Revising the Historiography of Female Media Pioneers,” review essay in Journal of Women’s History 21.3 (2009): 188-203.
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| P UBLICATIONS BY HUMAN I T I ES FACULTY | A. Espiritu, Asian American Studies A. Espiritu, “The Japanese in the Filipino American Imagination,” in The Philippines and Japan under U.S. Shadow, eds. Yoshiko Nagano and Kiichi Fujiwara (Singapore: NUS Press, 2010). A. Espiritu, “Journeys of Discovery and Difference: Transnational Politics and the Union of Democratic Filipinos,” in Transnational Political Behavior and Asian Americans, eds. Pei-te Lien and Christian Collett (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009).
Zsuzsanna Fagyal, French Zsuzsanna Fagyal, “Rhythm types and the speech of working-class youth in a banlieue of Paris: the role of vowel elision and devoicing.” in “Phonetic variation and social identity,” A Reader in Sociophonetics, Part I, eds. Dennis R. Preston and Nancy Niedzielski (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, in press), 91-132.
Christopher Fennell, Anthropology Christopher Fennell, “Damaging Detours: Routes, Racism and New Philadelphia,” in New Philadelphia: Racism, Community, and the Illinois Frontier, Historical Archaeology 44(1) (2010): 138-154. Christopher Fennell, Terrance J. Martin, Paul A. Shackel, eds. New Philadelphia: Racism, Community, and the Illinois Frontier, Historical Archaeology 44(1) (2010).
Margaret Flinn, French Margaret Flinn, “Signs of the Times: Chris Marker’s Chats perches,” in New Spaces for French and Francophone Cinema, ed. James Austin, Yale French Studies 115 (Spring 2009): 93-111.
Behrooz Ghamari, History Behrooz Ghamari, co-editor, “The Iranian Revolution Turns Thirty,” Radical History Review 105 (Fall 2009). Behrooz Ghamari, “‘When Life Will No Longer Barter Itself:’ In Defense of Foucault on the Iranian Revolution,” in A Foucault for the 21st Century: Governmentality, Biopolitics and Discipline in the New Millennium, eds. Sam Binkley and Jorge Capetillo (New Castle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), 270-290.
Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, American Indian Studies Sakiestewa Gilbert, Matthew, “Hopi Footraces and American Marathons, 1912-1930,” American Quarterly 62, No. 1, (March 2010): 77-101. Sakiestewa Gilbert, Matthew, “Dark Days: American Presidents and Native Sovereignty, 1880-1930,” in American Indians / American Presidents: A History, eds. Clifford E. Trafzer and the Smithsonian Institution (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009), 109-143.
Lauren Goodlad, English Lauren Goodlad and Eleni Coundouriotis, eds, “Comparative Human Rights: Literature, Art, Politics,” special issue, Journal of Human Rights 9 (2010). Lauren Goodlad, “Imperial Woman: Harriet Martineau, Geopolitics, and the Romance of Improvement,” in Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society and Empire, eds. Cora Kaplan and Ella Dzelzainis (Manchester University Press, 2010), 197-213.
Alma Gottlieb, Anthropology Alma Gottlieb, “Rituals for and Care of the Newborn,” in The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, ed. Thomas Bidell, et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009), 686-89. Alma Gottlieb, “Who Minds the Baby? Beng Perspectives on Mothers, Neighbours, and Strangers as Caretakers,” in Substitute Parents: Biological and Social Perspectives on Alloparenting across Human Societies, eds. Gillian Bentley and Ruth Mace (Oxford: Bergahn, 2009), 115-138.
John Griswold, English John Griswold. A Democracy of Ghosts (LaGrande: Wordcraft of Oregon, 2009). John Herrin Griswold. The Brief History of an Infamous American City (Charleston: The History Press, 2010).
Dianne Harris, Landscape Architecture and IPRH Dianne Harris, ed., Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010).
Waïl S. Hassan, Comparative and World Literature Waïl S. Hassan. “Gibran and Orientalism” in Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature, ed. Layla Al Maleh (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009) 65-92.
Stephanie Hilger, Germanic Languages and Literatures Stephanie Hilger, Women Write Back: Strategies of Response and the Dynamics of European Literary Culture, 1790-1805 (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009).
Hans Henrich Hock, Linguistics Hans Henrich Hock, “Default, Animacy, Avoidance: Diachronic and Synchronic Agreement Variations with Mixed-Gender Antecedents,” in Grammatical Change in Indo-European Languages, eds. Vit Bubenik, John Hewson, and Sarah Rose (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, 2009), 29-42.
Valerie Hoffman, Religion Valerie Hoffman, “Historical Memory and Imagined Communities: Modern Ibadi Writings on Kharijism,” in Historical Dimensions of Islam: Essays in Honor of R. Stephen Humphreys, eds. James E. Lindsay and Jon Armajani (Princeton: Darwin Press, 2009).
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| Suzanne Hudson, Art History Suzanne Hudson, Robert Ryman: Used Paint (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2009).
Gordon Hutner, English Gordon Hutner, What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009). Gordon Hutner, ed., introduction to Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (New York: Oxford World’s Classics--OUP, 2010).
Heather Hyde Minor, Architecture Heather Hyde Minor, The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010)
Vernon Hyde Minor, Art History Vernon Hyde Minor, ed., Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 54 (2009). Vernon Hyde Minor, “Arcadia e Bosco Parrasio,” in La Forma del pensiero: Filippo Juvarra. La costruzione del ricordo attraverso la celebrazione della memoria (Rome: Campisano Editore, 2009), 61-70.
Tania Ionin, Linguistics Tania Ionin and Silvina Montrul, “Article use and generic reference: parallels between L1- and L2-acquisition,”in Second Language Acquisition of Articles: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Implications, eds. M. García-Mayo & R. Hawkins (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009).
Laurie Johnson, Germanic Languages and Literatures Laurie Johnson, “Die Lesbarkeit des romantischen Körpers - Über Psychosomatik undText in Fallstudien von Karl Philipp Moritz und Friedrich Schlegel.” Die Lesbarkeit der Romantik. Material, Medium, Diskurs. Ed. Erich Kleinschmidt. (Berlin and NewYork: Walter de Gruyter, 2009): 103-136.
Lilya Kaganovsky, Comparative & World Literature Lilya Kaganovsky, “The Cultural Logic of Late Socialism,” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 3. 2 (2009): 185-199.
Brett Kaplan, Comparative and World Literature Brett Ashley Kaplan, Landscapes of Holocaust Postmemory (Florence: Routledge, 2010).
Marcus Keller, French Marcus Keller, “Vom Leben und Sterben der anderen: Jorge Semprúns Le mort qu’il faut.” in Observatoire de l’extrême contemporain: Studien zur französischsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur, eds. RoswithaBöhm, Stephanie Bung, and Andrea Grewe (Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2009), 55-67.
Douglas Kibbee, Linguistics Kibbee, Douglas A., ed., Chomskyan (R)evolutions (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2010).
E. Kim Lee, Asian American Studies E. Kim Lee, “Avant-Garde Becomes Nationalism: Immortalizing Nam June Paik in South Korea,” in Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange: Vectors of the Radical, ed. Mike Sell (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).
S. Koshy, Asian American Studies S. Koshy, “The Rise of the Asian American Novel,” in Cambridge History of the American Novel, eds. Leonard Cassuto, et al. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Leanne Knobloch, Communication Knobloch, L. K. and Theiss, J. A, “An actor-partner interdependence model of irritations in romantic relationships,” Communication Research 36 (2009): 510-537.
Clarence Lang, African American Studies Clarence Lang, Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009). Clarence Lang and Robbie Lieberman, eds, “Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement: ‘Another Side of the Story,’” (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Lisa Lucero, Anthropology Lisa J. Lucero, “Materialized Cosmology among Ancient Maya Commoners,” Journal of Social Archaeology 10.1 (2010):138-167.
Laurence Mall, French Laurence Mall, “L’animal et la vérité de l’homme social chez Mercier, “ special issue, Dix-huitième siècle 42 (2010):183-197.
M. Manalansan, Asian American Studies M. Manalansan, “Homophobia at Gay Central,” in Homophobias: Lust and Loathing across time and space, ed. David Murray (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010), 34-37.
Ralph Mathisen, History, Classics, and Medieval Studies Ralph Mathisen, “Ricimer’s Church in Rome: How an Arian Barbarian Prospered in a Nicene World,” in The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity, ed. N. Lenski (Surrey: Ashgate Press, 2009), 307-326 Ralph Mathisen, “Provinciales, Gentiles, and Marriages between Romans and Barbarians in the Late Roman Empire,” Journal of Roman Studies 99 (2009), 140-155.
Megan McLaughlin, History, Religion, and Gender and Women’s Studies Megan McLaughlin. “The Bishop in the Bedroom: Witnessing Episcopal Sexuality in an Age of Reform,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 19:1 (January, 2010): 17-34.
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| P UBLICATIONS BY HUMAN I T I ES FACULTY
Isabel Molina, Institute of Communications Research Isabel Molina-Guzmán, Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media (New York: New York University Press, 2010).
Ellen Moodie, Anthropology Ellen Moodie, “Wretched Bodies, White Marches and the CuatroVision Public in El Salvador,” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (2009). Ellen Moodie, El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty and the Transition to Democracy (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).
Silvina Montrul, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Silvina Montrul, “Heritage language programs.” in The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Teaching, eds. C. Doughty and M. Long (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009), 182-200.
Armine Mortimer, French Armine Mortimer, “The Genetic Record of a Voice: Variants in Barthes’s Le Plaisir du texte,” in Genetic Criticism and the Creative Process: Essays from Music, Literature, and Theater, eds. William Kinderman and Joseph E. Jones (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2009), 51–67. Armine Mortimer, “Autofiction/Allofiction : L’Après-vivre,” Actes du colloque Doubrovsky, (Mulhouse 2010).
Harriet Murav, Slavic Languages and Literatures Harriet Murav, co-editor, Photographing the Jewish Nation: Pictures from S. AN-Sky’s Ethnographic Expeditions (Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2009).
H. Adlai Murdoch, French H. Adlai Murdoch, ed., ”Aimé Césaire, 1913-2008: Poet, Politician, Cultural Statesman,” Research in African Literatures 41:1 (Spring 2010).
Scott Murray, School of Architecture: Scott Murray, Contemporary Curtain Wall Architecture (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009).
L. Nakamura, Asian American Studies L. Nakamura, “Digital Piecework: A Mockery of Creative Industries,” Difference Engines http://www.differenceengines.com/?p=164.
F. Ngô, Asian American Studies F. Ngô, “The Anxiety over Borders,” in Embodying Asian/American Sexualities, eds. Sean Metzger and Gina Masequesmay (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2009): 89-104.
M. Nguyen, Asian American Studies M. Nguyen, “The Biopower of Beauty: Humanitarian Imperialisms and Global Feminisms in the War on Terror,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (forthcoming).
David O’Brien, Art History David O’Brien and Vernon Burton, ed., Remembering Brown at Fifty: The University of Illinois Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2009).
Ned O’Gorman, Communication Ned O’Gorman, “The one word the Kremlin fears: C. D. Jackson, Cold War Liberation, and American Political-Economic Adventurism,” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 12.3 (2009): 389-427.
Kent Ono, Asian American Studies Kent Ono, Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial Past (New York: Peter Lang, 2009).
Brian Quick, Communication B.L. Quick, “The effects of viewing Grey’s Anatomy on perceptions of doctors and patient satisfaction,” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 53 (2009): 38-55.
David Roediger, History David R. Roediger, editor., Listening to Revolt: Selected Writings of George Rawick (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 2010). David R. Roediger, “White Without End? The Abolition of Whiteness or the Rearticulation of Race” in Race Struggles, eds. Helen Neville and others (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009), 98-110.
Bruce Rosenstock, Religion Bruce Rosenstock, Philosophy and the Jewish Question: Mendelssohn, Rosenzweig, and Beyond (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010).
Misumi Sadler, East Asian Languages and Cultures Misumi Sadler, “Subjective and intersubjective uses of Japanese verbs of cognition in conversation,” Pragmatics 20.1 (2010): 109-128.
Julia Saville, English Julia F. Saville. “Cosmopolitan Republican Swinburne, the Immersive Poet as Public Moralist” Victorian Poetry, Special Centenary Issue on Algernon Charles Swinburne 1909-2009. 47 (Winter 2009): 691-713.
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| Spencer Schaffner, English Spencer Schaffner, “Desktop MCing,” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 14.2 (2010): http://kairos.technorhetoric. net/14.2. Spencer Schaffner, “Environmental Sporting: Birding at Superfund Sites, Landfills, and Sewage Ponds,” special issue Journal of Sport and Social Issues 33.3 (2009): 206-230.
Lawrence Schehr, French Lawrence R. Schehr, French Post-Modern Masculinities: From Neuromatrices to Seropositivity (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009). Lawrence R. Schehr, Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre (New York: Fordham University Press, 2009).
Irene Small, Art History Irene Small, “Believing in Art: The Votive Structures of Conceptual Art,” in “Absconding”, ed. Francesco Pellizzi, Jonathan Hay, Wu Hung, special issue, Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 55/56 (Spring/Fall 2009): 294-307. Irene Small, “Material Remains: On the Afterlife of Hélio Oiticica’s Work,” Artforum (February 2010): 95-96.
Valeria Sobol, Slavic Languages and Literatures Valeria Sobol, Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination (University of Washington Press, September 2009).
Mark Steinberg, History Mark Steinberg and Boris Kolonitskii, editors, Kul’tury gorodov Rossiiskoi imperii na rubezhe XIX - XX vekov (Urban Cultures in the Russian Empire at the Turn of the Century) (St. Petersburg, Evropeiskii dom, 2009). Mark Steinberg, “Plebeian Poets in Fin-de-Siècle Russia,” in The Human Tradition in Imperial Russia, ed. Christine Worobec (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009). Mark Steinberg, “Melankholiia novogo vremeni: Diskurs o sotsial’nykh emotsiiakh mezhdy dvumia revoliutsiiami” (The Melancholy of Modern Time: Social EmotionTalk in Russia between the Revolutions), in Rossiiskaia imperiia chuvstv: Podkhody k kul’turnoi istorii emotsii (In the Realm of Russian Feelings: Approaches to the Cultural History of Emotions), eds. J. Plamper, S. Schahadat, and M. Elie (Moscow: NLO, 2010).
Marina Terkourafi, Linguistics Marina Terkourafi, ed. and introduction, The Languages of Global Hip Hop (New York: Continuum, 2010).
Maria Todorova, History Maria Todorova, ed., Remembering Communism: Genres of Representation (New York: Social Science Research Council,/Columbia University Press, 2010). Zsuzsa Gille and Maria Todorova, eds, Postcommunist nostalgia (New York: Berghahn Publishers, 2010).
Annie Tremblay, French Annie Tremblay, et al, eds. Proceedings of the 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (Somerville: Cascadilla Press, 2009), 294.
Renee Trilling, English Renee Trilling, The Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Historical Representation in Old English Verse (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009). Renee Trilling, “Ruins in the Realm of Thoughts: Reading as Constellation in Anglo-Saxon Poetry,” JEGP 108.2 (April 2009): 141-67.
Jonathan Waskan, Philosophy: Jonathan Waskan, “A Vehicular Theory of Corporeal Qualia (A Gift to Computationalists),” Philosophical Studies (2009): 1-23.
Gillen Wood, English Gillen D’Arcy Wood. Romanticism and Music Culture in Britain, 1770-1840: Virtue and Virtuosity (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Philip Yampolsky, Music Philip Yampolsky, “Kroncong revisited: new evidence from old sources,” in “Indonesian music history,” ed. Dana Rappoport and Jérôme Samuel, special issue, Archipel 79 (2010): 1-50. Philip Yampolsky, “Comments on ‘Lindström in Indonesia,” in The Lindström project: contributions to the history of the record industry, vol. 2, eds. Pekka Gronow and Christiane Hofer (Wien: Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, 2010), 146-147.
C. H. Yang, Asian American Studies C. H. Yang, “Indispensable Labor: The Worker as a Category of Critique in China Men,” Modern Fiction Studies 56.1 (2010): 63–89.
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| M ellon P ost-D o c tor a l fellowship G uidelines |
Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2011 - 2013 The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2011. The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department (an undergraduate seminar and graduate seminar in the first year, and an undergraduate lecture and graduate seminar in the second year). The Fellows will also participate in the IPRH Fellows’ Seminar, a yearlong interdisciplinary workshop; and will be encouraged to participate in activities related to their research at the IPRH, in the teaching department, and elsewhere on campus. At the end of the second year, each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give a public lecture that will serve as a culmination of their research at Illinois. The search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas: • • • •
Race and Diaspora Studies History of Science/Technology Empire and Colonial Studies Memory Studies
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2006 and August 30, 2010. (These are external fellowships; current full- and part-time faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are ineligible for these awards. Likewise, current U of I graduate students, and scholars who received their Ph.D. from the U of I, are not eligible for these awards.) The appointment will begin on August 16, 2011, and the successful applicants must be on the Illinois campus by that date for orientation. The successful applicants will be required to live within 20 miles of Champaign-Urbana during the academic years of the appointment. The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefit package. Application Guidelines The following application materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2010. 1. Curriculum vitae, including month and year of degree, and department and institution from which the degree was received. 2. Project title and one-page abstract (250-300 words), followed by a detailed narrative statement (2,000 words) describing the research project the applicant will undertake during the term of the fellowship. The narrative statement should explain how the proposed project would make a contribution to the applicant’s research and advance the larger field of study; how the project would articulate with one of the four designated subject areas; and the anticipated outcomes of the proposed research. Applicants must address why the proposed research can be undertaken successfully at the University of Illinois, and should include details about programs, individual scholars, and resources at the U of I that would enrich the project. 3. A sample syllabus for a course (undergraduate or graduate) related to the applicant’s research project that could be taught by the applicant as part of the fellowship. Applicants must also arrange for the following to be sent directly to the IPRH by the deadline: Three (3) letters of recommendation from senior colleagues who are familiar with the applicant’s work and the proposal being made for the fellowship. Letters must address the specifics of the project being proposed for the fellowship, the applicant’s research and teaching skills, and the contributions the proposed project would make to the broader scholarly community. (Note: Only three letters will be accepted; any additional letters will be discarded. Because the letters must address the specifics of the proposal and the position being sought, we strongly discourage applicants from sending general dossier files.) For additional information about preparing the fellowship application, see page 22. Completed applications must be submitted, and letters of support must arrive, by 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2010. Materials submitted by the applicant (CV, project title, abstract, narrative statement, and syllabus) must be sent to the IPRH electronically as one single PDF document; address the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The required letters of recommendation should be sent directly to this e-mail address. Deadline extensions will not be granted. The review committee will consider only complete application files; it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their letters before the closing date. All applications will be acknowledged by e-mail within one week of receipt, and all applicants will be notified when the search has concluded. Please do not contact the IPRH about the status of a file; because of the volume of applications that the IPRH receives, we cannot answer individual questions about materials that have been sent.
Questions about these fellowships should be addressed to: Dr. Christine Catanzarite, Senior Associate Director of IPRH, at email@example.com or (217) 244-7913.
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| I P R H P r i z e s f o r R e s e a r c h i n t h e H u m a n i t i e s, 2010-11 | The IPRH recognizes outstanding humanities research in numerous ways: fellowship awards that provide release time and stipends, support for reading groups that investigate matters that are central to the humanities, and conferences and symposia that disseminate humanities scholarship to wide academic and general audiences. The IPRH is committed to the support and advancement of humanities research in the broadest sense.
Last year, the IPRH announced the inaugural IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities, and we once again solicit submissions and nominations for the 2010-11 academic year. These prizes recognize excellence in humanities research at the University of Illinois, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. The awards will be presented at a reception in late spring 2011. (For more information about the winners for 2009-10, see page 14.) Submissions are invited from scholars in all sectors of the university whose research focuses on the humanities and humanities-inflected research. Eligibility: The awards are open to all full-time U of I students and faculty
Application deadline: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 The awards will be determined by a selection committee comprised of members of the IPRH Advisory Committee and the IPRH Director and Senior Associate Director. Submissions will be judged in a blind review process; names and other identifying details should not be included in the essay itself. The essays will be evaluated on their scholarly merit, the intellectual rigor of the questions being posed, and the quality of the writing. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed nomination form, which can be downloaded from the IPRH website. Faculty: $500 (awarded as research funds) • Submission must be double-spaced and single-sided, with a length of 15-25 pages. • Submissions must have been published in a book, journal, edited collection, or peer-reviewed electronic or online publication between January 1, 2010 and the application deadline; the submission may be an excerpt of appropriate length from a longer work. • The submission may be nominated by a full-time U of I faculty member, or self-nominated. Graduate Student: $500. • Submissions must be double-spaced and single-sided, with a length of 10-20 pages. • The submitted essay must have been completed for a U of I course taken for credit during the 2010-11 academic year; the submission may be an excerpt of appropriate length from the graduate student’s thesis, dissertation, or equivalent research project. • The submission may be nominated by the faculty member of the course for which the paper was written; or self-nominated, with the signature approval of the faculty member on the nomination form. Undergraduate Student: $500. • Submissions must be double-spaced and single-sided, with a length of 10-20 pages. • The submitted essay must have been completed for a U of I course taken for credit during the 2010-11 academic year. • The submission may be nominated by the faculty member of the course for which the paper was written; or self-nominated, with the signature approval of the faculty member on the nomination form.
Questions about these awards and the nomination procedures should be addressed to Christine Catanzarite.
“The intellectual rigor of the Fellows made a lasting impact on me, and I am grateful for their tremendously helpful analysis and discussion.” Esther Kim Lee, Theatre/Asian American Studies, and an IPRH Faculty Fellow, 2009-10
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| FAC U LT Y F E L LO W S H I P G U I D E L I N E S 2011-12 |
App l i c a t i o n G u i d e l i n e s | F a c u l t y F e l l o w s h i p Aw a rd s Applications are invited from full-time, tenured or tenure-track U of I faculty members for selection as IPRH Faculty Fellows for the 2011-12 academic year. The fellowship will provide release time for one semester in residence to enable Fellows to develop research projects related to the broad theme of “Borders;”to teach one course, at the undergraduate or graduate level, that is related to the fellowship project; and to participate in the year’s activities, including the yearlong interdisciplinary Fellows’ Seminar and other related programming. The IPRH is especially interested in fostering interdisciplinary work, and encourages the submission of joint applications from faculty members in different disciplines. Each applicant should submit two sets of the following materials. Submissions must be made on 8 ½”x11” white paper, single-sided, with all text in 11- or 12-point Times New Roman font. The materials must be assembled into complete sets, fastened by a paper clip (no staples), and arranged in this order: • A completed IPRH application form, including 100-word abstract (the form can be downloaded from the IPRH website) • A current curriculum vitae • A statement of 2,000 words describing the faculty member’s research on the proposed project • A description of the proposed course, including a tentative syllabus The applicant should arrange for the IPRH to receive two letters in support of the application, and a letter of support from the executive officer of the applicant’s primary department, attesting to the department’s willingness to release the applicant from all regular teaching duties other than thesis direction for one semester in 2011-12. (Executive officers of campus units who submit an application to the IPRH must include a letter from the dean of their college, approving the application and any release time that would result from a successful proposal.) Applicants should make certain that their teaching and research obligations do not prevent them from participating fully in IPRH activities, and should identify in the narrative statement any other applications being made for either sabbatical leave or for other campus or external grants and fellowships. In the narrative statement, the applicant should describe his/her research in reasonable detail, explaining its relevance to the IPRH theme for 2011-12 and its significance to the broader scholarly community at Illinois and elsewhere. The statement should be prefaced by a project title and brief abstract (no more than 100 words). The statement should also indicate the applicant’s willingness to participate in IPRH activities, especially the Fellows’ Seminar. Applications being made for joint projects should include all of the elements required of faculty applicants as described above, with the exception of the following: each applicant should complete a copy of the IPRH application form; the narrative statement should be 3,000 words and jointly authored to address both the collaborative nature of the project and the individual strengths brought to it by each applicant; and each applicant should arrange to have two support letters and the letters from their department’s executive officer sent to the IPRH. If the applicants intend to teach a joint course, then one course proposal and sample syllabus should be submitted; if each applicant plans to teach an individual course, then the applicants should submit two course proposals and syllabi. All IPRH Fellows are expected to maintain residency on the Illinois campus during the award year. Faculty members who have previously held an IPRH fellowship may not reapply to the IPRH for five years following the award year. Faculty members are likewise prohibited from holding IPRH fellowships and Center for Advanced Study, Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, or other campus release-time awards simultaneously. Only full-time tenured and tenure-track U of I faculty are eligible to apply for the awards. Completed applications must be submitted, and letters of support must arrive, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Be sure that both sets of application materials are assembled and complete, and proofread all submissions carefully; changes or additions cannot be made after the application has been submitted to the IPRH. Send all materials to: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, MC-057 Urbana, Illinois 61801 Letters of support should be mailed to this address; sent via fax to (217) 333-9617; or e-mailed to Christine Catanzarite at firstname.lastname@example.org. IMPORTANT: Please submit letters in one format only: if a letter is sent by e-mail or fax, do not also send a hard copy. All applications will be acknowledged shortly following the deadline. Please do not contact the IPRH about the status of a file; because of the volume of applications that the IPRH receives, we cannot answer individual questions about materials that have been sent. For more information about the IPRH fellowship program, please contact Christine Catanzarite at 244-7913 or email@example.com. Awards will be announced in late winter 2011. See additional information about preparing the fellowship application on page 22.
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| G r a duate S tudent F ellowship G U I D E L I N E S 2011-12 |
App l i c a t i o n G u i d e l i n e s | G r a d u a t e S t u d e n t F e l l o w s h i p Aw a rd s Applications are invited from full-time, tenured or tenure-track U of I faculty members for selection as IPRH Faculty Fellows for the 2011-12 academic year. The fellowship will enable advanced graduate students to develop their dissertations or research projects related to the IPRH annual theme of “Borders;” and to participate in the year’s activities, including the yearlong interdisciplinary Fellows’ Seminar and related programming. Graduate Student Fellows receive a $7,000 stipend. Each applicant should submit two sets of the following materials. Submissions must be made on 8 ½”x11” white paper, single-sided, with all text in 11- or 12-point Times New Roman font. The materials must be assembled into complete sets, fastened by a paper clip (no staples), and arranged in this order: • A completed IPRH application form, including a 100-word abstract (form can be downloaded from the IPRH website) • A current curriculum vitae, including a list of all graduate courses taken, papers published, presentations made, and assistantships and fellowships held • All graduate transcripts (official copies in the first set of materials, and duplicate copies in the remaining set; or, have an official copy of transcripts sent directly to the IPRH) • A statement of 2,000 words describing the student’s research on the proposed project, including preparation to undertake this research and all progress on the project to date The applicant should arrange for the IPRH to receive two letters in support of the application; these letters should speak to the applicant’s abilities and achievements, to his/her progress on the project, and to the intellectual value of the project itself. One of these letters must come from the faculty member supervising the student’s dissertation or equivalent research. Applicants should make certain that their teaching and research obligations do not prevent them from participating fully in IPRH activities, and should identify in the narrative statement any other applications being made for other campus or external grants and fellowships. In the narrative statement, the applicant should describe his/her research in reasonable detail, explaining its relevance to the IPRH theme and its significance to the broader scholarly community at Illinois and elsewhere. The statement should be prefaced by a project title and a brief abstract (no more than 100 words). The statement should also indicate the applicant’s willingness to participate in IPRH activities, especially the Fellows’ Seminar. All IPRH Fellows are expected to maintain residency on the Illinois campus during the award year. Graduate students who have previously held an IPRH fellowship may not reapply. Graduate students may not hold an IPRH fellowship and a Center on Democracy fellowship, or any other similar campus or offcampus award, simultaneously. Completed applications must be submitted, and letters of support must arrive, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Be sure that both sets of application materials are assembled and complete, and proofread all submissions carefully; changes or additions cannot be made after the application has been submitted to the IPRH. Send all materials to: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, MC-057 Urbana, Illinois 6180 Letters of support should be mailed to this address; sent via fax to (217) 333-9617; or e-mailed to Christine Catanzarite at firstname.lastname@example.org. IMPORTANT: Please submit letters in one format only: if a letter is sent by e-mail or fax, do not also send a hard copy. All applications will be acknowledged shortly following the deadline. Please do not contact the IPRH about the status of a file; because of the volume of applications that the IPRH receives, we cannot answer individual questions about materials that have been sent. For more information about the IPRH fellowship program, please contact Christine Catanzarite at 244-7913 or email@example.com. Awards will be announced in late winter 2011. See additional information about preparing the fellowship application on page 22.
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