Friday, February 24, 2012

Upcoming Calls-for-Papers

We have been collecting CFP notices for the past two months, and here are some additional CFPs with deadlines in March and May. Note: These are organized by Abstract Submission Deadline (not by conference date). Please click on the links to get full CFP details. If you have a CFP that you would like to share, please post it in a comment below or email us. And remember that you can "like" us on Facebook or subscribe to this blog via email to receive updates.

March 1 Deadline:

March 17 Deadline: 
The St. John’s Humanities Review
The St. John’s Humanities Review is a graduate student-run journal at St John’s University in New York City that publishes book reviews, essays, and interviews on a broad range of topics in the arts and humanities. We encourage submissions from graduate students and accomplished scholars interested in these discussions locally and around the world.  
This year’s issue hopes to feature work that fits under the broad heading of Nationalism: Roots and Transgressions.  The focus is on the areas of national identity or transnationalism, acculturation, cultural diffusion, or culture shock.  The approach may be primarily sociological and historical, or literary in nature.   What we want are submissions that address these theme(s) in new and exciting ways that express the multiplicity of angles and issues these broad headings generate.
We seek scholarly essays, book reviews, and interviews suitable for a broad academic audience. Book reviews should be similar to The New York Review of Books and The New Republic and should be under 2000 words. Essays should be no longer than 25 pages and in Times New Roman 12 pt. font in MSWord and follow a citation system suitable to the pertinent discipline. Footnotes should be minimized, but use depends on the material.
Please send your submissions by March 17, 2012. 
Send them to:
Danielle Lee, editor
St John’s Humanities Review

May 4th Deadlines

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Summer Jobs

Thank you for those of you who attended last week's event on Summer Jobs. We would like to post the list of resources as well as two job ads for those of you still looking for work this summer. There will also be a follow-up post to this one after meeting with the GW Career center for additional advice and resources. In the meantime, if you have questions about these links/ideas, please let us know. Most of these come highly recommended from fellow Grad Students. If you have an idea for a great summer job for English Graduate students, please post it in a comment below or shoot us an email!

Summer Jobs for English Graduate Students
Teaching - (hurry, the deadlines for this are coming up!)
Temping -,
Research Assistant
GW Staff positions –
Adjunct Teaching –
Abroad Opportunities (au pair, tour guide, tutor, teacher)
Seasonal Jobs
Social Media Consultant
SAT, Testing Instruction
Docent, Usher
Editing (ask Connie to add you to the GWU Editors list)
Chronicle of Higher Education -

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Advertisement 2:
The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2012 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.
Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Upcoming EGSA and Campus Events

Thank you to all who were able to attend our Second Annual EGSA Symposium last Friday. It was a great opportunity to catch up and see current work in our department. There are more professional and academic events to come this semester, and below is a short list of opportunities. We would like to highlight our upcoming Professional Development Event: Summer Jobs which will be held this Thursday, Feb. 16 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. This session is to discuss potential summer jobs which are suited to English Graduate students. It can be tough finding a good job for only four months out of the year, and one that helps you financially as well as professionally, but we have polled our peers for a wide variety of summer job options. Come for an informal chat (and delicious cookies!) this Thursday in Rome 771. 

Februrary 16 EGSA Professional Development Event: Summer Jobs. Come join us for a conversation about how to fund your summer months with a wide variety of job options that will help you both financially and professionally. Delicious cookies will be provided.
February 16 Laura Lunger Knoppers (Penn State): "Reconsidering Luxury in Seventeenth-Century England: The Case of John Evelyn" Thursday, February 16th, 5:30pm Georgetown University Lannan Center New North 408
 March 2 The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis And The Columbia Academy of Psychodynamics present the 2012 Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Lecture “A Refugee from Chestnut Lodge Receives Asylum at the Folger Shakespeare Library: New Discoveries about the Authorship of Shakespeare’s Works”
Speaker:  Richard Waugaman, MD* 
Friday, March 2, 2012 7 pm – 9 pm
Chevy Chase Women’s Club
7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland Free to Students Register at
March 8 David Loewenstein (University of Wisconsin-Madison): “John Milton, William Walwyn, and the 'Terrors' of Heresy in Seventeenth-Century England” Thursday, March 8th, 5:30pm Georgetown University Lannan Center New North 408
 March 25 MEMSI is holding an interdisciplinary, transhistorical symposium on "Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern" to be held at George Washington University in D.C., 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 25, 2012. 
Free and open to the public. Please stay tuned for updates on the venue and lunch. 
Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Toronto, English and Medieval Studies): Translating the Past: World Literature in the Medieval Mediterranean
Marcia Norton (GW, History): topic to be announced
 Early Modern
Barbara Fuchs (UCLA, English and Spanish & Portuguese): Return to Sender: "Hispanicizing" Cardenio
Christina Lee (Princeton, Spanish & Portuguese): Imagining China in a Golden Age Spanish Epic
Peter Donaldson (MIT, Literature): The King's Speech: Shakespeare, Empire and Global Media
Margaret Litvin (Boston, Arabic and Comparative Literature): topic to be announced
 April 12 Tobias Gregory (Catholic University of America): “Paradise Regained and Late Miltonic Values” Thursday, April 12th, 5:30pm Georgetown University Lannan Center New North 408

Monday, February 6, 2012

Don't get stuck with an empty plate. Please RSVP to the upcoming symposium

Your RSVP is not just helping the EGSA.  It's helping you too.  The EGSA will be providing lunch, and we will order food based on the number of RSVPs.  So if you are planning on coming (and planning on eating) please let us know through either our Facebook Group or by emailing me directly.

Bodies in Space - Schedule

EGSA Symposium Keynote Address

The EGSA Symposium, "Bodies in Space," is this Friday.  Put it in your calendars!  We have a full day of panels planned, with a keynote by Georgetown University's Dana Luciano.

Dana Luciano is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University. She is the author of Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America (NYU, 2007), which won the Modern Language Association’s First Book Prize in 2008. She is currently at work on a monograph exploring the erotics of the non-human in 19th century American literature, entitled Romancing the Inhuman: Animacy and Eros in America, 1840-1910, as well as a collection of essays on contemporary LGBT film and video entitled Once More, With Feeling: The Texture of the Past in Queer Period Films.

Dr. Luciano will be giving a talk titled "Touching Spirits" which explores the innovative intimate and social forms proposed by 19th century spirit photography, focusing primarily on the work of William Mumler (active c. 1862-1870s) and Edward Wyllie (active c. 1890s-1910).