Saturday, November 5, 2011

This Week and Next in EGSA

The next few weeks are brimming with academic and professional development events, so mark your calendars! Of special note is EGSA's upcoming seminar on Teaching (note the date change: now November 18). Please visit Facebook to r.s.v.p. and for more information. Additionally, we have an update on one of the CFP posts - an extension for Predicate Abstracts to November 7 - they really want to see contributions from GW grads! Visit their website for more details.
So here is a list of upcoming events - and stay tuned for the second part of our online Abstract/Conference content.

November 8
Flying High Like a Disco Jalebi: Gay Bombay and Beyond, a talk and reading
Parmesh Shahani, TED and MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow, and author of Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India (2008)
Tuesday, November 8,  2-3.30 pm  Rome Hall 771 (801 22nd St. NW)
Parmesh Shahani is not your usual academic. He runs a newly formed corporate funded ideas lab that examines the nature of modernity in contemporary India. He also has a parallel life in which he travels all over India as Editor at Large for Verve, India’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazine, and tops lists like 2010 CNN list of “Mumbai’s coolest queers”. In his talk (accompanied by feature and documentary film clips), Parmesh will reflect on the changes taking place on the ground for LBGT people in India, set against the context of the larger national changes that the country is going through. Drawing on his ethnographic research within an online-offline gay community in the city of Bombay, Parmesh will mull over questions of identity, community and the national imagination. He will also read excerpts from his book.
Co-sponsored by GW's English Department and Women's Studies Program

November 10
The George Washington University History Department Research Colloquium presents
Professor Dagmar Herzog 
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History
Dagmar Herzog is Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has published widely in the history of religion in Europe and the U.S., on the Holocaust and its aftermath, and on the histories of gender and sexuality. Her presentation will be drawn from her recently completed Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History (Cambridge 2011). She is also the author of Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics (Basic 2008), Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (Princeton 2005), andIntimacy and Exclusion: Religious Politics in Pre-Revolutionary Baden (Princeton 1996).
Thursday, November 10, 4-5:30, 1957 E Street, Room 211

November 10 
The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships Office is hosting an information session for the IAF Fellowship onThursday, November 10th at 3:30 PM in Rice Hall Conference Room 304. A representative from IAF will be presenting at the session.
This session would be of interest to PhD students who need support for dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline to apply for this fellowship is January 17th, 2012. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American countries.
Students interested in attending this event should RSVP to

November 11 
Carla Peterson will be discussing her acclaimed new book, Black Gotham. November 11th, 2:30 pm, 771 Rome Hall. The Africana Studies Cities Series and The Department of English are pleased to host Carla Peterson for a discussion  and signing of her acclaimed new book, Black Gotham: A Family History of Nineteenth Century New York
 “Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, Black Gotham is Carla Peterson's riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbors, and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City…Black Gotham challenges many of the accepted ‘truths’ about African-American history, including the assumption that the phrase ‘nineteenth-century black Americans’ means enslaved people, that "New York state before the Civil War" refers to a place of freedom, and that a black elite did not exist until the twentieth century. 

Peterson is Professor of English at the University of Maryland and author of Doers of the Word: African American Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880) (Oxford UP). 

November 16 
"Funding Your Dissertation Research," on Wednesday, November 16th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in Marvin Center 302. This information session is for PhD candidates focused on funding for doctoral research at the dissertation phase. The session will also touch on general funding opportunities for PhD candidates.

November 18 (Friday) Teaching and Pedagogy Seminar – Please join us for this EGSA professional development seminar. 12:30-1:30 - brown bag session on "Teaching Composition." 2:00-3:00 - Session on "Issues in Pedagogy" which will focus on pedagogy questions for literature and writing courses. 3:30-4:30 - Session on "Using Technology in the Classroom" which will cover basic teaching technology, creative and innovative use of blogs, twitter, and other social media, and recent news in digital humanities. Please visit our event on Facebook to r.s.v.p. In the coming weeks we will also post more detailed information about speakers and the schedule. 

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