Friday, February 25, 2011
11 East 52 Street
New York, NY 10022
Media & Communications Intern
Start date: March 21, 2011
End date: June 17, 2011
Application deadline: March 11, 2011
Hours per week: flexible
With its architectural landmark building in Midtown Manhattan the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 200 free events annually and showcases Austrian comtemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York. The Austrian Cultural Forum enjoys long-standing and flourishing partnerships with many venerable cultural and academic institutions throughout New York and the United States.
We are currently looking for a talented and creative intern to join our Media and Communications Department to assist with the dissemination of information about the Austrian Cultural Forum and its events. Hours can be flexible, at 2-4 days per week. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain first-hand experience in the areas of public outreach and communications in an exciting, fast-paced environment.
Responsibilities will vary as needed, but will include drafting press releases, writing and editing copy for the website and print publications, carrying out research, and providing additional support to staff as needed.
Writing and editing skills (in English, basic knowledge of German is not required, but helpful), keen interest in the arts.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, your resume and a writing sample to email@example.com
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Part of the Jewish Women's Archive collection of Jewish-American Women and WWII
Collection of Seminole dolls in the process of being made by Mary Billie:
Big Cypress Reservation, Florida (July 15, 1980)
State Library and Archives of Florida
Children's tea party at Marlborough, Queensland, 1900-1910
State Library of Queensland, Australia
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
February 28, 2011
6:00 - 7:30pm
Mark H. Gelber
Professor, Comparative Literature, Ben-Gurion University
March 2, 2011
6:30 - 8:00pm
Both lectures will be held at the NYU Open House Gallery, 528 LaGuardia Place. RSVP by Tel. (212) 998-8981 / E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org / seating limited, registration required.
CFP deadline March 1, 2011!
Abstracts for presentations are welcome from graduate students using ethnographic methods, including field research and in-depth interviews. If you are working on, or have completed an ethnographic project, consider making a presentation at this spring's conference. Papers of all topics are welcome. Preference will be given to research in advanced stages. Upon acceptance, submission of a full paper is required. If interested, please send a brief description of your work (500 words) to email@example.com
Please specify in your e-mail what stage your research is in and identify the methodology (length of time in field, number of research participants, etc…) that you have used in the collection of your data.
In addition to your project description, please include the title of your presentation, your university affiliation, and your contact information (name, mailing address, and email address). Please use the email address above to contact the organizers with questions.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
An Introduction to Mexican Cinema: Times of Decadence (Talks & Screenings Hosted by Draper Graduate)
Recent Draper graduate Salvador Olguín (Jan. 2011) will be hosting a series of talks about the history of Mexican cinema at the Brooklyn arts space Observatory in early March. The three talks will each include a surprise film screening. For more information on the talks, please see the Observatory website at http://observatoryroom.org/2011/02/14/mexican-cinema/
Lectures and Screenings with Salvador Olguín
March 1st, 8th, and 15th
543 Union Street, Brooklyn
Spawning world-renowned directors like Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), and with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful currently nominated for two Academy Awards, Mexico’s film industry has established a name of its own. But few people know the history of Mexican cinema, or have access to some of its early films. During this series of talks, we will provide a brief introduction to this history, show a few clips, and present screenings of films from a pivotal moment in the development of Mexican cinema: the times of decadence around the decade of 1970.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Princeton University, April 22-23, 2011
The past decade has witnessed widespread institutional and scholarly efforts to historicize the relation between art and feminism, and between art and identity politics. These efforts unfold in a present that is often characterized as “post-gender” and/or “post-racial.” Just as categories of identity seem to lose traction in cultural discourse, so boundaries between artistic media become unfixed. Yet photographic representation is increasingly pervasive, and increasingly bound to the performance of subjectivity.
This symposium aims to consider the interrelated production of gender and photography, along with their dissolution as stable categories of inquiry. An interrogation of photography today requires looking within as well as beyond the boundaries of traditional art-historical frameworks. It compels us to account for the political and social dimensions in which photography participates, and demands that we re-consider the mise-en-scène of photography’s production as art.
How has the evolution of photography—from b/w to color, from analogue to digital, from mass media to social media—served to articulate or blur aesthetic and subjective differences? What politics of representation emerge when the individual can be both agent and object of photographic voyeurism, exhibitionism, and surveillance? Might photography's expanded field offer the potential for reshaping feminist politics today?
We invite participants to explore historical, existing and possible relationships between photography and the (re)production of gender, from the perspectives of visual culture, philosophy, (art) history, and art practice. Papers might consider photography in relation to:
gender bending - histories and politics of sexuality - performance and/or portraiture - the construction of masculinity - women artists - representations of gender, race, and class - advocacy, activism, and political practice - feminist politics, ethics, and aesthetics - medical and biological discourses - capitalism, terrorism, and war
We welcome submissions from graduate students and emerging scholars in all fields and disciplines. Please submit a CV and 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper by March 1, 2011 to Frances Jacobus-Parker, Elena Peregrina-Salvador, and Mareike Stoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subversive Texts/Radical Readings
If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent? Does it depend directly on that, which it means to undermine? Is subversion created in the interaction between different cultures, and if so, in a globalized society are all texts, by definition, subversive? Is it tied directly to the language that is being used, making literature written in dialect inherently subversive, while rendering texts written “in the language of the oppressor” less likely to undermine the dominant ideology? Or does it take a reading – radical in either its extreme or fundamental perspective – to make a text (any text) subversive? What role does reading play in challenging hegemony? In a world where texts (speeches, slogans, communications) can still be found at the center of every revolution and societal rift, it is important to explore their immeasurable potential to impact those they reach.
To that end, the Hunter College Graduate Student Conference on “Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings” is seeking abstracts of 150-250 words for papers that will examine the ways in which texts can subvert the dominant discourse across the disciplines, as well as what it means for them to do so. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
· The role of subversive texts in shifting the balance of power in a globalized community.
· The ability of texts to communicate non-mainstream/subversive/revolutionary ideas.
· The potential of subversive texts to cross cultural, linguistic, and geopolitical boundaries.
· The ways that new interdisciplinary approaches can radicalize texts.
· Subversion that lies in the examination of absences and omissions within texts.
· The ways that we can define “subversive texts” and “radical readings.”
The Graduate Student Conference will be held May 6-7th, 2011, at Hunter College, New York, NY. Details of the conference can be found at the conference website, https://sites.google.com/site/huntercollegegec/
Please send abstracts/inquiries to the conference organizers at HunterGEC@gmail.com by March 13th, 2011.
All proposals should include your name, affiliation, contact information (including email address), and a short bio. Proposals sent in by graduate students will be given priority, however, we will consider proposals from independent scholars and recent graduates.
Please note that all papers should be delivered in 15-20 minutes.
2011 Colloquium Series: New Research in Foucault Studies
Please join us for the first colloquium in our new series:
"Foucault, Geopower, and the Transformation of the Earth"
Stephanie Clare is a PhD candidate in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her dissertation, "Earthly Encounters: Readings in Poststructuralism, Feminist Theory, and Canadian Settler Colonialism," touches upon feminist, queer, and postcolonial theory, twentieth-century French philosophy, and settler colonial studies. She has published articles in Hypatia and Exit Nine, and has received grants from SSHRC and FQRSC.
About the Colloquium Series:
The Foucault Society's Colloquium Series provides a forum for new research and works-in-progress, and an opportunity for both junior and senior scholars to share new work with a friendly, supportive audience of colleagues.
To RSVP, please send an e-mail to Shifra Diamond, Colloquium Chair, at: email@example.com.
The Foucault Society is an independent, non-profit educational organization offering a variety of forums dedicated to critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984) within a contemporary context.
Veronica Carter and Steve Marti
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture