Friday, September 23, 2011

Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame: Call for Papers

Faces Behind the Figures: Visions of Prosperity, Progress and Human Potential
The Fourth-Annual Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame

The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, in conjunction with the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame and SIT Study Abroad, a program of World Learning, announces a student research conference on topics relevant to human development. This event will take place at the University of Notre Dame on February 10-11, 2012.

The conference is an opportunity to explore interdisciplinary, sustainable approaches to improving livelihoods and advancing human dignity. Our inspiration for this year’s theme comes from Eduardo Galeano’s work, “Those Little Numbers and People.” In it, he observes, “In our countries, numbers live better than people. How many people prosper in times of prosperity? How many people find their lives developed by development?” With these ideas in mind, we aim to uncover the meaning of human-centric development. How do both the real, everyday experiences of people merge with statistical indicators of poverty and development to reveal something about their lives?

All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to take part in this conversation. We welcome students to share their research experiences from a broad spectrum of topics.

For those interested in presenting a paper, please attach your abstract (limit 300 words) and complete the survey questions found on the conference website: Only proposals received by the Monday, October 17 deadline will receive consideration. Invitations for participation will be extended no later than Monday, November 21. Students who accept invitations to present at the conference are responsible for securing funding for travel and other related expenses. More information will be forthcoming on our website. We hope that you will join us!

Romanticist Reading Group - 9/29 Event

The NYU English Department's Romanticist Reading Group cordially invites you to its first meeting of the semester on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30 to 8 pm:

Romanticism and the Visionary Poetry

Location: The Silver Building, Room 507

Time: 6:30 - 8 pm

Wine and Snacks will be served

We will examine selections from William Blake and S.T. Coleridge and begin the discussion with a talk about the Visual, the Visions and the Visionary in Romantic Poetry. If interested, please email Omar F. Miranda at for the readings.

We are also seeking new members to assume leadership positions in the group. We are interested in a cross-disciplinary and multi-lingual approach to Romanticism--a legacy living on and on! Any interested student from any field is welcome: Not only limited to 18th and 19th Century Studies. Please email

To Sunny Pleasure Domes with Caves of Ice!

gnovis: Call for Papers & Multimedia Projects

gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed graduate journal of Georgetown University's Communication, Culture & Technology program. gnovis is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects broad interests at the intersection of culture and technology. Our mission is to provide a forum for graduate students from around the globe to explore the relationships between technology, culture, media, and politics, and to share their original research.

We welcome submissions of original research from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Submissions may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include but are not limited to: art and propaganda, gender, race, ethnicity and identity, post-colonial and post-modern theory, nationalism and religion, performance art, photography and film, Web 2.0 and social media, mediated communication and digital representation, art and technology, politics and elections.

For the first time ever, gnovis is accepting submissions of both papers and multimedia projects. As an online journal, we can offer students an opportunity to showcase their unique and progressive digital works, and also to receive individualized peer-review feedback on them. As such, all multimedia projects are welcome so long as they contribute to gnovis’ mission and conform to its submission guidelines. Examples of multimedia projects include but are not limited to: cultural identity narratives, digital stories, and audio or video remixes. Further examples can be found in our Summer 2011 Issue, at

The deadline to submit is Friday, September 30th.

To be considered for our Fall 2011 Issue, papers and multimedia projects must be submitted by Friday, September 30th, 2011, and must adhere to the submission guidelines listed both below and at

Questions about submissions may be directed to Lauren Barnett, gnovis Editor-in-Chief, at

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should represent the FINAL version of the project, and should reflect graduate-level scholarly writing and research. Please do not submit projects in-process. These submissions will be rejected without review. Please ensure that papers reflect the most current research available at the time of submission.

Papers should be between 3,000 and 7,500 words (approximately 10-25 double-spaced pages), excluding citations. There are few exceptions to this rule.

gnovis accepts only MLA and APA style citations for all papers. Please ensure that your submissions are cited according to one of these style guides.

Multimedia projects should include a 500- to 700-word statement detailing the project’s arguments and goals. We also ask that video submissions be more than 3 minutes in length.

Multimedia submissions should be hosted on a remote server, with an access link provided in the submission email.

We encourage submissions from all scholars who examine issues critically. This includes scholars from outside Georgetown University and scholars who practice independently.

How to Submit

Please submit articles via email to, following the instructions below:

1. In the body of the email, include:

· your name

· your school affiliation, program name, and year

· contact information, preferably an email address that is checked regularly

2. Attach your submission as a file in an editable format (i.e. Word, Pages) and remove all personally identifiable information including your name, school and program if applicable, and contact information.

The Review Process

When a paper is accepted for review, it is anonymized to protect the author's identity and then distributed to at least two peer reviewers. gnovis' peer reviewers are current students and alumni of the CCT program; they will read the project critically, paying close attention to both style and content, then return it to the gnovis editorial team. If the project meets gnovis' editorial standards, it is then returned to the author for any necessary revisions. Once made, the project undergoes a final check by gnovis staff before being published in the applicable issue. Issues are published in the fall and spring of each year, with special themed issues possible throughout the year, depending on current events and submission topics.

Is my paper or multimedia project a good fit for gnovis?

The most important questions to ask as you consider submitting a project to gnovis are: Does it contribute new ideas to the field? and Will it provoke further research and conversation? To decide if your project’s topic is an appropriate fit, we recommend perusing gnovis’ existing journal articles and blog postings, available at

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall 2011 MA Thesis Workshop Scheduled

Save the Date!

Master's Thesis Workshop
Friday, November 4
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Draper Map Room

Led by Professors Rebecca Colesworthy and Steven Moga

This workshop is primarily intended for students who are in the early phases of thesis preparation, but also for those at later stages of the process. Students will receive guidance on how to refine their topics and narrow the scope of their theses, and on some of the basic mechanics of writing up their work.

RSVP's are appreciated--call 212.998.8070 or email to let us know if you'll be attending.

Anamesa Submissions Due Monday, 9/26

Anamesa, Fall 2011

blur boundaries, re-imagine links, explore the between

Anamesa, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art
based at New York University, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2011 print issue.
Current and recent graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in
their writing–including but not limited to academic essays, creative non-fiction, reportage,
interviews, reviews, short stories, and poetry–and visual art of any sort, keeping in mind
that the journal is a printed publication. Anamesa considers material from a variety of
subject matters and selects creative, intelligent works that reflect the transdisciplinary
nature of the graduate community.


Works of writing should be 6000 words or less. Nonfiction works must include an abstract
of 200 words or less. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. All
submissions are blind-reviewed so there should be no author-identifying information in
the text of the written work, although author’s contact information should be included in
the cover sheet as detailed below. Although the publication will be in English, we are also
interested in texts in translation.

Visual art submissions must be in digital format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and
minimum size of 5 x 7 inches.

The submission deadline is Monday, September 26th.

Send submissions and inquiries to Please include a
cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone
number, and email address (this can be in the body of your email). We accept multiple
submissions, but we ask that you place each submission in a different email message
with the subject heading listing the relevant genre (e.g., “nonfiction,” “fiction,” “poetry,”
or “art”).

For further information and to view previous issues of Anamesa, visit
Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary
Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place.