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Weekly Grad Newsletter
29 August 2019


Sept 12: Last day to waive or change Campus Care coverage
Sept 13: Last day to Apply to Graduate this semester
Sept 13: Apply for LAS/Department Travel funding for Fall 2019 (up to $500).
Sept 30: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in June, July, Aug, Sept (open to MAs).
Oct 31: Graduate Student Council Award (up to $275) application due for travel in Q3 (8/1-10/31).
Nov 1- Nov 4: Prelim Exams.
Dec 9-13: Finals Week.
Dec 18: Grades due.

Save The Date

Sep 13: Opening Colloquium w/Prof Coviello, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.
Sept 20: One-on-One with Rebecca Hazelton and Carrie McGath. 3-5 pm 2028 UH.
Oct 25: Roundtable on academic publishing. 3-5 pm 2028 UH.
Nov 1: Frontiers Workshop at the Institute for the Humanities, 9 am-5 pm. Full details TBA.

Nov 8: Mika Turim-Nygren mock job talk, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.
Nov 15: Colloquium: Tanya Agathacleous, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.
Nov 22: Colloquium: Marta Caminero-Santangelo, 305 pm, 2028 UH.
Dec 5: Department holiday party.
Dec 6: Sarah Buchmeier mock job talk, 3-5 pm, 2028 UH.


PhD Student Carla Barger has been awarded the David Diamond Student Writing Prize from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature for her poem "Witness," which will be published in the 2019 issue of MidAmerica.
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Coming Up: Events & Deadlines in the Next 7 Days

Sept 2: Labor Day--no classes!
Sept 6: Add/Drop Deadline


Aug 30: Graduate Hourly position in Student Veterans Affairs.
Aug 31
: UIC Center for Literacy Grad Assistant position (50%-67%) - 3 positions available. Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Contact Vicki for full description. Note: takes place off campus 8:30-12:30 M-F.
ASAP: Apply to be a freelance editor at Prompt, an educational technology company that helps students become better writers, especially in the genre of college admissions essays.

Faculty Jobs & Postdocs

Oct 25: Open Rank Search for Asian American Literature and Culture faculty in English at Stanford U.
Oct 10: National Humanities Center, Residential Fellowships. The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.
Oct 15: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) - Hench Postdoctoral Fellowship. Stipend of $35,000. Fellowships provide recipients with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible.
Oct 15: Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) - Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Mainz, Germany. €1800 per month stipend. An additional family allowance may be available. Fellowships support research in history, theology and other historical disciplines. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern to the contemporary period. The central theme is negotiating religious, political and social differences.


Funding & Grants

In addition to any opportunities shared here, you can find more information, including the UIUC Fellowship Finder, on the MA Funding and PhD Funding pages.

MA students interested in doctoral study, check out Oxford's Ertegan Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities.
Oct 15: Medieval Academy of America (MAA) - Schallek Dissertation Fellowship for Research on Late-Medieval Britain. $30,000. The fellowship supports an advanced graduate student who is writing a Ph.D. dissertation in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500).


In addition to any CFPs shared here, check the UPenn CFP forum.

Nov 1: College English Association Conference: "Tides" on Hilton head Island, SC, March 26-28.

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DGS Office Hours, Fall 2019

Pete: 1-4 T, 1-5 W and by appointment
Vicki: 10-6 M-Th, 9-5 F, lunch 1:30-2:30
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