CFP: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture Volume 44

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture is an interdisciplinary journal published annually for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) by the Johns Hopkins University Press. SECC publishes revised versions of papers read at national and regional conferences of ASECS and its affiliates (including the Society of Early Americanists, Early Caribbean Society, SHARP, etc.).

For the 2014-15 volume (44) the editors encourage theoretically informed, academically rigorous essays that reflect new directions for research in the field of eighteenth-century culture, including literature, history, art history, theater and performance studies, music, ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, etc. Essays from previously under-represented disciplines are particularly welcome. Now digitized as part of Project Muse, SECC is included in the membership fees of Sponsors and Patrons of the Society, and is offered to all members at discount.

Guidelines for Submission: conference papers presented at regional and national meetings of ASECS and its affiliate societies between JULY 1, 2011 and JUNE 30, 2013 are eligible. Papers should be substantially revised from their conference version and use the Chicago Manual of Style for annotation. Submissions are normally written in English but may include other commonly-used modern European languages, and typically average 20 to 25 double-spaced pages in length. Contributions will be judged according to the highest standards of scholarship by blind review. Authors are thus asked to avoid identifying themselves throughout (any reference to one’s own scholarship should be made in the third person). The editors of SECC cannot consider papers already submitted to other journals.

The deadline for submission is August 18, 2013.

Electronic submission is preferred:

Submissions in hard copy may also be sent in triplicate to:

Prof. Michelle Burnham
Department of English
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Spring 2013 Graduate Travel Grant Application Deadline – April 1

Dean Kratz and the faculty of the School of Arts & Humanities wish to encourage graduate students in all 5 degree programs to present their creative or scholarly work at professional conferences, symposia, and workshops. To that end, we will award 6 to 8 travel grants of $250 for presentations delivered in the Spring 2013 semester. Graduate Travel Grants take the form of reimbursement for travel expenses.

 Graduate students who have applied to participate or have been accepted to participate in a professional conference, symposium, or workshop should submit the attached application by the appropriate deadline.

Spring 2013 Deadline:              April 1, 2013

Every graduate student applying for a travel grant must fill out a hard copy of the Travel Authorization Form available from Lisa Lyles in the Dean’s Suite (JO 4.510) and return it to Ms. Lyles.  (Do not fill out the indemnification and medical forms unless you are actually awarded funds.)

Be sure to save proof of your expenditures for lodging and conference registration fees. (University regulations allow for reimbursement of plane fares only if the flight is booked through the University’s approved travel agency.)

The Graduate Studies Committee will make its decision giving priority to the following factors: academic record, seniority in graduate program, relation of presentation to final project (thesis, portfolio, dissertation), selectivity of conference, and degree of participation in conference.

Students may receive travel grants only twice in their graduate career.

If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact Associate Dean Michael Wilson (

Please email completed form as a Word-compatible attachment to

Summer and Fall Schedules now available

Check for courses on Course Lookup ( ) and Course Descriptions ( ).

Check Orion for your “enrollment appointment” for fall. For summer they are doing all at once open enrollment starting April 1 (according to the academic calendar for summer )

On or after your “enrollment appointment” register for classes or contact me to get registered for classes.

RAW conference this weekend

Please join us for the 5th Annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium. The schedule (link at the bottom of this page) provides specific information regarding our events and panels.

Of special note is Irish poet Desmond Egan’s reading this Friday. Egan, who is our symposium keynote speaker, will be reading his own work. We welcome you to attend the reading, which is Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend at the RAW Symposium. Please feel free to contact us at the following e-mail address:

Courtney Dombroski
GSA Vice-President and RAW Committee Chair


Graduate Writing Workshop March 21

A&H Graduate Student Workshop
Topic: Making Your Argument/Refining Your Search
Date and Time:  Thursday, March 21, from 12:00 – 1:30
Location: McDermott Library, MC 2.524

Tomorrow, the Writing Center and the McDermott Library will present the final workshop in their spring 2013 series for A&H graduate students. Join us to learn more about how to construct a logical argument, assume an academic tone, and devise strategies for assembling sources related to your research topic. If you can’t attend the entire session, please feel free to drop by when your schedule permits.

For more information, email Thomasina Hickmann at or go to



CentralTrak Lectures Spring 2013

SPRING 2013:

March 21, 7-9 pm:
Artist and curator Nathan Green, artist and UTD Professor John Pomara, and artist and educator Kim Camdus Owens will discuss issues surrounding CentralTrak’s current exhibition ‘Failing Flat: Sculptural Tendencies in Painting,‘ a group exhibition of paintings that exist in a dual state of objecthood and the pictorial, featuring the work of Ivin Ballen, T.J. Donovan, Faith Gay, and Shane Tolbert, curated by Nathan Green.

April 4 , 7-9 pm:
Rebecca Carter
Artist Talk

April 18, 7-9 pm:
Fran Colpitt, Dee Mitchell, Peter Simek, Charissa Terranova
on ‘Art Writing & Art Criticism in Texas’

May 2, 7-9 pm:
Richard Patterson, Kevin Ruben Jacobs, Peter Doroshenko
on ‘Creating an Art Community/Scene’

ATEC Connect Panel on Friday at noon

Dear ATEC graduate students and faculty:

We would like to invite you to ATEC.CONNECT for a panel discussion about career possibilities for ATEC graduate students following graduation.  Chip Wood and others will talk about topics such as:

* What types of job positions are there?

* Which firms or types of firms are hiring ATEC graduate students?

* What makes students especially attractive candidates for employers?

* For which skill sets are employers looking?

* Does it matter to employers in industry which graduate degree a student earns?

* How much pertinent experience is needed to accompany the degree?

Please plan to join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. (or which ever times you can attend) on Friday, March 22, 2013, in the ATEC Conference Room.  Bring your lunch if you want.

All faculty and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend the sessions of ATEC Connect; therefore, please spread the word! We appreciate your support and count on your participation.  Also, if you’re available and interested to discuss your work or research in March or April, or if you have any suggestions–or simply want to help!–, please email or

Mona Kasra & John Kay


Upcoming deadlines

Grade changes for incompletes:
TODAY March 18

Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, casebooks, dissertations:
Friday, March 22

Summer and Fall Schedule up online:
Monday, March 25

Enrollment appointments for Fall (when you can see the date you can register):
Monday, March 25

Registration for summer classes:
Monday, April 1

Graduate Courses Withdrawal ends:
Thursday, April 4

Check the academic calendar and our deadlines for more information.

Musical Event organized by the Holocaust Center

Please join us for a special musical event about a violinist who survived the Holocaust and the memories that haunt him on Saturday, March 30th at 8pm at the Alexander Clark Center.

This event will feature some of the best and brightest musical performers today, including violinist Vadim Gluzman and The Clavier Trio. UTD’s own Dr. Fred Curchack will perform the role of narrator.

Please email with any questions or for further information.
RSVP’s are also appreciated.

The event is free of charge to students and staff of UTD.