ARS Research Colloquia Series. Border Territories: Experimental Curating and the In-Between

ARS Research Colloquia Series of the UT Dallas ATEC/EMAC Programs
Art Rendevous Science

Border Territories: Experimental Curating and the In-Between

Rob La Frenais
Curator – The Arts Catalyst
Kerry Doyle
Director – Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
The University of Texas at El Paso

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Noon
ATEC Conference Room, ATC 1.606

Rob La Frenais and Kerry Doyle are collaborating with UT Dallas faculty member Roger Malina on “Territory of the Imagination: Art and Space in the Americas”, an international partnership that will team scientists, artists, graduate and undergraduate students on a large scale artistic, scientific, and educational project about art and space research and exploration in the Americas. This multi-year effort will prioritize the participation of US Latino and Latin American artists and researchers. In this colloquium, La Frenais and Doyle will present their previous experience and approaches to curating work that crosses borders of art, science and culture.

Dr. Rob La Frenais has been a contemporary art curator for 25 years. He believes in being directly engaged with the artist’s working process as far as possible, while actively widening the context within which the artist can work. For the last 15 years he has been based at The Arts Catalyst, a nationally funded organization in London, UK, where, along with director Nicola Triscott he has developed an influential international programme of collaborations based on interactions between art and science. His most recent exhibition with the Arts Catalyst, Republic of the Moon opened this year in Liverpool and is now touring internationally. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate, Dartington College of Art in 2005 and in 2006 completed a Ph.D. from Brunel University based on his practice as a curator. He was also the first curator ever to experience zero gravity, with a group of artists, at Star City in Moscow in 1999 and went on, with the Arts Catalyst to enable around 50 artists (and scientists) to work in an environment previously only experienced by astronauts and space scientists.

Kerry Doyle is the Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at The University of Texas at El Paso. The mission of the Rubin Center is to curate and commission works of contemporary art that encourage adventuresome thinking and dialogue. Located on the US/Mexico border and at the epicenter of the Americas, the Rubin serves as a laboratory for emerging artists and innovative practitioners from across the globe. Doyle specializes in projects that are interdisciplinary, participatory and performative, with a special focus on the border as subject and site.

Note: A limited number of box lunches will be available.

The ATEC/EMAC Colloquium Committee welcomes suggestions for speakers visiting the metroplex or from the metroplex. Please send your suggestions to one of the Colloquium Committee Members: Professors Roger Malina and Mihai Nadin; co-chairs: Andrew Famiglietti, Paul Fishwick, Mona Kasra and Bonnie Pitman.

Lilian Calles Barger awarded AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

Lilian Calles Barger, a doctoral candidate in Humanities—History of Ideas, has been awarded a 2013-14 Dissertation Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The Fellowship will support Ms. Barger for the coming academic year as she completes work on her dissertation, Human Liberation From Below: Transnational Origins of Liberation Theology, 1775-1975.

AAUW Dissertation Fellowships are highly prestigious, and the selection process is rigorous and quite competitive. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. To my knowledge, Ms. Barger is the first UT Dallas doctoral student ever to be awarded a AAUW Dissertation Fellowship.

Help us share your accomplisments – redux

Dear graduate students,

I know it was not long ago I asked you to share your accomplishments, and we used the information we got for statistical purposes. Now we are working on getting a website up with information about what you all have done and are doing, so we can collect long term data and so we can share your accomplishments with the rest of the world.

Pretty please go to the page below and fill out your information – one post for each conference/publication/event/appointment/performance/other.

We want everything you have done in the last two years (i.e. from Fall 2011). The nifty software will then compile the information for us and for a web page listing of your exploits so the world (your professors, employers, colleagues and future students) can see what you do and have done.

We really want this information to be as complete as possible, and we really do want to brag about you – thank you for your participation!


P.S. since we are trying to reach out to alumni too, please feel free to repost, forward, or retweet to other current and former UTD students.

WSU Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research – September 27, 2013

Wayne State University
Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Wayne State University Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research is an interdisciplinary conference inviting new perspectives on current practices in the editing and presentation of literary texts in all media. The symposium will take place at Wayne State University at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Friday, September 27, 2013. All events are free and open to the public. Check the website for the latest information on the program. We invite abstracts for presentations through May 31, 2013. In what ways do opportunities made possible by digital environments inform editorial choices for both screen and page? How has archival research been affected by digital tools? What new literary, hermeneutic, and scholarly projects are now possible? To what degree do new approaches and methods of editing texts challenge existing narratives of criticism and literary history? We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words on these subjects as well as the following broad topics:

Literary publishing and branding
Digital archives
Archival research
Scholarly editing
Canons and canonicity
Literary reception
Textual aesthetics
Digital poetics

Please send your abstract, contact information, and a brief c.v. by May 31st to: Caroline Maun, Associate Professor, Department of English, Wayne State University All events are free and open to the public. We request registration of all attendees, available at the link above. The Wayne State University Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research is supported by a Research Enhancement in the Arts and Humanities Grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the WSU Humanities Center Working Group on the History of the Book, and the Department of English at Wayne State University.

Katherine M. Quinsey
Department of English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario  N9B 3P4
(519) 253-3000 ext 2303
Fax (519) 971-3676

From LinkedIn group Lecturers and Instructors in Humanities

Job Discussions

Lecturer in Cultural Politics, Communications and Media School of Political, Social and International Studies University of East Anglia

Lecturer in Digital Cultures Department of Communication and Media and Department of Music University of Liverpool

Professor and Director Maynooth Humanities Research Institute National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Course Leader Media Culture and Communication University for the Creative Arts

Full Professor Modern and Contemporary Art The Faculty of Arts University of Groningen

Professorial Head of the School of Humanities School of Humanities University of Bristol

Lecturer in Digital Cultures Department of Communication and Media and Department of Music University of Liverpool

Lecturer in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature School of English University of Nottingham

Professor of Music Department of Music National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellowship in Cultural Politics, Communications and Media School of Political, Social and International Studies University of East Anglia

Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting School of Modern Languages Queen’s University Belfast

Two Lectureships/Senior Lectureships in 20th and 21st Century English Literature College of Arts University of Birmingham

Claire Myers Owen travel grant for advanced PhD students

I am pleased to announce that once again, due to the generosity of Dr. Miriam Friedman and her husband, we will offer a Claire Myers Owen travel grant. Due to the further generosity of former UTD President Robert Rutford, who provided matching funds, the award this year will be for $1,000.

The grant is designed for very advanced Ph.D.students who are at the stage of their dissertation where they would benefit from such a grant, which is to be used for travel, either to research collections or to a key conference.

To apply, submit a 500-word essay as a Word attachment by April 24 at noon to: Tim Redman, Marilyn Waligore, and Michael Wilson.


Tim Redman

GSA Executive Officers 2013-14

The polls have closed, and the results are in.

Your 2013-2014 GSA Executive Officers are:

President: Elizabeth Nogan Ranieri
Vice President: Jacob Crawford
Secretary: Rosalyn K. Mack
Membership: Rebecca Sader

On behalf of the outgoing 2012-2013 GSA Executive Officers, thank you so much to all who ran for office, voted, and participated with the GSA and the RAW conference during the past year.

Sara Keeth
GSA Secretary 2012-2013 (outgoing)
University of Texas at Dallas