Open positions at ASAGE

Attention Grad Students: the application period for the next ASAGE editorial board remains open until the end of November. The two positions available are Managing Editor and Book Review Editor. Details at the link below. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications sooner rather than later so that the reviewers can begin processing materials before the holidays.

Moral Philosopher Peter Singer

Peter Singer – The Ethics of What We Eat

Thursday, November 14, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14
In 2005 Time Magazine named Peter Singer one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2012, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, that nation’s highest civic honour. He became widely recognized and regarded internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975, one of the most important texts on animal ethics. Since then, Singer has written, co-authored, edited and co-edited many important books on ethical issues related to animals, eating, poverty, and bioethics. Some of the titles include: Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; How Are We to Live?; Rethinking Life and Death; The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason) and most recently, The Life You Can Save.When we think of areas of our daily lives that give rise to ethical concerns, we are more likely to think of sex than of food. But Singer will argue that our choices of what we eat raise major ethical concerns: for animals, for the environment, and for global poverty.For more information contact:
Magdalena Grohman

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

This is part of the Center for Values Lecture series – for more information see here.

Meet the Dean, November 14

Meet the Dean: Dennis M. Kratz
Thursday, November 14, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., ATC 1.2C1, Free

Attend an open forum to correspond in a relaxed, informal environment with the dean of Arts and Humanities, Dennis Kratz. Dennis M. Kratz is dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas. As dean, Kratz has fostered the development of an interdisciplinary curriculum that connects the arts with the humanities, critical with creative thought, theory with practice, and the University with the community. Enrollment in the School has more than doubled in the past 10 years. Sponsored by the Student Government. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Veterans Day Celebration 11 am today.

Monday, Nov 11
(11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Plinth / Trellis area
Contact Info:
Veteran Services Center
Questions? Email me.

Please join the UT Dallas Veteran Services Center as we honor those who have served in our armed forces.

Come show your support!

Some history behind the day:
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

To all of you who serve or served – thank you.

RAW 2014 call for papers

RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mary Larson of OSU
Richardson, Texas
March 21-22, 2014
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of The University of Texas at Dallas
invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing — an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the arts and humanities, the sixth annual RAW symposium continues to advance the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.
Like our unique interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities graduate program, The RAW
conference wishes to promote a common discourse between digital and traditional humanities, which have been conventionally separated by superficial methodological practices. At this year’s RAW, we invite presentations that utilize traditional methods and their digital counterparts.
RAW seeks to encourage the exhibition of a cross-section of the technological approaches being used, to reveal the existent networks across the practice, and to display the humanities for what they are and not what we think they are.
We invite proposals for 15 minute individual presentations of papers, art, film,
photography, sculpture, games, etc., as well as submissions of full panels (which will include three to four individual presentations). There are no limitations on field, genre, methodology, or discipline; we welcome presentations from across the range of arts and humanities — including, but not limited to, philosophy, history, emerging media, literature, language, performances, works of art, etc. — and we especially encourage projects that forge “interdisciplinarity.”
Examples of possible project or presentation submissions include:
Academic Submissions
• excerpt of an M.A. paper or thesis
• excerpt of a seminar paper
• excerpt from a dissertation
Creative Submissions
• animation, video, or film projects
• excerpt from a novel, play or short story
• M.F.A. final project
• selection of poetry
• dance or other performance piece
• art work (paintings, ceramics, drawings, etc.)
• games

Proposals are due by December 6, 2013. All proposals must include the following:
• A complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and affiliation of participant
• A vita of no more than one page
• For academic submissions: an abstract of no more than 250 words for the proposed
presentation that includes 3 to 5 keywords
• For creative pieces: please include medium, space requirements for the work/presentation,
and an artist statement
Panel proposals must include the above information for each participant.
Send submission questions to Registration information will follow. For
additional information see

Developers and Non Profits sought for EMAC Capstone project

I’m pleased to announce that EMAC MA student Olumide Eseyin has launched the website for his capstone project, Cause and Design ( Cause and Design is a website that matches non-profit organizations with designers and developers willing to donate their time for a cause.

Olu has asked me to help publicize the site as he is looking for people to sign up, particularly non-profits. If you know of non profit organizations in need of web or application design or social media strategy, please let them know about this project. Alternatively, if you know of students who might like an opportunity to add to their portfolio, please invite them to join.

Olu and I thank you in advance for your support!


Kim Knight
Assistant Professor
Emerging Media and Communication
UT Dallas – Arts and Humanities