Hello Bookworms!

This week Dr. Cecire will join the EUA on March 29th in the Maude Fife Room

Dr. Cecire is a Robert C. Holloway postdoctoral fellow at Berkeley interested in American modernism, naturalism, experimental literature, poetry and poetics, history and philosophy of science, gender and feminist epistemology, childhood, and media studies.
She is currently working on a book that locates the origins of experimental writing in changing ideas of scientific experiment at the turn of the twentieth century. She is also at work on articles on contemporary poetry, childhood, and animals; and on the beginnings of a longer project on the epistemology of modern girlhood. Moreover, she is a managing editor at Arcade a digital salon dedicated to publishing exciting research in the humanities.

OTHER EUA NEWS

+ CAREERS FOR ENGLISH MAJORS: GOVERNMENT

In the second installment of the Careers For English Majors series, a representative from City Hall Fellows, a program for recent graduates interesting in working in local government will be coming to the EUA on April 19th (306 Wheeler) to talk about how a career in government is suited to an English degree and answer questions.

To learn more about the EUA, visit our website at www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~eua/ and come check us out on Tuesday!

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And now, here is a (hastily compiled) list of opportunities and events of some possible interest to English majors.

THE FOLIO STAFF APPLICATIONS

The Folio, the EUA’s undergraduate academic journal publishing exemplary student-written literary analysis papers is seeking staff members for the 2011-12 academic year. Open positions include Editor(s), Graphic Editor, Production Manager, and Publicist. The application will be due Monday May 2nd by 4pm. For more information or to apply visit www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~thefolio 

COMP LIT UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL

A student in the Comparative Literature department is launching a Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal and is looking for editors to join the team for the Fall 2011 semester. No prior editing experience or interest in comparative literature is required; just excellent writing skills and a willingness to work. There will be units available through a DeCal. There will be an information meeting on Tuesday April 5 from 5-6:30pm in the Comparative Literature Conference Room in Dwinelle. Staff applications and student submissions will be accepted throughout the next few months. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/ucbcluj/ or email Gianna Albaum at albaum@berkeley.edu

SAMUEL GOLDWYN WRITING AWARDS

Rorri Feinstein Samuel Goldwyn Foundation will guest lecture at Berkeley on April 8th from 3-5pm in 142 Dwinelle to talk about the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awartds. The Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards, a contest started by Samuel Goldwyn to encourage young stage, film, and television writers is making a call for submissions. The first prize is $15,000, second $7,500, third $4,000, with two honorable mentions of $2,000 and $1,000. Former winners have written more than 300 films, television series and made-for-TV movies.  These productions have won a total of 27 Academy Awards® with 101 nominations, 35 Golden Globe Awards® with 189 nominations, and 87 Emmys® with 488 nominations.  Many previous winners are also popular authors who, collectively, have published over 60 books including many New York Times bestsellers. For more information visit www.2.tft.ucla.edu/Goldwyn 

COMP LIT MA PROGRAM AT SFSU

The Department of Comparative and World Literature at San Francisco State University (SFSU) still has space in its M.A. Program in Comparative Literature. They will accept applications on a rolling basis until the May 1 deadline. Successful applicants will enter a vibrant, comparative community of about 30 students pursuing their MA degree with a wide variety of emphases and supported by an active core faculty. As part of the program, MA students also take classes and work on culminating experiences with the entire range of literature faculty at SFSU, including but not limited to professors in Classics, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Jewish Studies, and Modern Greek Studies. For more information visit http://www.sfsu.edu/~wclit/?q=system/files/CWL_MA.pdf and for general information about graduate admissions visit http://www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/. Direct questions to Dane Johnson (danej@sfsu.edu) or Shirin Khanmohamadi (shirin1@sfsu.edu).

IHS SUMMER SEMINARS

The Institute for Humane Studies is offering 12 weeklong summer seminars for students interested in individual liberty and economic freedom. The application deadline (March 31st) is fast approaching! Applications are welcomed from undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates, and all participants receive a full scholarship covering housing, meals, and materials. The seminars take place on college campuses throughout the United States. For more information or to apply visit www.TheIHS.org 

TWELFTH NIGHT PRODUCTION

The African American Shakespeare Company is presenting Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” which opens April 1st, and will runn through May 1st. Director L. Peter Callender combines Shakespeare’s poetry with an original jazz score by renowned Bay Area jazz musician and composer Marcus Shelby, transporting this classic tale of loss and new-found love to the fog-drenched streets and smoke-filled clubs of San Francisco. Tickets are $15-$35. The last day to buy $15 early bird special tickets is Tuesday March 15th. Purchase tickets at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information visit www.african-americanshakes.org