Call for Submissions: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!

This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more at the conference site.

Welcome Erika Sánchez!

TONIGHT –

Please join the department of Latin American and Latino Studies in welcoming Erika L. Sánchez, the new Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Chair in Latin American and Latino Studies!

Erika will be teaching some of her courses in English, including a graduate workshop in YA Lit this winter.

Event date:
6:00-8:00pm
November 6, 2019

Event location:
Cortelyou Commons, LPC

Call for Submissions: Thin Air Magzine

Thin Air, a MFA run literary journal at Northern Arizona University, is now accepting work for their online and printed publications through Submittable. Their print issue– published annually each spring– will accept submissions until December 1, 2019. Their website, Thin Air Online, accepts and publishes work year round.

The submission guidelines and portal are here.

Call for Submissions: Mochila Review

Mochila Review, the national undergraduate literary journal published by Missouri Western State University, is hosting its annual writers’ contest for undergraduate students: the Undergraduate MoRe Prize.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Mochila Review offers an annual writers’ contest for undergraduate students. This year, the contest will be open to short story submissions only. Contest submissions will be accepted from October 1 to December 1. The winning writer, selected by guest judge Deb Olin Unferth (author of three books of prose, including a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), will be announced January 1. The winner will receive a $50 prize and publication in our 2020 issue. The Undergraduate MoRe Prize is separate from our regular submissions and there is a small entry fee of $5.

Current undergraduate students can submit here.

Upcoming Event: What Can We Do About Climate Change?

On October 30, join the English Department as we host our first event of the year in partnership with One Book, One Chicago. This year’s One Book selection is Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, and our first panel discussion will focus on solutions to human-caused climate change.

“What Can We Do About Climate Change?” will be moderated by our own Ted Anton with Mark Potosnak, Barbara Willard, Jill Hopke, and Ali Fatemi all discussing their own work in relation to our changing climate.

Study Abroad in Germany

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study abroad this summer in Germany with the “Germany: Navigating the Refugee Experience in Berlin” program! Applications close February 1, 2020.

Students will be traveling to Berlin for the last two weeks of June. Accompanying courses will be in the Spring. The program is open to undergraduates as well as graduates, and there are no language requirements.

Below are some the items on the trip itinerary:
Über den Tellerrand/“Better Plate”: Cooking class led by a cook who arrived in Berlin as a refugee and workshop with the Better Plate team about social gastronomy movements and using food as a form of social cohesion
Querstadtein tour: See one of Berlin’s neighborhoods through the eyes of a refugee tour guide
Refugio Café language tables: opportunity to use either English or German as a way to communicate at biweekly integrative language tables for refugees and other Berlin newcomers
Theatrical performance by the Exile ensemble at the Gorki Theater
Türkenmarkt and Mauerpark: visits to two large-scale, multicultural artisanal food and craft open air markets
Meetings with and presentations from NGOs and think tanks working on the ground to support refugee communities (Expert Council of German Federations on Integration and Migration, Caritas, Give Something Back to Berlin, Eed Be Eed Storytelling)
Visits to two refugee shelters: one in Berlin and one an hour outside of the city in the state of Brandenburg
• Understanding Germany and Europe in the 20th century through two installations: Topography of Terror (documents the systematic process of the Nazis’ rise to power, 1933-1945) and Tränenpalast (“Palace of Tears,” former border crossing point between East and West Berlin)
Comparative visit to Nuremberg to observe the history of Germany with regard to citizenship and belonging, through visits to the Palace of Justice and Nazi Documentation center

Those interested can view the full Study Abroad brochure, including courses and program fees, here.