Monthly Archives: August 2010

Call for Papers: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) website, here:

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

19th Annual Conference

The Book in Art & Science

Washington, DC

14 July – 17 July, 2011


Submissions are invited for the nineteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) to be held in Washington, DC, Thursday, 14 July through Sunday, 17 July 2011. The sponsors of the conference are the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library and Institute, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Evoking Washington’s status as an artistic and scientific center, “The Book in Art & Science” is a theme open to multiple interpretations. Besides prompting considerations of the book as a force in either art or science or the two fields working in tandem, it also encourages examinations of the scientific text; the book as a work of art; the art and science of manuscript, print, or digital textual production; the role of censorship and politics in the creation, production, distribution, or reception of particular scientific or artistic texts; the relationship between the verbal and the visual in works of art or science; art and science titles from the standpoint of publishing history or the histories of specific publishers; and much more. As always, proposals dealing with any aspect of book history are welcome.

Click the appropriate link to access the appropriate electronic submission form.

If you want to propose a session with an alternative format, please email the program committee at the address below to obtain a special form for such submissions.

Sessions will be 90 minutes in length, including three twenty-minute papers and a discussion period. In addition, the program committee will consider proposals for sessions using other formats, for example, roundtables or demonstrations of resources and methods. We encourage proposals for fully constituted panels, but we also welcome proposals for individual papers. While SHARP membership is not required to submit a proposal, all presenters must be members of SHARP before the registration deadline for the conference.

The deadline for both panels and individual proposals is 30 November 2010. Proposals for panels should list the session chair and names of participants along with abstracts for each talk. All abstracts should be no more than 400 words. The program committee will determine which proposals to accept and will notify proposers about its decision.

SHARP has allotted $5,000 to fund 7 to 10 travel grants to help scholars with limited funds attend the conference. Grants typically will not exceed $500, although one or two awards may be slightly higher if circumstances warrant. Scholars interested in being considered for such grants should complete the appropriate section of the proposal form.

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CFP for quarterly journal: Emotion, Space and Society

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****
Emotion, Space and Society: Special Issue on Ecology and Emotion

Emotion, Space and Society invites proposals for papers relating to a
special issue on Ecology and Emotion. Proposals should be a maximum of 500
words in length and can address any aspect of the relation between ecology,
emotion and affect. For example:

– Emotion in environmental activism
– Affective ecologies
– Fearful environments
– Loving nature
– Environmental angst
– Ethics and emotional attachment to place
– Phenomenology of ecological hope.

Emotion, Space and Society is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by
Elsevier and we welcome proposals from all inter/disciplinary perspectives.

Proposals should be submitted to editor Mick Smith at by Sept. 15th 2010, final papers by February 1st

Final papers by invitation should be around 9000 words and make an original
contribution to theorizing the complex relations between ecology and
emotion. Guidelines for manuscript preparation and submission are available

Anamesa Call for Submissions: Fall 2010

Fall 2010 Issue of Anamesa

blur boundaries, re-imagine links, explore the between

Anamesa, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2010 print issue. Graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in writing (including but not limited to academic essays, creative non-fiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, poetry, and other unclassifiable prose creations) and art of all sorts (such as photography, drawings, paintings, film stills, posters, prints, etc.). Anamesa considers material from diverse subject matter, and publishes creative and intelligent works that exemplify the transdisciplinary spirit of the graduate community.

Submission guidelines for papers: Include complete paper (up to 6000 words), abstract (up to 200 words), and cover sheet. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. All paper submissions—both non-fiction and fiction—are blind-reviewed so there should be no author-identifying information in the text of the paper. Although the publication will be in English, we are also interested in texts in translation.

Submission guidelines for art works: Visual art submissions must be in digital format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and no smaller than 5 x 7 inches.

The submission deadline is September 20th. Send submissions and queries to
Please include a cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone number, and email address. We accept multiple submissions, but we ask that you place each submission in a different email message with the subject heading listing the relevant genre (e.g., “essay,” “fiction,” or “photography”).

For further information and to view previous issues of Anamesa, visit Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place.

an interdisciplinary journal

Draper Alumna Elizabeth Streb: Reading Tomorrow (8/12) at McNally Jackson

Draper alumna Elizabeth Streb (May 2008) has just published a new book entitled Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero. She’ll be reading from this new work at the McNally Jackson bookstore tomorrow, Thursday, August 12th, at 7:30 PM. Details are below. Congrats, Streb!

STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
Elizabeth Streb
Foreword by Anna Deavere Smith
Introduction by Peggy Phelan

“Fearlessness and intelligence combined–that is what makes Elizabeth Streb’s work so potent and beautiful.”

-Mikhail Baryshnikov

You are cordially invited to a reading at 7:30pm on Thursday August 12th at:

McNally Jackson Books
(b/t Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012

Teen Action

Elizabeth Streb has been testing the potential of the human body since childhood. Can she fly? Can she run up walls? Can she break through glass? How fast can she go? Combining memoir and theory, Streb conveys how she became an extreme action choreographer, developing a form of movement that’s more NASCAR than modern dance, more boxing than ballet. This book is for those who try or are willing to do just about anything to become a hero in their own way.

Freshkills Park seeks two Fall 2010 interns

The Freshkills Park team is seeking graduate students or qualified undergraduates to fill two internships for fall semester.

Position Title: Freshkills Park Communications and Special Events Intern

* Writing, editing and laying out the Freshkills Park newsletter
* Helping to coordinate and organize logistics for special on-and off-site events at various scales
* Conceptualizing and producing printed materials on constructed and natural features of the park
* Crafting and posting updates to our blog and web sites
* Opportunities to attend team meetings, interagency meetings and planning sessions

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
* Strong experience in writing and graphic design
* Experience or education in marketing and event coordination
* Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
* Attention to detail
* An ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
* An interest in environmental studies and urban planning
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Position Title: Freshkills Park Green/Planning Research Intern

* Conducting research related to the continued planning of sections of the park
* Researching scientific institutional partners and potential sustainability project partners
* Assisting with grant research and writing
* Writing content for various park communications
* Acting as team representative at local talks and events centered around sustainability and planning
* Opportunities to attend team meetings, interagency meetings and planning session

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
* Attention to detail
* An ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
* An interest in urban planning, environmental sustainability, development and/or public affairs

The internship is unpaid. Graduate students preferred but qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply.School credit possible depending on school requirements. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to