Monthly Archives: November 2014

CFP: Human Futures – Rutgers Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference

Here’s an upcoming call for papers at the Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers that might be of interest to some Draper students!

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
at Rutgers University Presents:
Human Futures
Friday, April 24, 2015
Rutgers – New Brunswick

Proposals Due: January 5, 2015 at

See all the info on the attached flyer!

Human Futures-CFP 11_11_Page_1

Human Futures-CFP 11_11_Page_2

Reminder: Thesis Workshop Tonight! 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Will you begin writing your thesis sometime in the next few semesters? Wondering where to start and how to get organized? Curious about honing a topic and finding an advisor? The thesis writing workshop will answer these and other pressing questions. Emma Heaney and Patrick Vitale will help you learn how to approach the project with less stress and more focus (even if you won’t be writing your thesis for a while). This workshop will also be offered again in the spring.

Call 212.998.8070 or email draper.program[at] to let us know if you’ll be attending.

Fellowships for MA Students

Boren Fellowship: The Boren Fellowship is funded by the National Security Education Program and supports language study, research, and academic internships abroad. Fellowships are available at the master’s and doctoral level, and include a commitment to work in the U.S. federal government for a minimum of one year following graduation. Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 27.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship: This program supports master’s and doctoral candidates “with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.” NYU Internal Deadline: Wednesday, January 7.

Eduardo Cadava, “Forests of Memory”, Monday, November 24, 6pm, 1501 IAB, Columbia University

The School of the Arts, the Department of Art History & Archaeology, and Global Cultural Studies welcome you to a public lecture by


Eduardo Cadava
Department of English, Princeton University
“Forests of Memory”
6pm, Monday, November 24
Room 1501, International Affairs Building
420 West 118 Street, New York

Columbia University

Eduardo Cadava is a prominent contemporary American literary and philosophical critic and thinker. He joined the faculty at Princeton University in 1989. He is a Professor in the Department of English and an Associate Member of the Department of Comparative Literature, the School of Architecture, The Center for African-American Studies, The Program in Latin American Studies, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Cadava has written extensively on topics ranging across literature, philosophy, photography, architecture, music, democracy, war, memory and forgetting, race and slavery, human rights and citizenship, and the ethics of decision. He has published three books, co-edited three books, published over fifty essays, and translated several works from French into English.


The tree crosses global boundaries. In its dealings with the sun, it is a natural photograph. Reading Argentine photographer Marcelo Brodsky’s memory-work on trees, this essay explores the braided relationship between photography, writing, literature and the question of how to read in a time of political and environmental catastrophe.


Draper Talk Tonight, 11/14: What Are Disciplines and Do We Still Need Them?

This Friday we will host the final event in our Interdisciplinary Talk Series, David Forgacs: What Are Disciplines and Do We Still Need Them? 

In Professor Forgacs’ own words: 

I am thought of as an academic who moves between disciplines. I wanted
to study painting, photography and filmmaking but instead I won a
scholarship to study literature. I got interested in history and media
sociology but I ended up in Italy doing a PhD in philosophy and
political theory. I never really settled down in any one of these
fields and I have continued to zigzag between them for over thirty
years. However, this kind of mobility can have costs as well as
benefits. In my talk I will ask what disciplines are, how they came to
be constituted, how they get reproduced and how their boundaries are
defended and challenged. I will ask whether, in the humanities,
teachers, researchers and students still need disciplines. Lastly, I
will show some examples of my recent work bringing together the study
of photography and social theory and ask where one might choose to
place it on an imaginary disciplinary map.
6:00 PM
14 University Place
Refreshments will be served
Last Friday’s talk with David Hoover was a huge success! Here are some photos from the event:
Hoover 1 Hoover 2 Hoover 3