Monthly Archives: December 2014

Part Time Tutoring Work for Graduate Students

JOB: Options for College is looking for graduate students who are interested in part-time tutoring opportunities. Start date is early/mid January, and pay is very competitive. Get more details on NYU CareerNet (Job ID#: 956688). Interested candidates should apply here:

Please note the positions described below are open immediately. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Make a career of tutoring – Manhattan-based firm needs smart, organized, motivated SAT/ACT, academic subject, and AP experts for high-paying, high-volume tutoring work.
– If you’re thinking about tutoring as a career, this is the place for you. We’re committed to growing our people and rewarding them for great work. You’ll be trained by one of the world’s best tutors and work alongside the world’s best college counselors in a flexible, friendly environment.
– Tutors will work directly with high school students one-on-one, and must be able to work remotely via Skype and/or travel to various New York City locations. While the majority of our clients are based in New York, we work with families from all around the world.
Tutors will report to Tutoring Manager and work mainly evening and weekend hours in order to be available to high school students. Tutors earn a professional hourly rate and may be eligible for performance-based bonuses.

ACT/SAT tutors: Expertise in all sections is required, and demonstrable success in teaching the subject matter (score improvements with previous students) is essential. Candidates will be tested on their ability to take and teach all sections of these exams.
Academic subject(s) tutors: Demonstrable expertise (e.g. high school or college transcripts or test results) is required, and demonstrable success in teaching the subject matter (grade/score improvements with previous students) is essential. Candidates will be tested on their ability to take and teach APs and Subject Tests in their respective areas.
Applicants must have a 4-year college degree. Applicants from top-tier colleges and those with experience in teaching or tutoring high school students are encouraged to apply. The position is perfect for teachers or graduate students who want steady work to support their other passions. Applicants must be highly organized, flexible, and independent.
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GSAS Teaching Certificate Program Spring Seminar

Preparing Future Faculty 2: Achieving Success through Communication (GS1201) is a non-credit course on the theories and practices of university teaching facilitated by Dr. Marla Wolf. The program is designed for GSAS students nearing the completion of their graduate training and preparing for a career in the academy. Classes will be held Wednesdays3:30 – 6:10 p.m. from February 4, 2015 – April 1, 2015.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 12, 2015

More information about the course can be found at:

This course is the companion course to Preparing Future Faculty 1: The Art and Craft of Teaching (GA1200) which is offered in the Fall semesters. You can find more information about the GSAS Teaching Certificate Program at:

HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities January 15

Thursday January 15, 5:00 – 6:30PM

Reception to follow; Books available for sale.

Jurow Lecture Hall at New York University Silver Center, Room 101, 100 Washington Square East (entrance on Washington Place)

Todd Presner discusses his collaboratively authored new book, co-edited with David Shepard and Yoh Kawano, a metaLAB project from Harvard University Press, and tours its companion website Todd Presner is Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature, and Chair of the Digital Humanities Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In conversation with:

Matthew K. Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities, Graduate Center, CUNY; Director of the CUNY Academic Commons and Editor of Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012)

Laura Kurgan, Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University, and author of Close Up, at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, Politics (Zone Books, the MIT Press, 2013)

Introduced by Thomas Augst, Associate Professor of English and Acting Director of Digital Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University

Part of the metaLAB series of books about the digital humanities, HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities (2014) is a collaboratively authored and designed exploration of mapping cities over time. The primary authors are Todd Presner, David Shepard, and Yoh Kawano, with contributions by Philip Ethington, Mike Blockstein, Reanne Estrada, Chris Johanson, Diane Favro, and Xarene Eskandar. A digital platform transmogrified into a book, it profiles the ambitious online project of the same name that maps the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment. The authors examine the media archaeology of Google Earth and the cultural–historical meaning of map projections, and explore recent events—the “Arab Spring” and the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster—through social media mapping that incorporates data visualizations, photographic documents, and Twitter streams. HyperCities includes a “ghost map” of downtown Los Angeles, polyvocal memory maps of LA’s historic Filipinotown, avatar-based explorations of ancient Rome, and hour-by-hour mappings of the 2009 Tehran election protests.

This in an NYC-DH event, sponsored by NYU Libraries, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of New York University.

Call For Papers: Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies Graduate Student Conference, Syracuse University February 27-March 1

The Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse University is proud to announce our 2015 Graduate Conference “Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies” featuring Keynote speaker Lynne Huffer. The conference will be held February 27 through March 1 at Syracuse University.

Call for Papers Deadline: Jan 10th, 2015

The Religion Graduate Organization invites you to submit paper and panel proposals to the semi-annual Religion Graduate Conference, Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies. This conference aims at actively encouraging interdisciplinary ways to view and examine the related encounters of sex, religion, politics, and bodies. Specifically, this conference aims to think about what occurs, and why, when religion seems to “interrupt” or “impose” upon the broader philosophical and theoretical discourses relating to bodies, politics, and sex. We invite both M.A. and Ph.D. students to submit abstracts from a variety of thematic and theoretical backgrounds.

Keynote: Lynne Huffer, Emory University

We particularly invite papers on the following themes:

  • The methodological impact of Michel Foucault when dealing with sex, religion, affect, bodies, or materiality
  • Affect theory and its relationship to sex, bodies, and religion
  • How religion and sex are portrayed in visual media and culture, and the resulting political effects
  • How political thought is changed and reimagined through discourses of sex, bodies, emotions, and affects
  • When religion seems to interrupt and impose upon broader theoretical discourses
  • Religion disrupting sex
  • Sex disrupting religion.
  • BDSM
  • Religious Experience
  • Queer theory and religion
  • Queer theory and ecology
  • Eco-theology
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Politics
  • Social Science

Abstracts are welcomed from a variety of fields and disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Queer Studies
  • Religion
  • Sex and Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theology

Panel submissions are greatly encouraged.

A panel should consist of 3 papers

ideally a panel should include scholars from more than one institution

We are especially looking for 1-2 panels on Are the Lips a Grave? and Mad For Foucault.

Panel or paper proposals should contain the following items:

  • A one-page abstract (350 words for papers; 500 words for panels) describing the nature of the paper or panel. No names or institutional information should appear on the abstract to facilitate a blind selection process.
  • Current CV for the participant(s).
  • Cover page which includes the name(s), institution(s), and contact information for participant(s)
  • For panel proposals, identity the primary contact person for the panel.
  • Submit all materials to

Abstracts, comments, and questions may be sent to

A copy of the call for papers and additional information may be found at:

Call for Papers – Thinking Serially Conference, 4/23-24

Thinking Serially: Repetition, Continuation, and Adaptation

An Interdisciplinary Conference

Amidst the advent of quality television, the proliferation of sequels, remakes, and adaptations in Hollywood, and the endless and growing forms of reproduction of media made possible by modern technology, the notion of seriality has perhaps never been more important than today. From the re-invention of Orphic and Faustian legends to the serialization of the novel form, the phenomenon of seriality has been present throughout Western literature. In the last two decades, we have seen a rise in the production of sophisticated, narratively complex television, from The Sopranos to Mad Men and Breaking Bad. The serial has become a dominant form of media entertainment, often rivaling the more classically elevated genre of film. Invoking questions of succession and context, both temporal and spatial, our inquiry into the nature of the series in media and literature seeks to understand the dynamic relations of fragments and totalities, parts and wholes.

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY presents a conference on seriality in literature, theory, and media to be held April 23 and 24, 2015.

This conference asks: how do we understand serials differently from other works (e.g., the serialized novel versus the epic)? How does seriality speak to the act of binging and the notion of deferred satisfaction, the suspension of expectation, and the manipulation of the spectator? What does seriality tell us about re-readings? How do we understand the relationship between seriality and history?

Thinking Serially: Repetition, Continuation, and Adaptation

An Interdisciplinary Conference

We invite papers whose approaches and methods come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields, including psychology/psychoanalysis; literature, media, gender, and post-colonial studies; economic theories; intellectual history; art history and architecture; linguistics and musicology.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

·       Serialization of the novel; how seriality affects a particular genre or complicates genre theory
·       Issues raised by spinoffs, sequels, farces, and/or parodies
·       The work of art in the age of the digital platform
·       Repetition compulsions
·       Periodization and anthologizing
·       Cultural appropriation
·       Serialization and historical analysis
·       The relationships between objects and impressions, images, and memories
·       Genres with many iterations: science fiction; vampires; serial killers and crime dramas

Please submit a 300-word abstract for a 15-20 minute paper by January 15, 2015 to Proposals should include the title of the paper, presenter’s name, institutional and departmental affiliation, and any technology requests. We also welcome panel proposals of three to four papers.