We are delighted to announce that Maria Arettines has won the Draper travel grant for the May 1 – June 30 drawing period. This $200 award will help defray the cost of traveling to the National Women’s Studies Association conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she will present her paper “Dismantling Borders, Reconstructing Peace: Feminist Reunification Politics in Cyprus”.
Our next drawing will be on November 3rd. If you will be travelling for an upcoming conference, consider applying! You can submit your application any time between now and October 31st, 2014.
The application and more information can be found here: http://draper.fas.nyu.edu/docs/IO/1460/TravelGrantApplication6-13.pdf.
The NYU Animal Studies Initiative invites proposals from NYU graduate students working in animal studies. The ASI will support a range of projects and activities including research and travel to animal studies related conferences or to present animal studies related work. Normally these grants will not exceed $3,000, but exceptions may be made in special cases. Applications will be viewed at the end of each semester for the following semester, but can also be considered on a rolling basis when necessary. To apply for funding, please fill out the application available online at http://animalstudies.as.nyu.edu/object/animalstudies.graduatesupport. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please forward to interested graduate students.
For further information about the initiative, visit http://animalstudies.as.nyu.edu.
Congratulations to Rosanna Simons!
Rosanna won Draper’s travel grant for the January/February period.
Another $200 award is up for grabs in the current application period, which ends April 30 at 5:00pm. If you’ll be traveling to a conference and would like some additional funding, please apply! The application form is also available from our Forms page, and has additional information, including eligibility.
Rosanna was able to put her $200 toward her travel to a conference at York University, in Toronto — Multilingual Identities: Translators and Interpreters as Cross-cultural Migrants. Rosanna’s paper was entitled Translated, Translator: Hybridized Language in Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Here is her abstract:
Junot Díaz, who was born in 1968 in the Dominican Republic and was relocated by his mother to New Jersey at the age of six, composed his 2007 novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in what New York Times critic, Michiko Kakutani called “a sort of streetwise brand of Spanglish…” In this paper, I will explain how the in-between space that Junot Díaz occupies as a translated man enables him to create a hybridized language in his novel. Expanding on Maria Tymoczko’s theory of literary translation as an analogue for post-colonial writing, I will then argue that the hybridized language of Oscar Wao does not only indicate that Díaz is a translator, but also requires that his readers become translators themselves. Díaz calls his readers into a hermeneutic community wherein traditional binaries such as original/translation and empire/colony are complicated, and the imperative to form counter-histories is expressed.
Once again, congratulations, Rosanna!
Call for Applications:
Graduate Student Summer School Grant
Arts Inclusion: Disability, Design, Curation
Location and Dates:
University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) at UC Irvine
June 12-20, 2012
A one-week residency for 8 artists and 12-14 graduate students. Three NYU graduate students will be selected to attend, funded by the NYU Council for the Study of Disability, the GSAS Dean’s Office, and the Steinhardt Dean’s Office. Leading scholars in disability studies will offer daily workshops on disability and access in the arts. Other events include film screenings, performances, and open studios with artists-in-residence. The summer school will culminate in a final day of informal public presentations, with participants sharing their questions and findings.
Travel, accommodations, and most meals will be provided for graduate student attendees.
Participating scholars include Patrick Anderson, Georgina Kleege, Catherine Kudlick, Heather Love, Mara Mills, Susan Schweik, Joshua Miele, and others still to be announced.
Participating artists include Terry Galloway, Sara Hendren, Jürg Koch, Victoria Ann Lewis, Catherine Lord, Victoria Marks, Darrin Martin, and Alison O’Daniel.
NYU graduate students should submit the following via e-mail to Mara Mills, <email@example.com>, by February 15, 2012:
· a 1-page c.v.
· a 1-2 page written statement regarding your interest/experience in disability, access, and the arts
Awards will be announced by mid-March.
Note: The grant recipients will be asked to report on the summer school at a meeting of the NYU Council for the Study of Disability during the 2012-2013 schoolyear.
Reminder: The application deadline for the Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship is Friday, January 6, 2012.
GSAS has announced a funding opportunity for GSAS graduate students, which you are encouraged to apply for. The Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship competition for grant year 2012-2013 is now open. This scholarship was established to “support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.”