special holiday edition!
SILC This Week on Hiatus until January 17, 2011
Have a happy holiday season!
Dec 20: A Focus on the Egalitarian Message of the Quran
7:00 pm, International Kuwaiti Dar al-Athar al-Islamyiah, Kuwait City
Presented by SILC Associate Professor of Arabic and Middle East Studies Souad T. Ali, this lecture will explore how, in the midst of classical patriarchal interpretation of Islam's sacred Book, the Quran, several scholarly voices have emerged drawing attention to its egalitarian message that has long been neglected. Beginning with early reformist 'ulama such as Imam Muhammad 'Abduh—through to most recent studies by Muslim women scholars including Harvard Professor Leila Ahmed, Ithaca Professor Asma Barlas, and Cornell's Nimat Barazangi, among others—scholars have continued to challenge the patriarchal readings of Islam.
Foster Publishes Two Literary Translations
Texas Tech University Press has announced the publication of two literary translations by SILC Regents' Professor of Spanish and Portuguese David William Foster: The War in Bom Fin, by the Brazilian Moacyr Scliar; and The Fish Child, by Argentine Lucía Puenzo.
Jul, 2011: Sexto Simposio Internacional: Narratividad y discursos múltiples – Homenaje a David William Foster
la Biblioteca Nacional, Agüero 2502, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, República Argentina
El Centro de Estudios de Narratología convoca a docentes, investigadores, tesistas y especialistas al Sexto Simposio Internacional de Narratología que se llevará a cabo los días 22, 23 y 24 de julio de 2011 en la sede de la Biblioteca Nacional. Temario: (1) Aspectos teóricos y críticos de la producción de David William Foster; (2) El problema de la referencialidad - documentos/documentales, crónicas, testimonios y otros; (3) Tiempo y discursos narrativos; (4) Des)colonización e imagen cultural; (5) Hibridación discursiva y genérica; (6) Representaciones del sujeto; (7) Textos narrativos y sus lecturas narratológicas; (8) Categorías del relato: reformulaciones. Las lenguas oficiales del Simposio serán el español, el portugués, el inglés y el francés. [more information, in Spanish]
2011 Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advanced Asian Language Study
Deadline for grant application: December 30, 2010
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions. For application forms and further information, see the foundation web site.
The ASU Chinese Language Flagship Program
Application Deadline: January 31, 2011
Do you want to achieve professional-level Chinese? This is an undergraduate program designed for all Mandarin language learners who seek to achieve superior language proficiency while pursuing degrees in the academic major of their choice. This innovative curriculum is designed to produce graduates with dual strengths in professional level Mandarin language proficiency and their chosen career domains. For more information, either visit the web site or contact Irene Hsiao, Flagship communications specialist.
Summer Teaching Positions Available to Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students
The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2011 teaching positions. They seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline and pay up to $6000 for the summer. A paid training program and comprehensive ongoing support is provided. Visit the Institute of Reading Development website for more information, including an online application. [download flyer]