NLH Seminar on Post-critical Interpretation
Applications are invited for a seminar on post-critical interpretation to be held on October 31 and/or November 1 at the University of Virginia. The aim of this event is to stimulate ideas about aesthetic, political, or philosophical alternatives to critique via collective discussion of pre-circulated essays by seminar participants. While the seminar is intended primarily for graduate students and assistant professors, scholars at all levels are welcome to apply. Applicants should have a strong grasp of current methodological debates in literary and cultural studies and a willingness to explore new styles of reading and reasoning.
The costs of accommodation and meals will be covered. We anticipate that most participants will receive travel funding from their home institution, but a few travel stipends may be available in case of demonstrated need.
Applications should be sent by May 30 to New Literary History, University of Virginia, 219 Bryan Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4121. They should consist of the following materials: cover letter, resume, and an essay or dissertation chapter of 6,000-10,000 words that speaks directly to the concerns of the seminar. Please indicate if you are in need of travel funds and provide the name of one referee. References will only be required for short-listed candidates.