Texas Tech University

Colloquium: "Food and..."


Humanities Center Faculty Colloquium 2017-18
"Food and..."

As part of the Humanities Center's 2017-2018 calendar of events, we invite applications for participation in a faculty and graduate student colloquium investigating this year's theme, "Food and ...." The colloquium will meet once a month starting in October (for a total of eight meetings over the academic year) and will include selections from the work of the Humanities Center's 2017-18 visiting speakers (Alice Julier, Florence Reed, Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, and Ruth Reichl) as well as readings suggested by faculty participants. We have compiled a provisional bibliography on the theme, but applicants are welcome to suggest a text not on this list provided it meshes with the theme. Meetings will be arranged at a mutually workable time, which may be an evening or a morning. As the success of the colloquium depends on robust and engaged interaction among its members, those whose schedules will not likely allow full participation in all eight sessions should not apply. Faculty members selected for participation will receive refreshments at each meeting, copies of the books and a $300 stipend to use for research or travel expenses. Faculty participants will be expected to read and discuss each month's reading, and to lead one session. Faculty applicants are encouraged to nominate a graduate student participant. (Graduate students may not apply on their own.) The goal of the colloquium is to afford participants the opportunity to enrich and deepen their knowledge and understanding of methodologies of broad significance to humanities research across disciplines, specifically around this year's theme.

A description of the theme and a brief description of the visiting speakers whose work will be our focus this semester can be found here: 2017-18 Annual Theme. In addition, the detailed bibliography can be found here: Colloquium 2017-18 Preliminary Bibliography. Those interested in applying for the colloquium should send a statement of no more than 500 words which details their interest in the broader theme and introduces the text they would like to discuss in the colloquium. As well, within the 500 words, applicants should explain the impact participation in this colloquium will likely have on their own scholarly work. As you prepare you application, please consider nominating a graduate student who would benefit from participation in the colloquium (ideally a doctoral candidate, but exceptional master's candidates are also acceptable). Obviously you should check first with the student to determine her willingness to commit to attend and participate in the eight sessions. A description of the student's suitability/qualifications to participate should make up about 20% of your statement.

Please include in your statement your name, academic rank, department, and full contact information, including cell phone number.

Applications should be sent as attachments in a single PDF to humanitiescenter@ttu.edu. Please be sure to use the following subject line: (Your last name) "Food and ..." Faculty Colloquium. (E.g., Nazimova "Food and ..." Faculty Colloquium.) THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 15, 2017. Decisions will be made by October 1, 2017.

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