PhD opportunity in early modern women’s writing

*With apologies for cross-posting*
Professor Rosalind Smith is looking for a PhD student to work with her at ANU on the future fellowship project Marginalia and the Early Modern Woman Writer. The PhD candidate will work under Professor Smith’s supervision in a small team with two ECR research assistants (Dr Julie Robarts and Jake Arthur), and the scholarship includes a $5k per annum top up and funding to visit archives, go to conferences and build international networks. Please circulate to your networks and encourage anyone interested to get in touch with Ros: https://cass.anu.edu.au/study/scholarships/phd/marginalia-and-early-modern-woman-writer

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EMWJ CFP

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Volume 16.1 (Fall 2021) will feature a forum on “Early Modern Women and Epidemics”

As Covid-19 has swept the world, early modern scholars have become acutely aware of the ways that its manifestations and the public’s reactions to them have resonated with outbreaks of disease in the premodern world. Social boundaries change and class mobility is brought into sharp focus—who can stay home; who must work, who can escape “hot spots”; who cannot; who cares for the sick and how. Moreover, epidemics provoke plagues of fear, grief, and other emotions. How were people’s reactions to epidemic disease informed by gender and gender expectations? For this forum, we are interested in the myriad ways that gender is evoked in times of epidemics. We seek essays that examine but are not limited to:

● Epidemics and misogyny, including witchcraft
● Women’s expressions of grief, fear, and other emotions in reaction to epidemics
● Epidemics and caregiving
● Epidemics as portrayed in literary works by female authors
● Social and economic opportunities for women in the context of epidemic disease
● Epidemics as portrayed in works of art by women
● Epidemics, gender, and the history of early modern science
● Women and the material culture of epidemics

Please send abstracts of 600 words to the editors (emwj@umw.edu) by 1 September 2020. Completed essays of 3500 words will be due on 30 January 2021.

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Job Opening in Ancient and Medieval Literature

Lecturer of English in Ancient and Medieval Literature: Job ID 604929

The Northern Arizona University Department of English seeks applicants for the position of lecturer in Ancient and Medieval Literature. Duties include teaching four courses per semester such as Ancient and Medieval literature, British literature surveys, comparative literature, digital humanities, poetry, or other literature courses. Additional professional development, research, and service expectations will be determined in consultation with the Chair of English. The successful applicant is expected to teach on-campus and also develop and teach courses for web delivery. This is a non-tenure track, benefit-eligible lecturer position in the English Department, located on the Flagstaff, AZ campus. Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2020.

https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=604929&PostingSeq=1

Lecturer of English in Ancient and Medieval Literature

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Literature or related field
Experience as instructor of record teaching literature at college level
Graduate Coursework in Ancient or Medieval Literature

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching excellence in Ancient and Medieval Literature
Expertise in a secondary field such as comparative literature, digital humanities, poetry, or other
Online course development and teaching experience
Record of scholarship and publication in Ancient or Medieval literature
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations

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Shakespeare Studies Job Opening

Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies

The Northern Arizona University Department of English seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies. Duties include teaching four courses per semester including surveys, Shakespeare, and other literature courses such as poetry or drama. Additional professional development, research, and service expectations will be determined in consultation with the Chair of English. The successful applicant is expected to teach on-campus and also develop courses for web delivery. This is a non-tenure track, benefit-eligible lecturer position in the English Department, located on the Flagstaff, AZ campus. Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2020.
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Literature or related field by August 17, 2020
Experience as instructor of record teaching literature at the college level
Graduate coursework in Shakespeare studies

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching excellence in Shakespeare studies
Expertise in a secondary field such as poetry or drama
Online course development and teaching experience
A record of scholarship and publication in Shakespeare studies
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations

https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=604937&PostingSeq=1

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

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Three-year position in early modern art at DePauw University

The Department of Art and Art History at DePauw University invites applications for a three-year non-tenure-track position in early modern art (1400–1750) with a transnational focus, beginning August 2020. The successful candidate may have expertise in colonial and/or diasporic histories and/or Islamic, African, or Latin American art. Applicants with a PhD (or ABD) in Art History, African Diaspora Studies, Latin American Studies, Religious Studies or other related areas with an emphasis on art history or visual culture are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join the department, in partnership with our accredited gallery program, in our ongoing commitment to shifting the discourse of art history to be responsive to a diverse student body and global society.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive pedagogy are essential. The position includes a six-course teaching assignment (3/3), employment benefits, faculty development funding, presentation opportunities, and mentoring.

DePauw University is a leading, nationally recognized, liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,100 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, a consortium affording excellent opportunities for faculty development and collaboration.
Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio [https://apply.interfolio.com/74246%5C]: a cover letter summarizing qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests; a curriculum vitae; and three confidential letters of reference. Additional supporting documents may be requested after an initial application review (e.g., a writing sample and evidence of effective teaching, such as sample syllabi or course evaluations). Review of applications will begin March 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Meredith Brickell, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, meredithbrickell@depauw.edu.

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Job Posting

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

School of Art & Design – College of Creative Arts

Position Announcement

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY

The School of Art & Design in the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Teaching Assistant Professor of Art History, with a specialization in pre-1300. The position is a full time, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment commencing August 14, 2020. Opportunities for promotion are available. Appointment is 80% teaching, 10% research, 10% service.

Responsibilities:
Teach a 4/4 load of courses including: Art History Survey 1 course (pre-1300) for Art and Art History majors; period topic courses for undergraduate and graduate students; and art history seminars in areas of expertise/interest.
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students and assist with attracting and retaining students.

Qualifications:
• Ph.D. by date of appointment
• University-level teaching experience
• Evidence of scholarly publication or potential

Application: For a complete application, interested candidates should submit the following:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• At least one publication sample or research paper
• Names and full contact information for three (3) references

Interested candidates should apply online at: http://employmentservices.hr.wvu.edu/wvu_jobs

Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 31, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Opportunities:

Global Positioning Studies-GPS is an initiative of the School of Art and Design that positions students at the crossroads between a local sense of place and a global understanding of that place in the world. Through direct experience, GPS courses encourage students to engage the world as a fertile ground for art making and critical research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the initiative or develop new courses, depending on their interests. For further information, visit artanddesign.wvu.edu/gps.

BA in Technical Art History- In addition to offering the only accredited BA and MA Art History degrees in the state, the School of Art & Design now offers the only degree in the country in Technical Art History. The technical art history major emphasizes the scientific study of structures of art and objects, within art historical contexts, and values hands-on experience in preventative art conservation, conservation of artifacts, and reconstruction techniques. Students will conduct research on the physical nature of art and its making through interdisciplinary studies in art history, art, science, anthropology, and more depending on their areas of interest. Through our affiliation with San Gemini Preservation Studies, this program offers the ideal hands-on study abroad program for a technical art history major. Students can take a series of professional place-based field courses in conservation, preservation, and restoration of cultural heritage in San Gemini, Umbria, Italy.

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The School of Art and Design (art.ccarts.wvu.edu) is a dynamic program with a growing reputation whose mission is to contribute to the greater good of art, education and culture. 270 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students are currently enrolled. The School has 20 full-time and 17 part-time faculty. West Virginia University is the only institution in the state that offers professionally-accredited (NASAD) programs. The degrees offered in the School of Art & Design include: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Design for Media, Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art History, Master of Arts in Art Education, and a graduate certificate in Visual Arts Therapy.

The College of Creative Arts (ccarts.wvu.edu), one of 13 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Art & Design, and offers the state’s premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NAST, NASM, and NASAD). The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU’s Creative Arts Center and has 85 full-time faculty and 25 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the global community.

West Virginia University (wvu.edu) is classified as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and is the state’s only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. The institution holds the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. WVU has a current enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate students and 5,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate programs. The university community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity, and service to the state. Morgantown, has received a number of national rankings, including “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its quality of life. Other city rankings have included: One of the “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

WVU is an AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. Women, minorities, veterans and protected-class individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Six Essays on a Monumental Venetian Painting Series Celebrating the 1468 Wedding of Caterina Corner with the King of Cyprus

Five monumental spalliere are identified as commissioned in celebration of the Venetian wedding of Caterina Corner and the King of Cyprus in 1468, a wedding that would have enormous implications for Caterina, the Corner family, but also for Venetian territorial aspirations. In fact, this is the only known monumental commission for a Venetian domestic palace from the 1400s. The Walters Art Museum’s series on the Abduction of Helen, central to this commission, is the focus of six essays gathered in the Journal of the Walters Art Museum (74, 2019, now open source), led off by that of Joaneath Spicer proposing the new interpretation, attribution to Dario di Giovanni (described by Vasari as a rival of the young Andrea Mantegna in Padua), and the surprising relationship of the paintings to theatricals performed as part of Venetian weddings. Other essays present discoveries on the challenges of becoming a blond and the techniques introduced in creating paintings for such an extraordinary wedding. https://journal.thewalters.org/volume/74/essay/the-abduction-of-helen-venetian-spalliere-celebrating-the-wedding-of-catarina-corner-1468/

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Mulheres da realeza ibérica mediadoras políticas e culturais – Mujeres de la realeza Ibérica mediadoras políticas y culturales

In this book, part of the texts were presented at the seminar Mujeres de la realeza Ibérica como mediadoras políticas y culturales held in Instituto Cervantes de Lisboa with the support of CHAM FCSH / NOVA-UAç and the FCT.
Starting from the collective strategic project “Borders” of the CHAM, this book gathers a set of articles by historians and art historians that analyzes the limits of the diplomacy of royalty women of the Iberian Peninsula and its different forms of political and cultural mediation from the 16th to the 18th century. The book pays particular attention to various aspects of the mediation of royal women such as diplomatic relations between monarchies and the signing of peace; the negotiation of marriage contracts for children and family members, the articulation of networks as a variable of the increase of their influence and power. Another main thematic core is that of devotion, which is analyzed as a profound constituent element of the identity of these women. Finally, a multidisciplinary analysis of the cultural exchanges that occur thanks to them is approached.

Llorente, M. & Epifânio, R. & del Puerto. G. (eds.), Mulheres da realeza ibérica mediadoras políticas e culturais – Mujeres de la realeza Ibérica mediadoras políticas y culturales, MIL & Instituto Cervantes, Lisboa, 2019. (ISBN 978-989-54464-3-8).

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New book, Women and Geography on the Early Modern English Stage, by Katja Pilhuj

Title: Women and Geography on the Early Modern English Stage
Author: Katja Pilhuj
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Series: Gendering the Late Medieval & Early Modern World

In a late 1590s atlas proof from cartographer John Speed, Queen Elizabeth appears, crowned and brandishing a ruler as the map’s scale-of-miles. Not just a map key, the queen’s depiction here presents her as a powerful arbiter of measurement in her kingdom. For Speed, the queen was a formidable female presence, authoritative, ready to measure any place or person. The atlas, finished during James’ reign, later omitted her picture. But this disappearance did not mean Elizabeth vanished entirely; her image and her connection to geography appear in multiple plays and maps. Elizabeth becomes, like the ruler she holds, an instrument applied and adapted. Women and Geography on the Early Modern English Stage explores the ways in which mapmakers, playwrights, and audiences in early modern England could, following their queen’s example, use the ideas of geography, or ‘world-writing’, to reshape the symbolic import of the female body and territory to create new identities. The book demonstrates how early modern mapmakers and dramatists — men and women — conceived of and constructed identities within a discourse of fluid ideas about space and gender.

Download Table of Contents & Introduction here: https://assets.ctfassets.net/4wrp2um278k7/5UQ0ZvGgXylCBBwAUE7ykX/4e6e30bdc8aa27c468a0ac803b809caf/9789048544226_ToC_Intro.pdf

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Vanderbilt Philosophy TT Position in Early Modern

[The Vanderbilt University Department of Philosophy would like to announce the following position to the SSEMWG community, if that is OK. If it is not OK, my apologies and please remove this. Thank you! Also, if SSEMWG has any questions about this, please feel free to contact me at julian.wuerth@vanderbilt.edu]

The Vanderbilt Philosophy Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2020. AOS: Early Modern Philosophy. AOC: Open. Four courses/year (2/2), undergraduate and graduate. Usual non-teaching duties.
Applicants must have successfully defended a PhD dissertation by the start of the Fall 2020 semester, must show promise of leading-edge scholarship in early modern philosophy, and must have a record of teaching effectiveness.
Applicants should send a dossier containing a letter of application, a CV, a statement of research, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts electronically via the link below. Applicants should also arrange to have three references submit confidential letters of recommendation. In order to ensure full consideration, all materials must be received by November 15, 2019. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.
Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link here http://apply.interfolio.com/69601 .
For more information about the Vanderbilt Philosophy Department, please visit https://as.vanderbilt.edu/philosophy/

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