Romance Lang. & Lit. – French
GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS
Award / Funder: Tournées Film Festival / The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE)
Description: FACE is accepting applications from U.S. colleges and universities for the Tournées Festival. The Festival’s purpose is to encourage schools to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals, thereby furthering French-American cultural exchange.
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Award / Funder: Annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies / Modern Language Association
Description: For an outstanding scholarly work in the field of French or francophone linguistic or literary studies, including works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory
Award / Funder: Sociological Initiatives Foundation Grants Program
Description:The Sociological Initiatives Foundation was established in 1999 to support research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions. The Foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change and/or research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that may be useful to specific groups and or communities. (e.g. literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures). We look for projects that have an explicit research design and a concrete connection to public or community impact.
Deadline: Concept Applications are usually due in August, though the exact date changes each year.
Award / Funder: Poetry Society of America Annual Awards – George Bogin Memorial Award
Description: Established by the family and friends of George Bogin for a selection of four or five poems that use language in an original way to reflect the encounter of the ordinary and the extraordinary and to take a stand against oppression in any of its forms
Award / Funder: National Geographic Society: Genographic Legacy Fund
Description: The Genographic Legacy Fund aims to empower indigenous and traditional peoples throughout the world by supporting community-driven projects directly preserving or revitalizing indigenous or traditional culture. Funded projects have included documenting a traditional language, oral history, or ceremony; creating culturally-specific educational materials and programs; establishing a local museum or archive; inter-generational knowledge sharing; and preserving significant sites and artifacts. Eligible projects must be community-driven and must show a strong level of local community involvement in their planning, governance, and implementation. Grants do not generally exceed US $25,000.
Award / Funder: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) – National Science Foundation
Description: This multi-year funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6000-7000 currently used human languages, this Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Funding will support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) will participate in the partnership as a research host, a non-funding role.
Award / Funder: Enduring Questions grant program – National Endowment for the Humanities
Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. The Enduring Questions program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s new Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.
Award / Funder: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – French and Francophone
Description: Panels include Arab Francophone Writers and the Arabo-Islamic Traditions, The Francophone African Intellectual, Relire les ‘Classiques’ Africains Francophones
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – Transnational Literatures
Description: Panels include Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary, Intersections of language and culture: Sprachgemisch, métissage & code-switching, Journeys of the Bicultural Self: Narrative Geographies from the Middle East, Globalization and the Americas: Challenging Categories of Literary Production, ‘Only the Difficult Stimulates’: The Interplay of Opacities in Caribbean Lit, Post/Colonial Nostalgia in South Asian Literature, Traditional and Modern Medicine in Caribbean Literature
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: “Placing the Archipelago: Interconnections and Extensions.”
Description: Sargasso, a journal of Caribbean literature, language, and culture published by the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, is accepting submissions for an upcoming issue entitled “Placing the Archipelago: Interconnections and Extensions.” How is an interconnected and extended Caribbean informed by place? Across varied disciplines and area studies, the work of scholars such as David Harvey, Arjun Appadurai, Peter Hulme, and Michaeline Crichlow has framed place both as spatial/temporal location and as social construct influenced by modernity and the interplay of local and global forces. In dialogue with these varied approaches, this volume of Sargasso seeks to examine the ways that place is situated, imagined, constructed and/or defined through inter-relation and extension with sites beyond the traditionally delineated Caribbean archipelago. We encourage scholarly and creative work that examines comparative internal Caribbean dynamics and/or those of the extended Caribbean region, including the US South, Central and South America, West Africa, and other sites within the wider Atlantic region, or beyond. In counterpoint to island, nation-state, or locations distinguished by politicized boundaries, this issue seeks to im/explode regional delineations and read how “placing” the archipelago through intra-Caribbean and extended Caribbean focus may expose tensions, amalgamations, discords, and/or alliances. Socio-cultural, geographic, historical and contemporary perspectives are strongly encouraged.