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Academic news: Lecturer position in Illinois; NYCAS Call for Papers

Visiting Lecturer in Chinese Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invites applications for a position as Visiting Lecturer in Chinese Studies for the 2013-2014 academic year. The successful candidate must have PhD in Chinese Literature in hand at the time of appointment and teaching experience. Teaching duties include 3 courses per semester at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate is required to teach five undergraduate courses and one graduate seminar: East Asian literature, Chinese literature and film in translation, Chinese popular literature, Chinese civilization, and an undergraduate senior seminar; the topics of the graduate and undergraduate seminars should be in the specialization of the candidate. The person appointed should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. The target date of appointment is August 16, 2013. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching experience such as syllabi and teaching evaluations, as well as two letters of reference to Professor Kai-wing Chow, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 707 S. Mathews Ave,. Urbana, IL 61801. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2013. The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS New York Conference on Asian Studies, NYCAS 13 September 27-28, 2013 Binghamton University, SUNY

Before Final Exams, Plan NOW to participate in NYCAS 2013!

EARLY submission of panels and papers is encouraged! The deadline for submitting proposals is May 31, 2013.

Binghamton University will host the 49th annual meeting of the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) on September 27-28, 2013. The venue will be the Holiday Inn Arena & Convention Center < hotel.index>. NYCAS is a regional conference of the Association for Asian Studies

The NYCAS 2013 program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on all aspects of Asian and Asian-American history, culture, and contemporary life, representing disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools.

Interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.

DeadlineThe deadline for all paper, panel, and roundtable submissions is May 31, 2013.

Submission GuidelinesAll panel, roundtable, and paper proposals must include the name and full contact information of all participants You should submit your proposal online by visiting stract-submissions.php

INDIVIDUAL PAPER proposals should include the full title and a brief abstract of 250 words or less. Individual papers will be assigned by the NYCAS 2013 program committee to a panel according to topic and should be short enough to present in 15-20 minutes. Word-for-word reading of papers is discouraged.

A PANEL consists of 3 or 4 papers organized around a common topic or theme, and a chair (who may also be one of the panelists). All panel proposals should include a title and brief abstract of the panel (250 words or less), and a title and brief abstract of each paper. Panels will run for 90 minutes, and paper presentations should be short enough to allow for questions and discussion. Creative panel formats that encourage discussion and exchange are especially welcomed.

ROUNDTABLE FORMAT may vary, but could include introductory remarks by each roundtable participant, followed by comments and discussion among participants and the audience. All roundtable proposals should include a title, content summary, and description of the anticipated contributions of each roundtable participant.


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