Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Footnotes: The English Department Newsletter

Volume 57 | January 28, 2013| Number 16

FROM THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE

Spring 2013 – Dates to Remember 
January 28: Last day to add a first-half session course
January 28: Last day for student to add a semester course without permission
January 28: Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for the semester
February 22: Last day to elect credit-no-credit option for a first half-session course or to change
from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
February 22: Last day to drop a first half-session course
March 8: Last day for student to drop a semester course on Web Self-Service
March 11: Second half-session courses begin
March 16-24: Spring Break
March 25: Instruction resumes
April 1:  Registration for summer and fall begins.  Start times vary.  See your time ticket for
your exact enrollment time at UI Integrate Self Service (https://apps.uillinois.edu/selfservice/)
April 5: Last day to add a second half-session course
April 5:  Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
April 12: Deadline for Graduate Student Academic Services office to receive the final exam
Certificate of Result
April 12: Last day to withdraw from the current term without a grade of W
April 12: Last day to elect credit-no-credit option for a semester course or to change from
credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
April 12: Last day for student to drop a semester course without a grade of W (without
approval)
April 12:  Last day to add name to May degree list.  Must use Web Self-Service
April 19:  Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
April 26:  Last day to elect credit-no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change
from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
April 26:  Last day to drop a second half-session course
April 26:  Last day to complete deposit of May master’s theses
May 1: Instruction ends
May 2: Reading Day
May 2: Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)
May 2: Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
May 2:  Last day to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last fall to
prevent F by rule
May 3 -10: Final examination period       
May 12:  May degree conferral (Commencement)
May 17:  Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating
students

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Composition, Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy
The Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs in English, literature, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment, Instructor rank, and full faculty benefits. Writing and Communication Program courses emphasize multimodal communication, digital literacy, and humanistic perspectives on a technological world. Fellows teach multimodal composition, technical communication, and design courses with common outcomes but informed by their own research interests. Candidates who express an interest in writing and communication center research, pedagogy, and/or practice may be offered positions that combine work in the program’s communication center with a 2/2 teaching assignment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation to hiring@lmc.gatech.edu. Only digital applications will be reviewed. Review of applications begins on February 1, 2013, and continues until all positions are filled, though earlier applications receive more consideration.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Writing and Communication Program is especially interested in considering applications from minority candidates.

For more information about the Writing and Communication Program, see http://www.lmc.gatech.edu/writingcomm/. For more information about the Brittain Fellowship, see http://techstyle.lmc.gatech.edu/. To review the application process, see http://www.lmc.gatech.edu/writingcomm/brittain/application.php.

Any interested doctoral students or PhDs; any questions can be directed to:

Andy Frazee, PhD
Associate Director of Writing and Communication
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
414-894-8923

 

CONFERENCE

"Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents"
The Graduate Center, CUNY, in New York City would like to announce their upcoming graduate student conference and hopes that interested students might submit an abstract. The title of the conference is "Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents" and will be held on 03/01/13. They mean or interpret "minding the body" in the most broadly imagined sense and invite participants from all literary fields (and other programs). If any questions, please contact them directly at their conference email:
mindingthebodyconference@gmail.com and see their website for more information.

Best regards,
Jason Nielsen
Ph.D. Program in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY