Upcoming Events & Announcements
The endangered Doll's Daisy plant
Endangered Doll's Daisy (Boltonia decurrens)
United States Botanic Garden
C21’s Spring Calendar of Events continues our theme of Humanities Futures.

Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland), a force in digital humanities, will be here, as will Janice Radway (Northwestern), who will talk with us about Riot Grrrl history and the Girl Zine Network. Other visiting scholars include Jake Kosek (Berkeley), Kavita Philip (UC-Irvine), and Etienne Benson (University of Pennsylvania).

We are again sponsoring the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC), whose theme for 2015 is UNBEARABLE, and features keynotes Lauren Berlant (Chicago) and Lee Edelman (Tufts) in a collaborative talk that extends the arguments in their book, Sex, or the Unbearable (2013).

Following up on last year’s Anthropocene Feminism conference, this year’s conference, April 30 – May 2, asks what happens After Extinction—in temporal, spatial, and epistemological terms.

All C21 events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you at one, or more, of our events!



After Extinction conference
Call for Papers (CFP)
After Extinction | C21 annual conference
April 30 – May 2, 2015

C21’s spring conference, After Extinction, will pursue the question of what it means to come “after” extinction in three different, but related, senses.

In temporal terms, what comes after extinction, not only the event of extinction but also the concept? After we think extinction what comes next?

In an epistemological sense, what does it mean for an image, graphic, text, video or film to “take after” extinction in the sense that a painting is “after O’Keeffe” or a child “takes after” its parent?

In spatial terms, what will remain physically after extinction? How should one act “after extinction” in order to plan for, prevent, or preempt the end of crucial life forms, for example, by establishing seed banks or stockpiling DNA?

Details about the CFP can be found on the conference website. Abstracts must be received by Monday, January 12, 2015.



William Hogarth, Scholars at a Lecture 1736
Crossett Library, Bennington College
C21 is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 Provost Post-Doctoral Fellowship in interdisciplinary humanities.

Deadline to submit applications is March 2, 2015.

The Provost post-doctoral fellow will be part of a group of UWM and UW System fellows whose research interests relate to an annual theme. For 2015-16, our research theme is Indigeneities.

Applicants must have received their doctorates no earlier than July 1, 2010. The fellowship is designed to further broaden the academic networks of the group of faculty in residence at C21, and is thus unavailable to UW-Milwaukee and UW System faculty.

For details, please refer to this Call for Provost Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2015-16 (PDF).

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