Upcoming Events & Announcements
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Please join us April 27 through 29 for our annual conference, The Big No, which continues our annual theme of Naysaying.

What does no say? Who and what says no?

No’s eruptive force transforms the argumentative landscape. From two-year old children to mature nation-states, the interruptive immediacy of naysaying can occur at surprising and inconvenient moments. From Thoreau to Gandhi to Marcuse, the will to nothing has provided a source of individual and collective creation.

No can be a language of protest and overcoming. Its power operates across lines of disciplines and ideology, across modes of writing and the refusal to write. Negation can resist or avoid authority, or can identify and highlight forces which insist on forms of complicity and agreement.

The conference will have over three dozen speakers spread across a dozen breakout sessions, and will feature plenary talks by Joshua Clover, Katerina Kolozova, François Laruelle, Ariana Reines, and Frank B. Wilderson III.

The Big No is free and open to the public, but we ask that people RSVP through the conference website.

April 27–29, 2017
Curtin 175 and environs

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The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) organizes its public programming and research around themes that change periodically. Each year we constitute a group of about five C21 fellows whose research interests then relate to our theme. For the 2017-18 academic year our theme is In The Eschaton, through which we invite UWM faculty and staff from the humanities, arts, and sciences to help us investigate.

The Call for 2017-18 Fellows (PDF) provides details on our research theme, the terms of the fellowship, eligibility requirements, and instructions on applying. If you will be submitting an application package, you will also want to fill out the Application Cover Sheet (Word).

Please note that this fellowship opportunity is open only to UWM faculty and staff.

Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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C21 is now accepting applications for a graduate student project assistant for 2017-18.

Each year C21 employs a UWM graduate student (doctoral or Master's) to take part in publicizing C21 events, assisting in event planning and preparation, and aiding in all phases of C21 sponsored research and programming. This is a funded position that provides tuition remission as well as a monthly stipend. A C21 project assistantship offers the opportunity to meet visiting scholars and attend C21 events, and to work with technologies that will strengthen our web presence.

Please consult this 2017 Call for a Project Assistant (PDF) for more information and for instructions on how to apply.

Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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The quite popular American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships support research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing, the fellowships are portable and tenable at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site.

In this one hour workshop, lead by Kari Whittenberger-Keith of UWM's Office of Sponsored Programs, we will review the application guidelines, discuss strategies for developing strong applications, and review other upcoming humanities funding opportunities.

Even if you are not intending to apply this cycle, familiarizing yourself with the ACLS format and guidelines can help you prepare to make other humanities-oriented applications (such as with the NEH) throughout the year. And even if you not sure that the ACLS is for you or you've never applied for a grant before, if you need some dedicated research time, this workshop is for you.

May 5, 2017
3:30 pm, Curtin 939

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The Center for 21st Century Studies is excited to announce the publication of our latest volume of essays with the University of Minnesota Press, Anthropocene Feminism.

What does feminism have to say to the Anthropocene? How does the concept of the Anthropocene impact feminism? This book is a daring and provocative response to the masculinist and techno-normative approach to the Anthropocene so often taken by technoscientists, artists, humanists, and social scientists. By coining and, for the first time, fully exploring the concept of “anthropocene feminism,” it highlights the alternatives feminism and queer theory can offer for thinking about the Anthropocene.

Edited by former C21 director Richard Grusin, the volume originates from our 2014 conference of the same name.

In addition to an introduction by Grusin, the volume includes essays by Stacy Alaimo, Rosi Braidotti, Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr, Claire Colebrook, Dehlia Hannah and Natalie Jeremijenko, Myra J. Hird and Alexander Zahara, Lynne Huffer, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, and Jill S. Schneiderman.

Anthropocene Feminism is available from the website of the University of Minnesota Press, or from your favorite online or bricks-and-mortar bookstore. Get yours today!

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