Sept 17 Local Meeting Baton Rouge: Windrush

On September 17th, the Louisiana State University PhD program in Comparative Literature hosted the second 2010 local meeting of the ALSCW in Baton Rouge, at the LSU Rural Life Museum’s Windrush Gardens. The event celebrated the collaboration between the ALSCW and LSU’s Comparative Literature program,  a partnership was instrumental in preventing the program’s possible elimination as a result of economic misfortune throughout the state of Louisiana.

ALSCW/VSC LiT Forum

On September 17, 2010, The ALSCW, together with co-sponsor Vermont Studio Center, held the first in a series of Literature in Translation forums at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.  A crowd of almost 100 people gathered at the VSC Lowe Lecture Hall for a presentation by poet Adam Zagajewski and translator and former ALSCW president, Claire Cavanaugh, which included poetry readings in both Polish and English, and discussion.  This inaugural presentation marks the addition of international writers and translators to the VSC residency community.

NEH Encourages Educators to Apply for 2009 Summer Programs in the Humanities

A reprint of a press release of interest.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 3, 2008)—American educators across the country are encouraged to apply now for 2009 summer study opportunities in the humanities. Each summer, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports rigorous national, residential seminars, institutes, and workshops located in the United States and abroad. Program participants receive stipends to help defray travel and living expenses.