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TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

The Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy works with FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), the Institut françaisand the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote French and Francophone literature and to encourage English translations of French fiction and non-fiction. To that effect, it provides a range of grants and awards. It oversees three bi-annual programs concerning translations from French into English of works that have not yet been published in the United States. All these grants are awarded to fiction and non fiction translations (including comic books, poetry and digital books).

The French Voices Award honors both translators and American publishers for English translations of works that have been published in France in the last 6 years. Award recipients are selected by a literary committee. Each book receives a $6,000 award.

The Hemingway Grant allows publishers to receive financial help for the translation and publication of a French work into English. Grant beneficiaries are selected by the Book Department of the French Embassy in the United States. Grants awarded for each work range from $500 to $6,000.

The Acquisition of Rights Program
The Institut français helps American publishers offset the cost of acquiring the rights to French works. Grant beneficiaries are selected by the Institut français in Paris. The amount awarded cannot exceed the amount of the advance paid to the French publisher for the acquisition of rights and varies from 500 to 7,000 Euros.

Application deadlines

The deadline for the second 2014 session is August 29, 2014.
(Expected date of printing: no sooner than March 2015 for the upcoming session.)

The deadline for the first 2015 session is February 17, 2015.


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CFP: Capitalism & Socialism: Utopia, Globalization, and Revolution.

November 6-8, 2014, New Harmony Indiana

Deadline: May 5, 2014

Here’s a CFP for a conference happening in Fall of 2014. It’s going to be held in Historic New Harmony, Indiana. New Harmony was the site of two utopian communes, one of which was founded by 19th-century utopian socialist Robert Owen. The topic of the conference is capitalism and socialism; both panel and paper submissions are welcome.

Panel and individual paper proposals
“Capitalism & Socialism” is a multi-disciplinary conference that welcomes presenters from economics, history, political science and sociology, as well as the humanities. We seek proposals for full panels (three presenters, chair and discussant) or individual papers on topics related to Capitalism and Socialism, past and present. Presentations should be twenty minutes in length. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Utopia
  • Globalization
  • Revolution
  • New Social Movements
  • Local / Global
  • Community and People
  • Real / Ideal
  • Sustainability
  • Transitions from Socialism to Capitalism / Capitalism to Socialism
  • Varieties of Capitalism / Socialism
  • Legacies / Visions of Robert Owen
  • Spatial Politics
  • Master Narratives
  • The Political Economy of Utopia
  • Colonialism
  • Imperialism / Decolonization
  • Science
  • Religion

Panel submissions
Submissions should have an abstract of 200-250 words, including title, for full panels (three panelists, chair and discussant), and one-page CVs for all panelists. We encourage graduate student submissions.

Individual paper submissions
Submissions should have an abstract of 200-250 words, including title, and a one-page CV. We encourage graduate student submissions.

For more information, please visit: http://www.usi.edu/newview/call-for-proposals


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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Duke University Program in American Values and Institutions

The Duke University Program in American Values and Institutions is seeking to fill a post-doctoral position in political thought. We are particularly interested in candidates who work on the American Founding, but we are also interested in candidates whose work explores the historical background of American political thought in the European tradition and those who work on nineteenth and early twentieth century American thought. We especially solicit applications from women and minorities. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by August 1, 2014. If you have questions about this position please contact Prof. Michael Gillespie (mgillesp@duke.edu). Applications should include a letter of application, a transcript, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a short writing sample. We will begin reviewing applications Feb. 24, 2014. Applications should be sent to AVI Post-Doc Search, c/o Doris Cross, Department of Political Science, Duke University, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708.

http://apt-us.org/node/249


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Fellowships for France

http://francestanford.stanford.edu/fellowships


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Class on Radical Democracy at UPenn

  • Posted by: Gabriel Rockhill
  • Posted Date: September 3, 2013
  • Filed Under: Library News
PSCI 598-304 Tuesdays
Radical Democracy 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Professor Anne Norton
We often take democracy as an undisputed good, yet it is hard indeed to find any praise of democracy in the Western canon. Contemporary political theory and Western political systems both treat democracy as a danger and the people as a problem to be managed. This seminar is intended to question those assumptions. We will read both canonical and less known works from a variety of traditions: Thomas Paine, the Antifederalists, Schmitt, Wolin, Rancière, Swabian peasant rebels, Caribbean pirates, al Farabi, Rousseau. We will also look at diverse sites of democratic practice, from the ancient Near East and the Norse althing to New England Townships. The course will also question the relation of democracy to rights, liberalism, equality and property. Aspects of the course will be drawn from and sympathetic to theorists understood as radicals and from others regarded as politically conservative, especially libertarians and others suspicious of the state

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Fellowships for France

  • Posted by: Gabriel Rockhill
  • Posted Date: August 22, 2013
  • Filed Under: Library News
Application
Institut Français d’Amérique
CB# 3170
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170
PHONE: 919-962-2032
FAX: 919-962-5457
    * President: Dr. Catherine A. Maley The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    * Vice President: Dr. Homer B. Sutton, Davidson College
    * Secretary: Dr. Lloyd S. Kramer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    * Treasurer: Mrs. Jean Wilson, Durham, North Carolina
GILBERT CHINARD  RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
HARMON CHADBOURN RORISON FELLOWSHIP
EDOUARD MOROT-SIR FELLOWSHIP IN LITERATURE
Four $1500 awards for maintenance (not travel) during research in France for a period of at least one month.
CANDIDACY:
Final stage Ph.D. dissertation, or Ph.D. held no longer than three years before application deadline of January 15.
FIELDS:
French studies in the areas of: art, economics, history, history of science, linguistics, literature and social sciences.
APPLICATION:
No application form. Applicants write two pages maximum describing research project and planned trip (location, length of stay, etc.), and include curriculum vitae. A letter of recommendation from dissertation director is  required for Ph.D. candidates and a letter from a specialist in the field for assistant professors.
REPORT:
Upon return, the awardee will send a brief report to the Institut Français d’Amérique about their research and what they have completed in France.
Applications will be sent before January 15 to:
Dr. Catherine A. Maley,
President, Institut Français d’Amérique,
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures,
CB# 3170
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27599-3170
Please visit our website at: http://www.unc.edu/depts/institut
An Institute for French-American Studies
Founded in Washington D.C in 1926 Based in Chapel Hill since 1972
Formerly Institut Français de Washington

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Translation Grants: French-English

call for submissions

TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS—SECOND SESSION—2013

French Voices Award — Hemingway Grant — Acquisition of Rights


 

We are pleased to announce that the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Institut français and FACE are now accepting applications for the second 2013 session of their translation assistance programs. The publication date of the submitted title must be scheduled after March 2014.

The Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy works with FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), the Institut français and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to promote French and Francophone literature and to encourage English translations of French fiction and non-fiction. To that effect, it provides and oversees three bi-annual programs concerning translations from French into English of works that have not yet been published in the United States. The French Voices Award, Hemingway Grants and Acquisition of Rights Grants are awarded to fiction and non-fiction translations (including children’s books, comics and digital books).

To facilitate the application process, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy offers a single online application process. By filling out a form and uploading the necessary documents, you can apply directly online to the three following programs:

French Voices Awards
The French Voices Awards honor both translators and American publishers for English translations of works that have been published in France in the last 6 years. Award recipients are selected by a literary committee. Each book receives a $6,000 award, shared by the American publisher ($4,000) and the translator ($2,000) ($5,000 and $1,000 respectively in case of a comic book or picture book).
http://frenchculture.org/books/grants-and-programs/publishing-grants-prizes/prizes

Hemingway Grants
Hemingway Grants allow publishers to receive financial help for the translation and publication of a French work into English. Grant beneficiaries are selected by the Book Department of the French Embassy in the United States. Grants awarded for each work range from $500 to $6,000.
http://frenchculture.org/books/grants-and-programs/publishing-grants-prizes/publishers

Acquisition of Rights Grants
The Institut français helps American publishers offset the cost of acquiring the rights to French works. Grant beneficiaries are selected by the Institut français in Paris. The amount awarded cannot exceed the amount of the advance paid to the French Publisher for the acquisition of rights and varies from 500 to 7,000 euros.
http://frenchculture.org/books/grants-and-programs/publishing-grants-prizes/publishers

For access to the online application and guidelines, please visit us online.
http://facecouncil.org/applications/

Application deadlines
The deadline for the second 2013 session is August 30th, 2013.

Results will be announced on FrenchCulture.org
The short-list for this session will be published on December 15, 2013.
Awards  will be announced on January 20, 2014. This announcement will be followed by personal letters or emails to all applicants.

For the 2006-2012 titles seeking an American publisher, a translation sample is available upon request.

We thank you for your interest in our grant programs and look forward to receiving your applications.

Best regards,

Laurence Marie
Book Department | Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10075
www.frenchculture.org


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International Herbert Marcuse Society, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, November 7-9, 2013

Call for Papers

The Fifth Biennial Meeting

International Herbert Marcuse Society

 

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

 

November 7-9, 2013

Conference Theme:

“Emancipation, New Sensibility,

and the Challenge of a New Era:

Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy”

 

“Social theory is supposed to analyze existing societies in the light of their own functions and capabilities and to identify demonstrable tendencies (if any) which might lead beyond the existing state of affairs. By logical inference from the prevailing conditions and institutions, critical theory may also be able to determine the basic institutional changes which are the prerequisites for the transition to a higher stage of development: “higher” in the sense of a more rational and equitable use of resources, minimization of destructive conflicts, and enlargement of the realm of freedom. But beyond these limits, critical theory did not venture for fear of losing its scientific character. I believe that this restrictive conception must be revised, and that the revision is suggested, and even necessitated, by the actual evolution of contemporary societies.”

–Herbert Marcuse, An Essay on Liberation, 1969

 

The International Herbert Marcuse Society (IHMS) is an atypical gathering of the community of academics, scholars and activists who labor together in an attempt to help the specter of liberation that haunts our society materialize in the concrete lives of oppressed people. For this reason, we bring together not only Marcuse scholars, but scholars and activists from a wide range of disciplines. We are interested in connecting with all people who participate in the “Great Refusal” by trying to transform our society in theory and practice. The IHMS emerged as a response to our current social, political, philosophical, and historical situation.  In short, we have witnessed the apparent domination of one-dimensional thinking.

However, the control of society by one-dimensional thinking has never been complete. One-dimensional thinking has always been challenged but not overthrown by an antagonistic specter. Marx spoke of the specter of communism.  Arnold Farr has spoken of the specter of liberation. Mark Cobb has spoken of Marcuse’s ghost.  Derrida has spoken of the specter of Marx. Even as one-dimensional thinking takes its throne, no coronation is in the works.

 

“A Specter is haunting Europe—the specter of communism.”      

Karl Marx

Communist Manifesto, 1848

 

“There is a specter haunting western philosophy—the specter of liberation.”       

Arnold Farr

Critical Theory and Democratic Vision: Marcuse and Recent Liberation Philosophies, 2009                                     

 

“The specters of Marx. Why this plural? Would there be more than one of them?”

Jacques Derrida

Specters of Marx, 1993

 

 

Derrida was right to speak of multiple hauntings. Today we are confronted by the haunting of Marcuse, suggesting that his work is as relevant in 2013 as it was in the 1960s and 70s. Marcuse’s work itself embodies a multiplicity of specters, specters of liberation.  This is the point of the long opening quotation from Marcuse. On one level, (Marcusean) critical/social theory discloses the specters of liberation in terms of the possibilities that exist within the present mode of social organization. This is the function of critical/social theory in what Marcuse has called its restricted operation. At another level, critical/social theory transcends the present form of social organization to reveal the specter of utopian visions that haunt the present reality principle. However, he reminds us that the Utopian vision is not one with content insofar as our society has reached a level of technological development that makes liberation possible. We are beyond the threat of scarcity.  However, what is at issue here is the blocking of liberation by the very forces that make it possible.

In 2011, the IHMS conference was entitled “Critical Refusals.” We chose this title because we wanted to bring together scholars and activists who were all engaged in some kind of “Great Refusal” through their work. We wanted to bring together people who were engaged in critical projects even though they may not be Marcuse scholars.  Marcuse and his work are still at the core of the IHMS. However, Marcuse’s project is carried out best when it is put into conversation with other theorists and activists who are doing critical and transformative work. The 2013 conference will be organized according to this same principle. We welcome papers and projects from all who are seeking serious engagement and social transformation.

 

Please send papers and abstracts to: Arnold L. Farr alfarr00@uky.edu.

Deadline for abstracts:  No later than July 1, 2013.

Abstracts: must be no more than 500 words and should include both a title and  3-5 keywords to assist with paneling in the event your abstract is chosen for presentation.

Notification: July 31, 2013.

Papers: final versions should be no more than 3000 words written with standard formatting and 12-point font.

Registration:  $30.00

 

http://www.marcusesociety.org

 


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“Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School,” International Conference, Dublin 2014

*”Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School,” International Conference,
Dublin 2014*

CALL FOR PAPERS

The group of intellectual left-wing German thinkers known as the Frankfurt
School, active in Frankfurt from the late-1920s and later in the US and
Germany, focused their critical attention on culture, asking how it
affected people’s political outlook and activities. Their powerful
admixture of philosophy, sociology, and cultural critique played a key role
in modernism in the German cultural sphere. Their conception of culture as
a repository of new values continues to impact and influence how we in the
twenty-first century think about art and culture, particularly music.

The international conference “Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School”
will give sustained attention to the rich and fascinating interaction
between music and the socio-cultural and aesthetic theory of Marxist
writers in the Austro-German sphere, including members of the Frankfurt
School. The conference committee welcomes submissions from a diverse field
of interdisciplinary scholars, as outlined in the Call for Papers. The
Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Professor Max Paddison (Durham
University). The conference is hosted by the School of Music, University
College Dublin. It is sponsored and co-funded by the FP7 Marie Curie
Actions of the European Commission, and is carried out in association with
the Society for Musicology in Ireland, and the Department of Music,
University of California, Irvine.  The deadline for submissions is 31
December 2013. Please see http://www.musicandthefrankfurtschool.com for
further details.


Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.

Dr Nicole Grimes
Marie Curie Fellow
Department of Music, University of California, Irvine (ngrimes@uci.edu)
School of Music, University College Dublin (nicole.grimes@ucd.ie)
Online Profile on Academia.edu <http://uci.academia.edu/NicoleGrimes/About>

****End of forwarded message****

Now Available: *The Quilting Points of Musical Modernism*, by J. P. E.
Harper-Scott
For more information see www.cambridge.org/9780521765213

Dr J. P. E. Harper-Scott | Reader in Musicology and Theory
Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London
Website: http://www.jpehs.co.uk/
Blog: http://www.jpehs.co.uk/blog
Golden Pages: http://goldenpages.jpehs.co.uk/


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Enrique Dussel at Drexel

  • Posted by: Gabriel Rockhill
  • Posted Date: May 1, 2013
  • Filed Under: Library News
Drexel University Comparative Political Theory Colloquium
presents
Enrique Dussel
 
Professor of Philosophy at the UAM-Iztapalapa and the UNAM
Interim Rector of the UACM in Mexico City
“Ethics, Political Economy, and Liberation”
Dussel will be speaking on his new book 16 Theses on Political Economy 
and his recently translated Ethics (Duke, 2013).
 
Monday, May 6th at 3pm
Marks Intercultural Center, Multipurpose Room (Lower Level)
33rd and Chestnut, Northwest corner
 
For details, please contact George Ciccariello-Maher, gjcm@drexel.edu
Funded by a Career Development Award

 

 


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