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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Penn State's Distinguished Professor Eric Hayot to Lecture at Villanova in April

The Villanova English department is pleased to announce that Penn State's Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, Eric Hayot, will be this year's Luckow lecturer. His presentation will be on April 1st at 5:30 p.m., location TBA. He will be talking about his new book, The Elements of Academic Style (Columbia UP, 2014). This is a fantastic book written for graduate students and professors in the humanities, which describes how to write seminar papers, conference papers, journal articles, and academic books effectively. I highly recommend reading Dr. Hayot's book, which covers a wide range of issues from time management, to how to write effective introductions and conclusions, to citation and footnote techniques, to issues like using figurative language in academic writing. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Elements-Academic-Style-Humanities/dp/0231168012/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389702688&sr=8-2&keywords=elements+of+academic+style.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Summer Critical Theory Workshop at the Sorbonne in Paris, France

All first year graduate English students are welcome to apply for a graduate-level summer research program at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. The workshop is administered by Villanova’s Philosophy Department, but it cuts across numerous disciplines and is open to students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences. You can see their website for more information at http://criticaltheoryworkshop.com or email Dr. Gabriel Rockhill at gabriel.rockhill@villanova.edu.Summer research programs are a fantastic way to enhance your CV and travel to a new place with a trusted guide. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Villanova Graduate Student Research Journal Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for submitting a paper to Villanova’s graduate student journal for research, CONCEPT, is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

The author of the best article in the 2015 issue will receive the Graduate Student Research Prize. Submissions should be material that has been researched and written as part of graduate work at Villanova and may be up to 25 pages. Scholars from all of the Graduate Studies Programs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are invited to submit. We seek papers that are exemplary in their respective disciplines as well as papers that have an interdisciplinary appeal. Selection for publication is highly competitive.

We will recognize the top essay as the Graduate Research Prize Essay. The winning author will be formally recognized at the publication celebration on April 23rd @ 2:30 in Falvey Library.

Authors should register with the website, http://concept.journals.villanova.edu and follow the instructions there for posting their submission. (An author may submit no more than 1 article for consideration.) Any questions should be directed to the faculty editor-in-chief, Lisa Sewell (lisa.sewell@villanova.edu).

Call for Peer Reviewers

The journal is now seeking volunteers to serve as peer-reviewers. Peer-reviewers contribute to the process of determining the essays that will appear in the journal. The review process will begin soon after the deadline for submission, which is Monday, February 2, 2015. Those interested in serving as peer-reviewers should consult the job description posted on the website and then contact the faculty editor-in-chief, Lisa Sewell (lisa.sewell@villanova.edu) to volunteer.

You may also register with the website, http://concept.journals.villanova.edu, and follow the instructions there for becoming a peer-reviewer.