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Sun Feb 25 2001

Jobs: Poetics/Socioling: Postdoc at U of Chicago, USA

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  1. Salikoko S.Mufwene, Poetics/Socioling: Postdoc Fellow at U of Chicago, IL, USA

Message 1: Poetics/Socioling: Postdoc Fellow at U of Chicago, IL, USA

Date: 16 Feb 2001 00:40:04 -0000
From: Salikoko S.Mufwene <>
Subject: Poetics/Socioling: Postdoc Fellow at U of Chicago, IL, USA

Rank of Job: Postdoc
Areas Required: Poetics
Other Desired Areas: Sociolinguistics
University or Organization: University of Chicago
Department: Linguistics
State or Province: Illinois
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: March 30, 2001
Contact: Salikoko S. Mufwene

Address for Applications:
1100 East 57th Street
Illinois 60637

The University of Chicago
Literary Studies, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Sawyer Seminar on "The Range of
Contemporary Literacy: The Circulation of Poetry," focusing especially
but not exclusively on African American, Korean, German, Russian, and
East European poetry. This seminar will concentrate on questions of
contemporary literacy, socio-linguistics, the public roles of art, and
the engagement of literary intellectuals in liberal democracies and in
autocratic regimes. This residential fellowship lasts from
mid-September 2001 to mid-June 2002, and offers a stipend of $35,000.

There is no application form, but applicants should submit copies of
the following documents: a c.v., a chapter-length piece of work, and a
statement of purpose (no longer than five double-spaced pages)
describing their research project, intellectual trajectory, and the
relationship of both to the Seminar's theme. They should also ask
three referees to submit letters of recommendation. Application
materials are due by March 30, 2001, and should be sent to the Sawyer
Seminar on Poetry, The Franke Institute for the Humanities at The
University of Chiago, 1100 East 57th Street, JRL S-102, Chicago,
Illinois 60637.

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