The University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
Announces Obermann Stipends for the Summer 2005 Research Seminar
Theme: THE ARTS AND CULTURAL POLITICS OF CARNIVAL
Up to ten fellows to be selected, $2500 stipends, plus up to $500 (or $1000 for overseas travel) to help defray travel/housing expenses of visiting scholars.
The seminar invites scholars, visual artists and performing artists from as wide an array of fields as possible including but not limited to theatre, visual arts, anthropology, music, dance, history, art history, political theory, literature, Caribbean studies, Latin American studies, performance studies, gender studies, carnival studies, intercultural performance studies, ethno-musicology, and semiotics.
Successful applicants will be expected to develop a first draft of an essay by the start of the seminar. Participants will read and discuss each of the draft essays along with common readings and will attend special presentations by notable speakers. Participants will revise their essays during and immediately following the seminar for inclusion in an edited volume.
Directors: Michaeline A. Crichlow, Associate Professor, African-American World Studies, Director of the Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program and Loyce L. Arthur, Associate Professor, Head of Design, Theatre Arts Department, The University of Iowa.
Seminar Dates: July 6-16 , 2005. Application Deadline: February 11, 2005
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