Texas Tech University, Humanities Center
Visiting Scholar Fellowship
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University seeks applications for a Spring 2019 Visiting Scholar whose work addresses the Center's 2018-2019 theme, PLAY.
Play is for children; it's for animals; it's for athletes, musicians, gamblers, parents, dreamers, teachers and others. It denotes triviality, involvement, artifice, experimentation, and flexibility. PLAY crosses disciplines and invites all kinds of thinkers to the table. PLAY shows up in idioms such as "pay to play," "play house," "play around," "play back," "in play," "play by ear," and "play both sides against the middle." People play the field, play the stock market, play games, and play it safe. We play via our bodies, our imaginations, and, increasingly, via myriad computer gaming programs. We also play with ideas in our minds as we contemplate innovation, personal changes, research, and creative endeavors of all sorts. In his classic text Homo Ludens: A Study of Play Element in Culture, Johan Huizinga articulates two basic aspects of play. It is "a contest for something or a representation of something."
Applicants for the Visiting Scholar Fellowship will ideally hold the PhD, but an exceptional ABD would be considered. The Fellow must be in residence at TTU full time for the funded semester. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $12,000 and comes with office space and library privileges. For full information, visit our website: humanitiescenter.ttu.edu. Click on Funding, then Fellowships and select Visiting Scholar.
Dorothy Chansky, Director