February 23rd - March 2nd

News for Current Undergraduates February 23rd - March 2nd



The English Advising Office is open Monday through Thursday for appointments from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Friday for walk-in sessions 8:30 a.m. to noon.


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Important Deadlines:

March 2 (Fri.) Last day to change a full semester course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
March 5 (Mon.) - May 13 (Sun.) Open Registration for Summer Sessions 2018
March 18 - 25 (Sun. - Sun.) Spring Vacation (UNL offices are open Monday through Friday)

Thesis and Prospectus Deadlines:

May 2018 ----------------- March 12, 2018
August 2018 ----------------- July 13, 2018
December 2018 ----------------- October 22, 2018
May 2019 March 11, 2018 March 11, 2019
August 2019 July 12, 2018 July 12, 2019

Table of Contents

Faculty in the News Department of English Announcements and Events University Announcements and Events Internships, Jobs, and Professional Development Community Events Stay Woke: Readings in Social Justice Literary News Film News

Poem of the Day by the Poetry Foundation: "A Woman Speaks" by Audre Lorde

A Woman Speaks By Audre Lorde Moon marked and touched by sun my magic is unwritten but when the sea turns back it will leave my shape behind. I seek no favor untouched by blood unrelenting as the curse of love permanent as my errors or my pride I do not mix love with pity nor hate with scorn and if you would know me look into the entrails of Uranus where the restless oceans pound. I do not dwell within my birth nor my divinities who am ageless and half-grown and still seeking my sisters witches in Dahomey wear me inside their coiled cloths as our mother did mourning. I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic and the noon's new fury with all your wide futures promised I am woman and not white. "A note from the editor: The poet, feminist, and activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was born on this day. She published her first book of poems 50 years ago, in 1968, and would become an important voice of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s. Prefiguring today's notion of intersectionality, Lorde's highly influential writings on feminism argued that the issues of class, race, sexuality, age, gender, and health were all fundamental to female experiences." Audre Lorde, “A Woman Speaks” from The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde. Copyright © 1997 by Audre Lorde. Reprinted with the permission of Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency and W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., www.nortonpoets.com. Source: The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde ( W. W. Norton and Company Inc., 1997 ) Please note: We strive to preserve the text formatting of poems over email, but certain email clients may distort how character indent, line wraps, and fonts appear. View the poem on the Poetry Foundation website, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42583/a-woman-speaks?utm_source=Poetry+Foundation&utm_campaign=52a37702b2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ff7136981c-52a37702b2-185680917

Faculty in the News

Prof. Foster and Prof. Dixon to have work exhibited at the BWA Katowice Modern Art Museum in Poland

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, filmmaker and researcher focused on reflections on gender, race, eco-pop and class in the film, and Wheeler Winston Dixon, professor of film studies and English, author of numerous publications on the history of cinema and popular culture and the creator of video art and experimental films, will have their latest video work exhibited March 2 to April 14 at the BWA Katowice Modern Art Museum in Poland. The museum is dedicating a gallery to their work, which will be screened continuously each day. The exhibition will feature about 200 videos.

Department of English Announcements and Events

Due by March 2: 2018 UNL English Department Literary Contests

Please pay careful attention to the bullet points below – especially points 3, 4, and 5!

  • Entrants should complete an entry form specific to the contest(s) they are entering.  (Entry forms are available in the English Department Office, 202 Andrews Hall.)
  • No past winner of a first prize in any contest is eligible to enter that contest again.  No more than one prize award will be given to any individual in the same year. 
  • Entrants should submit one paper copy of all entries (single spaced for poetry, double spaced for prose, 1” margins, 12pt font, black ink) and attach the copies to the entry form. 
  • Staple all pieces for an entry together sequentially. (e.g. if you submit multiple poems for an entry, staple them all together in the order you want the judges to read them; I don’t need each one individually paper-clipped). Use a clip if necessary for a large entry. Do not give me a sheaf of manuscripts that I have to sort through and collate. 
  • Authors’ names must not appear anywhere on the submitted manuscripts.   All manuscripts will be recycled after judging.

The deadline for all contests is Friday, March 2.  A separate entry form must be submitted for each contest entered.  Entries should be submitted to the English Department Office, 202 Andrews.

Graduate Awards (Contests are open to graduate students in English):

The Vreeland Award:  Two prizes ($1,000): poetry and prose.  Material:  A portfolio of representative creative writing in a single genre.  Prose portfolios (fiction and/or creative non-fiction) are limited to 50 pages of text, double-spaced (approximately 12,000 words).  Poetry portfolios are limited to 20 pages or 20 individual poems.  Applicants should prepare brief statements (250 words) of their experiences and aims as writers for attachment to the entryDo not include your name on your statement.

Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Awards for Short Story:  Three prizes:  First Prize $300, Second Prize $180, Third Prize $120.  Submit only one story of no more than 7,000 words.

The Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship: One prize of $400.  Submit either one creative nonfiction piece (limited to 20 pages of prose – approximately 5,000 words) or a maximum of 200 lines of poetry in any combination.*Full-time employees or lecturers are not eligible for fellowships.* 

Gaffney/Academy of American Poets Award for Poetry:  Three prizes: First Prize $300, Second Prize $180, Third Prize $120.  Each poet may submit no more than 200 lines of poetry in any combination.  Winner of first prize will be included in the Academy’s announcement of winners, which appears in the summer issue of American Poet, the Academy’s journal.

Undergraduate Awards (Contests open to undergraduates only):

The Vreeland Award:  Two prizes ($500): poetry and prose.  Material:  A portfolio of representative creative writing in a single genre.  Prose portfolios (fiction and/or creative non-fiction) are limited to 50 pages of text, double-spaced (approximately 12,000 words).  Poetry portfolios are limited to 20 pages or 20 individual poems. 

Marjorie Stover Awards for Short Story:  The competition is open to undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences currently enrolled in the English Department.  Two prizes:  First Prize $200, Second Prize $100.  Each prize is to be awarded for an outstanding original short story.  Outstanding children’s stories are especially welcome.  Entries are limited to 20 pages of prose (approximately 5,000 words).  Each entry is limited to one piece.

Undergraduate Student Awards for Poetry:  The competition is open to undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences currently enrolled in the English Department.  Each entry is limited to no more than 200 lines of poetry in any combination.

Three prizes: 

1. The Irby F. Wood Prize for Undergraduate Poetry ($500);

2. The Gaffney Prize for Undergraduate Poetry ($200);

3. The Gaffney Prize runner up for Undergraduate Poetry ($100). 

Wilbur Gaffney Scholarly/Critical Essay Contest:  One award: $200.  Entries are limited to 5,000 words in length.  Entries should be academic (critical/research) in nature.  One essay per entrant.  Essays should demonstrate originality, clarity, and rhetorical purpose and effectiveness. 

Wilbur Gaffney Personal/Creative Non-Fiction Essay ContestOne Award: $200.  Entries are limited to 5,000 words in length.  Entries can include personal, expository, or creative non-fiction essays.  One essay per entrant.  Essays should demonstrate originality, clarity, and rhetorical purpose and effectiveness.

Ted Kooser Awards for Outstanding First-Year WritersThe competition is open to students nominated by their first-year writing teacher for this award.  Instructors may nominate only one student from each first-year writing section (both spring 2017 and fall 2017 semester).  The nominated submission will consist of up to ten pages of written work.  A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded to the recipient and $100 will be awarded to the instructor.  The prizes will be presented at the English Department Awards Celebration. 

NOTE:  These contests are open only to currently enrolled UNL students.  Students who are UNL employees will have federal and state withholding deductions reflected in their award check.  UNL students of any major are eligible for all contests except as specified above.

All winners of these contests will be honored at a public reading in the Dudley Bailey Library, Andrews 229, on Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00 pm and at the English Department’s Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 27 at 12:00 noon in the Bailey Library.

Winners will be announced on the English Department Website by April 13.

Contact Michael Page, Contest Coordinator, at mpage3@unl.edu if you have any questions

Download more information here.

March 6 - Save the Date: Leigh Gilmore on "Testimony, Memoir, and the #MeToo Movement"

2017-2018 Robert E. Knoll Lecture

Leigh Gilmore on “Testimony, Memoir, and the #MeToo Movement”

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The location of this event has changed to the Sheldon Museum Auditorium. 

Leigh Gilmore is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. She is the author of Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their LivesThe Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and TestimonyAutobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women’s Self-representation, and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism. She has published articles on autobiography, law and literature, and feminist theory in Feminist Studies, Signs, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Biography, among others, and in numerous collections.

March 14 - Save the Date: The Fables Project: Fiction and Art

Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 pm.  Bailey Library in Andrews Hall.

 UNL writing students will read their original fables, and exhibit artwork inspired by those fables, as part of The Fables Project, a collaboration between writers and artists. Students in Prof Timothy Schaffert’s Advanced Fiction Writing workshop collaborated with students of the Maryland Institute College of Art to create original, illustrated fiction. José Villarrubia, who regularly works as a colorist for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Publishing, led his art students in the project. As an illustrator Villarrubia is best known for his collaborations with Alan Moore: PROMETHEA, VOICE OF THE FIRE and THE MIRROR OF LOVE.

Please join the writers as they read from their work and display the illustration.

March 15 - Save the Date: Humanities on the Edge presents Tim Dean on "Hatred of Sex"

Humanities on the Edge presents Tim Dean

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

 Sheldon Museum of Art Room: Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
Additional Info: SHEL
Contact: Marco Abel, mabel2@unl.edu
Tim Dean is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of PORN ARCHIVES (Duke University Press, 2014), UNLIMITED INTIMACY: REFLECTIONS ON THE SUBCULTURE OF BAREBACKING (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and A TIME FOR THE HUMANITIES (Fordham University Press, 2008), among others. His research interests include queer theory, psychoanalysis, poetry and poetics, and modern and contemporary literature.

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March 29: Career Panel- Film and the Arts

Save the Date: March 29th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Bailey Library (229 Andrews)

This panel is only open to English and Film Studies majors. This career panel features professionals with experience in writing about film and working in various roles in the film industry, including animation, direction, and production. Learn about their work and how those interested in related careers can get started.

April 18 - Save the Date: Preparing for Graduate School Panel

Interested in graduate school?

Wednesday, April 18 from 10:00am-11:00am in the Bailey Library

Each spring, the English Advising Office offers a "Preparing for Graduate School" panel for undergraduate English and Film Studies majors. During this sesion, Graduate Chair Dr. Julia Schleck will talk about what students need to know when considering graduate programs. We will also have current graduate students sit on the panel in order to provide a student's perspective. 

So You Wanna Win a Book Prize?

"In honor of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize (open now!), we've revived our interview series about the strange art of getting your first book published. The first person we talked to is someone we know quite well: Kristi Carter, our former Book Prize Coordinator. She spoke with our current Book Prize Coordinator, David Henson, about her debut collection Cosmovore (our now from Conversation Pieces), political poetry, what it means to embrace uniqueness and reinvention, and how to keep going. "Here are the statistics as my best record-keeping seems to depict, with the inclusion of withdawals, presses folding, etc.," Carter said. "Cosmovore was sent to fourteen places over the course of five years, with a submission hiatus of three years between 2013-2016." That's a long gestation period, but, as Aristotle said, "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." Alternatively, for some more contemporary philosophy, click here to read Carter's interview in full."

Watershed: Read what Department of English Graduate Students are Writing About

A watershed is a geographic feature that divides water into different systems. A watershed also represents the tributaries and gathering ground for a central body of water. As graduate students at the University of Nebraska, we acknowledge the significance of watersheds to the agricultural industry as well as the ecology of the Great Plains region. However and perhaps most popularly, a watershed is known to be a crucial event or occurrence recognized as causing a turning point or change.

This blog, Watershed, began as a series of conversations among graduate students with a significant interest in Critical Theory. Throughout our academic adventures to this point, we have come across multiple theories, theorists, and issues that we find interesting but that we for a number of reasons are not going to pursue within the scope of our primary work. These ancillary theoretic pursuits comprise the contents of this blog. We consider these posts to be tributaries returning to a larger source. This blog is not intended to offer authoritative conclusions about these topics. Rather, they are meant to add or initiate conversations. Our goal, as much as there can be a goal, is to try out ideas new to us and make connections that may be unexpected, to emulate conversations that take place at coffee shops near university campuses or over a beer. If you are so inclined, please join in and let us know what may interest you or even what we get wrong. 

Read Gabi Kirilloff and Jonathan Cheng's most recent work, "Reframing the DH Bust." 

Want To Study Abroad with Prof. Muchiri This Summer? UNL in Ghana 2018

Professor Nganga Muchiri has a few slots still open for the summer 2018 trip to Ghana! The application deadline has been extended to February 26th. Students are encouraged to submit an application! For more information, visit http://unl.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12527

Summer 2018 - ENGLISH 439/839 - World Cinema Film Course

ENGL 439/839 is a course revolving around world cinema. It is a pre-session for the summer that will be taught by Dr. Wheeler Dixon. It will run for three weeks, and there is limited seating!

What will be studied: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Animal Kingdom, Croupier, Babadook, Vagabond, Amores Perros, L'Immortelle, A Special Day, Antonia's Line, East Side Story, Beau Travail and many other films on the big screen.

Download more information here.

CoJMC Pop-Up Classes

The CoJMC is offering POP-UP classes that are still open for this spring! They are one-credit and pass/no pass and open to all UNL students! Please pass along the information to any students who you think may be interested or in need of one or two credit hours to get back to full-time. They are a great alternative to REC classes for those students who need an extra credit.

JOMC 491: Journalism Goes to Hollywood

Tuesday | 5:30-8:20 p.m. | March 6 – April 10 | Professor John Bender

1 credit hour

Use movies to examine how journalists do their work, the ethical issues they face and public perceptions of journalism. Award-winning journalism professor John Bender, widely recognized for his First Amendment advocacy and expertise in media law and ethics, will teach this class.

JOMC 491: How to Get Your Drone License

Friday, March 30, 1:30-5:20 p.m. & Saturday, March 31, 8-noon & 1-5 p.m. | Professor Matt Waite

1 credit hour

Get started learning a skill to make your resume stand out. Over a weekend, you’ll get a crash course in aviation, going through the hard parts of the FAA’s drone licensing test and learning how to fly a drone. You’ll be more than half-way toward your license and will have all the study materials you’ll need. Once licensed, you’ll be able to put that on your resume and fly drones for future employers or your own business. Matt Waite, an award-winning professor of practice in demand around the world for his drone expertise, will teach this class.

Download more information here.

University Announcements and Events

A Message to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln State-Wide Campus Community

"The last 10 days at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been challenging for all of us, forcing us to ask serious questions about the values and principles of our community, while at the same time facing head-on the reality that debilitating proposed cuts in state funding challenge the academic integrity and critical role Nebraska’s flagship land-grant university plays in the future of our state and greater world. The governor’s proposed cuts total $5 million for the university in our current budget year, and more importantly, a permanent 4 percent reduction totaling $11.5 million beginning on July 1." Continue reading Chancellor Ronnie Green's message here.

UNL Career Services and UPC Hosting The Big Dream Gathering

UNL Career Services and UPC are excited to co-host UNL’s first ---- THE BIG DREAM GATHERING on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 6:30 – 8 PM in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room!

This program truly inspires students to get clear on their goals and dreams!

Please consider attending this event! You could receive some awesome swag and possibly a free copy of Keynote Mitch Matthew’s book - “IGNITE”, but more importantly the opportunity and motivation to let yourself be open to your biggest dreams.


Still have questions about the program?  Here’s the FAQ.

Download more information here.

Upcoming Pre-Law Events

Pre-Law Students,

Here are the upcoming Pre-Law events:

UNL Law:

On Monday, February 26, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., a representative from UNL College of Law will be available to meet with interested students one-on-one in the Explore Center, 127 Love Library South. You can sign up for an appointment by visiting this link: http://exploreregistration.unl.edu/.

University of Iowa Law:

On Wednesday, February 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., a representative for the University of Iowa Law School will be available to meet with interested students one-on-one in the Explore Center, 127 Love Library South. You can sign up for an appointment by visiting this link: http://exploreregistration.unl.edu/.

Our Nebraska: A Week-Long Celebration!

Our Nebraska is a week-long celebration of inclusion that encourages attendees to learn about themselves and those on campus around them. There is no cost to attend, as all events listed are free to the university community! For more details, visit https://studentaffairs.unl.edu/empower

Download more information here.

Critical Issues Forum: Our Nebraska: Toward an Understanding of Immigration, Poverty, and Social Inclusion

"The annual Critical Issues Forum is hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Educational Administration. This critical issues forum will highlight immigration processes and the experiences of immigrants in Nebraska. Presenters will explain the immigration process, limitations to the processes, experiences living as an immigrant in Nebraska, educational resources available to support immigrant students, and some possible financial issues pressing on immigrants." Click here for more information. 

March 1: Applying to Law School Workshop

Pre-Law Students,

If you are planning to apply to Law School in the next couple of years, this workshop is for you!

Applying to Law Schools 101

Thursday, March 1, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Love Library South 221)

Plan ahead! Attend this workshop to learn about the application process for Law School and how to prepare to submit your best application.  We will cover topics like timeline for applying, researching law schools, the components of the application (LSAT, personal statement, etc.), and more. This workshop is ideal for sophomores and juniors.

Due March 16th: Nominations for the Chancellor's Outstanding Contributions to the GLBT Community Award

Dear all,

Nominations for the Outstanding Contributions to the GLBT Community Award are due March 16th!

There is a faculty/staff and student award. Recipients are recognized at Lavender Graduation & the Chancellor's Awards, which will take place on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 5-7 PM at the Wick Alumni Center.

All are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQA+ community at UNL!

Forms are attached and can be returned to Dr. Pat Tetreault at the LGBTQA+ Resource Center in the Nebraska Union Room 346, or online by visiting https://www.unl.edu/cglbtc/faculty-staff-nomination-form.

For more information about Lavender Graduation, the Crompton/Diaz-Perdomo Scholarship, or the Chancellor's Awards, visit https://involved.unl.edu/lgbtqa-scholarship-and-awards.

Download more information here.

Internships, Jobs, and Professional Development

Undergrad Writing Center Consultant Position

Applicants for the Writing Center Consultant need not be English majors: the Writing Center is looking for excellent communicators with strong interpersonal skills who are highly motivated and eager to learn. While they invite applications from students at every level, students at the sophomore level who can handle the challenge are ideal, as staff continuity is crucial for the Writing Center and we hope to keep students on staff for several years. Students can learn more about the position and how to apply by viewing the Writing Center Consultant posting on Husker Hire Link and visiting https://www.unl.edu/writing/become-a-consultant.  Applications are due March 5.

Download more information here.

Young Writers Camp Internship Opportunity

Sponsored by the Nebraska Writing Project and UNL's English Department, the Young Writers Camp has a Summer 2018 internship opportunity for you! It counts as 3 credits for ENGL 495, and you will get to work with students from grades 9-12. The official dates for the internship start June 11-23.

Interested students should send a letter of interest detailing their experience in writing, teaching, mentoring, and/or journalism (especially if you have any experience in video-journalism) and an updated resume to Professor Stacey Waite, swaite2@unl.edu. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING MATERIALS: March 1, 2018.

Download more information here.

Internships at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West has multiple internship opportunities that are available now! The application deadline for all internships is March 1, 2018. For the full list of student internships and descriptions of each internship, visit https://centerofthewest.org/learn/internships/

April 7-8: Volunteer at Stuff the Bus!

Help Stuff the Bus with the Friendship Home! The event will take place April 7-8, in which volunteers can choose a shift to collect donations from 9AM-4PM.

"Friendship Home not only provides safe shelter and support, but also supplies families with the necessities needed to start a new life, free from violence.

StarTran, in cooperation with Alpha Media, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, annually sponsor Stuff the Bus. This event asks community members to literally “stuff a bus” full of NEW items needed by families at Friendship Home. The items donated will stock our shelter shelves for the coming year."

Sign up to volunteer here!

The Blue Route: Paying Market for Undergraduate Creative Writers

If you are interested in a publishing opportunity, The Blue Route is calling for submissions! They are looking for writers who write poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction. They pay 25 dollars for accepted work. For more information and/or to submit your work, visit https://widenerblueroute.org/. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018. 

March 1: The Experience Showcase

The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an event called “The Experience Showcase” coming up on March 1st, 2-3:30pm. They’ll feature older A&S students who will talk about their experience with internships, research, education abroad, community service, and campus leadership and why those were meaningful. It’s geared toward A&S students, but all are welcome! Their hope is that students will walk away inspired to pursue these opportunities and know what steps to take in order to pursue them.

Download more information here.

Upcoming Career Development Events

Take a look at these different events:


Career coaching is available in the Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall. Kristen Aldrich and Meagan Savage are ready to help you:

  • Explore majors & careers
  • Gain outside-the-classroom experience
  • Develop resumes and cover letters
  • Search for internships and jobs
  • Prepare to apply for graduate school
  • Learn to network
  • ...and more


Wed., Feb. 21st, 2:30-3:15 Law Schools Dean Panel/Q&A; 3:30-4:30 Law School Fair

Nebraska Union – Centennial Room

Considering law school? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore your options with regional law school deans and representatives from:

Nebraska Law

Creighton University

University of Kansas

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of South Dakota


Wed., Feb. 21st, 11:30-12:30pm

Nebraska Union – Regency B

Join for a conversation with Kristin M. Stewart, U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer, currently on domestic assignment as the Diplomat in Residence at the University of Oklahoma. Kristen will talk about career opportunities in Foreign Service including the Pathways Program, U.S. Department of State Internships and other opportunities to help you reach your career goals.

Stewart has served as a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service since 2002. Before assuming her current position as Diplomat in Residence at the University of Oklahoma, she was the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Basrah, Iraq. Including her assignment in Iraq, Kristin has served in diplomatic assignments at six overseas posts.

Additional information available here.


Tues., Feb. 27th, 6:15-8pm

Nebraska Union – Centennial Room

Join peers for a fun, safe and encouraging environment to think about your dreams and ideas, write them down and then get some help to make those dreams a reality. 
Facilitated by keynote speaker, success coach and best-selling author Mitch Matthews.

Find more information here.


Thurs., March 1, 2-3:30pm

Nebraska Union – Regency B/C

Academics + Experience = Opportunities! Hear from fellow Arts and Sciences students about their experiences with internships, research, education abroad, service and leadership, and learn how YOU can get started. Meaningful experiences outside the classroom will help open doors for exciting opportunities once you graduate.


Cutting-edge research takes place in every department on campus. Participating as an undergraduate is a great way to gain quality experience and make important connections with faculty members. UCARE is a funded research opportunity exclusively for undergraduate students. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 academic year through Friday, March 9th at 3pm.

Find more information here.

Generation Feminist Fellowship Now Taking Applications Through March 3rd!

Generation Feminist Fellowship Now Taking Applications Through March 3rd!

Generation Feminist (or Gen F) is a national two-week social justice summer fellowship for undergraduate students of all genders. This program is a collaboration between the Center for Educational Justice at the University of Redlands, the Women's Center at Bowling Green State University, and the Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester. 12 students will be selected from colleges and universities across the U.S.

Grounded in the feminist history of the greater Rochester area and hands-on experience working at Willow Domestic Violence Center, this program provides undergraduates interested in social justice, human services, non-profit management, gender-based violence, and feminism(s) with an opportunity to participate in leadership development, research and program evaluation, and experiential learning for social change.

To apply: fill out the application and provide two references located here: http://www.redlands.edu/genf

Program Cost: Room and All Meals $525 | Fellowship Tuition $475*

*Fellows must also provide their own travel to and from Rochester, N.Y. on 7/22/18 and 8/4/18.

Summer 2018 Editing/Publishing Internship Opportunity

Tethered by Letters wants to let you know that they are accepting applications for their Summer 2018 Editing/Publishing Internship. This is an extraordinary opportunity for creative writers looking to get a start in the publishing industry! Applications are due by April 5th. Click here for more information.

AARP Student Internships Available

AARP Nebraska has two paid student internships opening up this summer, which are Community Outreach and Communications. They are looking for undergraduate students from a variety of majors, so make sure to take a look!

Download more information here.

Community Events

Collection News: Sheldon's "Original Behavior"

"This exhibition brings together a small group of large works by artists who share an affinity for depicting the figure in a cartoonish, comic style. Paintings by Philip Guston, Peter Saul, Robert Colescott, and Carroll Dunham convey a dynamic visual language rich in symbolic narratives." The Sheldon will be showing this exhibit until May 13th, so make sure to take a look! More information can be found here

The Humanities Broaden Our Horizons - Especially This Week!

Humanities Nebraska has multiple events going on this month! Make sure to take a look at their interactive map and event calendar to see the different events taking place, where they are taking place, and when the events start. Click here for more information about the events.

Stay Woke: Readings in Social Justice

Penguin Is Opening Up a Women Author-Only Pop-Up Shop 

"Penguin is opening up a perfect new book store: one that’s entirely stocked with titles written by women. The store, named Like a Woman, will be a pop-up that runs March 5 to 9 in Shoreditch, London. The Guardian reports that the store will mark International Women’s Day and 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which extended the right to vote for women in the UK in 1918." Continue reading here

A Glimmer of Justice

"A new book provides a comprehensive, fair-minded, and knowledgeable overview of the International Criminal Court and its relationship to the other tribunals established to do justice internationally." Continue reading here

A Former Literary Editor Remembers the World Before #MeToo

"I was the world’s unlikeliest person to have a career in men’s magazines. In college, I was in thrall to the French feminist writer Hélène Cixous, and I was fascinated by issues of gender, identity, language, and power. But I loved American writers and writing, too, and magazines like Esquire and GQ, while the self-proclaimed epicenters of masculinity, also stood at the vanguard of literary journalism." Continue reading here.

Literary News

17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read

Emily Temple writes about 17 Essays by Female writers that everyone should take a look at. Ranging from "Living Like Weasels"by Annie Dillard to "Joy" by Zadie Smith, this collection of essays will want you reading more. Read the article here

Advice for MFAs Entering Donald Trump’s America

"Some mornings, the trifecta comes in. But little is harder than writing badly and knowing it and going on, and we’ve all done our fair share of that. Some rational people actually know to quit once they’ve written stinkily for about three days running. Darwin called that “natural selection.” But us? Not us, thank God! Congratulations, good and faithful servants, the race is won. You have just entered the Coliseum." Continue reading here

Writers to Watch Spring 2018: Anticipated Debuts

"This spring’s standout emerging authors include writers from the U.S., the U.K., France, and Nigeria, and their books tackle a dizzying array of themes: female desire, sexual trauma, municipal corruption, financial malfeasance, war, and the connection between art and politics. Together their books—experimental novels, story collections, family sagas—present a picture of contemporary fiction that is impossible to classify." To take a look at the list of emerging authors, click here

Counting to a Hundred

Melissa Chadburn writes "But instead of following the trajectory set before me, I took a sharp left turn. I met a woman with a petition. This was something I could do. Get people to sign her petition. Her petition to get money from the government to build more schools and parks. I went to El Superior, the grocery store on Figueroa in LA, and stood out in the hot sun. I drank pink and white and green Agua Frescas, and had folks sign my petition. One hundred. I wanted to get one hundred signatures a day, I decided. That would be magnificent." Continue reading more about her journey to a hundred here

Rhiannon Navin on "How My Mother Taught Me to Be a Book Fanatic"

"I was raised by a book fanatic who turned me into a book fanatic. Everyone always assumes my mother named me after the famous Fleetwood Mac song, since it was released only a couple of years before I was born. Actually, she named me after a Welsh princess named Rhiannon whom she read about in a collection of historical lectures published by the University of Wales Press in 1953. I’m going to tell you a little secret I hope won’t get my mother in trouble all these years later." Continue reading here

Why the Hardliners of the World Fear the Word

"I believe it’s subtext that people fear the most. The meaning beneath the meaning, which lies in multiple layers, like an onion, like a glittering patch of treacherously still water, like a deep blue sea. I could well believe that metaphor is one of the most dangerous words in the world." Continue reading here

Anna Deavere Smith on Jesmyn Ward

"The men and women in prisons across this country have an American song to sing, a story to tell. Even as there is an increased concern that our society has become too punitive, few of us know what that song might sound like. Arts programs in prisons—rare enough to begin with—are often temporary and vulnerable to cancellation. (The same is true of schools.) Apparently the overseers of Parchman prison in the early twentieth century saw the value of music. Work songs and field hollers were at the very least tolerated, because they moved the work along at a pace, and toward a profit." Continue reading here

Remember Their Names: These Writers Are Launching A New Wave of Native American Literature

How Do You Launch a New Generation of Native American Writers?

With two highly anticipated books, Terese Marie Mailhot and Tommy Orange are part of a new wave of indigenous writers, trained in a program that rejects the standards of white academia.

Terese Marie Mailhot, whose new memoir, Heart Berries, came out this month, hates “poet voice.” If you’ve ever been to a poetry reading, or attended a creative writing class, or even just listened to Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac on the radio, you know what she’s talking about. Poet voice is sincere yet disaffected, a droning melody of self-importance. It is the standard, emulated by thousands of poets, essayists, and fiction writers, popularized and codified by creative writing programs across the nation. And like so many of those programs, it is extremely white. In this way, it’s a tidy metaphor for the way whiteness — and expectations for what writing should sound like — still dominates the writing world.

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Film News

“Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa”

"“We were taught that we lost the things that made us African. We lost our culture, and now we have to make do with scraps.” Black America is constituted overwhelmingly by the descendants of people who were not only brought to the country against their will but were later inducted into an ambivalent form of citizenship without their input. The Fourteenth Amendment, which granted citizenship to all those born here, supposedly resolved the question of the status of ex-slaves, though those four million individuals were not consulted in its ratification. " Continue reading more about here

Ava DuVernay, and a Reckoning at Facebook

"The director Ava DuVernay on the distance between “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time.” And a report on how Facebook is reckoning with the fallout from Russian tampering during the election." Continue reading here

The Americans Who Confessed Their Pain to Javier Bardem

"The resulting forty-three-minute film, “Thy Kingdom Come,” which will première at the South by Southwest Film Festival, in March, includes a few heartwarming tales. Bardem speaks with an elderly woman about the key to her happy marriage, and wheels a man out of the confines of his beige nursing home and into the dappled sunlight of a warm autumn day. Much of what the townspeople tell Bardem, though, is filled with tragedy and hardship." Continue reading here

In Defense Of Erik Killmonger And The Forgotten Children Of Wakanda

“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost all the time.” This is James Baldwin’s prolific quote about being Black in America and the sentiment that genius screenwriter and director Ryan Coogler tapped into when he wrote his version of the “villain” Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s latest blockbuster film Black Panther." DISCLAIMER: There are spoilers in this article! Continue reading here

“Black Panther” and “Early Man”

Anthony Lane, writer for The New Yorker, writes about "Black Panther" and "Early Man" in terms of his views of both films. "If you start in the center of Africa and head southeast, you arrive at Wakanda. According to one map, it lies somewhere near Uganda—below South Sudan, above Rwanda, and abutting the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Unlike those nations, however, which have been scalded by strife, Wakanda is a model of serenity. It is a kingdom, wisely ruled, and rich in a precious natural resource, vibranium, which is used for hyper-technology." Continue reading about the films here

The Real Problem with “Peter Rabbit”’s Allergy Scene

Peter Rabbit has been criticized for the scene in which the rabbits send Mr. McGregor, their enemy, into anaphylactic shock. Parents and The Asthma and Allergy foundation have condemned the movie for this portrayal, calling it insensitive and disturbing. Continue reading more here

‘Black Panther’ Actor Says Her Character’s Queer Flirtation Scene Was Deleted

“Black Panther” actor Florence Kasumba has confirmed that she filmed a scene in which her character, Ayo — head of security for King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) — flirted with a female general (Danai Gurira). “If the makers would have wanted everyone to see the scene, it would have been in the movie,” Kasumba told Vulture, noting that additional scenes also did not make the final product, now in theaters. “What their reason is, I can’t tell you, because nobody told me about whether [that scene is] in or not.” Continue reading here

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