Tuesday, October 28, 2014

postings


Academic

Thiel College
The Department of History at Thiel College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in European History, with a preference for the early modern or modern era.  In addition, a secondary field in public history, women and gender history, or a non-Western area is preferred.  The candidate will participate in teaching in the Department and Thiel College’s Seminar series.  The position offers attractive opportunities for collaboration, exploration, and curriculum development in a liberal arts college context.
The teaching load is four courses per semester, and includes responsibility for courses in European history, SEMS 200: Western Traditions, and specialized courses in the candidate’s field of interest.  A Ph.D. in History is required by the date of hire for appointment as Assistant Professor.  Demonstrated successful college teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and excellent communication skills are also required.

Bloomfield College
The Division of Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of World History. The ideal candidate will have a geographic focus in either Africa or Europe.  A secondary area of interest and experience in Women and Gender Studies and/or Public History is preferable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History at date of appointment and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching.

Northwest Missouri State
Primary Duties: To teach courses in Early-Modern and Modern European History, including courses in Western Civilization and upper-division and graduate courses. Upper-division teaching load may include courses in Russian History, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Research Methods. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching within a comprehensive state university, student and university service, and the promise of scholarly achievement. August 2015 start date.

University of Kentucky
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professorship to begin August 2015 with teaching and research interests such as but not limited to transnational feminisms, masculinities, and transgender studies. We seek candidates who can participate fully in the research, teaching, and service of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. We are searching for an innovative teacher who can teach a broad range of required core courses in our undergraduate and graduate curriculum including large-lecture introductory classes. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand or by August 2015. A Ph.D. or a graduate certificate/concentration, in feminist studies/gender and women’s studies is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, as well as a strong commitment to departmental and university service. We offer an undergraduate major and minor program, a graduate certificate, and a Ph.D. The Gender and Women’s Studies Department encourages research and teaching collaborations with other interdisciplinary networks, departments, and programs.

Saint Xavier University
The Department of History and Political Science at Saint Xavier University seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in European history beginning Fall 2015.  Area of specialization is open; however, the department desires a candidate who can contribute broadly to the departmental and university curriculum. Responsibilities include teaching the two-semester world history survey, a survey of modern Europe, and other courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise and interest. The successful candidate will exhibit a strong commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching and advising, scholarly productivity, and broad service to the department and university. A Ph.D. in history is required by the start of the appointment. Teaching experience preferred. A working knowledge of instructional technology and learning outcomes assessment is desired.



Administrative
European Studies Librarian
The European Studies Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The ESL assesses needs and establishes outreach to the students and faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as providing in-depth consultations and engaging in user evaluation and analysis to stay abreast of needs and departmental focus. Responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for the European languages, literatures and cultures collections (Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese). This position supports the University’s academic program in these subject areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsible for analyzing the University’s program in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and collaborating with librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. Evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Provides specialized reference services and library instruction for the study of European languages and cultures.  In collaboration with the Arabic, Germanic, Slavic Studies Librarian and others, acts as Libraries’ liaison to the various Centers on campus. Provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries.


Renaissance Society of America
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the RSA. Duties include the administration and oversight of the daily operations of the Society, office personnel, the Society’s website, and RSA’s program activities, which include several book series and Renaissance News and Notes. Renaissance Quarterly has its own editors for articles and reviews, but the Executive Director oversees its general management, working with the representatives of the University of Chicago Press. The Executive Director will know the constitution and by-laws of the Society and over time will embody the institutional memory of the Society. He or she will represent the interests of the RSA to the like-minded organizations represented in the American Council of Learned Societies, as well as to regulatory bodies, the media, and the broader educational community. He or she works with the Board and office staff to assess members’ needs; creates and implements programs and services of value and interest to existing and prospective members; develops strategies for membership recruitment and retention; manages member relations and communications. He or she collaborates with the Board on staffing requirements, organizational management, and the effectiveness of overall operations.




Tuesday, July 08, 2014

area places and events

Eating:


Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant and Pastries
314 E Main St
Richardson, TX 75081


Jeng Chi Chinese
400 N. Greenville Ave. #11
Richardson, TX 75081


Tampopo
6130 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206


Chang Jing Korean BBQ
400 N Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
Kalachandji
5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas, TX

Mot Hai Ba

 6047 Lewis Street
Dallas, TX 75206
(Lakewood)

Euro Deli
670 Coit Road,
Richardson, TX, 75080
972-234-8052

Taste of Europe
1901 W. Pioneer Prkwy, 
Arlington TX, 76013 
(817) 275-5530 

Signature dishes
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2014/07/the_rime_of_the_ancient_marinara.php

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/100_favorite_dishes/


To Do:

Butterfly House Discovery Tour
11:00 a.m. first Sat. of every month
3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Dallas, TX
214-428-7476

Sons of Hermann Hall
Swing Dancing every Wednesday 9-12 pm
3414 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226
214-747-4422
 
Sur La Table cooking classes
http://www.surlatable.com/
4527 Travis Street, Suite A
Dallas, Texas 75205
214-219-4479

http://www.greekfestivalofdallas.com/
9-26 - 9/28

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Clippings on Carter



The above from The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year 1854, Volume 195, page 551

Reverend Nicolas Carter, perpetual curate of Deal Chapel, an accomplished linguist and author of several pamphlets. His first wife was Margaret Swayne, an heiress who is supposed to have married with a fortune of £15,000 which she lost in the South Sea Bubble in 1720. After she died in 1728?, Nicolas Carter married again. His second wife was Mary Bean.







The above taken from Church History of Kent: from the earliest period to the year MDCCCLVIII, by Thomas Timpson. pages 411-12.



BEHOLD a Lady floating on the surface of Theology! The lightness of her dress keeps her above water--ah! no--she sinks--stretch out a pitying hand to save her--she's gone! Seriously, this female Mind, if it is really a female Mind, would have been much better employed in attending the progress of Pickles and Conserves than in pursuing those abstruse enquiries, which require a depth of erudition, and a reach of thought, that few Ladies can attain.       --from  The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, by several hands. London: R. Griffith, 1764, p. 237

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Elizabeth Carter 1717 - 1806

Family
Father was Nicholas Carter
Mother was Margaret, only daughter .and heiress of Richard Swayne *, Esq. by a daughter of Thomas Trenchard, of Wolverton, and Lychet Maltravers, Esq.

With Margaret dad had Elizabeth, John Carter who left three daughters, and Margaret who married Thomas Pennington and left Thomas (Rector of x) and Montagu. Also Nicholas and James who both died early.
With  Mary he had Mary, married to Andrew Douglas, and Henry  (Rector of x)

Chronology (some from EB 1911):
    1734 first publication - verses by 'Eliza' in the Gentleman's Magazine
    1738-39 in London w Birch and Johnson
    1738 Poems upon Particular Occasions
    1739 translation of Crousaz's An Examination of Mr. Pope's Essay on Man
    1739 translation of Algarotti's Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy explained for the use of the Ladies, in six Dialogues on Light and Colour
     1739 - in June - Carter supposedly leaves London abrubtly ... (Hawley? Ruhe?)
     1741 First meeting / letters w Miss Talbot
     1747 ‘Ode to Wisdom’ in Gentleman's Magazine, corrected version after Richardson's theft
     1750 Rambler 44
     1751 Rambler 100    

     1753?   Remarks on the Athanasian Creed; on a sermon preached at the parish church of Deal, October 15, 1752; and on a pamphlet, lately published, with the title, "Some short and plain arguments, from scripture, evidently proving the divinity of Our Saviour." In a letter to the Rev. Mr. Randolph, Rector of Deal.
     1757 (1751)  book 1, ode 15, of  Duncombe's The Works of Horace in Several Hands.
     1758 Epictetus (work started in 1749)
     1762 Poems on Several Occasions
     1763 Goes to Spa with Montagu
     1776 Poems on Several Occasions (3rd edition w. six new poems, says Hawley)
     1780 Fanny Burney writes about meeting Carter the first time
     1796 - Count de Bedee translates/publishes "Twelve Poems translated into French: ..."
     1807 Memoirs

Talbot did #30, Richardson #97 (the best seller), Hester Mulso Chapone did four letters for #10, Garrick did some of #15 and Joseph Simpson did part of #107>

(1717-1806), English poet and translator, daughter of the Rev. Nicholas Carter, was born at Deal, in Kent, on the 16th of December 1717. Dr Carter educated his children, boys and girls, alike; but Elizabeth's slowness tired his patience, and it was only by great perseverance that she conquered her natural incapacity for learning. She studied late at night and early in the morning, taking snuff and chewing green tea to keep herself awake; thus causing severe injury to her health. She learned Greek and Latin, and Dr Johnson said concerning a celebrated scholar that he “understood Greek better than any one whom he had ever known except Elizabeth Carter.” She learned also Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and lastly some Arabic. She studied astronomy, ancient geography, and ancient and modern history.
Edward Cave was a friend of Dr Carter, and in 1734 some of Elizabeth's verses, signed “Eliza,” appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine, to which she contributed for many years. In 1738 Cave published her Poems upon Particular Occasions; in 1739 she translated from the French an attack on Pope's Essay on Man by J. P. de Crousaz; and in the same year appeared her translation from the Italian of Algarotti's Newtonianismo per le Dame, under the title of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy explained for the use of the Ladies, in six Dialogues on Light and Colour.
Why did she move back home???
Her translation of Epictetus (1758) was undertaken in 1749 to please her friends, Thomas Seeker (afterwards archbishop of Canterbury) and his niece, Catherine Talbot, to whom the translation was sent, sheet by sheet, as it was done. In 1762 Miss Carter printed a second collection of Poems on Several Occasions. Her letters to Miss Talbot contain an account of a tour on the continent undertaken in 1763 in company with Edward and Elizabeth Montagu and William Pulteney, 1st earl of Bath. Dr Carter, from 1762 to his death in 1774, lived with his daughter in a house at Deal, which she had purchased. An annuity was settled on her by Sir William Pulteney and his wife, who had inherited Lord Bath's fortune; and she had another annuity from Mrs Montagu. Among Miss Carter's friends and correspondents were Samuel Johnson, Bishop Butler, Richard Savage, Horace Walpole, Samuel Richardson, Edmund Burke, Hannah More, and Elizabeth Vesey, who was a leader of literary society. She died in Clarges Street, Piccadilly, on the 19th of February 1806.
Her Memoirs were published in 1807; her correspondence with Miss Talbot and Mrs Vesey in 1809; and her letters to Mrs Montagu in 1817. See also A Woman of Wit and Wisdom (1906), a biography by Alice C. C. Gaussen.

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Educated by her father - WITH siblings male and female - she was sent to Canterbury for a year to learn French in the house of a Huguenot refugee - "she also learned the common branches of needle-work, which she practiced to the very last; and music, in which, though very fond of it, she never seems to have made any considerable progress" (Pennington 12). Apparently it was difficult for her to learn at first, enough that dad suggested she stop, but she kept on (Pennington 11). "She rose early, and, to keep her attention from flagging at night, she took snuff, bound wet towels round her head and chewed green tea and coffee" (find source). She is sent to London to stay with friends and one or two uncles and "generally passed great part of the winter" there (Pennington 13)
Later in life she learned Portuguese ... Arabick, astronomy, ancient geography ... and Religion (Pennington 16-17)

What do we know about Nicholas Carter, "perpetual curate of a chapel at Deal, and one of the six preachers at Canterbury"According to Montagu Pennington he was a "graduate of Emanuel College in Cambridge and was considered a serious scholarin the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew languages. Later in his life, he became Rector of Woodchurch and of Ham as well as one of the six preachers in the Cathedral Church of Canterbury. His tracts of controversial divinity and a volume of his sermons demonstrate his deep knowledge of the Scriptures"
Father's poem on court life - 15


From father to Eliza 
“I must do you the justice to say, that I think you are an exception. I am extremely unwilling to cross your inclination in any thing, because your behavior to me is more than unexeptionable. I leave you, therefore, to act agreeably to your own judgement. My exceeding fondness of you must necessarily make me anxious and fearful; but it does not prevent me from being convinced that I may safely leave a great deal to your own judgment” (Pennington 26)
and in October 1729, when Elizabeth was only twelve years old, Dr. Carter wrote to her from Bath :
"And I must do you ye Justice to say, yt. Your Manner of writing is praise-worthy I cd. not forbear showing your Letter to Sr. George, who commended it extremely. One of your Age cd. spel so exactly & choose such proper Expressions". (qtd. in Hampshire 17) 
Pennington 28 has a footnote where a Mr. Pearse, according to Eliza's sister, in response to a question about whether she was married, responded "no, nor never will, only to God." 
Pennington 29 refers to a letter where Dr, Carter says: "If you intend never to marry, as I think you plainly, intimate in one of your letters, then you certainly ought to live retired, and not appear in the world with an expense which is reasonable upon the prospect of getting a husband, but not otherwise." 

Pennington 32 has daddy's advice on Eliza poem by someone else in the Almanack - to clarify author

Dr. Carter’s letters to Elizabeth Carter, written through the years from 8 October 1729 to 26, May 1761, are in a private collection (Hampshire 17)
Dr. Carter Seventeen Sermons on the Following Subjects (1738 - ECCO has Birch's copy)


Siblings: a) wife one (Margaret) - Nicolas, James, Elizabeth, John, Margaret,
                b) wife two - Mary and Henry
Sister Margaret was also well educated "being a very good Latin and French, and tolerable Greek and Italian scholar, with some knowledge also in Hebrew" (Pennington 10)
Mom (who had money that got lost in the South Sea bubble) dies when Eliza is 10.

Catherine Talbot (1721-1770) lived with mom and "uncle" Thomas Secker who became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1758 and then died in 1768. Catherine herself died of cancer in 1770 and her mom then gave to Carter a volume that the latter published at her own expense Reflections on the Seven Days of the Week and two years later Essays on Various Subjects. According Pennington in the preface to their correspondence she was taught religion, as well as those languages which are generally a part of female education (French and Italian), and science - astronomy, geography. She knew some Latin and taught herself German (page x). Pennington explains that she was not ugly or stupid, so that was not the reason she was single. Pennington explains that Carter did tell him to use his good judgment to decide what to do with the letters, and they were so well organized and there was nothing bad in them, he thinks they are ok to publish. Indeed, if the "if the purest morality recommended on the best principles; if the vital spirit of Christian Piety, breathed in language always persuasive, and often elegant, can engage the public attentions; then may it be hoped ... that these letters will not have been written in vain. They will at any rate serve as an additional proof, of which happily there are many living examples, that cheerfulness and gaiety are not inconsistent with the strictest virtue, nor the most exemplary piety, with the manners and society of high life" (page xxi).


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Bibliography:
Agorni, Mirella. "The Voice of the Translatress: From Aphra Behn to Elizabeth Carter". The Yearbook of English Studies, Vol. 28, Eighteenth-Century Lexis and Lexicography (1998), pp. 181-195

Apetrei, Sarah. Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England, Cambridge University Press (2010)

Bach, Rebecca Ann and Gwynne Kennedy. Feminisms and early modern texts : essays for Phyllis Rackin. Selinsgrove, Pa. : Susquehanna University Press, 2010.

Betham-Edwards, Mathilda. Six life studies of famous women. London : Griffith and Farran ; New York : Dutton, 1880. [Gerritsen collection online].

Clarke, Norma. Dr. Johnson's Women. London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2000.

Crawford, Patricia. Women and Religion in England 1500-1720. Routledge, 1996.

Dorr, Priscilla.  "Elizabeth Carter". Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring, 1986), pp. 138-140.

Easton, Celia. “Were the Bluestockings Queer?” The Age of Johnson, Vol. 9, (1998) pp. 257-294.

Eger, Elizabeth. Bluestockings : women of reason from enlightenment to romanticism. Palgrave, 2010.

Elwood, Anne Katharine Curteis.. Memoirs of the literary ladies of England, from the commencement of the last century. London : H. Colburn, 1843. [Gerritsen collection online].

Freeman, Lisa. "A Dialogue: Elizabeth Carter's Passion for the Female Mind" in Women's Poetry in the Enlightenment: The Making of a Canon, 1730-1820. 1999.

Guest, Harriet. "Bluestocking Feminism". Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 65, No. 1/2, Reconsidering the Bluestockings (2002), pp. 59-80
Guest, Harriet. Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810. 2002.

Hampshire, Gwen. Elizabeth Carter, 1717-1806: An Edition of Some Unpublished Letters. 2005

Hans, Nicholas. Trends in Education in the Eighteenth Century. Routledge, 1998.

Jeynes, William.  International Handbook of Protestant Education. ‎David W. Robinson, 2012.

Kelly, Gary. ed. Bluestocking feminism : writings of the Bluestocking circle, 1738 - 1785, volume II

Mendelson, Sara and Patricia Crawford. Women in Early Modern England. Oxford UP, 1998.

Meyer, Gerald Dennis.  The Scientific Lady in England 1650-1760. UC Press, 1955.

Miegon, Anna. "Biographical Sketches of Principal Bluestocking Women." Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 65, No. 1/2, Reconsidering the Bluestockings (2002), pp. 25-37

Myers,  Sylvia Harcstark. The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England.1990.

O'Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge UP, 2009.

Ruhe, Edward. "Birch, Johnson, and Elizabeth Carter: An Episode of 1738-39." PMLA, 73 (1958)

Thomas, Claudia."Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth Carter: Pudding, Epictetus, and the Accomplished Woman." South Central Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, Johnson and Gender (Winter, 1992), pp. 18-30

Wallace, Jennifer. "Confined and Exposed: Elizabeth Carter's Classical Translations". Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Autumn, 2003), pp. 315-334.

Williams, Carolyn. "Poetry, Pudding, and Epictetus: The Consistency of Elizabeth Carter" in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and Eighteenth-Century Canon. 1996

Uphaus, Robert and Gretchen M. Foster. The 'Other' Eighteenth Century: English Women of Letters 1660-1800.




Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812
by Emma Major

Women and Religion in England 1500-1720
by Patricia Crawford, Routledge, 1996

Trends in Education in the Eighteenth Century,
 By Nicholas Hans, Routledge, 1998

 International Handbook of Protestant Education,  
by William Jeynes, ‎David W. Robinson 2012 

Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain
by Karen O'Brien, Cambridge UP, 2009

Websites:
Dissertation on the Legacy of Carter:
http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1073&context=english_diss

This webpage has correspondence TO Elizabeth Montagu from Elizabeth Carter:
http://www.faculty.umb.edu/elizabeth_fay/October28.html

About Mary Hamilton's diary:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/dec/03/books.monarchy 

"Aside from the domestic sphere, the letters she received from other noted 'bluestockings', such as Elizabeth Carter and Elizabeth Montagu, are valuable for the sense they give of the cultivated salon society she enjoyed. Of Carter, Hamilton wrote: 'She is, I imagine, the most learned female who ever lived' - although a frank, gossipy letter from Francis Lord Napier, her guardian's son, gives a rather more irreverent view. 'She was a fine old Slut,' he writes to Hamilton, 'though bearing not the least resemblance to a Woman. She had more the appearance of a fat Priest of the Church of Rome than an English Gentlewoman.' "


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Conferences to attend?

Conferences 2014-15

October 16-19
SCSC 
New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference/
Reg : $170 - Hotel $200/night

November 7-9 (Probably not)
NACBS
Minneapolis, Minnesota
http://www.nacbs.org/conference/
Reg: $200 - Hotel $159 (by Oct. 6)

February 19-21, 2015
Consortium on the Revolutionary Era
High Point, NC
http://www.revolutionaryera.org/
Reg: $?? - Hotel $119/night
CFP by October 24

March?, 2015
British Scholar

March 19-22, 2015
ASECS
Los Angeles, CA
CFP https://asecs.press.jhu.edu/general%20site/Posted%202015%20Call%20for%20Papers1.pdf
by September 15

June 18-20, 2015
Attending to Early Modern Women:About Time
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/index.cfm
Hotel @170/night
CFP by September 30

Conferences 2013-14


October 3-5, 2013
WCBS in Kansas city- submission deadline passed
“Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers”

November, 7-10, 2013
NWSA - Ohio - submission deadline passed

November, 8-10, 2013
NACBS - Portland, OR

January, 2-5, 2014
AHA, Washington, D.C.

February 2014
The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 (CRE) - no theme

March, 2014
British Scholar

March 20-23, 2014
ASECS (in Williamsburg, Virginia) - panel proposal deadline passed, paper proposals not yet out

May 22-25, 2014
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians ( University of Toronto) - deadline passed 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Journals and other resources

HISTORY

Cercles
Revue pluridisciplinaire du Monde Anglophone.
Cercles welcomes articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world: literature, linguistics, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, esthetics… It offers a variety of perspectives, involving gender, ethnicity, ideology, and theory. We encourage submissions in English and French, but also any other language, provided a translation is submitted in either French or English.
  No manuscript will be considered if it is concurrently under consideration by another journal or is soon to be published elsewhere. However, the editors might consider publishing previously printed material, provided the original publisher has granted one-time printing rights to Cercles. Articles published in Cercles may not be published elsewhere unless permission is granted by Cercles.
  Authors are encouraged to submit relevant graphics (photographs, maps, charts, line drawings, cartoons) with the manuscript. Author are responsible for obtaining written permission to publish any copyrighted material

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
1400-1750


Early Modern Culture Online – 
Early Modern Culture Online (EMCO) is an interdisciplinary, open-access, peer reviewed electronic journal. EMCO aims at publishing original research on Renaissance and Early Modern culture, broadly construed, through a wide variety of approaches.
We invite edited studies on thematically related research in all areas of Renaissance and Early Modern literature, art history, language, philosophy and musical research.
The themes and cultural expressions discussed, and the wider relevance of Early Modern art forms and cultural statements in contemporary society, turn the series into a valuable resource for specialists as well as for the general reader.


English Historical Review – Oxford Journals
First published in January 1886, The English Historical Review (EHR) is the oldest journal of historical scholarship in the English-speaking world. It deals not only with British history, but also with almost all aspects of European and world history since the classical era: it covers the history of the Americas, including the foreign policy of the USA and her role in the wider world, but excludes the internal history of the USA since Independence, for which other scholarly outlets are plentiful. The EHR includes major Articles, ‘Notes and Documents’, and Debates on medieval and modern themes, as well as an unusually extensive range of Reviews and Shorter Notices of books published throughout the world. A summary of international periodical literature published in the previous twelve months is also provided.

European History Quarterly – Sage
European History Quarterly (EHQ) is a quarterly peer reviewed journal which has earned an international reputation as an essential resource on European history, publishing articles by eminent historians on a range of subjects from the later Middle Ages to post-1945.

Gender & History – Blackwell
Gender & History is a major international journal for research and writing on the history of femininity, masculinity, and gender relations. Spanning epochs and continents, this journal publishes rigorous, though readable, articles both on particular episodes in gender history and on broader methodological questions which have ramifications for the discipline of history as a whole.

The Historical Journal – Cambridge UP
Founded in 1958, the Historical Journal publishes on all aspects of history since 1500, providing a forum for younger scholars making a distinguished debut as well as publishing the work of historians with an international reputation. The journal publishes original research in full-length articles and shorter communications and major surveys of the field in historiographical reviews and review articles. Contributions are aimed both at specialists and non-specialists.

Interdisciplinary Humanities – HERA -
The journal accepts articles that deal with "any learning activities with content that draws upon the human cultural heritage, methods that derive from the humanistic disciplines, and a purpose that is concerned with human values."Articles dealing with the interdisciplinary humanities or humanities education at all levels (K-12, college, and adult learning) are welcome, as are creative works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that reflect the the journal's interests and the themes of specific issues.
http://www.h-e-r-a.org

Journal of British Studies – NACBS

Journal of Early Modern History – 
The Journal of Early Modern History, the official journal of the University of Minnesota Center for Early Modern History, is the first scholarly journal dedicated to the study of early modernity from this world-historical perspective, whether through explicitly comparative studies, or by the grouping of studies around a given thematic, chronological, or geographic frame.

Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies – GEMS
The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies is the official publication of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies and regularly publishes articles and reviews on the cultural history of the early modern period, broadly defined. It provides a venue for exchange between scholars in such diverse fields as sociology and anthropology; history, economics, and political science; philology and literary criticism; art history and iconology; and African, American, European, and Asian studies. By extending its boundaries in the direction of cultural theory, gender studies, colonial and postcolonial studies, and postmodernism, JEMCS challenges the boundaries that separate such traditional scholarly disciplines while also bringing those disciplines into contact with each other.

Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies – ASECS

Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Duke Press
The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies publishes articles informed by historical inquiry and alert to issues raised by contemporary theoretical debate. The journal fosters rigorous investigation of historiographical representations of European and western Asian cultural forms from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Its topics include art, literature, theater, music, philosophy, theology, and history, and it embraces material objects as well as texts; women as well as men; merchants, workers, and audiences as well as patrons; Jews and Muslims as well as Christians.

Notes and Queries –  Oxford Journals
Founded under the editorship of the antiquary W J Thoms, the primary intention of Notes and Queries was, and still remains, the asking and answering of readers' questions. It is devoted principally to English language and literature, lexicography, history, and scholarly antiquarianism.

Past and Present
Founded in 1952, Past & Present is widely acknowledged to be the liveliest and most stimulating historical journal in the English-speaking world. The Journal offers:
-          A wide variety of scholarly and original articles on historical, social and cultural change in all parts of the world.
-          Challenging work by young historians as well as seminal articles by internationally regarded scholars.
-          A range of articles that appeal to specialists and non-specialists, and communicate the results of the most recent historical research in a readable and lively form.




DATABASES:




GENDER

differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies – Duke UP
differences is a critical forum where the problematic of differences is explored in texts ranging from the literary and visual to the political and social. This journal highlights theoretical debates across the disciplines that address the ways concepts and categories of difference, notably but not exclusively gender, operate within culture.
European Journal of Women's Studies – Sage
Exploring the complex theoretical and empirical relationship between women and the particular, yet diverse, context of Europe, the European Journal of Women's Studies supports cutting-edge scholarship and research on European women's studies. Conference reports, reviews, short topical and polemical pieces, and overviews of the state of women's studies in European countries are welcome for submission in addition to articles.
Gender & Society – Sage
Gender & Society (GENDSOC) is a peer-reviewed journal, focused on the study of gender. It is the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, and was founded in 1987 as an outlet for feminist social science.

Journal of Gender Studies – Taylor & Francis
The Journal of Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary journal which publishes articles relating to gender and sex from a feminist perspective covering a wide range of subject areas including the Social and Natural Sciences, the Arts, the Humanities and Popular Culture. We seek articles from around the world that examine gender and the social construction of relationships among genders. In drafting papers authors should consider the readability of their paper for readers outside of their discipline.

Journal of Women's History – JHU
Devoted to the international field of women's history, the Journal of Women's History is guided by the belief that the divide between 'women's history' and 'gender history' can be bridged by work that is sensitive to the particular historical constructions of gender that shape and are shaped by women's experience. Articles on women's history from a variety of perspectives, revealing the diverse views of feminisms, are welcomed.

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society – U of Chicago
A leading international journal of women's studies, Signs publishes pioneering articles addressing the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and/or nation. Special issue and symposia topics covering a broad range of issues are periodically published. Innovative submissions are welcomed which invite further inquiry and ignite debate.

Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature – U of Tulsa
Publishing articles, notes, archival research, and reviews, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature promotes path-breaking literary, historicist, and theoretical work by both established and emerging scholars, with a focus on the rehabilitation of women's literary history. This journal encourages submissions on literature in all time periods and places, including foreign-language literatures, and in every genre.

Women’s WritingTaylor and Francis
Women's Writing is an international journal focusing on women's writing up to the end of the nineteenth century. The aim of this journal is to open a forum for dialogue, discussion, and debate about the work of women writers. Submissions are welcomed on theoretical and historical perspectives, and contributions that are concerned with gender, culture, race, and class.

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Taylor and Francis
Women's Studies provides a forum for the presentation of scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics, anthropology, and the sciences. It also publishes poetry and film and book reviews.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ode to the past - a performance in nine fits, with gusto

Some of all the little snippets:

the mother and daughter who dance and can get along at the dance studio, even when they are not talking at home - where translation in to physical language mediates the conflict and makes it bearable

the animal experiment with gorillas (?) who share food with the stranger first and then the stranger offers the food to the protagonist's friend - the first sharing the beginning of a new relationship and the second sharing a signal that the new bonds will not disrupt the old friendships

hospitality as a way to understand how we negotiate between self and other, between us and them, and how the formality of the rules demonstrate willingness to interact beyond the specific content of the interaction (we may not agree on the points of discussion, but we will accept the meeting rules)

Aging - all ways / always - the recurring shift of perspective that comes with understanding, how we recreate our past as we understand more of our present

interactive fashion - clothing that lets you be on facebook - huh

my father when I was three or four - leaving a basket with sandwiches, milk and the morning paper so I would entertain myself until my mother woke up. Who came up with that idea

Mom does not know how to set boundaries for herself and thinks others will overstep as she has overstepped - so she withdraws. 

She realized that when she died, the scars on her body would disappear with her, and the thought filled her with immense sadness. She had earned those scars, they were memories, and their presence comforted  her  - pieces of her past that stayed with her.

no

more

sugar

The seven deadly sins:

lust - luxuria (self-indulgent sexual desire)
gluttony - gula (overindulgence, resulting from lack of self-discipline)
greed - avaritia
sloth - acedia (also, the sorrow of the world)
wrath - ira
envy - invidia (sometimes at the unjustified wealth of your neighbor)
pride - superbia (also, vainglory - unjustified boasting)

J saw Jayne Mansfield when he was nine .. inauguration of a bowling alley ..