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This summer the Simpson Center is piloting Second Book Fellowships, offering funding ($10,000 in salary) for associate professors to give intensive attention to second book manuscripts that are near completion during Summer 2022. The deadline is Friday, April 1, 2022...Read More >
The Constance M. Rourke Prize is awarded annually to the best article published in American Quarterly that was written by a current member of the American Studies Association. Sonnet Retman wins the 2021 award for her article, “Memphis Minnie’s ‘Scientific...Read More >
Call for applicants: The Artist Fellowship Program at the Henry Art Gallery invites you to apply to participate in a conversation and workshop series, Ritual: Form & Function in Scholarly and Artistic Practice, for the Winter and Spring Quarters of...Read More >
Two emerging programs at the University of Washington and supported by the Simpson Center, The Translation Studies Hub and Global Literary Studies (GLITS) offer cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. "Does Global Literary Studies Have an Agenda for Translation Studies?"...Read More >
The Graduate Research Clusters (GRCs) here at the Simpson Center have a variety of exciting events, meet and greets, and calls for papers in Fall 2021. The range of topics and forms promises to set up the full year for...Read More >
The Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) meeting returns to the University of Washington campus for the first time in 20 years. SHEL has been meeting biennially for two decades; it is the preeminent gathering in North...Read More >
Washington State promises high school students who chose to enroll in community colleges as part of its popular Running Start program a “true college experience.” According to the program’s fact sheet, issued by the State Board for Community and Technical...Read More >
We are excited to invite new and returning participants to our writing group for trans scholars at UW! Come join our tri-campus online writing group for trans faculty, staff, and graduate students who work across the University of Washington system...Read More >
As former English instructors in overseas contexts ranging from Indonesia to Kazakhstan, both of us have cultivated experiences working with multilingual students who want to leverage their diverse linguistic repertoires to engage new publics. This shared investment has motivated our...Read More >
Mellon Fellows chat with two Shoreline Community College international students about being part of the school's groundbreaking #youarwelcomehere scholarship program.Read More >
As one of the Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics, I’ve been researching the experience of UW graduate students in the humanities who chose to teach at two-year institutions during their graduate studies. My fellow cohort member, Joe Wilson, has...Read More >
A few years ago, dance scholar Dr. Ratna Roy (Ratna mashi, as I called her in dance practice) told me that she was co-teaching a class with a brain scientist at Evergreen College, and I swallowed my gulp of water...Read More >