Daily Archives: September 15, 2006

Open ASECS panel, open tenure-track position

I just ran into David Richter in the hallway here at the CUNY Graduate Center, and he claims there are still open spots on the “Menippean Satire” panel. Please contact him at the email address below with proposals.


“Menippean Satire: New Approaches” David H. Richter; E-mail: drichter at nyc.rr.com

Since arriving within the literary lexicon through the theoretical work of Northrop Frye and Mikhail Bakhtin, Menippean Satire has proven to be a term of flexible application. What it means depends on what work it is called on to perform, and it has functioned in a variety of critical approaches to the literary history of the long eighteenth century. Papers invited on Menippean Satire, especially on the interaction of theory and literary history. Respondent will be Professor Howard Weinbrot of University of Wisconsin at Madison, author of Menippean Satire Reconsidered.

I have also heard from Jon-Christian Suggs that the John Jay College of Criminal Justice English Department is looking to hire a tenure-track faculty member in eighteenth-century literature. Ideally, they’d like someone whose interests include law, but they will happily consider candidates who concentrate on other topics. Personally, I’d also add that this job is great for anyone looking for a small, friendly, collegial department that also provides nearly limitless potential for contact with other schools, as part of the City University of New York. Also, CUNY students make up one of the most truly diverse populations anywhere on the planet, and teaching them is often a great pleasure. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about CUNY, but also send a letter of inquiry to Prof. Suggs (jsuggs at jjay.cuny.edu), who would be happy, I’m sure, to describe the position more fully.

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Royal Society Journals Online

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In case any of our readers does not subscribe to C18-L:

Over 340 years of landmark science available for first time: “The complete archive of the Royal Society journals, including some of the most significant scientific papers ever published since 1665, is to be made freely available electronically for the first time today (14th September 2006) for a two month period” (heads up from Kevin Berland at C18-L).