The Communication Studies Department at Sonoma State University, a campus of the California State University system, invites candidates to apply for a new tenure-track position starting August 1998. The department--the academic home for the campus newspaper, radio station and video magazine--offers a B.A. degree to 215 undergraduates who study media history, theory, law, and criticism and who participate in an internship program designed to prepare them for careers in media/ communication fields.

    Eligible candidates will have completed the Ph.D. in Communication Studies or Mass Media or Journalism prior to the beginning of the fall 1998 semester. The successful applicant will teach history, law, theory and criticism courses and a hands-on course in graphics / web design or video / TV / film or public relations. Candidates should be able to demonstrate innovative teaching, ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, and scholarly research. Professional experience in the media is a highly desired qualification.

    Starting salary: $37,956-$45,672
    Deadline for postmark of applications: February 20, 1998

    Please request position announcement from Professor Jonah Raskin, Chair, Communication Studies Department, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA. 94928-3609.
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  • PEN American Center
    The PEN American Center seeks an Executive Director. The person we are looking for should be conversant with American and foreign literature, have a grasp of first amendment, literacy and education issues, and be familiar with the American literary community. The director needs to be an accomplished administrator, able to direct a staff of nine full-time and six part-time employees, to oversee an annual budget of approximately 1.25 million dollars, and to show initiative in fundraising.

    The PEN American Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Anyone interested in this position should mail a full resume, together with a cover letter and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three people who may be approached for recommendations, to the following address: Michael Scammell, c/o The Writing Division, Columbia University School of the Arts, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 (please no faxes or telephone calls).

    Deadline: February 16, 1998



    The Five College Women's Studies Research Center, a joint project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for its Research Associate positions for 1998-1999 from scholars and teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as from artists, community organizers, and political activists, both local and international. Associates are provided with office space, access to computer facilities, library privileges at the five institutions, and the collegiality of a diverse community of feminists. Research Associates, whether from the Five Colleges or elsewhere, apply to the Center for either semester or year-long residencies. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 10, 1998. The Five College Women's Studies Research Center supports projects in all disciplines. Affiliation with a women's studies program is not necessary although your project must be centrally focused on women.

    For application materials, contact the Center at Dickinson House, Mount Holyoke College 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075-6406 phone (413) 538-2022 or (413) 538-2275; fax (413) 538-2082; e-mail; Web site:

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  • ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS/ WORKSHOPS: Second Annual BEHIND OUR MASKS GLBT Writers Conference, 10/30-11/1/98 in Washington, DC. Inquiries: Susan Landers,, or 212-462-7924. Deadline 1-31-98.



  • The East-West Center and University of Hawai'i Announce 1998 SUMMER PROGRAMS IN ASIAN STUDIES

    Institute on Religion & Philosophy in China (Supported by NEH)

    The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) is offering a five-week summer institute on the major religions and philosophical systems of China at the East-West Center and University of Hawai'i from June 8 to July 10. The Institute is designed for two-year and four-year college and university faculty who teach undergraduate courses in the humanities and social sciences, and who are not Asianists. The director is Dr. Henry Rosemont, Jr., Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary's College of Maryland. Postmarked deadline: March 1, 1998.

  • Seminar on National Identity in China (Supported by NEH)

    From July 13 to August 21, the East-West Center is offering a six-week seminar on ethnicity and cultural identity in China. The focus will be on the politics and representations of minority cultures in China. Scholars with comparative interests are encouraged to apply. Directors are Dr. Dru Gladney, EWC Senior Fellow and U.H. Professor of Asian Studies, and Dr. Presnjit Duara, Professor of History, University of Chicago. Postmarked deadline: March 2, 1998.

    Application Procedures For information, contact the ASDP Secretariat, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601. Telephone: (808) 944-7639 or 944-7454; fax: (808) 944-7070;

  • TEACHING THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, 1865-1965 NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty Harvard University June 22 to July 24, 1998

    Institute Directors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University; Waldo E. Martin, UC-Berkeley; Patricia Sullivan, Harvard University

    For further info contact: Patricia Sullivan
    Harvard University
    W.E.B. DuBois Institute
    The Barker Center
    12 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    tel: (617) 495-4193


  • Intertexts, a journal of comparative literature and theoretical reflection, explores the interstitial space between sexuality and gender, history and form, narrative and narration, imaginary and real, ideology and subversion. The editors seek readers and contributors to map the critical space that lies beyond tradition's bounds.

    Intertexts is published twice yearly. Thematic issues alternate with open ones. Future topics will include French Feminism across the Disciplines and Webs of Discourse: The Intertextuality of Science Studies. For Information on current issues or submissions, please see our web page at Intertexts 1.2, An Interplay of Voices: The Polyphonic Experience of Exploration, is now available.

    Edited by David H.J. Larmour and Paul Allen Miller

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