The University of Wisconsin-Madison Mellon Postdoctoral Program invites recent PhDs to apply for its three two-year postdoctoral fellowships.
The theme for 2017-2019 applicants is Translation, Adaptation, Transplantation. We seek applications from scholars across the humanities and humanistic social sciences whose research addresses theories and practices of translation in intercultural and transcultural contact zones and transnational circulations. Projects may focus on any medium, historical period, or area of the world, including analyses that work across different media or regions of the world. They can treat human or nonhuman communications. Projects might consider the extent to which translation—linguistic, aesthetic, and cultural—is possible, as well as the conditions of its possibility, whether understood as a movement across languages or between language and other modes of representation. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the movement of works across aesthetic genres and modes; coding and code-switching; the robotic and the manual; signification; vernacularization and nativization; circulation and interruption; transculturation and appropriation; remixing and recycling. Projects might take up or work beyond recent scholarship devoted to contact zones, borderlands, cosmopolitanism, and interpellation.
Complete information about the fellowship, the competition theme, qualifications, and application requirements is available at our website. Applicants should complete the application at https://apply.interfolio.com/36360. All application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2016 to receive full consideration.