School of Criticism and Theory
The Cogut Center for the Humanities will sponsor two participants in the 2014 summer session at the School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) at Cornell University. Sponsored participants can be senior graduate students or junior faculty members. Selected by the Governing Board of the Cogut Center, selected participants are guaranteed a place in the SCT program, with tuition paid by the Cogut Center. Participants are responsible for their housing and meals.
SCT is “an international program of study with leading figures in critical thought.” It is held every year between mid-June and late July on the Cornell campus. Seminar leaders in 2014 include Simon Critchley, Mark BN Hansen, Sianne Ngai and Annelise Riles.
The nominated graduate students must:
- already be supported (i.e., is a continuing student with support in the department)
- have passed their exams and advanced to the dissertation writing stage
- have the support of their advisor and DGS
- not be beyond the sixth year
Candidates must submit the application form (see below), a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation. The statement of purpose must be of no more than two pages, describing current scholarly interests and plans and how the SCT might further those interests and plans. The statement should include information about courses taken and/or taught in criticism and theory.
Applications for Summer 2014 will be accepted starting November 15, 2013.