CFP: New Faculty/Medievalists Roundtable (8/1/05; Medieval Academy, 3/30/06-4/1/06)

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Jen Gonyer-Donohue
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Call for Participants
Medieval Academy Graduate Student Committee Sponsored Session
Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America
30 March - 1 April, 2006
Boston, Massachusetts

"Reflections on the first year on the job; or, what I wish I had known
while still in school"

This special topic panel is back by popular demand after the success of the 2005 Kalamazoo panel. The roundtable session will bring together five or six medievalist junior faculty from a variety of disciplines and colleges who will have just completed or will be near the end of their first year of employment since completing their degrees. Members of the panel will be asked to reflect on issues of pedagogical training, opportunities for research (including turning the dissertation into a book), the politics of tenure, spouse/family moves, working with graduate students after just being one, student loans, and so on. The panel will appeal to graduate students at all stages of their
programs - from those who are currently on the job market to those who are
just beginning their programs of study.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, and either just completed
your first year after the PhD or will be starting a new job for the 2005-06
academic year, please contact Ryan Szpiech at or Jen
Gonyer-Donohue at Those who accepted post-docs or
adjunct positions are also welcome to participate. The cfp deadline is
August 1, 2005. Please note that you may not participate in the panel if you
are also presenting a paper at the 2006 MAA meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jen Gonyer-Donohue

Jen Gonyer-Donohue
Department of English
University of Washington
Box 354330 Seattle WA 98195-4330

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