We invite graduate students from across the humanities and the social sciences to write a statement of interest to participate in a year-long seminar that will study the history of science fiction on the climate. Research for the seminar will include reading classics of climate fiction and scholarly criticism in the environmental humanities, watching sci-fi movies and games, and learning how to digitize and use computational methods to analyze climate fiction at scale. Seminar participants will be paid a competitive hourly wage and will work up to 10 hours/week over the fall and spring semesters, while attending monthly seminar meetings and participating in the Spring 2020 CliFi symposium.
Application Deadline: Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this deadline has been extended until August 15, 2020
How to Apply
- Submit a single PDF that includes:
- 2-3 page (double-spaced, 1-inch margins) proposal describing your graduate research, how it relates to climate science, eco-criticism, and/or climate fiction, and your interest in learning and working on the climate fiction project. If your graduate research is not related to this topic, explain your research, but then tell us why you are interested in this project.
- 2-page CV
- Arrange for one letter of recommendation from someone who knows your academic work
- Proposals and letters of recommendation (sent separately by the recommender) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2020