WORDS without BORDERS Newsletter August, 2013

 

Founded in 2003, Words without Borders promotes cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. We seek to connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation.

 

Brazil 

This month we're presenting writing from Brazil, with authors going beyond bossa nova and the beach to present new perspectives on this vibrant and complex country. Cristhiano Aguiar's "Natanael" sees a young man find illumination in the murk of a Sao Paolo river Antonio Prata's "Plan" employs Shakespeare, Harold Bloom, and pop star Michel Teló Carol Bensimon's "Underwater Snooker" finds young friends reeling from a sudden death. And more fiction and poetry from Horácio CostaOrides FontelaAngélica Freitas,Armando Freitas FilhoRodrigo de Souza LeãoVinicius JatobáAntônio Moura, and Laurenço Mutarelli, plus a special feature of poetry from the Faroe Islands by Sissal KampmannTóroddur Poulsen, and Vónbjørt Vang.

Vacancy 

Executive Director 

Full time, From Home (May change in future) 

Reports to: Board of Directors

 

WWB is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. Key attributes are a love of international literature, the ability to represent the mission of Words without Borders, management and multitasking abilities (including financial management), enthusiasm for the online media environment, and a proven ability to fundraise. A full job description can be found here. 

Magdalena News. August, 2013

Magdalena Events

Members' Events

 

 

Members' News

 

 

Magdalena Australia is a dynamic coalition of women working in Australian contemporary performing arts. An autonomous chapter of the international Magdalena Project, we are committed to raising awareness of the unique contributions women are making to the Australian cultural landscape.

 

Deadline: August 18, 3013. 

Outcomes notified by August 27, 2013.

(in)Visible Women is a performance opportunity to highlight and celebrate diversity of practice and the talent of female

creative artists in Brisbane.

 

When: Friday 27 September, 7-9pm

 

Where: Vulcana’s performance space at the Stores, Brisbane Powerhouse.

 

What: Acts of up to 10 minutes (maximum) that can be set up and taken down within 5 minutes.
(Note: the space lends itself to “poor theatre” rather than elaborate sets.)

 

Why: A group of women artists noticed that women performers were poorly represented in local media even though they are present in many productions. To celebrate the multitude of voices and practices that are currently taking place in Brisbane, we decided to showcase women artists in a special event that coincides with the Brisbane Festival.

 

To apply: Send us a 300-word pitch describing what you’d like to do, or send us a link to your video or photographs.

Performances can be as short as 30 seconds but must be no longer than 10 minutes. Video or photographic installations for the walls are also welcome.

 

If you aren’t a performer but would like to volunteer to help on the night, we’d also love to hear from you.

 

Send your pitch to Celia White celiawheels@gmail.com

 

Arterial Network. African Creative Economy Conference, CapeTown, 2013. Registration now open

 

Register now 

 

The 2013 Arterial Conference will be held in Capetown, South Africa
Dates:6-9 October, 2013

"But what does culture to be a vector of development, mean?"

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2000 are relevant particularly to Africa with its key challenges of poverty, infant mortality, poor education, life-threatening diseases, high maternal mortality and lack of sanitation and access to clean water.

UNESCO has been at the forefront of advocating culture as an integral dimension of sustainable development.

With the deadline for the MDGs looming in 2015, UNESCO co-hosted a conference with the Chinese government in Hangzhou recently with the theme: Culture and Sustainable Development.  The aim of the conference was to affirm arguments in favour of the importance of culture within development strategies and to ensure that culture is integrated into a post-2015 Development Agenda.

But what does culture as a vector of development mean?  Does culture not also prevent or limit development e.g. polygamous cultures that might facilitate the spread of HIV/AIDS?  Does development sometimes not change culture for the better e.g. in the way that women are treated?  Is the major contemporary contribution of culture to development at the moment the creative industries and their capacity to employ people? Is development itself not premised on particular cultural values, ideas and world views that may not be relevant or sensitive to the culture of the supposed beneficiaries of development?

The African Creative Economy Conference will debate such issues and work towards a position rooted in African experience that informs an understanding of the relationship between culture and development, and which may underpin a post-2015 development agenda.

Conference thought leaders include keynote speaker Dr Israel Kodiaga, director of programmes research and strategic development at the African Centre for International Studies. Dr Kodiaga’s areas of interest include theories of conflict in Africa, conflict management styles, cycles and trends. He will discuss drivers and beneficiaries of African economic growth.

Panelists include Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Pretoria and Associate Fellow at the United Nations University, Belgium.  Professor Fioramonti will be on the panel discussing Key players in the African economy: potential impacts and meanings: China, Europe, USA, BRICS, Nigeria and South Africa.

Dr Ammar Kessab is a governance expert at the African Development Bank. A specialist in public management, he regularly collaborates with international organizations in the field of financial management on the cultural sector, culture and development and cultural policies. He will join a panel discussing The private sector, the arts, creative and cultural industries in Africa: what’s in it for them?

Registration fees

  • Category 1: R 4,497 per delegate from Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East
  • Category 2: R 3,278 per delegate from Central America, South America and Asia
  • Category 3: R 2,239 per delegate from Africa

The registration fee includes conference information and entrance to a welcome cocktail event, and a gala concert ticket. From Monday to Wednesday the cost includes all day refreshments and lunch and access to all conference sessions. The conference ends with a free closing party, including a welcome drink.

Register here or contact Kim Peters on 27 (0)21 674 0013 or Jeanne Hefez (Arterial Network) at jeanne@arterialnetwork.org. Please email Judy Bryant at judybryant@telkomsa.net for any media related inquiries. 

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. GSI Convergence 2013: Call for Participation deadline extended

Dates: October 10-13th, 2013 Los Angeles,

Extended Deadline:  August 12, 2013

Plazo de entrega extendido:  12 de agosto de 2013

Prazo de entrega estendido: 12 de agosto, 2013

Requirements: Research Abstract (500 words max), CV (2 pages)
Directions:  Send to hemigsi@gmail.com
Please, indicate the Working Group you are applying for in the subject- line of the email.

Call for Participation: The inaugural 2012 Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Graduate Student Initiative (Hemi GSI) Convergence, hosted by Duke University, examined emancipation, liberation, revolution, occupation, geopolitics, “artivism,” and militant research in order to engage the lived tensions of these contemporary concepts in bodies, knowledge, and locations.

To further dialogues initiated at Duke University, the second Hemi GSI Convergence invites graduate students from the humanities, arts, and social sciences to come together and develop exploratory spaces of lateral collaboration and alternative pedagogies. “Experimental Collectivities” will bring scholars, artists, and activists from throughout the Americas into discussions of care, labor, bodies, islands, and borderlands through panels, performances, film, visits to community spaces and research working groups.

Participants include : Raquel Barreto (UCLA), Zach Blas (Duke), Micha Cárdenas (USC), Jorgelina Cerritos (Playwright, El Salvador), Marissa Chibas (Performer, Los Angeles), Kency Cornejo (Duke), Hope Cristobal (Chamorro activist), Doris Difarnecio (Centro Hemisférico, Chiapas, México) Ricardo Dominguez (UCSD), Alfred Flores (UCLA), Macarena Gómez-Barris (USC), Jack Halberstam (USC), Jen Hofer (Interpreter, Antena), Terrilee Keko'olani (Kanaka Maoli activist), Josh Kun (USC), Fred Moten (Duke), Alex Muñoz (Filmmaker, Los Angeles), Juan de Lara (USC), Marissa López (UCLA), Raúl Martín Ríos (Director, Teatro de la Luna, Cuba), Maria-Elena Martínez (USC), Vivian Martínez-Tabares (Director of Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba), China Medel (Duke), Sean Metzger (UCLA), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Lorie Novak (NYU), Tavia Nyong’o (NYU), José Luiz Passos (UCLA), John Pluecker (Interpreter, Antena), Alex Rivera (Film director, Los Angeles), Leticia Robles-Moreno (NYU), Chantal Rodriguez (LATC), Marcos Steuernagel (NYU), Diana Taylor (NYU), Carmen Valencia (Viequense activist), and Low End Theory (experimental hip-hop and electronic music, Los Angeles).

The 2013 Hemi GSI Convergence is co-hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California from October 10-13th 2013. To participate, you are invited to submit an abstract to present your research in one of our ELEVEN WORK GROUPS (descriptions).
Convergence 2013 Directors
Rebekah Garrison (University of Southern California)
Isabel Gómez (University of California, Los Angeles)
Yvette Martínez-Vu (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ana Paulina Lee (University of Southern California)
Olivia Sánchez (Los Angeles Community College)

The 2013 Hemi GSI Convergence is made possible by generous support of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (NYU), Visions and Voices (USC), USC Graduate School, Center for Transpacific Studies (USC), Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program (USC), American Studies and Ethnicity (USC), Department of Spanish and Portuguese (USC), Department of Spanish & Portuguese (UCLA), Department of English (UCLA), and the Latin American Institute Working-Group for Travel, Translation & Circulation (UCLA).

Convocatoria: La Convergencia inaugural de la Iniciativa de Estudiantes Graduados del Instituto Hemisférico de Performance y Política (Hemi GSI), organizada en 2012 en colaboración con la Universidad de Duke, examinó temas como emancipación, liberación, revolución, ocupación, geopolítica, el “artivismo,” y la investigación militante con el fin de involucrar en las tensiones vividas de estos conceptos contemporáneos en cuerpos, conocimientos y espacios.

Para desarrollar los diálogos que se iniciaron en Duke, la segunda Convergencia Hemi GSI invita a estudiantes de posgrado en humanidades, artes y ciencias sociales para reunirse y desarrollar espacios de exploración, de colaboración lateral y de pedagogías alternativas. “Colectividades experimentales” reúne académicos, artistas y activistas de las Américas para discutir temas de custodia, labor, cuerpo, islas, y fronteras en paneles, performances, presentación de películas, visitas a espacios comunitario
s y grupos de trabajo.

Participantes: Raquel Barreto (UCLA), Zach Blas (Duke), Micha Cárdenas (USC), Jorgelina Cerritos (Dramaturga, El Salvador), Marissa Chibas (Performer, Los Angeles), Kency Cornejo (Duke), Hope Cristobal (Activista Chamorro), Doris Difarnecio (Centro Hemisférico, Chiapas, México) Ricardo Dominguez (UCSD), Alfred Flores (UCLA), Macarena Gómez-Barris (USC), Jack Halberstam (USC), Jen Hofer (Intérprete, Antena), Terrilee Keko'olani (Activista Kanaka Maoli), Josh Kun (USC), Fred Moten (Duke), Alex Muñoz (cineasta, Los Angeles), Juan de Lara (USC), Marissa López (UCLA), Raúl Martín Ríos (Director, Teatro de la Luna, Cuba), Maria-Elena Martínez (USC), Vivian Martínez-Tabares (Directora, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba), China Medel (Duke), Sean Metzger (UCLA), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Lorie Novak (NYU), Tavia Nyong’o (NYU), José Luiz Passos (UCLA), John Pluecker (Intérprete, Antena), Alex Rivera (Cineasta, Los Angeles), Leticia Robles-Moreno (NYU), Chantal Rodriguez (LATC), Marcos Steuernagel (NYU), Diana Taylor (NYU), Carmen Valencia (Activista Viequense), and Low End Theory (música experimental electrónica y hip-hop, Los Angeles).

La Convergencia Hemi GSI 2013 es co-organizada por University of California Los Angeles y University of Southern California, del 10 al 13 de octubre. Para participar, están invitados a presentar su trabajo de investigación a uno de nuestros ONCE grupos de trabajo (descripciones a continuación).

Plazo de entrega extendido:  12 de agosto de 2013
Requisitos:  Sumilla de investigación (500 palabras), CV (2 páginas)
Instrucciones: Enviar los 2 documentos a hemigsi@gmail.com
Por favor, indique el grupo de trabajo que está solicitando en la línea de asunto del email

Organizadoras principales de la segunda Convergencia Hemi GSI:
Rebekah Garrison (Universidad del Sur de California)
Isabel Gómez (Universidad de California, Los Angeles)
Yvette Martínez-Vu (Universidad de California, Los Angeles)
Ana Paulina Lee (Universidad del Sur de California)
Olivia Sanchez (Los Angeles Community College)

CONVERGÊNCIA Hemi GSI 2013 COLETIVIDADES EXPERIMENTAIS

Chamada: O inaugural 2012 Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Graduate Student Initiative (Hemi GSI) Convergence, hospedado por Duke University, examinou emancipação, libertação, revolução, ocupação, geopolítica, "artivism", e investigação militante para engajar as tensões vividas por estes conceitos contemporâneos em corpos, conhecimentos e locais. 

Para promover diálogos que começaram na Duke University, a segunda Hemi GSI Convergence convida os alunos de pós-graduação das letras, artes e ciências sociais para se unir e desenvolver espaços exploratórios de colaboração lateral e pedagogias alternativas. “Coletividades experimentais” reúne acadêmicos, artistas e ativistas das Américas  para discutir questões do cuidado, do trabalho, do corpo, das ilhas e das fronteiras em painéis, performances, exibições de filmes, visitas a espaços comunitários e grupos de trabalho.

Participantes: Raquel Barreto (UCLA), Zach Blas (Duke), Micha Cárdenas (USC), Jorgelina Cerritos (Dramaturga, El Salvador), Marissa Chibas (Performer, Los Angeles), Kency Cornejo (Duke), Hope Cristobal (Ativista Chamorro), Doris Difarnecio (Centro Hemisférico, Chiapas, México) Ricardo Dominguez (UCSD), Alfred Flores (UCLA), Macarena Gómez-Barris (USC), Jack Halberstam (USC), Jen Hofer (Intérprete, Antena), Terrilee Keko'olani (Ativista Kanaka Maoli), Josh Kun (USC), Fred Moten (Duke), Alex Muñoz (Cineasta, Los Angeles), Juan de Lara (USC), Marissa López (UCLA), Raúl Martín Ríos (Diretor, Teatro de la Luna, Cuba), Maria-Elena Martínez (USC), Vivian Martínez-Tabares (Diretora, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba), China Medel (Duke), Sean Metzger (UCLA), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Lorie Novak (NYU), Tavia Nyong’o (NYU), José Luiz Passos (UCLA), John Pluecker (Intérprete, Antena), Alex Rivera (Cineasta, Los Angeles), Leticia Robles-Moreno (NYU), Chantal Rodriguez (LATC), Marcos Steuernagel (NYU), Diana Taylor (NYU), Carmen Valencia (Ativista Viequense), and Low End Theory (música experimental eletrônica y hip-hop, Los Angeles).

A 2013 Hemi GSI Convergence é co-organizada pela University of California, Los Angeles e a University of Southern California do 10-13 de outubro de 2013. Para participar, são convidados a submeter um resumo para apresentar e workshop pesquisa em um dos nossos ONZE GRUPOS DE TRABALHO (descrições abaixo).

Prazo de entrega estendido: 12 de agosto, 2013
Requisitos:   Resumo de pesquisa (500 palavras), CV (2 páginas)
Instruções:  Envie para hemigsi@gmail.com 
Indique o grupo de trabalho a que se candidata na linha de assunto do e-mail.

Organizadoras Principais da Convergência Hemi GSI 2013:
Rebekah Garrison (University of Southern California)
Isabel Gómez (University of California, Los Angeles)
Yvette Martínez-Vu (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ana Paulina Lee (University of Southern California)
Olivia Sanch
ez (Los Angeles Community College)

A 2013 Convergência Hemi GSI é patrocinada pelo Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (NYU), Center for Transpacific Studies (USC), Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program (USC), American Studies and Ethnicity (USC), Department of Spanish and Portuguese (USC), Department of Spanish & Portuguese (UCLA), Department of English (UCLA), e o Latin American Institute Working-Group for Travel, Translation & Circulation (UCLA).

 

Now available: Applications and Guidelines for TCG's International Grants program

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: ROUND 3 • CYCLE A

 Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Noon EST 

 

Global Connections encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange throughout the world by supporting the unrestricted travel and projects of professionals working in all aspects of theatre.

Recipients may use the funds to pursue theatre-based activities abroad or to host international colleagues within the U.S. 

The grants are offered through two separate initiatives:

ON the ROAD travel grants will award six grants of up to $5,000 each, per cycle, to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. This initiative is open to a broad range of theatre professionals from artists to administrators to those in production areas.

IN the LAB project development grants will award three grants of $10,000 each, per cycle, to further preexisting international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the research and development of a theatre piece or explore elements leading up to a full production. Projects do not need to result in a final main stage production.

ON the ROAD grants are not prerequisites for the IN the LAB initiative. Previous recipients in this program are not eligible to apply in consecutive cycles.

Global Connections Info Session

To assist applicants on their Global Connections application, TCG will be holding an information session in August. This sessions will happen via teleconference and is free to attend. The session will be held:

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2pm-3pm EST

Attendance at this session is not a requirement to submit an application.
To attend the Global Connections Info Session, please fill out the registration form here.
You will receive a follow up email and instruction on how to join the teleconference, hosted by ReadyTalk, a few days after you submit your information.


To assist applicants on their Global Connections application, TCG will be holding an information session in August. This sessions will happen via teleconference and is free to attend. The session will be held:

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2pm-3pm EST

Attendance at this session is not a requirement to submit an application.
To attend the Global Connections Info Session, please fill out the registration form here. You will receive a follow up email and instruction on how to join the teleconference, hosted by ReadyTalk, a few days after you submit your information.Please contact global@tcg.org for more information. 

Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation