Junior & Mid-Career Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops

The CMRS Center for Early Global Studies’ Junior and Mid-Career Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops aim to provide quality feedback on a first full draft of a pre-tenure or second book manuscript in preparation for publication. Workshop participants are selected by the book manuscript’s author and include:

  • Two faculty members or scholars from outside the region who are invited to participate based on their expertise with the book manuscript’s subject matter. Funding for economy class travel and lodging, and an honorarium will be provided.
  • Two or more UCLA faculty members.
  • Two UCLA doctoral graduate students.

The workshop’s schedule and activities are at the discretion of the book manuscript’s author. Activities usually include time allotted for the invited guest experts to comment on the manuscript, group discussion time, lunch (on-campus or catered) and/or dinner (off campus). Examples of the schedules from workshops held for Assistant Professors Erica Weaver and Sixiang Wang in the fall of 2021 can be found here.

Up to $5,000 is available for each workshop. Up to four workshops will be selected for AY 2022-2023. Funding is provided by CMRS-CEGS, the Dean of Humanities and Dean of Social Sciences, and the academic department of the faculty member whose book manuscript is being discussed.

Eligibility and Application Procedure

CMRS-CEGS junior and mid-career faculty are eligible to apply for a 2022-23 book manuscript workshop. To apply, please submit a letter of request to Director Zrinka Stahuljak at zs@humnet.ucla.edu. The letter should include: 1) description of the book manuscript (1st or 2nd book) to be discussed and its state of completion (500 words); 2) the preferred quarter for the workshop; and 3) a list of potential workshop participants (maximum 8-10).

Please feel free to contact Director Stahuljak (zs@humnet.ucla.edu) if you have any questions.

Application deadline: April 1, 2022


“Ingenious Ecologies: Early Modern Rhetoric and Natural Science”

Junior Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop
Location: Royce Hall Humanities Seminar Room, Royce 306
Erica Weaver, Department of English

Schedule, May 17, 2022

Introduction, 10:00am – 10:15am
Session 1, led by Alexander Marr, 10:15am – 11:45am
Break, 11:45am – 12:00pm
Lunch on the loggia, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Session 2, led by Eileen Reeves, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Break, 2:30pm – 2:45pm
Discussion, 2:45pm – 4:00pm
Dinner

Invited Participants

Javier Patiño Loira, UCLA
Alexander Marr, Cambridge University (Zoom)
Eileen Reeves, Princeton University (Zoom)
Barbara Fuchs, UCLA (Zoom)
Fabien Montcher, Saint Louis University (Zoom)
Efraín Kristal, UCLA
Raphaëlle Burns, UCLA
Alexander Mazzaferro, UCLA
Cesar Favila, UCLA
Rhonda Sharrah, UCLA
Robin Kello, UCLA
Cheché Silveyra, UCLA
Susana Hernández Araico, Cal Poly Pomona
Laura Muñoz (USC)


“Reading Against Distraction in Early Medieval England”

Junior Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop
Location: Royce Hall Humanities Seminar Room, Royce 306
Erica Weaver, Department of English

Schedule, December 3, 2021

Introduction, 10:00am – 10:15am
Session 1, led by Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, 10:15am – 11:45am
Break, 11:45am – 1:00pm
Session 2 led by Bruce Holsinger, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Break, 2:30pm – 2:45pm
Discussion, 2:45pm – 4:00pm
Dinner

Invited Participants

Erica Weaver, UCLA
Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, UC Berkeley
Matthew Fischer, UCLA
Chris Chism, UCLA
Zrinka Stahuljak, UCLA
Raphaëlle Burns, UCLA
Sarah Bischoff, UCLA
Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia


“Chosŏn Korea and the Imperial Tradition in East Asia, 1392–1592”

Location: ALC Lounge in Royce Hall, Room 243
Sixiang Wang, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Schedule, November 1, 2021

Introduction, 12:00–12:15 pm
Session 1 led by Nhung Tuyet Tran, 12:15–1:45 pm
Break ,1:45–2:00 pm
Session 2 led by Christopher Atwood via Zoom, 2:00–3:30 pm
Break, 3:30–4:00 pm
Discussion, 4:00–5:00 pm
Dinner

Invited Participants

Zrinka Stahuljak (CMRS-CEGS Director; Professor, Comparative Literature, UCLA)
Christopher Atwood (Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, UPENN)
Nhung Tuyet Tran (Associate Professor, History, University of Toronto)
Richard Von Glahn (Distinguished Professor, History, UCLA)
Namhee Lee (Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA)
Torquil Duthie (Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA)
Alden Young (Assistant Professor, African American Studies, UCLA)
Huijun Mai (Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA)
Hyun Suk Park (Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA)
Devin Fitzgerald (Curator of Rare Books and History of Printing, UCLA)
Sunkyu Lee (PhD 2021, History, UCLA)
Yiming Ha (PhD Candidate, History, UCLA)
Richard Kim (PhD Student, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA)