Job Offer: Translation

Dear fellow students, are you interested in gaining experience in the field of translation? If you are a German-speaker, maybe this offer would be suitable for you:

Für ein Projekt der APA-DeFacto suchen wir von 19.06.2017 bis voraussichtlich 03.07.2017 eine/n Übersetzer/in. Die Übersetzungsleistung (Deutsch -> Englisch) würde folgende Eckpunkte beinhalten:

–       Befristeter Zeitraum: 19.06.2017 bis voraussichtlich 03.07.2017

–       Persönliche Anwesenheit in der APA-DeFacto werktäglich und am Samstag von ca. 7:00 Uhr bis 09:00 Uhr

–       Volumen: ca. 7-10 jeweils 4-zeilige Zusammenfassungen pro Tag, vorwiegend von Wirtschaftsmeldungen (Meldungen aus Tages- und Wochenzeitungen)

–       Die deutsche Fassung würde jeweils werktäglich und samstags bis spätestens 07:30 Uhr zur Verfügung stehen, die Übersetzung selber würde dann bis spätestens 8:45 Uhr benötigt werden.

Von höchster Priorität wäre für uns die Ausfallsicherheit bzw. Verlässlichkeit und die zeitgerechte Übersetzungsleistung bis 08:45 Uhr.

Die Bezahlung für diese projektbezogene Tätigkeit würde sich auf 12,50 € pro Stunde belaufen.

Bei Interesse bitte Kontaktaufnahme unter: katharina.koubek@apa.at

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Irish Studies Summer School 10–14 July 2017 – now with ECTS credits!

The department offers something brand-new this summer:

                                       The Vienna Irish Studies & Cultural Theory Summer School 2017

The Irish Carnivalesque
An ECTS-accredited week of lectures and seminars at the Vienna Centre for Irish Studies, dedicated to the theme of the Carnivalesque in Irish studies. The theme allows us to consider literary and cultural production in an Irish context from a number of overlapping theoretical perspectives and traditions emerging from the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, including
  •  the Carnivalesque, Menippean Satire, & the comic tradition of the burlesque
  • the grotesque body, including the cultural studies of food, alcohol & cannibalism
  • the Feast of Fools, the Land of Cockayne, & the Land of the Chronotope
  • Julia Kristeva’s theory of Abjection
  • the dialogic novel/the dialogic self
  • theories of ritual
  • the literalisation of the figural, and the figuralisation of the literal
  • the spectral, the revenant, death-in-life, living in a time out of joint
  • polyglossia & heteroglossia
In a series of lectures and seminars with renowned Irish studies and theory scholars, students will get a firm grounding in these theoretical concepts and their application to Irish texts and historical-cultural contexts – from the Juvenalian satire of Jonathan Swift to the hoaxes of nineteenth-century journal culture, from the non-linear story telling and fragmentation of Irish modernism (James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett), to the dialogic novels of John Banville and the recurrence of the grotesque in contemporary Irish Drama. The Summer School will be accredited according to the ECTS system.
Confirmed speakers include: Ruben Borg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Paul Fagan (Salzburg University/University of Vienna), Dieter Fuchs (University of Vienna), Meltem Gurle (Duisburg-Essen University), Sarah Herbe (Salzburg University), Christopher Herzog (Salzburg University), Maebh Long (University of Waikato), Julia Lajta-Novak (King’s College London), Ondrej Pilny (Charles University, Prague), Tamara Radak (University of Vienna), Sarah Ritt (University of Vienna), Annalisa Volpone (University of Perugia), with more to be announced…
  • Venue: Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
  • Schedule: 10–14 July 2017
  • Fee: € 100 (students from the University of Vienna: free of charge)
  • Registration: email your name, affiliation, and a brief bionote/research profile to dieter.fuchs@univie.ac.at, registration deadline: 16 June 2017

(This  can also be found at the department homepage)

Apart from your inexhaustable love for Irish Literature, Culture and the work of Bakhtin, you might want to consider attending the summer school because of the 5 ECTS for your Alternative Erweiterung/Wahlfächer/ electives, you can get there! For attending you can get 2 ETCS, if you write a Porseminar-style paper (approx. 3.800 words in length), you can get 5 ETCS. In either case, please check back with Iris Vukovics (who, as you surely already know, is responsible for exam recognitions at our department) beforehand.

Ausschreibung Stipendium GLOBART

AUSSCHREIBUNG
20. GLOBART Academy 2017
21. – 23. September 2017 Kloster UND / Krems

GLOBART – die Denkwerkstatt für Zukunftsthemen – vergibt auch heuer wieder Stipendien. Seit vielen Jahren ist die GLOBART Academy ein wichtiger Treffpunkt für junge Menschen mit WissenschaftlerInnen, KünstlerInnen, Visionären und ImpulsgeberInnen. Ein Ort, an dem gemeinsam Zukunft gedacht und gestaltet wird.

Der Themenschwerpunkt uNoRdnUng hinterfragt die Unübersichtlichkeit der heutigen Zeit und die vermeintliche Rückkehr in Altbekanntes, fordert gleichzeitig einen Bruch mit alten Konventionen und ist auf der Suche nach zeitgemäßen Lösungsansätzen.

Der Austausch und die Vernetzung von eigenen Ideen und Projekten, sowie die Entstehungen langfristiger Partnerschaften stehen im Vordergrund – denn die Welt ist voller Lösungen.

 

WAS WIR BIETEN

  • Verpflegung plus Reisekostenzuschuss.
  • Gemeinsam in einem Workshop mit Stephan Jansen und Friedrich von Borries an konkreten Problemen arbeiten und mit direkten Lösungsvorschlägen an Vertreter aus Politik und Wirtschaftherantreten.
  • Wir präsentieren eure Projekte und Ideen in Form einer Zeitung während der Academy
  • Ihr könnt während der Academy bloggen/filmen und wir sorgen für die medienwirksame Präsentation
  • Die Möglichkeit in der GLOBART Publikation zur Academy 2017 einen Beitrag zu verfassen. (insgesamt 1-3 Beiträge)
  • Wir freuen uns auch über eigens eingebrachte Vorschläge.

Weitere Informationen findet ihr unter:
http://www.globart.at/activities/globart-academy-2017/stipendium-globart-academy-2017/

Das genau Programm findet ihr unter:
http://www.globart.at/activities/globart-academy/

Motivationsschreiben und Lebenslauf wie Rückfragen bitte an fabian.rogatschnig@globart.at
Tel.: 0676/841090337

Wir freuen uns auf eure Bewerbungen!

Informationen für Lehramt-Student_innen

Liebe Lehramt-Student_innen,

da es zurzeit noch sehr viele offene Fragen zum Thema altem Diplomstudium und neuem Dienstrecht gibt, möchten wir euch kurz auf einige wichtige Deadlines aufmerksam machen:

Ende des Diplomstudiums: 30.4.2020
Achtet dabei aber bitte unbedingt darauf, dass man nach der Abgabe der Diplomarbeit noch Zeit (durchschnittlich ca. 14 Wochen) braucht, um sich auf die Prüfung vorzubereiten und das Studium offiziell abzuschließen. Die Diplomarbeit sollte also unbedingt rechtzeitig davor fertiggestellt und abgegeben werden.

ABER:
letztes Unterrichtspraktikum: Schuljahr 2018/19
Das bedeutet, dass man die Diplomarbeit bereits im SS2018 abgegeben haben muss, um noch eine Chance auf das UP zu bekommen.

DISCLAIMER!! Alle folgenden Informationen sind nicht offiziell und können sich jederzeit ändern. Wir möchten euch hiermit nur auf dem neuesten Stand halten.

Ersatz für das Unterrichtspraktikum:
Für alle DIPLOM-Studenten, die erst danach mit dem Studium fertig werden und dadurch keinen Platz mehr im UP bekommen gibt es zurzeit eine Sonderregelung:
Es müssen nach dem Studium 40 Werteinheiten (2 Jahre volle Lehrverpflichtung, oder 4 Jahre halbe Lehrverpflichtung) in einem Sondervertrag gearbeitet werden. Diese werden dann als UP angerechnet. Wichtig hierbei ist, dass Werteinheiten die VOR dem Abschluss des Studiums im Rahmen anderer Sonderverträge unterrichtet wurden NICHT angerechnet werden können.

Neues Dienstrecht:
Am 1.9.2019 fällt man automatisch ins neue Dienstrecht, außer man hat vorher schon  einen fixen Vertrag mit einer Schule, oder man hat schon mit Sondervertrag unterrichtet.
Bis jetzt hieß es, dass diese Regelung nur bei einem Diplomabschluss gilt.
Wir haben aber Informationen bekommen, dass das Hineinfallen ins alte Dienstrecht durch Sondervertrag unter Umständen auch im BEd/MEd-system möglich ist. Wie bereits erwähnt ist diese Information aber nicht offiziell. Es kann also durchaus sein, dass im Endeffekt doch dagegen gestimmt wird.

Für weitere Informationen, lest euch bitte folgende Folien, die vom Institut zur Verfügung gestellt wurden, genau durch:
http://archiv-anglistik.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/dep_anglist/StudienServiceStelle/Studien/Slides_Infoveranstaltung_LA_auslaufend_2017-04-26.pdf

Volunteer opportunity: English teacher in Lao P.DR.

care logoCARE International is a global federation of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with the common goal to fight poverty. CARE works in over 90 countries worldwide, both in emergency response and development cooperation. In partnership with local organizations, CARE works for social justice through strengthening the capacity for self-help, promoting economic opportunities and influencing policies that affect the most marginalized.

CARE has worked in Lao PDR since 1993 and is focusing on improving the livelihoods of ethnic women in remote areas as well as of socially marginalized women in urban areas. This volunteer opportunity is intended to support the Remote Ethnic Women (REW) programme implemented in Phongsaly, the most Northern Province of Lao PDR.

What is this volunteer opportunity about? A volunteer English teacher is sought to build English language skills of the local CARE team in Phongsaly province. As CARE works with remote communities who speak a variety of ethnic languages, most of our staff is local. Their background is in agriculture, health or community development and they speak two to three local and regional languages but no or limited English. English language skills are of great importance for young Lao people, especially when working in an international organization. We are looking for a volunteer to hold classes from beginner to intermediate level at flexible times.

Why would you want to apply for this? Phongsaly is a unique place, at the crossroads of Lao, Vietnam and China, located far from the usual tourist routes. Working with the team here will provide you a unique opportunity to learn about Lao culture, living with people between 20 and 35 years old from different ethnic backgrounds. You will also be able to accompany the team on their fieldwork to remote villages or take time off for travelling by yourself. You will be able to practice your teaching skills.

When and how long? July to September is the rainy season in Lao. This is when the team is less busy with fieldwork (and most available for English classes), as the roads become slippery and difficult to travel on. We would like someone to stay for 6-8 weeks during that time; however, the exact timing can be discussed on an individual basis.

Will you be paid? Unfortunately, we cannot offer salary or reimbursement for international travel. However, we cover travel within Lao PDR and once in Phongsaly you can live in the CARE staff house, which will minimize your living costs.

Who can apply? We would prefer students who are in their second or third year and already have some experience in teaching. People who visited developing countries before will find it easier to adapt to Northern Lao.

How do I apply? Simply by sending your CV and letter of interest, explaining your experience in teaching and ideas for teaching CARE staff, to the Northern Provinces Coordinator Ms. Katharina Auer (katharina.auer@careint.org) until June 5th. The decision will be taken until mid June in time to start the visa process (facilitated by CARE). For any questions on the programme, conditions of location, please contact the same email address.

Internship Opportunities at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin

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The ICD Voluntary Internship Project (2008-17) is a 10 year program with the main purpose to enable students who need an internship as a compulsory part of their BA or graduate studies to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing so, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide.

Internship details:

  • Eligibility – The internship is open to currently enrolled students who need this internship as a compulsory component of their academic studies or participants of the ERASMUS program.
  • Duration – The ICD voluntary internships are full time, unpaid, last 3 months.
  • Language – Applicants must have good spoken and written English, (German and Spanish language skills are considered an advantage and other language skills are an asset).
  • Personal Skills – Due to the nature of our work, we place a high value on flexibility, positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Flexibility – Applicants must be prepared for a flexible working environment as teams and tasks might alter often according to the program agenda.
  • Independence – Due to the large amount of activity and programs that ICD runs throughout the year Interns work in teams under the direction of a Team Leader/Program Director with minimal supervision.
  • Laptop – In addition, all interns must have access to a personal laptop, which they need to bring to the office on a daily basis.

Apply and read more about it here

Trans-Atlantic American Studies Seminar: Transatlantic Popular Culture

Trans-Atlantic American Studies Seminar: Transatlantic Popular Culture
Universität Wien / University of Texas at Austin
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Ganser / Prof. Dr. Steven Hoelscher

June 8, 2017
2-4pm

Amerika Haus
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2
1010 Wien

This is a joint seminar with students from the University of Texas at Austin. Students from Vienna with an interest in American Studies/Cultural Studies are welcome to join!
Please register by May 31 with claudia.sackl@univie.ac.at

Student’s Conference for Linguistics

After more than 10 years, the StuTS, Student’s Conference for Linguistics (Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft) is returning to Switzerland. From the 25th to the 28th May 2017, students and PhD students of linguistics from Germany and the rest of Europe are meeting at the University of Zurich. The 61st StuTS conference includes keynote speeches from respected professors as well as a very promising panel discussion. The most important part of the conference are however the students’ presentations. Come, listen, and present your own research! Meet, connect, and exchange ideas with linguists from all over Germany and Europe!

StuTS conferences have been taking place since 1987, each time at a different host university, and is organised independently by students. Find out more about StuTS at www.stuts.de

Included in the StuTS conference is the German Federal Student Representatives’ Conference (Bundesfachschaftentagung, BuFaTa) for all linguistic fields. Visitors of the StuTS conference are invited to participate in the BuFaTa.

Deadline: 14.05.2017

For registration click here.

 

Young Scholars Conference

You are cordially invited to the Young Scholars Conference organized by the young scholars’ forum of the Austrian Association for American Studies. The conference, entitled “The Future(s) of American Studies,” for which you may have seen posters around the department, will take place May 18-19, 2017 at the U.S. Embassy’s Amerika Haus (Friedrich Schmidt Platz 2, 1010 Vienna) and will feature 21 talks by young scholars in American Studies and beyond, among them some of our colleagues from the department.

All infos including the conference program can be found on the conference website: http://aya2017.univie.ac.at/

Please register if you’d like to attend at: austriasyoungamericanists@gmail.com.

Romeo and Juliet Play

SHakespeare

 

Welcome to the first play held at our department, sponsored by the STV! We’re happy to inform you that on May 20th and 21st, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed in our courtyard (Hof 8) by students of the English department. Bring all you friends (it’s free, though small donations are welcomed) and relive the classic tragedy while you picnic and enjoy your weekend.

Best,

your student representatives

 

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