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SHEAR 2016: Graduate Student Travel Awards

Once again in 2016, SHEAR will offer Graduate Student Travel Awards. These awards are intended to provide assistance with conference participation for graduate students who have papers accepted to the annual meeting program. As in previous years, SHEAR will make eight gifts of $250 each to help subvent the costs of participation in the annual meeting. In addition to the $250 grant, each award recipient has her or his conference registration fee waived and receives one ticket to the Saturday banquet. Grant recipients are expected to join SHEAR in return for receiving their awards.

Applicants should wait until they have heard from the Program Committee as to whether their paper has been included in the forthcoming conference program. Once confirmed, please send an email to the conference coordinator (robyn.davis@millersville.edu) in which you indicate 1. your paper title, 2. the name of your dissertation adviser and institutional affiliation, and 3. a brief explanation of the relationship between your proposed presentation and your larger scholarship.

The application deadline for the 2016 conference is March 18, 2016.

SHEAR 2016 Plenary Session with Hamilton Playwright & Star Lin-Manuel Miranda

Greetings SHEAR members!

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s SHEAR plenary will feature an interview with Hamilton playwright and star Lin-Manuel Miranda. His schedule unfortunately will not permit him to join us in New Haven, but he has graciously agreed to a filmed interview, which will be shown during the conference plenary, and followed by a panel discussion. This unusual format affords us an opportunity: We invite you to send us questions for the interview. Of course, it is likely that there will be time to pose only a small selection of questions, but we’d like the interview to reflect the interests and thoughts of SHEAR members.

Please send your questions to HamforSHEAR@gmail.com by March 25th.

See you in New Haven this July!

Joanne B. Freeman and Brian Murphy