Draper Student Organization – DSO Forum


Anamesa Fall 2010 Call for Submissions

Anamesa, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2010 print issue. Graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in writing (including but not limited to academic essays, creative non-fiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, poetry, and other unclassifiable prose creations) and art of all sorts (such as photography, drawings, paintings, film stills, posters, prints, etc.). Anamesa considers material from diverse subject matter, and publishes creative and intelligent works that exemplify the transdisciplinary spirit of the graduate community.

Submission guidelines for papers: Include complete paper (up to 6000 words), abstract (up to 200 words), and cover sheet. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. All paper submissions—both non-fiction and fiction—are blind-reviewed so there should be no author-identifying information in the text of the paper. Although the publication will be in English, we are also interested in texts in translation.

Submission guidelines for art works: Visual art submissions must be in digital format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and no smaller than 5 x 7 inches.

The submission deadline is September 20th. Send submissions and queries to anamesa.journal@gmail.com. Please include a cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone number, and email address. We accept multiple submissions, but we ask that you place each submission in a different email message with the subject heading listing the relevant genre (e.g., “essay,” “fiction,” or “photography”).

For further information and to view previous issues of Anamesa, visit www.anamesajournal.org. Printed copies of the journal are available at the offices of the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place.


Filed under: Anamesa, Announcements, Calls for Papers

Anamesa Spring 2010 Launch Party

Anamesa Launch Party - May 6 - 7pm at Stoned Crow


It is with immense pleasure that I am writing to you to let you know that the Anamesa Spring 2010 issue is about to come back from the printer, and that deserves a celebration. Please join the staff, contributors, and friends of Anamesa at large for a launch party to acknowledge all of the hard work that went into this latest issue, and frankly, just to have a great time. There will be food to munch on and the first 40 attendees can enjoy a drink on us! I can’t think of a better after-party for the Draper end of year party (5pm in the Draper Map Room, 14 University Place)–after that winds down, just hop over to the Stoned Crow and meet us for a night cap.

Here’s the details:
Stoned Crow
85 Washington Place
New York, New York 10011

Thursday, May 6 from 7 to 9 pm

The journal will be available for pick up at the party and later in the Draper office at 14 University Place. Also, if you are interested in contributing to the Fall 2010 issue of Anamesa, please send along your non-fiction, fiction, poetry, art, photography, screenplays, etc (but nothing over 6,000 words long) to us at anamesa.journal@gmail.com.

See you on May 6,
Lindsey Schneider
editor in chief

Filed under: Anamesa, Events

DSO Spring Colloquium – Fri. April 9 @ 7pm

Click here for optional Facebook RSVP!

Presentation titles:

Alex Ponomareff
“Little Boxes: A brief excursion into the panels of American comic books”

John Allen
“The Structure of an Empirical Theory of Taste”

Sarah Broderick
“One Creator + One Creature = One Trickster: Secondary Title as Frame for Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus”

Filed under: Draper Colloquium

a little DSO social – Thu. Feb. 18 @ 8:30pm

come unwind with us at the end of a Thursday
we’ll have wine and cheese and more
you’re welcome to bring friends!

Thursday, February 18
KJCC Room 109

KJCC = King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South / between Sullivan and Thompson Streets

Filed under: DSO Forums

DSO & Anamesa launch party

Join us to kick off the spring semester with DSO & to launch Anamesa’s Intersections Issue!

Thursday, February 4, 2010
at Stoned Crow

Filed under: Anamesa, DSO Forums

Fall Colloquium – Fri. Dec. 11 @ 6:30pm

The Draper Student Organization invites you to a colloquium on SILENCE
with presentations by

Rhyannon Rodriguez
“Silence & the Sound of Difference: The Narrative Qualities of Silence in Horror Cinema”

Jason Slaughter
“Three Unusual Instances of Silence in Music”

Alana Smith
“Silence as Violence – Muting Politics in Humanitarian Discourse”

Tamara Day
“The Powers of Silence in Wide Sargasso Sea”

Friday 11 December 2009
6:30 pm
in the Draper Map Room

Refreshments will be provided.

Filed under: Draper Colloquium

Proust event on Oct. 28 at Columbia

The “Forum Series” (including “Open Forum” and “Proust Forum”) are on hiatus. Meanwhile, if you are interested in Proust, there is a talk about In Search of Lost Time next week at Columbia. See below:

Marcel Proust: A Conversation

Antoine Compagnon and Adam Gopnik discuss
Á la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) In English
Wednesday, October 28th at 7pm
Maison Française at Columbia University

This event is cosponsored by The Proust Society of America, a program of The Center for Fiction; Maison Française at Columbia University; and The French-American Foundation.

Antoine Compagnon is the Blanche W. Knopf Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. On Proust, after editing Du côté de chez Swann and Sodome et Gomorrhe, he published Proust entre deux siècles. Compagnon is also a professor at the Collège de France and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Acclaimed journalist, lecturer and author Adam Gopnik is a three-time National Magazine Award winner and recipient of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1986.

Seating is very limited to this event so you must RSVP. Please e-mail the Center at events (at) centerforfiction.org or call us at 212-755-6710 to reserve a spot.

Filed under: DSO Forums, NYC Events, Proust Forum

Salon night changed to Thursday

The weekly “DSO Salon” bar night is now set for Thursdays. Time and location remain the same: 9pm at Grassroots Tavern.

Filed under: Announcements, DSO Salons

Fall Forum Series

Open Forum

We had a good turnout for the first session two weeks ago. The “Open Forum” will continue on a bi-weekly schedule. This is a no-pressure space for brief (room reserved for only 45 minutes!) conversations serious and/or absurd. We often provide wine, cheese, and other edibles. Guest presentations are welcome; try out your project or paper ideas on us. Or just come and chat.

Next session:
Wednesday Oct. 7, 8:30pm-9:15pm, KJCC Room 109

See “Schedule” page for upcoming dates.

Proust Forum

A supportive group to help Draper students -and friends- complete Proust’s novel, In Search of Lost Time. The following dates are tentative and flexible. We will read about 50 pp per week, or 200 pp per month. Full reading list will be provided in a separate post. Meanwhile, if interested, begin reading the first volume, Swann’s Way, any edition or language. RSVP requested!

— Vol. 1, Part 1, Combrary & critical article(s), to be provided for those who have already read Vol. 1
— Vol. 1, Part 2, Swann in Love
— Vol 1, Part 3, The Name & Vol. 2, Part 3, Madame Swann at Home

Additional weekend readings or outings are possible, depending on interest.

Thesis Writers Forum

Unfortunately, canceled for the Fall semester, due to limited interest and scheduling conflicts. If interested in forming a group for the Spring semester, please email suggestions or questions. This can be for both those writing their theses during Spring 2010, and those planning to write during subsequent semesters.

Contact: draperforum(at)gmail.com

Filed under: DSO Forums, Open Forum, Proust Forum, Thesis Writers Forum

Volunteer with DSO for New York Cares Day

We’d like to do more than drink and verbally spar with each other. How about spending a day on our feet, getting our hands dirty, and helping spruce up a New York City school?

Join DSO’s team for New York Cares Day
on Saturday October 17:

(or support our efforts with a small donation)

Registration deadline is Oct. 9 Oct. 13

Filed under: Community service


Draper Spring Colloquium:
Friday April 9
7:00pm, Draper Map Room

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We are looking for continuing Draper students to lead DSO for 2010-2011! Please contact draperforum at gmail.com with your interest.
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DSO Salons
Every Thursday 9pm
Grassroots Tavern
**on hiatus**

Anamesa, an interdisciplinary journal
Spring 2010 Issue - to be launched in May.
(watch for launch party announcements)