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The Department of Comparative Literature invites proposals from faculty and students at the University of Michigan for activities related to our 2011-2012 “Year of Anachronism.” Our planning team will consider requests for seed money or co-sponsorship (up to $1000) for events across campus (such as lectures, workshops, roundtables, conferences, public readings, performances, classroom visits, group projects, creative exhibits, and so on).

Proposals should include the following information:
*Name, affiliation, and contact information of the primary organizer
*Summary of the proposed event (including date, venue, and invitees)
*Brief statement of relevance to the theme of anachronism
*Proposed budget (including contributions from co-sponsors)

Please send proposals via email to with “Year of Anachronism Proposal” in the subject line. Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis until they are exhausted.

Faculty planning team:

Roger Grant (Assistant Professor/Post Doctoral Scholar, School of Music)
Silke-Maria Weineck (Chair, Comparative Literature and Associate Professor of German Studies)
Basil Dufallo (Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature)
Catherine Brown (Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature)
David Halperin (Professor of English Language and Literature, Women’s Studies, Classical Studies and Comparative Literature)