GSA Academic Programs

Travel and Research Grants
The GSA Travel and Research Grants provide funds for conference- and research-related travel for students in all three graduate schools. Applications are typically due by the end of November for each academic year. If funding is left over from the November round, another call will go out in the spring semester.


Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will examine the topic of Melodrama on February 13, 2015. All are welcome.

Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

For this conference, we are interested in fostering an interdisciplinary discussion in order to productively complicate and expand theorizations of melodrama and to explore how the concept works to categorize and/or illuminate a variety of cultural and artistic texts. To this end, we are interested in melodrama as a historicized genre and as a mode or critical tool that may be used to examine such notions as affect, subject position (class; race; gender; sexuality), and experiences of capitalism and globalization.

Interested in participating? Organizers have released a Call For Papers.