Works-In-Progress Colloquia

2021-2022 – Call for Proposals

In 2021-2022, The Mind’s Eye will host its third iteration of the Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium series. Awarded MCLA faculty members will have the opportunity to share their current research or creative projects and benefit from questions and discussion. Each faculty speaker will give a 30-40 minute lecture followed by Q&A. Lectures will be open to the scheduled throughout the academic year and held either virtually or on campus. Each awarded faculty speaker will receive a $250 honorarium.

To apply: 

In a 300-word abstract, describe the subject matter of your proposed lecture and place it within the broader context of your research or creative work. Proposals should explain how giving a lecture will allow you to further develop your work and to what end (i.e. publication, exhibition, performance).

Please send proposals as PDFs to by October 31st. CFPs are now closed. Learn more about Spring 2022 Colloquium.

Proposals will be reviewed by Victoria Papa, Director of The Mind’s Eye, and past WiP lecturers. Awardees will be announced by mid-November.

About The Mind’s Eye

First founded in 1977 as print publication featuring MCLA faculty’s research and creative projects, The Mind’s Eye has now pivoted to multimodal research and praxis initiative anchored in interdisciplinary academic programming in and beyond the Berkshires. Continuing a tradition of showcasing faculty excellence and expertise, the new direction of The Mind’s Eye includes innovative forums for exhibiting faculty research, such as Works-In-Progress Colloquia and Faculty Book Writing & Publishing Panel Discussion. An incubator for collaborative interdisciplinary projects, like CARE SYLLABUS, The Mind’s Eye is a platform for dynamic partnerships with neighboring institutions such as MASS MoCA. As a research and praxis initiative, The Mind’s Eye aims to expand professional development opportunities and emphasize lifelong learning for faculty and staff.