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Call for Chapters: Extending the Ground of Public Confidence: Teaching Civil Liberties in K-16 Social Studies Education

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:46pm
Dr. Janie Hubbard, University of Alabama & Dr. Jason Harshman, University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Extending the Ground of Public Confidence:

Teaching Civil Liberties in K-16 Social Studies Education

Book Editors: Dr. Janie Hubbard and Dr. Jason Harshman

 

A volume in Information Age Publishing’s Teaching and Learning Social Studies

Series Editor: Dr. William B. Russell III

 

Reminder: Women and Archives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:45pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

1971-2008: Culture Between Two Crises

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:45pm
NEMLA 2017 panel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The urgency to understand the transformations in the capitalist world system since the 1970s and describe its volatile processes of expansion has spawned a few creative attempts at periodization: Eric Hobsbawm’s “Landslide” (1994), Robert Brenner’s “The Long Downturn” (2006), Immanuel Wallerstein’s “Managed Decline” (2006), and Judith Stein’s “Age of Inequality” (2010) to name only a few. While economists and historians may disagree about the sources of crisis, from Harvey’s over-accumulation thesis to Brenner’s over-production and over-competition, there remains little doubt that the 1970s proved to be a “pivotal decade” and that we are now living with the consequences.

Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:44pm
ULICES - Univ. of Lisbon Centre for English Studies / Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.

NINE Baseball History & Culture Conference (2/28/18-3/3/18; proposals due 12/1/17)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:44pm
NINE Journal of Baseball History & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces the 25th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

 

Wednesday, February 28 - Saturday, March 3, 2018

 

DoubleTree by Hilton--Phoenix Tempe

2100 South Priest Drive

Tempe, Arizona

 

 

ACLA 2018: Stepping Off the End

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Anne McConnell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In the Afterword to “Canicula di Anna” in Plainwater, Anne Carson asks the reader, “what is so terrible about stepping off the end of a story?” (88). “Stepping off the end of a story” might mean a variety of things; in this context, Carson points to a textual moment, the end, and our unwillingness to let it arrive and therefore accept our outsidership. We seek the end, the closure to the story, at the same time that we put it off, lingering along the edges of the cliff, knowing that the end means we will be cast out, dislocated at the moment of completion. We might seek other ways to fill the silence that follows the story, finding a means to perpetuate the story beyond its seeming departure: “Because you would always like to know a little more.

The Changing Faces of Evil

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
The Changing Faces of Evil

including a guided tour of historic sites from the 1755 Earthquake and Tsunami and the ‘Easter Slaughter’ of 1506

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

As we head deeper into the 21st Century, what does it mean to call someone or something ‘evil’? Previously used to describe natural disasters such as the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 or even pandemics such as the Black Death, evil is now used as a popular term by the press and social media to refer to various acts of hatred, violence, terror, brutality and senseless killing.

Freedom of Speech

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
Freedom of Speech

including a guided tour of Lisbon's vibrant and exciting urban street art culture

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Freedom of speech – the right to speak out, to debate, to criticize, to disseminate information on matters of public importance – is one of the most basic of human rights. Article 19 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds that “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.” The constitutions and laws of countless countries strive to protect the free-speech rights of individuals and journalists. Yet the right to speak out is not absolute, and it is not enjoyed by everyone.

Walt Whitman and the Press (ALA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Whitman Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Call for Papers: Walt Whitman and the Press

Whitman Studies Association panel at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

The Country and the City Rebooted

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
ACLA Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In his 1973 classic, The Country and the City, Raymond Williams noted an ideological divide between the country and the city, stating: “powerful, hostile associations have also developed: on the city as a place of noise, worldliness and ambition; on the country as a place of backwardness, ignorance, limitation. A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times” (1). Williams seeks to bridge this divide by demonstrating the ways in which both country and city were bound together in a complex system of rural exploitation. Nevertheless, today the ideological divide between rural and urban is as strong as ever, as highlighted by the recent U.S. presidential election cycle.

CFP: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Children’s / Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference.southwestpca.org/

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