The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2016 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry, fiction, and non-fiction submissions; students may submit up to three poems or one other creative work. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students.
Realisms without an Alternative?
Organizers: Brad Congdon (Dalhousie) and Geordie Miller (Mount Allison)
College English Association
Learning Outcomes and Assessment
Creation is this spring's conference theme. Related to Learning Outcomes and Assessment, we're interested in the creation of such terms and concepts as Student Learning Outcomes, Assessment, and related issues that are increasingly important parts of our responsibilities as teachers of English. Additionally, how do we creatively address these issues, and how do we assess creativity—of our students' work or our own work?
Costs of Abstraction
5th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 3/25/2016
Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University
"…any measurement, however comprehensive, is an act of abstraction, an act of replacing the thing measured" (Rosen 1991: 60).
CFP: Temporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic
Gothic Temporalities Group in conjunction with the University of Surrey
22-24 August 2016 University of Surrey United Kingdom
Our experience of the Gothic is one founded in time. Whether it is of a past that will not or cannot die, multiple presents that can never resolved, or infinite futures that can never be realised it speaks of a temporal excess that refuses to be contained.
Katherine Mansfield and
the Art of the Short Story
Bandol, France, 10-12 June 2016
Organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the town of Bandol, France
Supported by the New Zealand Embassy, Paris
and the University of Northampton, UK
Professor Enda Duffy
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Professor Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
James Tink (Tohoku University, Japan)
Sarah Bezan (University of Alberta, Canada)
Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century
St Anne's College, Oxford
10th – 11th September 2016
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: CHRISTOPHER HAMLIN AND LAURA OTIS
IN WAR (DIARIES) – SOLDIERS EXPERIENCING THE GREAT WAR. CROSSED PERSPECTIVES ON THE TRENCHES TROUGHOUT THE SOLDIERS' WAR DIARIES
THE BODY OF HUMAN MEMORIES – CROSSED AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE ROLE OF THE BODY IN LITERATURE, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, VISUAL ARTS. FROM THE GREAT WAR TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Research papers and manuscripts are invited for consideration of publication in the regular issue- VOL. 3 NO. 4 (2015) ISSUE- DECEMBER OF the Journal SOCRATES. Deadline: November 20, 2015. Information For Authors is available on :
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Proposals are invited for papers ruminating on aspects of digestion in early modern literature, culture, and medicine. Participants might consider, for example, the relationship between literal and figurative digestion in the context of theories about the nexus of body and language more generally; the relationship between digestion and cognition or emotion; the ideological underpinnings of discourses of specific digestive organs or aspects of digestion like assimilation, excretion, indigestion, or vomiting; or the significance of specific kinds of digestion, like anthropophagy, to identity. Papers might also explore medical texts by writers like Sanctorius, Paracelsus, or Van Helmont.
The mission of the Journal is to present wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary positions on multimedia learning and the assessment of multimedia learning content to help increase its effectiveness, to help increase the attention of learners and to help enhance the acquisition of knowledge through visual content.
Multimedia learning now reaches across all disciplines and touches all learners, from patients needing to learn better post-operative recovery skills, to technicians needing to learn better installation skills for critical infrastructure, to students in public and private schools needing to learn from compositions that optimize attention.