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[Re]Defining Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 4:20pm
College of Liberal Arts/Jackson State University

The College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University invites proposals from scholars on all topics related to"[Re]Defining Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century."

The purpose of this first conference, scheduled for October 6-8, 2016, is to explore the reasons Liberal Arts disciplines are undervalued by students, parents, and others and to examine how we might [re]define or reframe our roles in an increasingly multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary academic world in which job preparedness appears to be the goal of higher education rather than critical and analytical thinking and writing. At the conference, we will also discuss the role of and need for a conference on the liberal arts and how we might move forward.

LCA XVI, September 26 - 29, 2016, Charleston, SC

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 2:35pm
American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA)

The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is accepting submissions for special sessions, oral and poster abstracts, and student posters to be presented at LCA XVI at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC September 27 – 29, 2016.

Deadline for special session submission deadline: May 3, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission: May 17, 2016
Deadline for student poster* submission: May 17, 2016

For more information, please visit www.lcacenter.org or contact dsteckel@aclca.org

Teaching Graphic Narratives

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference

This year's conference theme, "Border States," provides the perfect starting point for discussions of both the "borderlands" of teaching graphic narratives and the teaching of graphic narratives that explore border states and boundaries. Please send 250-word abstracts (including name and institutional affiliation as well as any audio-visual needs) to Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw at hoeness@usi.edu by April 5th, 2016.

Aboriginal North America and Europe: Strengthening Connections (November 11-13 2016, Poznań, Poland)

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:39pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

The aim of the conference is to bring together aboriginal and non-aboriginal North American and European scholars, artists and activists and provide a venue for exchanging views, ideas and scholarship findings related to the present, the past and the future of aboriginal peoples of North America. We invite scholars representing multiple disciplines (history, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, culture studies, literary studies, law, politology, linguistics and others) to share their research results and pedagogies; and aboriginal activists and artists to share their experiences, knowledge and art.

The language of the conference is English.

500 Years of Schism: Catholic-Protestant Relations in British Literature

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:07pm
Geremy Carnes

Special Session, 2017 MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8
In recognition of the five hundredth anniversary (give or take) of the Protestant Reformation, this session seeks new perspectives on how Catholic-Protestant relations have been explored in British literary texts. Texts may be drawn from any period of literature since the Reformation. Preference will be given to papers which carefully historicize their readings of their chosen texts, and/or papers that study well-known works of literature which have not often been read in terms of their engagement with Catholic-Protestant relations. Please send 350-word abstracts by 15 March 2016.

The Politics of Difference and the Threshold of Law

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:42am
Albany Law School / SUNY Albany

This conference hosts a multidisciplinary conversation on how we contend with the emergence of violence toward difference, before it receives remedial treatment by the law, that is, before it crosses the threshold of the rule of law. Many – perhaps most – forms of discrimination persist for long periods of time beneath the threshold of the law, and may continue indefinitely (one thinks of recent debates about the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State Capitol, following the Charleston Church shooting).

"Bestiarium. Human and Animal Representations" 28-30 September 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:00am
Università degli Studi di Verona - Scuola di Dottorato in Studi Umanistici

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Scuola di Dottorato in Studi Umanistici

Bestiarium. Human and Animal Representations
International PhD Conference
28-30 September 2016

CFP MMLA--Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel--St. Louis--November 10-13, 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:30am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: "Border States"
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Papers are accepted on any topic, yet participants are welcome to consider this year's conference theme: "Border States."

[UPDATE] York English Graduate Colloquium 2016: Shattered, 13-14 May 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:52am
York University Department of English

"There is always more surface to a shattered object than a whole."
- Djuna Barnes

"As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them."
-Jeanette Winterson

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