Our social, political, and religious climate has been dominated recently by a mood of collective fear, regarding everything from economic anxiety, the outbreak of new and frightening diseases, mass shootings, social tension and violence between law enforcement and communities of color, environmental and technological dangers, and the threat of terrorism both foreign and domestic. Where is there room for hope in such times of uncertainty and fear? Indeed, what would hope look like? What might the interplay be between hope and fear as we reflect on the past, present, and future not only of this country, but of humanity as a whole? How might respect and compassion overcome division and mistrust in our discourse and interactions?
Composition theory has gone through many changes, from an affiliation with historical rhetoric, a shift to process, then post-process, and social consciousness. Technological advances have allowed composition theory to move more solidly into the visual realm, and courses and classrooms have adapted in exciting ways to account for this shift. As a result, both visual and digital rhetorics are more prevalent in college composition than ever before. However, academic writing in higher education, at times, stigmatizes some representations of these rhetorics, which can confuse students about when the rhetorics are acceptable and when they are not.
Many champions of liberal education defend against the reduction of education to purely instrumental purposes. An undergraduate education, they argue, is an incubator for a democratic ethos and it can, at its best, encourage a critical understanding of one's own beliefs, while taking seriously beliefs that shape the lives of others. In this way, the spine of liberal education is hortatory: a call to action that seeks to preserve what is best and to critically reflect and alter those features of our collective inheritance that fall short of our ideals. Thinking beyond one's self-interest, being an engaged citizen, and cultivating the capacities to integrate and appreciably assess data seem hallmarks of the liberally educated person.
Animals, Plants, Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature and Film
Deadline: January 31st 2017
We are inviting article proposals for a volume titled "Animals, Plants, and Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature and Film" Proposals should not exceed two paragraphs and should respond to the following description:
On the Voice: Identity, Difference, Expression
24th Annual SBAI International Graduate Research Conference
Keynote performance lecture by Tavia Nyong'o, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater Studies at Yale University
March 31, 2017
at the University of Rochester
Each year, a diverse group of participants gather in Rochester, NY for a graduate conference held by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. This conference aims to foster an environment of interdisciplinary communication, knowledge exchange, and collaboration.
Madison Graduate Conference on English Language and Literature
Organized by the English Graduate Student Association at University of Wisconsin-Madison
February 17-18, 2017
(Re)Vision: Past, Present, Future
With Keynote Speaker Dr. Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia
Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and the Real
Call for Papers
In order to ensure timely notification and subsequent travel planning, please note the deadline: Abstracts for original paper presentations and panels may be submitted until November 22, 2016.
The 10th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference will be hosted by the University of Otago’s Department of Media, Film and Communication, in partnership with the New Zealand Writers Guild. It will take place in Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand, on Monday 28th through Thursday 31st August 2017.
Working Class Studies Association Annual Conference.
May 31-June 3, 2017 at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society CFP American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.
Please join us for the 4th Community College of Qatar (CCQ) Humanities Conference to be held Wednesday, March 29th through Thursday, March 30th 2017. Our conference theme is, “A Nation in Transition.”
“A Nation in Transition”