Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference in 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning. This year's keynote address entitled "See One, Do One, Teach One: The Medical Model and why it Works in the Classroom" will be delivered by Kristen Buoy.
Professor GILL PLAIN University of St Andrews
Dr JOHN CURRAN
SOPHIE HANNAH Author of The Monogram Murders
Author of over eighty mystery novels, Agatha Christie was the best-selling writer of the twentieth century. Her detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are iconic and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running in history.
Since her death in 1976, Christie's popularity has only increased, and her legacy has been interpreted in various, sometimes surprising new ways. In addition, new perspectives on the Queen of Crime's life and work have opened up. As her grandson, Mathew Prichard, said in 2014, 'Agatha Christie is so much more than an author.'
In the context of high school-college transition, how is the relationship between standardized testing and writing
affecting students' lives, voices, and learning?
For our first themed issue, coming out early Spring 2015, we wanted to build on an important conversation that took place in March 2014 on the Council of Writing Program Administrators' listserv. The discussion on writing assessment prompted Rich Haswell to comment that testing has neglected the "uses and consequences of test scores (and I would add test preparation and test taking) as they affect the test takers." In other words, student ideas, experiences, and questions have been left out of conversations about writing assessment.
Standing on the bare ground [...] all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all [...].
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836)
Science Gate Publishing (SGP) in collaboration with three eminent scientists in the field of image watermarking decided to organize the publication of an edited book. This book belongs to the series of the publisher "Gate to Computer Science and Research" (GCSR Vol.5) having the title "Embodying Intelligence in Multimedia Data Hiding".
This edited book aims to bring together the most active and eminent scientists working in the field of multimedia data hiding. This participation is expected to be followed by the presentation of new ideas, trends and prospects through original and well established works in the form of book chapters.
Topics of Interest
Call for Papers
The Richard Brautigan Society welcomes proposals for a session at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, held May 21-24, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
Proposals for presentations of 15-20 minutes on any aspect of Brautigan's work, life, or influence are welcome. The session will accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.
Please send an abstract of about 250 words and a brief bio blurb no later than January 15, 2015, to
Queen City Writers, a refereed journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that relate to the arts for an upcoming issue. "The arts," loosely interpreted, refers to music, dance, visual arts such as drawing and painting, theater and film, and so on.
AFEA Conference - University of La Rochelle, FRANCE, May 27-30, 2015
Popular Music Workshop
Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music
David Diallo (Université de Bordeaux) and Elsa Grassy (Université de Strasbourg)
As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:
Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts
Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania
The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for a panel at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 21-24, 2015.
All topics are welcome, but suggestions include:
Harrison and Place
Harrison and Food
Harrison and McGuane
Harrison and Myth
Presentations should be 15-20 minutes. Please send 200-word abstract and a brief bio or c.v. to Prof. Robert Murray at email@example.com by January 16, 2015.
The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply. Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.
The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, October 8-11, 2015.
In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2015 Annual Meeting theme: "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance." We likewise encourage panel submissions that engage the Canadian sportscape and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.
"TRANSLAUTHORS". Interrogating Writing from Translation.
Intertwined Perspectives on Literature and Cultural Exchange from the XVIth to the XXIst Century
Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
10th of September 2015