Call for Papers:
Book Publisher: McFarland
Carol Smallwood: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Lamar University Press, 2014); Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching is on Poets & Writers Magazine list of Best Books for Writers.
Vera Gubnitskaia: contributor, Bringing the Arts into the Library (ALA, 2014); co-editor, Continuing Education for Librarians (McFarland, 2013); indexer
PROTEST: 3rd Biannual GSWS Graduate Student Conference
University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 21-Friday, April 22, 2016
Keynote: Marcia Ochoa
Featured Presentation: Isa Noyola
Organized by Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Media Activism Research Collective
The term we still use to designate someone's attachment to a particular language, her potentially flawless competence, or the very "place" for her thoughts to emerge in coherent form, is "mother tongue". We take it to be a natural condition of language acquisition, equally valid for every individual speaker, and thus forget that it is a mere metaphorical reference to the "first" language, spoken by what is referred to, with an even more misleading metaphor, a "native" speaker.
Throughout history, the use and connotations of the expression "mother tongue" have undergone several changes. In the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, the Latin "lingua materna" referred to the vernaculars in opposition to the learned Latin.
Call for Papers
"Collaborating for Student Success"
2016 Michigan Student Success Conference
February 11 - February 12 2016
Today's higher education institutions can sometimes operate in silos with student affairs, academic affairs, and other divisions working separately on challenging issues that affect entire institutions. Additionally, public and private universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, and other educational agencies don't always combine forces to address the issues of education across the state.
Invitation for abstracts for a special issue of the Journal of American Studies (proposal pending) on the Media of Anti-Americanism
Initial abstracts due: November 30, 2015
Contributors informed of decision no later than: December 15, 2015
Full submissions due: April 30, 2016
Please send submissions to:
Heiko Beyer (Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany): email@example.com
Jesper Gulddal (University of Newcastle, Astralia): firstname.lastname@example.org
Aims and Scope of the Special Issue
DAKAM's TOURAVEL '16 / III. Tourism, Travel And Leisure Studies Conference invites scholars and researchers from different fields to discuss the studies on travel and tourism in the contemporary world from different and interdisciplinary perspectives. TOURAVEL '16 will be held in Istanbul on June 30-July 2, 2016.
CINECRI '16 / 3rd International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference, hosted by Cezayir Conference Halls and organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), will take place between June 10-11, 2016.
In 1925, the editors of Quarto Stato questioned the forms in which the Turin communists were addressing the "Southern Question," critical of how Italy's unification in 1870 resulted in advanced industry and agriculture in the North and the reinstatement of traditions of feudalism in the South. In Antonio Gramsci's reading, the move of the Turin communists was far from dividing the country but instead was based on creating alliances between the workers from the North and the peasants from the South as a strategy for revolution. In 2015, with austerity crippling southern Europe countries, what old and new "Southern Questions" are shaping the long history of inequality in the very idea of south?
Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for 'world citizenship', offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics. Cosmopolitanism, however, has also exercised a shaping influence on modern literary culture. It is well known that during the Enlightenment it found an embodiment in the Republic of Letters.