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The Family: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:24am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

The Family: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:31am
Quinnipiac University Writing and Critical Thinking (QUWACT)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

International Forum on General Education in Applied Colleges and Universities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:21am
Zhejiang University of Science & Technology (ZUST) and Geneva College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Conference Dates: 30 May – 1 June 2019

Conference Venue: Hangzhou, China

Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese

 

This conference, organized by Zhejiang University of Science & Technology (ZUST), Geneva College, and the magazine of Higher Engineering Education Research, aims to provide opportunities for exchanges on studies related to general education and new engineering talents cultivation.

 

Paper themes are suggested as, but not limited to, the following:

1. Domestic and foreign experiences and case studies in general education

2. Construction of General Education Curriculum

Naomi Alderman: Empty Spaces, Untold Stories

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:39am
Mike Witcombe, Bath Spa University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

Naomi Alderman’s rise to literary stardom following the publication of The Power in 2016has been remarkable.  Alderman had been a critically feted novelist for a decade before The Power. Her earlier work had led to an Orange Award for Young Writers in 2006 and she was named a Granta Young Novelist of the Decade in 2013. The Power, written following a year-long mentorship by Margaret Atwood, won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2017; as with Atwood’s speculative fiction, it is situated on the boundaries of genre and literary fiction.

Once Upon a Time There Was a Virus....: Storytelling, Health and Illness

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:03pm
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Once Upon a Time There Was a Virus....: Storytelling, Health and Illness
Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

Throughout history, people have felt a need to tell each other stories about the ordinary as well as the surprising experiences of being alive, particularly in relation to health, well-being, illness, disease and death. Telling stories was – and still is – a way of recording and grappling with the origins, causes and prevention of illnesses and disease that surrounded them in everyday life.

MLA 2020 - Mobilizing Self-Indifference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:01pm
Special Sessions, MLA Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mobilizing Self-Indifference: "The agitation is only on the surface. Underneath I’m indifferent."

 This session invites considerations of the politics and affect of self-indifference in literary studies. Papers can address aggravations, radicalism, resistance, privilege, exceptionalism, and/or implement any theoretical lens. Please submit abstracts of 300 words.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Celiese Lypka, U of Calgary (celiese.lypka@ucalgary.ca 

Captivating Criminality 6: Metamorphoses of Crime: Facts and Fictions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:07pm
Captivating Criminality Network/International Crime Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019

6th Annual Conference of the International Crime Fiction Association
 
Captivating Criminality 6: Metamorphoses of Crime: Facts and Fictions
 
12-15 June 2019
 
G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
 
Call for Papers
 

Captivating Criminality 6: Metamorphoses of Crime: Facts and Fictions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:58pm
Captivating Criminality Network/International Crime Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019

6th Annual Conference of the International Crime Fiction Association
 
Captivating Criminality 6: Metamorphoses of Crime: Facts and Fictions
 
12-15 June 2019
 
G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
 
Call for Papers
 

[One-Day Symposium] The Neighbourhood—Call for Abstracts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:04pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

[Hong Kong Studies Symposium] The Neighbourhood—Call for Abstracts While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant.

Violence: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:38am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

From ancient gladiators battling to the death in front of cheering crowds to the modern-day journalistic maxim that ‘if it bleeds, it leads’, violence has occupied a prominent place in the human imagination. It is common to see animals in the wild fighting to establish dominance and eliminate potential predators. But when humans engage in similar behaviour, it raises a host of questions about the nature and implications of violence. Why has our capacity for reason, compassion and empathy been insufficient to circumvent our primal urge to use physical force to cause injury, death or other forms of harm? Why has violence exerted an irresistible hold on the human psyche throughout history?

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