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Fostering Liberal Arts in the Composition Classroom - NeMLA (Hartford): March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:42pm
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College

As explained by Michael S. Roth in his 2014 book _Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters_, the Founding Fathers endorsed liberal learning. Thomas Jefferson promoted a university ideal of freedom, education, and responsible citizenry to ensure democratic efficacy. However, centuries later, many American universities struggle to sustain these ideals. Liberal arts education is often overshadowed by career-centered professional studies and STEM programs, which downplay the importance of whole person pedagogy and democratic involvement.

CFP: The International Pearl-Poet Society at Kalamazoo May 12-15, 2016

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Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 4:08pm
The International Pearl-Poet Society

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following two paper sessions at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI:

I: Speech, Sermons, and Silence in the Pearl-Poems
II: Places and Spaces in the Pearl-Poems

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:34pm
Drew University

Call For Papers
The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary gathering that aims to encourage conversation between scholars and researchers of Irish and Irish-American culture and the writers, artists, local historians, surfers, musicians, skaters, chefs, poets, thinkers and readers of Irish and Irish-American culture.This is the third year of Transatlantic Connections, and the overall theme of this year is Ireland and the Diaspora.

Knights Errant & Private Dicks: From Romance to Noir

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:50am
Mary C. Flannery / University of Lausanne

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero.
Raymond Chandler, 'The Simple Art of Murder'

Kalamazoo 2015: Against Progress: Pastoral and Innovation in Medieval and Renaissance Poetry -- 9/15/15

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
Will Rhodes, David Hadbawnik

*Roundtable session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016.*

Proposals accepted ASAP; conference deadline is 9.15.15

Abandon then the base and viler clowne,
Lyft up they selfe out of the lowly dust:
And sing of bloody Mars, of wars, of giusts.
Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender (October, 37-39).

Essays on English Literature invited for the Inaugural Issue

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:24pm
Spring Magazine on English Literature

Spring Magazine on English Literature
(www.springmagazine.net)
Call for Papers
Inaugural Issue

The Spring Magazine on English Literature, as its name suggests, is a customized journal for graduate and postgraduate English literature students. For this, we are inviting contributions from teachers, researchers, and students of English literature.

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