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"Asking questions of education" Deadline 3.30.16

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for Papers

{Deadline 3.30.16}

Asking Questions of Education

We'd like to think as a country we provide all children with access to adequate educational resources. But with a national emphasis on testing, the poorest students have the least opportunity as their funding hinges on test scores.

Working class and poor high school graduates seek higher education, but they are asked to mortgage out their future to access the college learning community.

The study of humanities in higher education is discouraged in favor of STEM and career training, but it has become clear that people who study the humanities can lead us in a direction with more social equity.

Call for Proposals (March 15th, 2016): Collection of Essays on HOW TO ANALYZE AND REVIEW COMICS

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 3:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Forrest C. Helvie, Ph.D.
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Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?

Call for Papers/Poems: "What we learned from our grandmothers"

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rag Queen Periodical

"What we learned from our grandmothers"

Deadline 4.17.16

Our grandmothers, ourselves.

Many of us learned lessons in feminism from our grandmothers. Whether they explicitly or implicitly taught us these lessons is varied depending on who you ask.

We are interested in nuanced depictions of your grandmothers' lives. Whether you'd like to write about one grandmother or both, an estranged grandmother or one close to you, is part of your own personal story and is your prerogative.

Whatever story you have, we know it will be unique.

We are interested in poems and prose about the woman you called Grammy, Nana, Nanoots, Nanners, Abuelita, Gran, Grandmom...

Who Can Submit:

Comedy and Critical Thought: Laughter as Resistance?

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent

The Centre for Critical Thought, the Centre for Comic and Popular Performance and the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent are glad to invite 250-word abstracts for

COMEDY AND CRITICAL THOUGHT: LAUGHTER AS RESISTANCE?

a two-day interdisciplinary conference scheduled on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May 2016 at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Sound Bites for Multimedia Work on Gardening and the Earth Sought, 15 Feb 2016

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 6:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
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Carl Granieri and Keith Dorwick ("us," "our") of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are seeking short audio narratives about gardening and the use of the earth, both positive and negative, for a large multimedia project ("Hidden Garden" premiering March 18, 2016 in Lafayette LA, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Faulkner and Money, July 23-27, 2017

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:49pm
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Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference (Jay Watson, director)
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To gain a fuller understanding of William Faulkner's literary career and fictional oeuvre, a reader could do worse than to follow the proverbial money. Faulkner delighted in the intricate maneuverings of financial transactions, from poker wagers, horse trades, and auctions to the seismic convolutions of the New York Cotton Exchange. Moreover, whether boiling the pot with magazine stories, scraping by on advances from his publishers, flush with cash from Hollywood screenwriting labors, or basking in financial security in the wake of the Nobel Prize, Faulkner was at every moment of his personal and professional life thoroughly inscribed within the economic forces and circumstances of his era.

The Destruction of Art (Past and Present)

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 3:59pm
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Rea Bethel Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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International Undergraduate Student Symposium
Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
April 14, 2016
Claire T. Carney Library, the Grand Reading Room

Type: Call for Papers
Proposal Submission Date: March 15, 2016
Conference Date: April 14, 2016
Conference Venue: Claire T. Carney Library, the Grand Reading Room, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Subject Fields:
Architectural History, Cultural Studies, Heritage and Museum studies, Art History, Media & Visual Culture Studies, Censorship Studies, and studio art practices with focus on issues of destruction and eradication of material culture

Special Session of the 2016 PAMLA Conference November 11-13, 2016: Back from the Dead: Language Revival as Arc

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:51pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Recent scholarship on the "archive" as well as that on "cultural memory" has focused on the role of language as both mechanism and metaphor. This session seeks to further purse these lines of investigation and find points of intersection by focusing on the revival of extinct or near-extinct languages as a type of archival reconstruction grounded in cultural memory. Papers are sought that explore how and why language revival movements occur in relation to issues of identity formation (both personal and communal) and the relationship of this phenomenon to the notion of cultural preservation vis-a-vi cultural memory and archive.

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to March 1st. Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies-- special issue

Submission Date:
Please send articles of 5,000-8,000 word articles to both lkarpenk@carrollu.edu and ldietz@depaul.edu by MARCH 1st 2016 (earlier submissions highly encouraged.) Articles should be in MLA format and not be under consideration at any other journal. Any queries or letters of interest are welcome and should be sent to both the e-mail addresses listed above.

SPECTRUM

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:03am
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University of Dhaka
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Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming issue. Spectrum welcomes contributions by teachers, alumni and current students of English Literature, ELT and Linguistics. Essays on any literary period and any aspect of literature and language, book reviews, as well as short stories, poems and translations are sought. Submissions should not have been previously published, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Only articles/creative pieces recommended by reviewers will be accepted for publication.

Orphan Identities

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:41am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth

Orphan Identities Symposium: Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers: Laura Peters and David Floyd

In 1975, Nina Auerbach commented: "Although we are now 'all orphans,' alone and free and dispossessed of our past, we yearn for origins, for cultural continuity. In our continual achievement of paradox, we have made of the orphan himself our archetypal and perhaps only ancestor" (416).

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:30am
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Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
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Central/Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and then in 2009 when Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller received the Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region? What has changed in the ways these countries have contributed to the understanding of the cultural configuration of the region or the continent? What should educators include in various curricula? How do we teach the communist period to new generations and/or to the West and the rest of the world?

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities (a virtual conference: May 3-24)

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 9:05pm
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UC Santa Barbara Environmental Humanities Initiative
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Climate Change: Views from the Humanities
Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UC Santa Barbara
A virtual conference held online from May 3-24, 2016
Abstracts due March 1, 2016

We welcome papers dealing with climate change from all fields of the humanities, as well as the social sciences. As our goal is to encourage the cross pollination of ideas across a broad range of disciplines on what may well be the most important issue of this century, we are looking for any paper that innovatively deals with climate change.

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