ASAP/Journal, the new scholarly journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, is accepting articles and artist interviews as well as alternative format criticism for its 2016 and 2017 volumes. Journal issues are published triannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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.
Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries. As such, this year's Sports Studies Symposium seeks to explore the state of the study of sport.
We invite papers that examine the current state of the study of sport; for example:
• High-level descriptions of the current methodologies in a specific discipline as it relates to sport;
• Analyses of the main active questions on which a specific discipline focuses when looking at sport;
• Discussions of cross-disciplinary research or approaches to the study of sport.
• Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list; a myriad of approaches are welcome and encouraged.
Apologies for cross-postings.
Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.
Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshop
World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2015)
August 17-20, 2015
Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
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.'
American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, organizers
Thoreau and Genre
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
EcoMaterialisms: Organizing Life and Matter
University of California, Irvine
Friday 15th May 2015
An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop's writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.
Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Stephen Burt (Harvard University), Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool) and Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle University)
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's third collection of poems, Questions of Travel (1965), and the importance of Bishop as a major influence on British and Irish contemporary poets, the University of Sheffield is pleased to host this international conference on her work in June 2015.
Deadline: April 15, 2015
The Conference Committee of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) invites full panel proposals for the seventh annual S-USIH Conference to be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Washington, DC October 15-18, 2015. This year's theme is "Problems and Their Publics."
Articles in English are sought to complete an edited volume on the theme of authority and its discourses.
Authority and gender:
The discourse(s) of patriarchy
The discourse(s) of feminism
Authority and literature:
Representation of authority in literature
The hierarchy of literary genres
Literary prizes and institutions
Authority and academia:
Knowledge and authority
Quotations and authoritative argument
The evolution of the teacher/learner relationship