Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 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.
Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 1-2, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College
Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers
in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)
In collaboration with
Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Ad Parnassum Journal
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dpt. of Musicology)
13-15 October 2015
Accademia Filarmonica Romana - Rome
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA)
Deadline Extended for Abstracts. FINAL DEADLINE: February 1 by midnight
The History and Culture Department of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies invites paper proposals for its upcoming Irish history conference entitled "Revising the Rising," to be hosted by Drew University from March 20th to 22nd.
Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture
Very few aspects of late medieval and early modern literature and culture remain untouched by the Fall, concepts of original sin, and considerations of man's place in a postlapsarian world. Concerns over the state of the soul, right governance and maintenance of the commonweal, and engagement with the natural world were shaded by a need to recoup the loss incurred by the expulsion from Eden.
Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference
University College Dublin, Ireland, 1 May 2015
MA and PhD students of all levels are encouraged to submit proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of English studies which responds to the theme, "Emerging Perspectives." Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• National literature, regional literature, archipelagic literature
• 20th and 21st century literature
• Medieval, Renaissance, 18th and 19th century literature
• Theory and new theoretical approaches to literature
• Film, media and drama
Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015
Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:
General Call for Papers
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference May 8-10
What is the future of illustration studies?
What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?
Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)?
These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held May 8,9, 10 2015.