CFP: Censorship and Academic Freedom (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Howard
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Submissions are invited for a session on Censorship and Academic Freedom
at the 2006 NEMLA conference in Philadelphia, PA., March 02 - March 05,

>From the Ward Churchill controversy to the Patriot Act and the Academic
Bill of Rights, college campuses and classrooms have increasingly become
the focus of the censorship debate. This panel will examine the various
ways in which that debate is being played out and explore faculty
responses to the issues, both within and beyond their classes. Are
there certain subjects that should be avoided or ignored or should
colleges entertain even the most offensive possibilities in the name of
free speech?

Possible paper topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
The teaching of controversial literature and banned books
The use of offensive language in class
The Academic Bill of Rights
The Patriot Act and the college library
Student and faculty codes of conduct
Faculty and administrative responses to censorship
Censorship and popular culture.

Abstracts (250-500 words) and a brief bio should be submitted (in MS
Word format) by September 15, 2005 to: Dr. Douglas L. Howard <> .

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