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Teaching Disability: Transformations special issue

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:24pm
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy



TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Sarah Chinn, Guest Editor

The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words), and items for the "Material Culture of Teaching" section, that explore teaching disability. This issue will be guest edited by Sarah Chinn.

Call for Book Chapters: Authorship and Translation

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe/ Macquarie University

Authorship and Translation (edited collection)
Edited by Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe
Due date for abstracts (300 words): October 31, 2014

"Kierkegaard and Political Theology" APA-Pacific Meeting, April 1 - April 5, 2015, Vancouver

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 5:15pm
American Philosophical Association - Pacific Division, Political Theology Group


"Kierkegaard and Political Theology"

Meeting of the Political Theology Group to be held with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, April 1- April 5, 2015, at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.

Papers exploring the relation between Kierkegaard and political theology are welcome. Possible topics might include:

(1) Comparative studies between Kierkegaard and the following philosophers: Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Simon Critchley, Slavoj Žižek, or Giorgio Agamben.

(2) How Kierkegaard's thought might inform or contribute to post-secular theory.

(3) Kierkegaard and Christian nationalism.

Enduring Questions Course Development Grants

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 3:57pm
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $38,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

Deadline: September 11, 2014

For more information about Enduring Questions, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions.


What is good government? What is friendship? Are there universals in human nature? What are the origins of the universe?

Call for Presenters: Catholic Library Association

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 2:37pm
Catholic Library Association

2015 CLA Annual Convention

Catholic Library Association invites the submission of quality proposals for presentation at the 2015 Annual Conference, April 7 -9, 2015, in Orlando, FL. CLA meets in conjunction with National Catholic Educational Association during Easter Week each year.

Those attending CLA are librarians serving patrons of all ages primarily in K-12, academic, theological, parish and public libraries. In addition to general topics for these groups, additional sessions focus on archives, information literacy, technical services and preservation of American Catholic materials. Teachers and administrators registered with NCEA may also attend any CLA session.

UPDATE: Focusing on the Post(-): An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:28pm
Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies Student Association

FAU Comparative Studies Student Association Conference
Focusing on the Post(-): An Interdisciplinary Perspective
October 24-25, 2014
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

New Ecotones

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:21pm
University Paul-Valery Montpellier

Call For Papers

New Ecotones

EMMA - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France

June 11-13, 2015

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Romesh Gunesekera (London), Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA) and Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)

Prooftexts Special Issue: Jewish Literature/ World Literature January 8, 2015

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:54pm

The transnational turn in Jewish literary scholarship has occasioned a methodological rethinking of Jewish literary studies. The discourse on world literature, with its focus on processes of cross-cultural circulation and translation, offers a cogent paradigm for conceptualizing Jewish literature beyond linguistic and national boundaries. For this special issue of Prooftexts on Jewish Literature/World Literature, we seek papers that address Jewish literary multilingualism, translation, and circulation. Essays should combine theoretical and methodological concerns with readings of Jewish-language texts to illustrate the productive intersections of Jewish literature with the discourse on world literature.

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/14)

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:53pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@louisville.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

African Migrations: Transcultural Identities in the Making

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:59am
Dalarna University, sweden and University of Botswana

The phenomenon of migration is well-established in the history of human societies, where individuals or groups of people have moved from one place to another, either across international borders or internally within a state, for various reasons, such as political, religious, social, or economic. The experience of migration, whether it applies to refugees, displaced persons, or economic migrants, raises a number of important questions in terms of its effects on the individual and on society. These questions relate to the negotiation of identity on the part of the migrant, the effects of personal and cultural displacement, and not least questions concerning global justice and human rights.

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:55am
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.

CFP: 9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:17am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic forms a special stream of focus within the larger event of The Erotic conference.

Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald: The 13th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference July 4-11, 2015

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:45am
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

From Hemingway's description of his friend's "very fair wavy hair, a high forehead, excited and friendly eyes and a delicate long-lipped Irish mouth" in A Moveable Feast to his signature in The Crack-Up, "Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald" [sic], the literary world of F. Scott Fitzgerald is suffused with a Nostalgic Ireland. From the Irish Melodies to Dick's "Irish face" in Tender is the Night; the Irish girls, Tammany politics, and the Irish problem, and Anthony and Geraldine's conversation over Chevalier in The Beautiful and Damned; Pat Brady or Katherine Moore in The Last Tycoon; and Monsignor Darcy and Beatrice Blaine in This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's novels, short stories, and essays are populated with the remnants of an elusive Ireland.

The Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction - 28-29 March 2015

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 7:06am
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals has become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.