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INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY LIVING CONFERENCE The Sustainable Development Goals

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:45pm
RATING ACADEMY LTD.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

International Sustainability Living Conference  (ISLC2020) will be held between 24-26 December 2020. The theme of the conference this year is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All speeches and presentations at the conference will be held online and will also be broadcast live on YouTube. The conference is open to all areas related to sustainability living. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies will be included. We cordially invite all academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations and students interested in sustainable living to participate in this feast of knowledge.

IV. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AWARENESS / LANGUAGE AND AWARENESS

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:45pm
RATING ACADEMY LTD.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Dear colleagues!

We invite you to participate in the online IV. International Conference on Awareness “LANGUAGE and AWARENESS”. Time: 2-4 December, 2020 (Big Blue Button platform).

The language reflects the essence of a thousand-year existence of a man in society, passed through a time filter. In this regard, a language consisting of tens of thousands of words and forms, delving into the details of its structure and functioning, appears before us as a universal system that controls the existence of people, society, nation and culture.

Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Pedagogical Possibilities within Higher Education (Round Two)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

Unfurling Unflattening:  Tracing Pedagogical Possibilities within Higher Education

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS:  This is a second round call for papers for an edited volume on teaching—and teaching with—Nick Sousanis’s graphic work Unflattening in higher ed.  Additional potential contributions are being sought.  The volume has interest from MIT Press, and is in the later stages of review.

The Repoliticization of Urban Spaces in 80s and 90s Europe

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:43pm
Dario Marcucci Luca Zamparini
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the late 70s, the protraction of the Cold War’s tensions and the shift from Fordism towards neoliberal economics reshaped the political and public sphere within the Western block. The traditional spaces of politics lost their pivotal role, resulting in what was perceived as a general crisis of militant politics. In a 2011 interview with Justice spatiale | Spatial Justice, rereading Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey posited that this perception stemmed from the inability of the Left to include the urban dimension in its analytical framework.

Empathy and the Teaching of Writing

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:42pm
Eric Leake, Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 

Empathy and the Other: Difference, Connection, and the Teaching of Writing

Call for Proposals (CFP)

250-word proposals with 50-word bios due by 11/30

 

Edited by Lisa Blankenship and Eric Leake

 

Thieving the Past: Integrating History into Creative Work

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:41pm
Northeast MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This creative session will explore the craft of creating historically informed works of fiction, poetry, digital arts, and other media. Creative writers regularly draw from the past to deepen context, to expand possibilities for material and subject matter, and to potentially illuminate connections between past and present. However, the technical process of integrating historical elements creates many challenges. This session will ask creative writers to share methods they’ve developed to make the past resonate, to energize and pattern historical detail, to maintain an authentic voice, and to make contemporary readers emotionally invest in their material.

Beyond This Town Lies a Life Much Sadder: Thinking Queer Rural Resistance

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ten years after the publication of Scott Herring’s Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, rural life, queerness, and radical resistance against gender and sexual binarisms continue to be positioned as antithetical to each another in both academic discourse and in pop cultural imaginaries. Rather than following the common narratives that position anti-queer violence as inherent to rural spaces and the people living within them, this roundtable seeks to center the conditions of possibility that produce vibrant histories and robust contemporary articulations of rural queer resistance in and beyond the American South.

William Wordsworth: Persistence, Departure, Resistance (MLA Just-in-Time Session Proposal)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The MLA has recently opened slots for additional “just-in-time” sessions for this year’s convention (to be held virtually from January 7-10, 2021). The session organizers invite abstracts for 15-minute presentations exploring the work of William Wordsworth in light of this year’s convention theme of ‘persistence.’

 

Domestic Politics: Women’s Private Lives and Public Writing in the Mid-Century

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The mid-twentieth century saw seismic shifts for British women, including those living under British rule in the colonies, in the public and private spheres. These years are often imagined as a wave of expansion and constriction, with the swelling of economic and political freedoms for women in the 1930s, the cresting of women in the public sphere during the Second World War, and the resulting break as employment and political opportunities for women dwindled in the 1950s when men returned home from the Front. But this narrative needs reexamining.

Poetry In the Time of Crisis: La poesía en tiempos de crisis: The Role of the Poet and Poetry in Latin America

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Most poets have written ars poetica to define their role and explain the meaning of their poetry for themselves and for society.  Some poets see poetry as a purely verbal act, a creative challenge to revitalize language. Others see themselves as a spokesperson for the silent or a prophet seer to bring awareness to the reader. Many poets are skeptical of the value of their poetry for society; they see their writing as a “useless” act meaningful only for themselves. This panel seeks to examine how different Latin American poets view their poetry and whether their perspective changes or is expanded in times of crisis: civil war, dictatorship, epidemics, revolution, ecological crisis, etc.