The halls of academe pulse with traditions stretching back to the Middle Ages, leading some critics to view it as a change-resistant monolith. But tradition in and of itself is neither binding nor blinding and, in its best form, is an energizing force for transformation. Furthermore, many of today’s most vexing cultural concerns stand at the nexus between tradition and transformation, as differing interpretations of the past and differing visions for the future compete to achieve dominance. During the 2016 AGLSP conference, therefore, we will explore the dynamic interplay between these two very important forces – tradition and transformation – in the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences.
We invite papers that examine various disciplines’ traditions or that explore the radical, or even subtle, transformations unfolding within and across disciplines. Of particular interest are proposals that consider how interdisciplinary perspectives inform both tradition and transformation, not only within academia but also within cultures, communities, and world at large. Engage in lively discussions as we seek to honor tradition while not being bound by it, as we embrace change while preserving the best of our past, and as we engage new forms of learning made possible through emergent technologies. Join us in Oklahoma City, where a pioneering tradition is transforming the urban landscape.
Proposals must be submitted in writing and should be a maximum of 250 words. Proposals are due May 31, 2016 and must be submitted using the online form linked at the AGLSP conference page. Notifications of acceptance will occur by June 3, 2016. Chosen presenters should expect to prepare a 20-minute presentation to be delivered in person at the conference in October.
Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
We are asking for creative or academic* submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline and have asccessible language.
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*Written academic submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and follow MLA guidelines. Due to the volume of submissions Palaver receives, we ask that academic pieces run no longer than twenty-five pages. Palaver does not accept previously published work, be it print or online.
Our friends over at the Ex Libris blog had the following submission call…
The Blueshift Journal Open for Submissions
The Blueshift Journalis now accepting submissions to their 4th issue. Blueshift is a student-run, international, tri-annual publication, with two online issues and one print issue, available free of charge.
Deadline for issue 4 is January 1st. Submission information can be found here, and visit them on Facebook here.
“What kind of work do we want? On a microscopic level, scientists say that nothing ever touches. Electrons repel each other; our very atoms shy away from trembling connection. Even in someone’s arms, we are galaxies apart, orbiting. We are impossibly distant. Hugely empty, dangerously full, our inability to touch draws us together. We long to reach our fingers out and feel the reverberations through the empty air of a heart that is not our own. We yearn enough to make the stars rush in towards us. In emptiness, we aspire to collision, to explosion, to that patterned disorder that created us and burns in us still. Blueshift is the yearning, the telltale sign that we have never been alone.”
The MA english department’s Ex Libris newsletter has some great upcoming publishing opportunities. There were so many live links I copied and pasted the email for everyone so pardon the clunkier blog-post aesthetics, but there is a ton here. Enjoy!
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