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Proposals are welcome for the standing panel in Comparative American Ethnic Literature as part of the 114th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference scheduled for Nov. 11-13, 2016, in Pasadena, CA.
The extended deadline for proposals is now July 1, 2016.
The conference theme is "Archives, Libraries, and Properties," in conjunction with the wealth of archival and library resources in the Pasadena area. However, for this standing panel ALL topics related to Comparative American Ethnic Literature are encouraged.
XXXVI Conference of the APHES (Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History)
Quantity and Quantification in History
The city of Porto will host the 36th Annual Meeting of the APHES, which will take place at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto on the 18 and 19 November 2016.
New Extended deadline for proposals: 30 June 2016
Communication of acceptation: before 31 July 2016
Keynote Speaker: Professor Bruce Campbell, Queen’s University, Belfast (“Measuring the Medieval Economy”)
In her 1998 play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel described Maryland as a place where “You can still imagine what how [it] used to be before the malls took over. This countryside was once dotted with farmhouses.
As more upper-division literature courses disappear from college catalogues and fewer students choose to major in the humanities, the general education curriculum—and the first-year experience even more specifically—remain one of the few opportunities for university professors to use literary texts to teach critical thinking and analysis, both in terms of an acquired academic skill and as a venue for social and political activism.