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Student Creates Teacher | January 30, 2015
In order to work with a teacher, there needs to be a student. We often skip over this: It’s easy to waste time going through the motions of entering the room for a face-to-face teaching, but to not really be a student—to just be someone who wants to debate, or to prove something. Often, a real spiritual meeting is not available even though the bows have been made. Yet once a student develops, it is inevitable that a teacher will appear in their life. They create each other.
- Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei, "The Sword Disappears in the Water
International Conference: A Language to Dwell in: James Baldwin, Paris and International Visions American University of Paris May 26-28, 2016 Call for Papers The American University of Paris announces a call for papers for the International James Baldwin Conference to be held 26-28 May 2016 at the American University of Paris. Other Paris venues crucial to Baldwins experience of the city will be used as additional settings, thus taking conference participants into Baldwins Paris.
The Conference encourages broad international and interdisciplinary exploration of Baldwins life and writing, with emphasis on the Paris he inhabited (intermittently from 1948 onwards), both for what it was and for what it is today as a result of the marks he left behind. An emphasis on his versatility in terms of style, genre and socio-political concerns is also of primary concern. Stressing the importance of Baldwins life, work and literary relations, the conference will be an intersection for all those interested in Baldwins work: from literary and cultural critics, to scholars of gender and queer theory, to political activists, poets, filmmakers, historians and musicians as well. We seek a wide range of academic and public discussions which can engage with Baldwins work. Topics may include but are not limited to: ° Baldwin and Expatriate Paris: Friends and Enemies ° Baldwin as a Global Explorer: The Fire Yet Again? ° Global Influence: Baldwins Work in Non-U.S. Settings ° Baldwin in a Post-Racial Imaginary ° Baldwin and Genre ° Baldwin and Literary Journalism ° Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement ° Teaching Baldwin Today ° Baldwin and the Other Arts Proposal for papers should include 1. A brief (250-300 word) abstract 2. A one to two page vita. Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Deadline for Submissions December 1, 2015. Claudine Raynaud Professor of English and American Studies WEB DuBois Fellow (2005) EMMA, ITEM/CNRS Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III Route de Mende 34199 Montpellier cédex 5 France Claudine Raynaud dir. La Renaissance de Harlem et lart nègre. Coll. Essais sur lart. Paris : Houdiard, 2013, 202 pp. ISBN 978-2-35692-101-7 Prix : 20 euros http://www.michelhoudiardediteur.com/2013/11/la-renaissance-de-harlem-et-lart-negre.html Diaspora, Culture of Mobilities,'Race' ( ed. with Judith Misrahi-Barak). Coll. PocoPages, Montpellier, PULM, 2014, 378 pp. Prix : 34 euros http://www.pulm.fr/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/586/s/diasporas-cultures-of-mobilities-race/category/97/
Caring Across Generations co-director and 2014 MacArthur “Genius” fellow Ai-jen Poo has come out with a new book. She'll be in town on February 3 — and we'd love to see you there.
All this spring, Ai-jen is embarking on the Caring Across America tour. But this is no conventional book tour. She's hitting sixteen cities to spark the care conversations all of our families need to have and to build a movement to change the way we care in this country.
Ai-jen's book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, weaves together powerful personal stories with innovative solutions, to open up a broader national conversation about how we can provide better care for our loved ones as they age while creating millions of good jobs in the process. It will be published February 3, 2015, but copies are available for pre-order now.
Please join us as Ai-jen leads a celebration of her new book and discusses the changes we need in our culture and policy for all people to age with dignity, independence, and choice.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
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