Stepping Out: Academics, Civic Engagement, and Activism
Miami’s English Graduate and Adjunct Association’s Symposium
The sixth annual symposium will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
In a time of war and economic crisis, when people are suffering both locally and globally, what is the role of the academic and of higher education? The academy at large has been accused of living an insular existence, speaking only within disciplinary boundaries and rarely reaching the minds and bodies of those not admitted to higher education’s spaces. With this call, we hope to challenge the claim that the academy exists only for the academy’s sake as well as encourage collaboration and community-building across disciplinary and geographic divides that artificially mark sites of education.
CFP – See website. Deadline: Feb 15