[Blackstudies-l] CFP: W.E.B. DuBois and Liberal Education

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Jun 19 23:08:50 EDT 2018

 W.E.B. DuBois and Liberal Education
deadline for submissions:
July 31, 2018
full name / name of organization:
John-Paul Spiro/Villanova Center for Liberal Education
contact email:
johnpaul.spiro at villanova.edu

The Villanova Center for Liberal Education (VCLE) at Villanova University
is sponsoring a one-day conference on W. E. B. DuBois and Liberal
Education. We have chosen to celebrate the work of W. E. B. DuBois because
he is the exemplary interdisciplinary, engaged scholar, not merely a
practitioner of the liberal arts but also an ardent defender of them. His
writings encompassed and bridged philosophy, sociology, literature,
political science, history, music, economics, Africana Studies, and
cultural studies. He was also a journalist, editor, organizer, and
political activist. 2018 is the 150th anniversary of his birth.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Manisha Sinha, the
Draper Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. She is the
author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale, 2016) and The
Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South
Carolina (UNC, 2000). She is currently at work on a book about

We invite papers from varied disciplines that engage with DuBois’ work, his
life, his legacy and influence, as well as the application of his ideas to
perennial questions.

The conference will take place on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Villanova
University in Villanova, PA. Abstracts should be submitted by July 31.

Maria Helena Lima
Department of English
Comparative Literature Director
James and Julia Lockhart Professor, 2014-2017
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