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The Importance of Teaching Genre in the ELLs' Classrooms

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:03am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Instructing English language learners (ELLs) in composition is a topic that has been widely debated in recent years. Finding ways for teaching ELL students is almost marginalized, though the number of ELL students is growing too fast in the USA institutions. Some scholars and texts suggest emphasis on certain concepts, such as grammar, to better teach writing to ELLs. All studies proved that grammar is not the only factor that can improve the ELL’s writing because there is still disempowerment in ELL writing. This disempowerment comes from treating language as the only barrier to ELL students, when in fact genre serves as an equally challenging barrier, if not more so.

Special Issue:Romanticism and Contemporary Literary Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:03am
Cassandra Falke, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

I am pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue of the journal Humanities focused on “Romanticism and Contemporary Literary Theory.” As Brian McGrath has noted, new literary theoretical ideas are often articulated for the first time in relation to Romantic-period texts. This may be because Romantic-period authors, like literary theorists today, returned repeatedly to fundamental questions about relationships between expression and self-becoming, the environment and human flourishing, progress and the persistence of the past. It may be because so many of the ideas about education, perception, and community that still influence us found their first expression in English between the 1780s and 1830s.

Expressions of Cultural Intersections in Bob Dylan’s Art

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:03am
NeMLA 2019 50t Anniversary Convention Washington, DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The focus of this roundtable “Expressions of Cultural Intersections in Bob Dylan’s Art” is to explore the many and diverse expressions of cultural identities, challenges to those identities, and sources of the challenges, found in Bob Dylan’s art.  As a nation dedicated to the concept of the melting pot, the United States in particular has been a site of transnational migration and relocation that has been deeply enriched by popular culture, and Bob Dylan is widely recognized as America’s troubadour.  In many songs, through the art from of lyrical poetry, Dylan masterfully identifies the many challenges experienced by diverse individuals facing social, political, cultural and economic change, exploitation, loss of identity and other jarring forms of cultu

Nutrition and Health in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:02am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

In the preface to Louis Lémery’s translation of his 1702 Traité des aliments, he argues that “the Ground-work of our Preservation, consists chiefly in a Knowledge of suiting Foods to every Constitution, as it best agrees with; and so the Knowledge we ought to be most desirous of, should be that of Foods” (ix-x). Diet and survival were salient concerns throughout the eighteenth century, and, in turn, literature is bursting with references to the production and consumption of food. However, foodstuffs in relation to health is still a relatively overlooked topic in long eighteenth-century scholarship (approximately 1660-1832).

This panel welcomes papers that explore, but are by no means limited to:

*Dieting for weight loss

Literary Encyclopedia - Indigenous Literatures CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:47am
Padraig Kirwan/Literary Encyclopedia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – Indigenous Writing and Culture of North America – Canada and the United States

 

The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of Indigenous writing and culture of the United States and Canada. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/ works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical and well-known.

 

Southern Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:43am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL, February 1-2, 2019
Reminder: Deadline Approaching!

Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day interdisciplianry conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a gallery exhibition.

Hopelessness

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:42am
ACLA Conference 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hopelessness

There is a widely held assumption that any intellectual or artistic labor oriented towards liberation must have the function of increasing the amount of hope in the world: that it must be motivated by hope, and must produce hope in its interlocutors. But what do we lose, and lose sight of, when hope is our sole criterion for what motivates people to action and what makes cultural production worthwhile?

Call for Panels: SCSECS 2019 (Dallas, TX, 21-23 Feb.)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

SCSECS invites proposals for panels or papers for the 2019 annual meeting. This year’s theme is “The Eighteenth Century in Perspective,” considered in its broadest sense, although we welcome papers addressing any aspect of the long eighteenth century, and we encourage submissions from all disciplines. In addition to considering how “perspective” functioned in the eighteenth-century imagination—in literature, politics, science, philosophy, and the arts—proposals might also address this theme in light of our disciplinary practices and approaches to the study of eighteenth-century society and culture. 

CFP: Poetry and Urban Transformation (ACLA 2019 - Georgetown, March 7-10)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
Davy Knittle (Penn) and Sarah Arkebauer (Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

How does poetry model, resist and press against the material transformation of cities and urban regions? How do poems engage with urban change as it shapes the movement of people, commodities, and ideas, and as it curates affective experience and interior lives?

At a time when urban areas house the majority of the global population, and in which their continued uneven (re)development and decay perpetuates the stratification of access to material, social and economic resources, we are interested in how poetry across historical periods and geographies responds to, synthesizes, and participates in the transformation of the urban built environment.

ACLA 2019: Literary History of Capitalism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
ACLA-Georgetown 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Seeking papers for a panel at ACLA 2019, submit through ACLA portal: https://www.acla.org/literary-history-capitalism

CFP:

If literary scholars have traditionally wielded theory, not least the legacies of ideology critique, to relate cultural production to transformations in the capitalist lifeworld, historians have long avoided political economy as a core analytic in favor of concepts like “markets” and “societies.” Since the 2008 financial crisis, historians have drawn on previous work in the areas of social, economic, business, legal, and labor history, to develop a new subfield, “history of capitalism.”

Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference (21-23 March 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:40am
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Held in conjunction with the art exhibition “Assembling Animal Communication” 

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

21-23 March 2019 

cfp Changing Features? Performing the Self in Digital Culture. SIEF2019 Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:40am
SIEF: International Society of Ethnology and Folklore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for Papers SIEF Panel / Working Group Digital Ethnology and Folklore

Changing Features? Performing the Self in Digital Culture

Deadline: 15 October 2018, Proposal upload via SIEF website

14th SIEF Congress Santiago de Compostela/Spain 14-19 April 2019

https://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2019/index.shtml

 
Convenors

    Fatma Sagir (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Robert Glenn Howard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

cfp Fashion Fast Forward: Transforming Body, Fabric and Media in a Changing World. SIEF2019 Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:39am
SIEF: International Society of Ethnology and Folklore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for Papers: SIEF Panel

Fashion Fast Forward: Transforming Body, Fabric and Media in a Changing World

Deadline: 15 October 2018, Proposal upload via SIEF website

14th SIEF Congress Santiago de Compostela/Spain 14-19 April 2019

https://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2019/index.shtml

Convenors
    Fatma Sagir (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Marion Lean (Royal College of Art, London)

CFP ACLA 2019: "Does the Untranslated Travel?: Towards a Regional World Literature"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:38am
Dr Sourit Bhattacharya, IIT Roorkee, India / Dr Arka Chattopadhyay, IIT Gandhinagar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

American Comparative Literature Association 2019
Annual Conference CFP:

Does the Untranslated Travel?: Towards a Regional
World Literature

Organizer: Dr. Arka Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences,
IIT Gandhinagar (arka.chattopadhyay@iitgn.ac.in)

Co-Organizer: Dr. Sourit Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social
Sciences, IIT Roorkee (souritfhs@iitr.ac.in)

ACLA 2019-The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future (Washington DC, 3/7-3/10, 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:38am
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2019 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Following the success of its previous ACLA seminar “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” held in March 2018, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss how memory is represented and imagined diversely in the works of literature, art, and film from different cultural contexts. Living in an age saturated with memory and forgetting, we see the protagonists unsettled by their lost memory in films and novels: Memento (2000), The Bourne Identity (2002), Remainder (2005), The Amnesiac (2007), Amnesia (2014), The Girl On the Train (2015), The Buried Giant (2015), etc.. These amnesic protagonists, haunted by déjà vu they can never make sense of, often experience trauma and violence.

Theorizing the Border

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
ACLA 2018 (March 7 - 10, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The aim of this seminar is to bring together new theoretical perspectives on the border.  How might contemporary events have introduced new crossings, flows and frictions, realignments and ruptures that invite rethinking of the concept of a border?  All approaches welcome.

Submit paper proposals through the ACLA submission portal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper?destination=/theorizing-border&semin.... Deadline 9/20/18 @ 9:00 AM EST.

(Post)Colonialism in the Female Gaze

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
NeMLA - Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 2019

March 21-24, 2019

Washington, DC

Host: Georgetown University

Hotel: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Theme: Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

Modern Language Studies, book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Susquehanna University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu

Eudora Welty: One Writer's Beginnings Reconsidered

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
American Literature Association Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

One Writer’s Beginnings Reconsidered

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Eudora Welty’s memoir One Writer’s Beginnings (Harvard UP, 1984). Loved and admired by a diverse readership, this book centers on the circumstances that sparked Welty's passion to become a writer. Originating from her presentations as inaugural speaker in Harvard’s Massey Lectures in American Studies (then the "Lectures in the History of American Civilization” ), the book chapters are based on her three lectures --“Listening,” “Learning to See,” and “Finding a Voice” --and they focus on Welty’s childhood and family life in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Eudora Welty: The Eye of the Photographer

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
American Literature Association Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Eudora Welty Society Call for Papers

In 1944, Eudora Welty remarked “if you click your camera at something, people from nowhere run up and ask ‘Why did you take that?’”

The motivational impulse, artistic composition, cultural context, and sociological importance of Welty’s photographs have all received scholarly attention since the 1971 first publication of her photobook One Time, One Place. Our 2019 ALA panel invites further new work on Welty’s photography.  Proposals may include the relation of her photography to biography, literature, art history, to photographic technique, genre, and history, as well as to such topics as memory, location, and racial representation.

MVSA 2019: Victorian Power

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

 

  April 26-28, 2019                         Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

VICTORIAN POWER

Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2019 Conference

"Challenging the seat of power; When antagonists threaten to take over a story, what then?"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:35am
Jody Lisberger/Northeast Modern Language Association NEMLA (University of Rhode Island)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Literary Fiction Writers--SUBMIT for this NEMLA creative writing panel in DC, March 21-24, 2019 (I hope panel will be March 22-24): "Challenging the seat of power: When antagonists threaten to take over a story, what then?"

ACLA Seminar "New Sincerity 2.0?"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:35am
Sanja Ivanov/University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

ACLA Annual Meeting 2019

Georgetown University, Washington, DC,

March 7th-10th, 2019

Academic Administrative Leadership (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:34am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Administrative Leadership for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Conference Theme

NeMLA 2019: Collaboration, Community, Learning (Strategies Across Cultures) (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:34am
Leah Richards, Shannon Proctor, Robert Daniel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This roundtable session invites teachers across a variety of disciplines (language studies, literature studies, composition, media studies, cultural studies, humanities in general) to talk about their praxis or to reflect on strategies that may be useful, particularly in helping learners in heterogeneous courses, programs or institutions.

The Black Atlantic in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)'s 50th Anniversary Convention/Dana Horton (Mercy College)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Panel: The Black Atlantic in Popular Culture

Reading and Writing the World: Perception and Identity in the Era of Climate Change

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:29am
EMMA & CECILLE
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reading and Writing the World:  Perception and Identity in the Era of Climate Change

An International Conference organised by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) in collaboration with CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères)

 

5-6 April 2019
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
Site Saint Charles

Keynote speakers:
Thomas Dutoit, Université de Lille 3, France (confirmed)
Bénédicte Meillon, Université de Perpignan UPVD, France (confirmed)

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