500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the pedagogical use of service learning in composition or literature courses. Papers should address issues like the following: Determining whether service learning projects—and what kinds—are appropriate to course material; matching key components of one’s English course with appropriate service learning projects; establishing relations with off-campus service learning entities; framing project assignments that enhance service learning while maintaining course content integrity; developing an assessment model to measure outcomes. How many different service learning projects within an English course? How long should such projects be? Level of difficulty? Challenges, risks, rewards? How have se
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical considerations of diversity issues in the English curriculum. Papers should address topics like the following: curricular concerns and imaginative solutions to the development of courses treating ethnic literatures, spiritual orientations, and/or gender-identity readings; selection of materials and modes of presentation; multicultural vs.
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the pedagogical use and efficacy of assessment in composition &/or literature courses. Papers should address issues like the following: the backward design of course objectives; the articulation of methods and modalities to achieve learning goals; planning interactive lessons/presentations; making best use of the classroom period; determining appropriate assessment measures; the use of direct and indirect evidence; the functionality of rubrics and effective versions of rubric formation; the validity of learning outcomes; evidence of transformative learning, however defined; the course—or aspects of it—as a research model for experimental design; the challenges of synchronous or longitudinal st
I am soliciting co-panelists for a proposed MELUS session on writing by and about incarceration. I originally envisioned this panel as a session about prison writing, but I am open to including papers that discuss other forms of imprisonment, including captivity or slave narratives.
2nd Global Conference
Call for Participation 2017
Saturday 1st April – Monday 3rd April 2017
Edited by Dr Naomi Milthorpe, University of Tasmania
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstract and author bio due December 21, 2016
For queries or to submit a proposal, please contact the editor at Naomi.Milthorpe@utas.edu.au
The editor seeks 500-word proposals for submission to an edited collection devoted to the politics and poetics of austerity gardening in literary and material cultures in the Anglophone world from the Second World War onwards.
41st Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
2017 Keynote Event
A Conversation with Lisa Loomer
April 7, 2017
Call for Papers
An International Conference on “SOCIETY, LITERATURE & MULTILINGUALISM ” to be held on 16th and 17th December 2016 in Pune, India.
Language has been the first sign of human evolution. Looking at our journey from pictorial symbols to the diverse multingual society we live in today, language forms an important anchor in this development.
Language has marked our progress as a civilization. Today, the world is coming closerand distances are getting shorter. Globalization, cultural openness, increased interaction
and proliferation of the internet has made multilingualism the norm, to the extent that studies show that multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers today.
Breaking New Ground:Pluralistic Approaches to “Glocal” Ecocriticism
Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of Maryland-College Park
Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University
Abstract proposals due: December 1
“For technological breakthroughs, legislative reforms, and paper covenants about environmental welfare to take effect, or even to be generated in the first place, requires a climate of transformed environmental values, perception, and will. To that end, the power of story, image, and artistic performance and the resources of aesthetics, ethics and cultural theory are crucial.”
The First Galway Digital Cultures Initiative Conference
The Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, 11-12 May 2017
Literature from the Antipodes has become increasingly influential. The New Zealand writers Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield, Keri Hulme, Alan Duff; Australian writers Colleen McCullough, Joan Lindsay, and Miles Franklin are only a few of the prominent names. Significant antipodal literature has recently explored themes of colonial versus native cultures, nation building, indigenous culture and nature versus imposed Western vision of what should be.
CALL FOR PAPERS
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
MAY 25-28 2017
Cormac McCarthy Society
Cormac McCarthy and Ron Rash
In Ron Rash’s Serena (Pen/Faulkner Finalist 2009), one of the choric lumberjacks named Ballard makes an off-hand comment about a girl he sees in Tennessee. Nearly lost in a welter of logger jokes and putdowns, readers of McCarthy’s Child of God would have not missed Rash’s darkly humorous intertextual nod. McCarthy’s influence on the generations of writers who have followed in his wake has been immense. This panel will consider one of two important aspects of the relations between McCarthy’s and Rash’s works.
Impressions, A Bi-Annual Refereed Journal of English Studies (ISSN 0974 – 892X) strives to present work of high quality in English Literature, linguistics and cultural studies from the multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspective. The aim of the journal is to publish substantial scholarly and critical interventions on emerging trends in literature in English and works in translation. We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews. Submissions are accepted and read year-round.
Guidelines for Authors:
Taking Flight speaks to Deleuze and Guattari’s petition to leave bounded territories and to connect and to create and to “establish a logic of the AND.” Privileging intense and transformative encounters with others, they ask us not to cling to the state apparatus that reinforces the normative or the binary machines which rigidify us (man-woman, adult-child, straight-queer etc.), but to invent more supple and fluid connections, which, in turn, create new concepts, new thought, and new experiences. This invitation for anomalous creations and diversifications across and beyond disciplines ruptures genealogies, totalities, and unifications.
English Graduate Student Association’s
27th Annual Mardi Gras Conference
Where: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
When: February 22-24, 2017
Abstracts due: December 16, 2016
Gumbo & Zydeco: Interdisciplinary Magic