500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses "learning how we learn" activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, the Internet (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, other learning sites/styles).
• Service Learning in English Courses: Composition and Literature,"
MAPPING QUEER BIOETHICS: SPACE, PLACE, AND LOCALITY IN LGBTQ BIOETHICS
Extended Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY to be timed with a one-day symposium and an international conference on queer bioethics to be held at the University of Pennsylvania
Editors/Conveners: Lance Wahlert and Autumn Fiester
Announcing the publication of this special issue, the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting two events:
- A one-day symposium on queer bioethics on March 29, 2012
- And the 1st National Conference on Queer Bioethics on September 21-22, 2012
Confirmed speakers for these events include: Cindy Patton, David Halperin, Elizabeth Freeman, Heather Love, and Lisa Cartwright.
Book Reviewers Needed for Teachers College, Columbia University
Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics*
Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is
now accepting book reviews for its future publications. This Web Journal particularly
welcomes reviews of recent books in the following areas of TESOL & Applied Linguistics:
Second language acquisition
Second language assessment
Second language instruction
Second language literacy
Second language teacher education
RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Benjamin L. Alpers of the University of Oklahoma
March 24, 2012
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing, an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the humanities, the fourth annual RAW symposium continues to build upon the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.
This panel examines works of Anglophone Canadian short story writers, such as as Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood. Is the short story a genre particularly suited to female Canadian writers? Do these short stories authors convey the notion of Canadianness? Other possible topics include: collections of linked stories, 'flash fiction,' influences among Canadian authors, or connections between an author's stories and novels. Send 350-500 word abstracts to Karen Stein by 10/10
This is a panel for the 2012 annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-century Studies: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.
We welcome paper proposals that address "Appropriations of Shakespeare in the Long Eighteenth Century."
Please send proposals to me by October 31, 2011. Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address.
Now accepting submissions for seminar "Crisis in the Amazon" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held at Brown University from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper on "Open Secrets: Women's Lives as Fare for Fiction" to be presented at the SCSECS 2012 annual conference. Abstracts should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address. The deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2011.
The conference will be held on February 23-25, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Grove Park Inn. For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, and special events and about the conference venue, please consult our SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.
ACLA 2012 Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"
Bodies on stage are one of the central elements of theatre and – implicitly – also of drama. Characters on the page attain the status of corpo-reality. At the same time, a living person becomes part of the "as-if" world of the play, signifying class, ethnicity, gender, age. Bodies and their movements in space, voice, facial and gestural expression produce additional meanings which often go beyond the written text. Thus, each performance of a play is unique. Physically demanding theatrical moments – from tap dancing to Kung Fu fighting – especially highlight the precarious liveness of the moment and the virtuosity of the actor.
The term "postsecular" appears in the fields of political theory, sociology, and literature from time to time to describe a resistance to the narrative of secularization. Scholars defining postsecular approaches attend to the complex interactions between the empirical skepticism of the academy and the new religious expression that occurs in a postmodern-inflected world. John McClure has defined the implications of postsecular religious expression contemporary American literature.
Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame announces an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on the history and literature of the British Isles in a European context from the Glorious Revolution to the twenty-first century.
Call for Papers
Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia
Contributions are sought for a critical anthology entitled Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia. The collection is interdisciplinary in scope and will bring together essays on the literatures, musics, and visual arts of the region. Rather than attempting to define 'Appalachianness,' Seeking Home will interrogate diverse 'Appalachias' and how they respond to, imagine, and negotiate the dialectic between authenticity and hybridity, tradition and modernity, the past and the present, the 'inside' (Appalachia) and the 'outside' (the transnational South). Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
April 11-14, 2012
The Appalachian Studies Area of the PCA/ACA National Conference seeks to further understanding of this unique and interesting location within the United States and welcomes presentations covering a broad area of study.
Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:
Film, Television and other Media
Native American Cultures