Culture In Focus, a new eJournal of the English Department at Middle Georgia State University, is seeking papers for its inaugural issue. Never before has culture been so important. Culture, after all, matters! So for our first issue of Culture in Focus we are setting our sights on nothing less than the state of cultural studies as it is being practiced throughout the realms of language and literature, and indeed, in all the relevant areas that fall within the scope of this journal. What is new in critical analysis? What is being reassessed or reinterpreted? What are cultural specialists doing and saying now?
Elsewhere: Wandering In and Out of the Humanities
J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Although this quotation has experienced its fair share of "inspirational quote" status by both Tolkien and Coachella fans alike, there remains a question of what "wandering" and "being elsewhere" means for the academic community.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Transitions and Transactions IV:
Literature Pedagogies and Social Justice in Community Colleges
4th November 2017
10.00-17.30, with a public reading at 18.00
Venue: University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus
With keynotes from Professor Robert Sheppard (Edge Hill University) and Nicholas Royle (Manchester Metropolitan University), and contributions from Dr Helen Marshall (Anglia Ruskin University) and Dr Daniel Watt (Loughborough University)
GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés (ISSN 1989-7146), is preparing the publication of its 22nd volume. GRETA Journal publishes manuscripts on English Language Teaching Methodology. The objective of the journal is to bridge the gap between the field of Applied Linguistics and class praxis. Other fundamental goals include providing updated information about the latest trends, techniques, materials, and methodologies employed in EFL teaching and to exchange experiences and publications between research teams both on a national and international level.
‘Shakespeare at Play’
The University of Melbourne
8-10 February 2018
Gina Bloom, UC Davis
Claire M. L. Bourne, Penn State U
Roslyn L. Knutson, U Arkansas, Little Rock
20 minute papers are now invited for the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) biennial conference. Papers might consider (but are not restricted to) these or any related topics:
early modern plays
Shakespeare in plays
The “Teaching with Media and Technology” session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the use of media and technology in any modern language, composition, or literature classroom. However, we are particularly interested in papers that engage this year’s conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:
CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"
Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm
At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR
TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
Deadline: May 31, 2017 All Topics Welcome