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Young Adult Literature @ PAMLA 2016 (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016) [Update]

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:49am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Young adult literature is home to a host of paradoxes. Inscribing the monstrous and yet rapturous, traumatizing and yet electrifying, self-alienated and yet self-conscious experience of adolescence, texts for and about young adults explore rich and radical liminalities. The Young Adult Literature session of PAMLA 2016 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to the vibrant field of YA literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of YA literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

 

The Critic as Amateur

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:42am
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

We are inviting essays for a proposed collection tentatively titled The Critic as Amateur, with strong interest from Oxford UP. The collection will focus on literary criticism as an activity suspended (productively) between expertise and amateurism.  It will explore the idea of the critic of literature as an amateur rather than an expert, or conversely, it will consider the role of expertise in literary criticism. Individual contributions might touch on figures who have written on literature without credentials/certification, academic or otherwise, or institutional affiliations. They might also address academics who have successfully assumed "amateur" roles while writing or speaking in the public domain.

PAMLA 2016: Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This session welcomes papers on all aspects of the teaching of writing across disciplines. Topics may include writing pedagogy, designing assignments, assessment, curriculum, innovative uses of technology to teach writing, theory, faculty development, history of WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum/Disciplines), interdisciplinary collaboration, student learning, politics, research, school/college collaboration, and administration.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

PAMLA 2016: Civic Engagement and the Languages (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Are language departments at your institution engaging students in service learning? Do you teach classes that combine civic engagement and language learning? Come share ideas on what we can do to enhance student learning outcomes through experiential learning in the languages. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 3:03pm
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Recent grads and current undergrads are invited to submit completed papers or presentations of creative writing to ell@stfrancis.edu no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categroies:

English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English

Special sessions for introductory students

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