Short Description: This NeMLA panel invites participants to share their experiences engaging students with and through literature in spaces beyond the classroom, such as through common reading initiatives, student activities and clubs, and other co-curricular programming. It also welcomes speculative pieces proposing and evaluating possible new places in higher education for literature, literary study, and the humanities.
Great Writing International Creative Writing ConferenceJune 23 – June 24 2018Imperial College, London
Second and likely final call - proposals are invited for presentations at the 21st Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference to be held at Imperial College, London, Saturday June 23 – Sunday June 24 2018.
Check below for the exciting pre-conference workshop for graduate students!
Please submit a short proposal for this roundtable at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference March 22-25, 2018 (Orlando, Florida).
“Culture” is not an object to be described, neither is it a unified corpus of symbols and meanings that can be definitively interpreted. Culture is contested, temporal, and emergent. Representation and explanation—both by insiders and outsiders—is implicated in this emergence.
James Clifford, Writing Culture
**CFP for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2018 Conference in Toronto**
In an academic setting, weighty or dramatic “adult” films are generally met with intellectual curiosity by students, or at least an acknowledgement that they are “worthy” of consideration. Genre films like horror or action are met with more resistance, but generally students are willing to admit they have some sort of ideological investments. Films aimed at children, however, are often dismissed as just entertainment. Surely we may analyze Bicycle Thieves, but Home Alone? Yes to Goodfellas, no to Goonies.
Call for Submissions
East – West Cultural Passage is an internationally-listed, peer-reviewed journal in the field of the Arts and Humanities, published biannually by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. Submissions are now accepted for its two 2017 issues. The journal seeks quality essays in the fields of language, literature, culture, civilization and religion. Scholars are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret that we are unable to accept multiple submissions. Papers presented at conferences may be submitted only if they have been thoroughly revised or extended.
English Language Teaching Department of the Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch is proud to announce 15th International TELLSI Conference to be held on November 22-24, 2017. The conference aims to delve into the theoretical and practical sides of the most contentious and thought-provoking issues in the realms of ELT, English literature, and translation studies. The theme of the conference this year is Applied Linguistics in the 3rdMillennium: Towards Criticality and Reflection. The participants around the globe are kindly invited to critically reflect and review the fields of applied linguistics in the early years of the third millennium.
The expansion of bilingual and multilingual education in an increasingly globalised world involves a series of intrinsic challenges to which both teachers and students respond with changes and innovations – technological, methodological or procedural – with respect to the traditional model of learning-teaching. In parallel with this, it also offers an interesting field of study to undertake research into the learning of a language in all its domains – linguistic, social, or cultural – not only from theoretical approaches, but also in order to uncover areas of improvement and good practice.
Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives
Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK
From JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Young Adult (YA) narratives have grown exponentially over the past twenty years. Adopting a range of genres and platforms including the Bildungsroman and the coming of age teen drama, YA narratives represent a significant cultural means to explore the formation of identity in all its varied aspects. This one day symposium at the University of Northampton will investigate the representation of identity constructions in relation to narrative form in YA narratives both past and present.
My colleague Brian Rhinehart and I have a book coming out in February from Bloomsbury/Methuen, Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies. I have now proposed a second book to the press, with a tentative title of How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students