In our current climate of fake news from seemingly authoritative sources, and high journalistic integrity from formerly discounted sources, it is clear that our criteria for evaluating the reliability of sources is shifting. I propose that a lack of news literacy is part of a larger literacy problem: readers need to understand tone from context and form. For as long as we have been assigning our composition or literature classes to read "A Modest Proposal" or anything else with an unreliable narrator, and as long as we have been explaining to potential book banners that a book with blatantly racist characters is not inherently racist, we language and literature instructors have been developing strategies to teach tone.
The session is focused on the themes of visibility, visuality, and ways of seeing, and we are also interested in receiving submissions addressing other aspects of children's literature (including forms such as folktales, fables, fairytales, and nursery rhymes; conduct books, spelling books, school books). Please feel free to share the general call for papers with anyone who might have a paper to contribute: Paper proposals must be made via the online system found here:
ESBB is a non-profit circle of international academics. The aim of our conferences is to assemble English teachers and scholars from across the globe in order to expand conceptual horizons. The conference will explore the diverse borders and boundaries that English teachers and scholars negotiate to benefit learners. Further information can be found on the group’s website here: http://www.englishscholarsbeyondborders.org/
Please send proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include a brief biodata, a 50-75 word abstract and a one page summary of approximately 300 words.
The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to June 26.
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.
The “Composition and Rhetoric” session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the crafting of critical thinking and written expression in the 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 June 26, 2017.
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.
English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks reliable book reviewers. Please email the Reviews Editor, Dr Adam Hansen (email@example.com) with your CV (2 pages maximum) and a brief (100 words) statement of areas of interest or expertise.
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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.