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Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.


Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:33am
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural studies or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

The Politics of the Personal Narrative Essay (Deadline 9-30)

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the potential (and threshold) of the personal narrative essay in our first-year writing courses. As opposed to other writing assignments (the research paper, the persuasive essay) that appear more geared toward developing transferable skills, the personal narrative is often considered, to borrow from Elizabeth Wardle, a “mutt genre,” meaning a genre important only in first-year writing courses to which they are also exclusive. However, this panel carefully considers how the personal narrative prompts and encourages such skills as rhetorical maneuvering, genre awareness, and metacognition, which many Transfer Studies scholars (see for instance: Devitt [2007]; Nowacek [2011]; or Russell [2002]) have often prioritized.

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017 
Abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: French, Francophone, Interdisciplinary, Humor, Satire.
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity

Resolved: In Francophone literature of the last three centuries, Humor has constructed identity while Satire was used to deconstruct it.

Participants are invited to argue either side of this normative statement.


Media Choices: How do they affect teaching and learning?

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
Centre for Academic Social Action
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for Papers: Journal of Media WatchMedia Choices: How do they affect teaching and learning?

Issue Editor: Prof. Lucille Mazo

Chair, Department of Communication
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Important Dates :

July 15, 2016 (Abstract Submission)
September 15, 2016 (Full Paper Submission)


4th Annual Conference on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking--Oct. 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:51am
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in Twenty-First Century Higher Education

CCRWT will present its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, October 28, 2016. The primary objectives of this year's conference are to explore innovative pedagogical practices that both enrich and transcend traditional teaching methods, and to inspire a contemplative, cross-disciplinary dialogue regarding higher education in the twenty-first century.

16124 Progressive Pedagogy: Long-Term Academic Competence from the Composition Class

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

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In an economy where the bachelor’s degree is what the high school diploma once was for obtaining a living wage, are colleges and universities equipped to handle the wide range of abilities for students who are focused more on getting through than learning to appreciate how a liberal arts education may better equip them for the job market?


Overlooked, Forgotten, or Maligned: Bringing Minor Characters Into Focus

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:04am
NeMLA 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This panel seeks to investigate how we can (re)read classic American novels when analyzing them via secondary/minor characters. For example, how does the town of Maycomb change when read through Jack Finch? Does Jordan Baker give us insight into The Great Gatsby that no other character provides? Secondary characters are often overlooked when teaching and/or researching classic American novels, and this panel seeks to remedy that problem. By exhuming the often maligned supporting cast, we can see classic novels with fresh eyes, deepening our understanding of canonical stories while illuminating new ways of teaching these novels to our students.


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

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.