Researcher and social activist Jean Anyon, in her investigations of social class reproduction in education, suggests "there is a ‘hidden curriculum’ in school work that has profound implication for theory—and practice—in education” (“Social Class” 67). By making class unhidden in the curriculum, students no longer feel they must "hide" themselves, and allows faculty to foster more honest conversations and writing about such issues.
What does it mean to be working class? How do languages spoken, values held, and cultural representations vary given one’s class position? Though 62% of the country is working class (Zweig), the answers to these questions are left largely unclear and unspoken. Among others, these questions will be addressed via reflection and exploration from individuals from the working class, or who many call “working-class academics.”
Reports From Academic Moms on Life-hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix (Roundtable)Submit Abstract
A roundtable discussion on how women with kids manage and thrive in academia. Are women getting support on the road to becoming Dr. and Mom? Or are we ignoring: a chronic lack of mentorship; negative administrative policies; and even outdated, patriarchal, institutionalized expectations of who gets to succeed? Personal experiences good and bad are welcome, as are moms of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16122
Plur·al·ity Press seeks unpublished scholarly essays on the intersection of literary and visual arts for its interdisciplinary journal Con·course. While interested in works at all levels of scholarship, we are particularly interested in the works of budding and independent scholars. The theme for the inaugural issue of Con·course is: Public Modes of Transportation.
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
This rountable session will be a part of the Northeast Modern Language Association's annual convention in Baltimore, MD, 23-26 March 2017.
Session Chairs: Nicole Lowman (SUNY University at Buffalo), Claire Sommers (Graduate Center-CUNY)
The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages calls for papers (Ahwaz, Iran).
Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in either English or Persian.
For more details, please visit the conference website (WWW.LTLT.IR).
Please feel free to write if there is any query.
The Conference Secretariat,
Pazhoheshgaran Andishmand Institute,
Ahwaz 61335-4619 Iran
Conference: ASECS 2017 (Minneapolis, MN)
Panel Title: Children of the Enlightenment
Current theoretical debates about subjects and objects, bodies and minds, and genre and gender have explored in detail women’s status as objects and done much to theorize their efforts to become speaking subjects. But these discussions can be more transgressive in order to explore the ways in which Romantic writers in particular challenged the foundational ideas of materiality that they were given and on which we continue to rely when we read them in the twenty-first century. For the proposed collection, Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders, we are soliciting essays that think outside of Romantic ideologies of gender that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivity, or stable texts.
There is a subtle irony in the fact that Thomas Hoccleve, whose corpus of early fifteenth-century poems is saturated with the concepts of recovery and rehabilitation, has been at the center of a decades-long process of poetic and pedagogic rehabilitation in university English departments. No longer brushed aside as a mere epigone of Geoffrey Chaucer, the traditional nucleus of Medieval English literature syllabi, Hoccleve now claims a legitimate place in the late medieval canon. But what is that place exactly, as far as college classrooms go?