We hope to stimulate academic research and discussion around the theme of cognition, in relation to language (including language teaching), literature, translation and culture. In every aspect of our lives we make judgments and assessments and encounter judgments and assessments made by others, without necessarily examining closely the perspectives, methodologies or theoretical assumptions on which these judgments are based. What established procedures and canons of seeing and understanding govern the way we teach, the way we translate, or the direction of our research in any given area? Is there a need for these procedures or canons to be revised, modified or even abandoned altogether?
Most often, borders are thought of as spaces of division that, according to Gloria Anzaldúa, “distinguish us from them.” However, borders also create their own spaces, as “two worlds merging to form a third country — a border culture [where] duality is transcended.” The presence of multiple languages and dialects in border contexts and the language experiences of linguistically diverse writers provides teachers and students with opportunities and challenges as they engage writing in personal, social, educational, professional, and community situations where audience, purpose, and language vary.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE PAINE COLLEGE
NOVEMBER 2-4, 2016
The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the 20th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. The theme for 2016 is “Precursors, Periods, and Postscripts: Critical Thought, Beliefs, Productions, and Activism before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance.” The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM.
Taking Flight speaks to Deleuze and Guattari’s petition to leave bounded territories and to connect and to create and to “establish a logic of the AND.” Privileging intense and transformative encounters with others, they ask us not to cling to the state apparatus that reinforces the normative or the binary machines which rigidify us (man-woman, adult-child, straight-queer etc.), but to invent more supple and fluid connections, which, in turn, create new concepts, new thought, and new experiences. This invitation for anomalous creations and diversifications across and beyond disciplines ruptures genealogies, totalities, and unifications.
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch
Free Speech after a Free Press
Issue Editor: Dr. Brian Gorman
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
MacEwan University, Edmonton AB, Canada
www.mediawatchjournal.in / www. mediawatchglobal.com
Important Dates: November 15, 2016 (Abstract submission)
January 15, 2017 (Full paper submission)
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
May 27-30, 2017
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, Ca, March 31-April 2, 2017. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
CALL FOR PAPERS - Ilha do Desterro Journal
SPECIAL ISSUE 2018: Investigating Second Language Speech
Rosane Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Walcir Cardoso, Concordia University
Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Aarhus University
Donesca Puntel Xhafaj, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM
Conference Date: April 7-8, 2017
Deadline for Proposals: January 27, 2017
Theme: “Altered States, Times, Perspectives”
The 25th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, is currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers from individuals and panels. We are particularly interested in papers that explore this year’s theme: Altered States, Times, Perspectives. Purposefully broad in scope, this theme offers researchers a chance to present argument-driven papers on topics such as (but not limited to):