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Not Just Kidding Around: On Teaching Children’s Media (SCMS 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:36am
Andrew Scahill / University of Colorado Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

**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.

East - West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

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.

15th Intl Conference of Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:57am
Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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.

I International Conference on Research in Multilingualism: Innovation and New Challenges

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:41am
University of Oviedo, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
The University of Northampton UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

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.

papers sought for a book to be titled How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

 

            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

Teaching 'Fake News'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:20am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last several years, the issue of “fake news” – misleading or outright deceptive reporting designed to advance a particular agenda – has become a prominent feature of our media ecology. The Oxford Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its Word of the Year for 2016, Time Magazine ran a full-cover headline in 2017 asking the question “Is Truth Dead?,” and the term “fake news” has been employed liberally by both spokespeople for the Trump administration and its critics. The debate has particular ramifications for higher education, and particularly for instructors of Composition and Humanities classes, which generally provide college students with their most explicit training in how to evaluate sources of information.

16th Claflin University Language Arts Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:16am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call For Papers

Sixteenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

                                    

                            October 25-26, 2017

 

THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              

                                                            CURRICULUM

Tentative Schedule:

Call for Essays: Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn't

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:38pm
Nate Mickelson, Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for an EDITED COLLECTION WRITING AS A WAY OF STAYING HUMAN IN A TIME THAT ISN’T Deadline for submission of manuscripts: September 15, 2017 This edited collection will continue conversations started at the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning’s 2017 Annual Conference, Writing as a Way of Being, by providing concrete, specific strategies to readers for incorporating the human element in their teaching, writing, research, or/and everyday lives.  The human element of our work has never been more important. As conference keynote Robert Yagelski explains, ideological and social pressures have put our institutions under increasing pressure.

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