Bridges Across Cultures is an International Conference on the Arts and Humanities. Our 4th, biennial conference, is to be held in Maiori, Italy June 24th-28th, 2019. The “Bridges” conference provides an international venue and opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities-related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. This conference serves as a place for scholars and experts with cross-disciplinary interests related to arts and humanities to meet and interact with members within and outside of their own particular disciplines.
Call for Abstracts
Aigne, 2019/2020 Issue
Theme: “Crisis: Predicament and Potential”
Deadline April 19th, 2019
Students are often silent in classes. How do teachers interpret silence from students? How do students interpret silence from the teachers? Why do students’ choose to be silent in the classroom? Are teachers aware that students are choosing to be silent? Through the lens of languaging, silence is a linguistic/language device that is less addressed in the research. Like languaging, the use of silence in classrooms can be perceived as “creative and critical use of linguistic resources to mediate cognitively complex activities (Garcia & Wei, 2014, p. 10). Because second language (L2) writers have multiple languages in their linguistic repertoires, silence is one of the strategies that has been misinterpreted by many instructors.
The MLA RCWS Literacy Studies Forum invites proposals for MLA 2020 presentations on literacies and literacy practices, situated in a wide range of political, social, economic, linguistic, educational, cultural, and technological contexts. Specifically, at MLA 2020 we are interested in exploring how literacies are exchanged between people and contexts. How do people, their literacy practices, and texts change as a result of this transaction? We welcome papers that speak to literacy, exchange, and change. Submit 250-350 word abstracts by 15 April 2019 to Alanna Frost (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Peggy Otto (email@example.com ).
Proposals are invited for a session at the 2020 MLA convention (Seattle, 9-12 January). Papers in this session will present and discuss specific (older or newer) ways of teaching literary linguistics in any educational context and investigate how students use and respond to the methods applied.
Please submit a short proposal (300 word), together with a CV, to Anja Müller-Wood, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2020 MLA CFP:
“Teaching in an Age of Populism”
Conference: Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dates: 09–12 January 2020
Full name of sponsoring MLA committee: Executive Committee for the Forum Higher Education and the Profession (HEP): Teaching as a Profession
Contact emails: email@example.com
Due date for abstracts: 28 March 2019
Call for papers/abstracts:
The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
“The Work of Community Colleges”
11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV
Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s.
The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies
Editors: Dr HIlary Emmett (University of East Anglia) & Dr Christopher Lloyd (University of Hertfordshire)