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50th NeMLA - Call for GERMAN Session Proposals

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:39pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please consider proposing a German session at the 50th NeMLA Annual Convention to be held in Washington, DC, on March 21-24, 2019.

 

The deadline to propose a session is May 29, 2018. To propose a session (traditional paper session or a roundtable) please follow the link: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me (pichugin@rutgers.edu) if you have any questions about NeMLA German Area, from proposing a session to networking opportunities. I will be glad to help.

 

PEDAGOGY OF THE ONLINE LITERATURE CLASSROOM

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:35am
SAMLA 90
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

As our courses and our students increasingly migrate away from the traditional classroom setting to the online space, how does our teaching change? However maligned the traditional lecture has become, it can be, at least in theory, a remarkably responsive tool for engaging student; while lectures can easily be posted online, the immediately interactive nature of the classroom space is not as easy to replicate. What works for the online teaching of literature? What doesn't? How should what we change adapt to the strengths and weaknesses of the online setting? What pedagogical re-envisioning does the changing nature of the online literature classroom suggest?

Televising Fat: Special Issue of Fat Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:43am
Daniel Farr
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on

                “Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr

Dfarr4@kennesaw.edu

Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018

Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018

Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018

 

Politics of Boredom Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:38am
University of Amsterdam, Literary and Cultural Analysis Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Workshop

 Politics of Boredom


20-21 September 2018

University of Amsterdam

Organized by Aylin Kuryel, Adam Gisborne, Helen Weeres

Call for Papers

Confirmed keynote speakers

Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)

Michael E. Gardiner (University of Western Ontario)

 

Best Practices for Retention

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:53am
Anthony Dotterman/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

While university administrators have many ways to assess a program’s or department’s effectiveness, student retention is one of the more controversial measures.  Particularly, retention often seems inherently at odds with our roles as college professors since—fairly or not—issues of retention are conflated with concerns over grade inflation and academic rigor.  Yet, as studies show, universities lose students over the first two years of college for a variety of reasons: financial, the absence of strong academic mentoring and peer relationships, the strains of commuting, as well as family pressures and responsibilities that threaten to derail academic pursuits.

Shakespeare and 'Accentism'

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:52am
Adele Lee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call For Contributions: Shakespeare and Accentism

Editor: Adele Lee (Emerson College, USA)

Publisher: Routledge

 This collection explores the aural distinctions and consequences of ‘accentism’ in Shakespeare across languages and cultures, past and present. The objectives are:

Siri, Who Am I?

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:38am
April Durham, PhD, Legende Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The fool's journey has been characterized as one that opens the seeker to the "infinite but self-disclosing mystery" of the soul (Wolf-Salin 2005). Current social discourse propelling discussions and enactments of gender fluidity and feminine empowerment coupled with the ubiquitous, problematic, and potential-filled documentation of the self on social media forms a situation where the most private of enterprises (interior discovery) is rendered a perpetual public act, surveilled, critiqued, and disseminated potentially by the entire world.

Feeling British

updated: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:14am
Frederic Lefrancois / French Review of British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dear colleagues,

 The French Review of British Studies is welcoming submissions for its issue dedicated to the following topic: « Feeling British ».

 Contributions may combine varied disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, political science, economics and other interdisciplinary, or multisciplinary, fields of study.

 For further information on the theoretical framework and thematic scope of the issue, please read the specifications below.

 Proposals in French, or English, will introduce the paper in about 500 words. They must include:

- a title

- an abstract

- bibliographical references

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