The mission of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (ISSN 2166-6245) is to promote open scholarly discourse around critical and creative uses of digital technology in teaching, learning, and research. Educational institutions have often embraced instrumentalist conceptions and market-driven implementations of technology that overdetermine its uses in academic environments. Such approaches underestimate the need for critical engagement with the integration of technological tools into pedagogical practice. The JITP counters these trends by recentering questions of pedagogy in our discussions of technology in higher education.
Ecotones: Encounters, Crossings, and Communities
Ecotones 4 - Partitions and Borders
at Jadavpur University and West Bengal State University
December 12-15, 2018
in partnership with
Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), EMMA (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)
& MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers)
The Rocky Mountain Modern Lanugage Association will be holding its annual conference in Cheyenne, WY in October 2018. The conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the events just miles away in Laramie that led to the death of Matthew Shepard.
Abstracts are requested for papers or panels that address the ongoing influence of those events on any aspect of American culture.
Depending on the level of interest, the conference is open to including a stream of sessions under the larger title "Laramie Twenty Years Later" that divides up the perspectives on the events and the meanings Shepard's death has taken on after two decades.
Call for Chapters: Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage
Daniel H. Olsen, Brigham Young University
Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palmero
In recent years there has been a growth in the academic literature related to travel to sites related to tragedy and death. Labeled as dark tourism or thanatourism, this research has focused on typologizing dark tourism supply and demand, the ethical considerations regarding the commodification of death, as the ways in which death and tragedy are presented to a post-modern consumer society, and how dark tourism sites can be used for reconciliation and healing.
EXTENDED DEADLINE (15th February 2018)14th International ESSE Conference at BRNO Czech Republic 29 August to 2 September 2018Over the past decades there has been a growing interest in intralingual translation or the “interpretation of verbal signs by means ofother signs of the same language” (Jakobson 1959). This panel aims to provide a forum to explore new theoretical perspectives and the latest developments in intralingual translation. Possible topics for development include diaphasic translation (translation between different registers and notably making texts available to the layperson) the modernization of ancient texts, diglossic translation and papers on cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research.
MARXISM & (BIO)POLITICS
The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye
22-24 March 2018
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Sexual Citizenship: 1st Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Monday 23rd July to Tuesday 24th July 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Exploring the relationship between sexuality and personhood, this project seeks to understand how sex and sexuality shape citizenship, belonging, identity, and expression. Embracing an ethos of cultural humility, we wish to explore how sexual citizenship manifests organically within and across communities and cultures.
Call for papers
Sewing Reality: Fashion in Non-fiction Media
9th June, 2018
University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Pamela Church-Gibson (University of the Arts, London)
Deadline for proposals: 15th January 2018.
Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and spirituality.
Call for Panelists
2018 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association – “States of Emergence”
Panel: Identity Politics