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Seeking Teaching Tools Submissions for Studies in the Novel

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 11:59am
Claire Barber-Stetson

Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the "Teaching Tools" section of its website. Content should address approaches to teaching either 20th- and 21st-century novels or interdisciplinary approaches to teaching novels, in general.

Submissions may include sample course syllabi, assignments, or short reflections on a "teachable moment"—a passage, a conflict, a scene, a pattern of meaning, or a character—from a novel. See for sample submissions and the complete guidelines.

Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline: September 1, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 11:51am
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This collection emerges from a growing interest in the ways in which theory can illuminate not just the products and ideas of high culture but also the ins and outs of everyday life. Taking the university classroom, broadly construed, as a site of theoretical investigation, this collection asks if theory can help us to understand classroom dynamics, offer pedagogical strategies, and illuminate current pressures on higher education that find expression in the classroom. As a forum for these issues, this collection particularly welcomes psychoanalytic, Marxist, Deleuzian, and feminist approaches, recognizing not only that these approaches are often in conflict but also that collectively they enhance our understanding of the classroom.

NEMLA 2016, Panel 15773: March 17-20 2016

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 11:05am
Joshua Cohen, Jeanette Eberhardy/Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures

This session focuses on interdisciplinary teaching methods to open the boundaries between writing and visual art. Words combined with images are becoming the way teachers and students communicate across cultures. Moving between disciplines stirs deep thinking skills, a new understanding may unfold. This approach embraces a variety of perspectives, including multicultural studies, cognitive science, and aesthetics. Send 300-500 word abstract to or

CFP: Historians of Medieval Iberia - International Symposium in Stockholm March 14-16, 2016

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:53am
Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University

Historians of Medieval Iberia: Enemies and Friends
A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium

As a means of revitalizing and continuing an institution established by David Lomax and Richard Fletcher, we shall celebrate a symposium with the theme "Enemies and Friends" in Stockholm on March 14-16, 2016. This theme should be understood widely, and it is intended that it embraces courtly cultures, diplomacy, shifting alliances and military and social conflict; rituals of friendship, signs of enmity; patronage and exclusion, exile and execution; odium theologicum, polemic, competition, and coexistence within and between religious communities; charitas and supernatural threats.

Righting Feminism for Themed Issue in New Formations

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 8:18am
Dr. Catherine Rottenberg and Sara Farris, guest editors

In recent years, we have witnessed the multifarious ways in which feminism as an emancipatory project dedicated to women's liberation (whether conceived in liberal, radical, or Marxist terms) has increasingly "converged" with non-emancipatory/racist, conservative, and neo-liberal economic and political agendas. This issue aims to move beyond the well-worn economic-culture dichotomy that tends to inform many of the current discussions about feminism's "co-optation" and to provide a multi-dimensional theorization of how and why feminism has, in certain contexts, increasingly ceased to be an oppositional discourse.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Graphic Novels and World Literature Teaching Tools (July 27)

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:50pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Teaching Tools

The editorial team at _Studies in the Novel_ is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website:

I am currently seeking pedagogical materials related to Graphic Novels and World Literature such as syllabi, assignments, textual reflections, etc.

This is a continuous project with monthly opportunities to submit.

"Public Scholarship and Activism: Communities, Practices, and Battlegrounds" roundtable session

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:27pm
Amy Brady / NeMLA 2016

The link(s) between academia and activism are nothing if not complex. In many ways, the academy rewards activist scholarship that challenges systemic inequality. Yet, as recent articles and testimonies in the Chronicle demonstrate, some scholars – especially those who make their activism public – are punished by their institutions and shamed by public audiences. In light of these potential consequences, how and where do 21st century scholar-activists pursue their activism? Why do they participate in public activism, and should they?

ELN 54.2: In/Security

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:50pm
English Language Notes, University of Colorado Boulder

Special issue of English Language Notes, Fall/Winter 2016 (Vol. 54, No. 2)

Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:46pm
Medieval Association of the Midwest: International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 12-15, 2016.

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared. A significant amount of the description of occult and sorcerous activity, however, also functions as political commentary, whether as direct criticism of secular current events or as a voice or conceptual space for the spiritual "other" in medieval society.

CFP: Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:29pm
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Call for Articles

Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Issue 6 | Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

Deadline for articles: November 30