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Gaming and Pedagogy

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:13pm
MediaCommons

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: What roles do games and game-based learning play in the classroom?

This survey question seeks to explore the pedagogical value of games of all types and the gaming cultures that emerge as a result of playership. Some questions that may arise may include: In what ways can games be used to enhance and supplement learning? What are the different affordances each type of game offers students and teachers? How can game design effectively influence classroom design? What are the benefits of designing games specifically for courses as opposed to using commercially designed games?

Pedagogy and Issues in the Profession

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 8:45pm
Modern Language Studies/Northeast Modern Language Association

Pedagogy and Issues in the Profession
Modern Language Studies, the official journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, seeks articles focused on pedagogy and issues in the profession.

Call for Applications: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Topic: "Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 7:05pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute:
"Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies"

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 21-27, 2015. This year's Institute, directed by Tina Chen and Eric Hayot, focuses on the topic of "Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies."

Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Penn State will cover travel, housing, and most meals for the week of the Institute. Applicants must have completed their PhDs between August 2010 and 2015, or be advanced graduate students who are completing their dissertations.

SAMLA 2015: Print Culture and the Arts (abstracts: 1 June 2015)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:55am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the areas of visual art, theatre, and music? How has the relationship between print culture and the arts evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 2/1/15 (6/20 - 6/21)

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 6:13pm
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction (peer-reviewed edited volume) - abstracts due 15 March 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 4:07pm
Grzegorz Maziarczyk / The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction
edited by
Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Joanna Klara Teske
We invite proposal submissions for a forthcoming edited collection concerning the contemporary English-language novel (published c. 1975-2015) and the light that it sheds (or does not shed) on human consciousness.

Teaching Eliza Haywood (deadline Jan 20)--Vancouver 14-17 Oct 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:43pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

Looking ahead to a proposed collection, this panel invites proposals on critical and classroom implications in teaching the works of Eliza Haywood.

Papers may address any aspect of teaching Haywood, but might address pedagogically informed approaches on

*gender studies and Haywood
*teaching understudied texts
*queering Haywood
*canon, conflict and the classroom
*using Haywood to teach book history and archival studies
*teaching literary communities: Haywood, Savage, and the Hillarians
*teaching Haywood's politics
*the problem of biography in women's writing
*teaching rape narratives
*Haywood, women writers, and the history of the novel
*secret histories

Teaching, Digital Humanities, and 18th-Century Studies (deadline Jan 30)--Vancouver, 14-17 Oct 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:32pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

Proposals are invited for presentations on the digital humanities and the teaching of eighteenth-century studies.

At last year's CSECS conference, there was a lively debate on the relationship between digital humanities and eighteenth-century studies: this panel seeks to continue that discussion.

The focus is open, but papers might consider:
*dh and un/conventional pedagogies
*bringing dh research into the classroom
*dh and disciplinarity
*dh and book history

NB: CSECS rules allow conference participants to present in roundtables in addition to one paper presentation. If you intend to present a paper as well, please indicate that you would like to be considered for a roundtable session.

Teaching the Eighteenth Century (deadline Jan 30)--Vancouver, 14-17 October 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:13pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Panels and roundtables on teaching book history, on innovative course design, and on teaching, technology and digitial humanities in the 18C.

Excellent teaching is what invites the next generation of great scholars into our profession. Perhaps because of bad high school experiences, many students expect the 18th-century to be a period of dry treatises, hard-to-understand poems, and repetitive plays full of in-jokes. We know differently, but what is the best way to teach the brilliance, wit, complexity, and conflict of our period?

Building upon the models of MLA and ASECS, CSECS 2015 will offer for the second year a cluster of panels on teaching the long eighteenth century.

CFP: Verge: Studies in Global Asias is Accepting Submissions for Issue #3 (Special Topic: Asian Urbanisms and Urbanizations)

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:35pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

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