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Pedagogy of the Literature Classroom: The Power of Language

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:29pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019

SAMLA’s conference theme Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships calls for us to explore the power and impact of language. This panel looks to examine language, specifically considering pedagogical approaches to teaching various aspects of language and the power of language in literature classes, from introductory survey classes to comprehensive seminars.

Topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

SUNY Council on Writing Conference: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:26pm
Dashielle Horn / SUNY Purchase College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Theme: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

The 2019 SUNY Conference on Writing will take place at Purchase College from November 8-9.

Based on the principle that arts and scholarship are indispensable to each other and to society, Purchase College, SUNY, was envisioned from its founding as a campus where conservatory training in the visual and performing arts would reside alongside programs in the liberal arts and sciences. In this spirit, and in honor of Purchase College’s unusually artistic student body, we invite attendees and presenters to consider the relationship between writing and art.

2019 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2019 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:  

Creative Writing Education Today - Free National Symposium

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:32am
Creative Writing Education Today: National Nomadic Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019


Creative Writing Education Today

 A national nomadic symposium


Following the successful launch of the nomadic symposium at the University of South Florida (with host Dr. Dianne Donnelly) on October 5, and the second fabulous iteration at Illinois Wesleyan University on February 1 2019 (with hosts Dr. Mike Theune and Dr. Brandi Reissenweber) “Creative Writing Education Today”, next appears at:

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

Friday, May 24 2019

Thanks to the hosts at Jacksonville State!

Confronting Language Face-to-Face: A Pedagogical Roundtable on Critical Reflection

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:42am
Jodie Barker / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

“Reflection makes all of us self-aware. It challenges us to think deeply about how we learn and why and why not. [It] deepens ownership [and] helps us get comfortable with uncomfortable. Perhaps most importantly, reflection helps us advocate for ourselves and support others.” –Angela Stockman


Silence in L2 writing classrooms: Global Perspectives

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 9:59pm
University of New Mexico
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 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.

Not One Word From the Sold: Critical Approaches to Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:36am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019

SAMLA's 91st Annual Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10. The conference theme is "Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships." I am soliciting papers for a panel on Zora Neale Hurston's most recent publication, Barracoon.

Originally named Kossola, Cudjo Lewis was illegally brought to America on the last slave ship, the Clotilda. Hurston completed the manuscript about his life story in 1931, but it was not published until 2018 as Barracoon, The Story of the Last Black Cargo. Critics praised this text as evidence of Hurston’s anthropological skills, yet it also serves as a rejoinder to the skewed white-washed history of slavery in the popular imagination.

Literacy Transactions: People, Practices, and Texts

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:38am
MLA Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies Literacy Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019


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 ( and Peggy Otto ( ).



Teaching Literary Linguistics (MLA 2020)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:18am
LSL Linguistics and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

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 (


Advocating for Foreign Language Departments

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:18am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

2020 MLA CFP:

“Advocating for Foreign Language Departments”


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:

Due date for abstracts: 28 March 2019

Call for papers/abstracts: