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Escape and Refuge

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:30am
Ed Demerly / Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Friday, October 12, 2018


Themes:  Escape and Refuge


Luncheon Speaker:  Ruelaine Stokes, poet & tutor at Lansing Refugee Center


Location:  Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing 48917

Pedagogy Potpourri

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

This Regular Session welcomes submissions on any aspect of Pedagogical Theory and Practice. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 90 conference theme, Fighters from the Margins: Sociopolitical Activists and Their Allies, are especially welcome. By June 15, 2018, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to the SAMLA email address,

Sc[Arti] Reflections on the remnant between selection and divergence

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:51am
Doctorate in Linguistic, Literary and Intercultural Studies in European and extra-European Perspectives of the University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 25, 2018

 The Doctorate in Linguistic, Literary and Intercultural Studies in European and extra-European Perspectives of the University of Milan is pleased to announce the organization of the Sc[Arti] conference to be held at the University of Milan on 7, 8 and 9 November 2018.  Flotsam does not exist in itself: there are no concepts nor entities that intrinsically possess this connotation. Rather, "flotsam" is the residue of a selection process based on shared convictions and conventions, which takes place in time and space according to individual and community dynamics.

50th NeMLA - Call for GERMAN Session Proposals

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:


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


Undergraduate Writing Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:45am
College of Charleston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Dear colleagues,

Heather Lang and I are reaching out to writing studies faculty at liberal arts colleges to form a possible roundtable for the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies 2018 Annual Conference. The goal of this roundtable is to better represent the status of rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate level (beyond the first year) at liberal arts colleges.

Below you will find a draft of our proposal. We are asking for interested participants to send in 50-word summaries of your contributions by June 8th. That will give us a week to collaborate with participants and finalize the proposal before the June 15th deadline.

Best Practices for Retention (Extended Deadline)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:07pm
Anthony Dotterman/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 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.

Bridging Academic Courses with the Real World through Community-Based Learning

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:15am
Special Issue of "Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Impact: the Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, is currently soliciting pieces for a special issue on community-based learning and service learning, slated to appear in the summer of 2019. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome on topics related to community-based learning and service learning. For example, what does a successful community-based learning assignment in your discipline look like? What are the different ways to assess students’ learning experiences in community-based learning assignments? How can we build effective partnerships with community organizations?