MLA 2020 / Seattle WA, January 9-12, 2020 21st-Century Donne This panel invites proposals concerning the continued engagement with Donne in the contemporary moment. Any perspective considered, including comparative studies and research or pedagogical methodology. 300-word abstract and brief CV. Deadline for submissions: March 20, 2019Kimberly Johnson, Brigham Young University (email@example.com)
In her 1977 essay “Toward a Black Feminist Criticism,” Barbara Smith says, “The use of Black women’s language and cultural experience in books by Black women about Black women results in a miraculously rich coalescing of form and content and also takes their writing far beyond the confines of white/male literary structures.” Smith uses “black women’s language” to make the case that a black feminist framework would have much in common with a rapidly expanding black women’s literary tradition. An unending source for “cultural manifestations” of black womanhood, literature from black women has a critical value outside of white/male literary structures.
Call for Papers for the 2019 New England American Studies Association Conference
Representation(s): Image and Reality, Identity and Community
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) hosts a panel at the annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Confernce (RMMLA) each year and is currently seeking proposals. This year's conference will meet in El Paso, Texas October 10-12, 2019. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Send proposals of 250-300 words to Ellen Bayer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2019.
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November 8-10, 2019, Atlanta GA
This SAMLA Special Sessions panel welcomes presentations that examine effective strategies for building writing confidence, voice, and identity in writing intensive courses or Writing Across Discipline courses. The panel is particularly interested in strategies used by teachers of courses other than first year composition itself but that are possibly transferable to the FY composition classroom. Interactive presentations are a plus!
Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines
A Nearly-Carbon Neutral Conference at UC Santa Barbara
June 10-30, 2019
Call for Papers
Recognizing the severity of the climate crisis, and driven by profound and renewed belief in the power of education to help reimagine and build a better, more sustainable, and environmentally just world, or “next Earth,” Transformative Education for Climate Action will be the theme of the summer 2019 nearly-carbon neutral conference for UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI). We invite your participation!
“The Work of Community Colleges”
11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV
Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s.
The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19, 2019) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Proposals addressing any topic in critical thinking and/or writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines are welcome. To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the conference website: https://www.quctl.com/conference-call