This session will explore the practice of teaching, on the K-12 level, at community colleges, or at universities, as a tenure track faculty member, visiting professor, or adjunct professor, as a distinct culture, subculture, or cultural milieu. We welcome interdisciplinary papers that address the profession from psychological, structural, ethnographic, folkloric, historical, or cultural studies perspectives. Presentations on literary, filmic, or other cultural representations of teaching are also welcome.
The session is focused on the themes of visibility, visuality, and ways of seeing, and we are also interested in receiving submissions addressing other aspects of children's literature (including forms such as folktales, fables, fairytales, and nursery rhymes; conduct books, spelling books, school books). Please feel free to share the general call for papers with anyone who might have a paper to contribute: Paper proposals must be made via the online system found here:
The editor is seeking papers that critique cases of inequity, marginalization and dissonance in higher education settings. With current sociological and political debates relying on perception as the basis for determining the direction of governance, it is increasingly important that educators at all levels are reminded of the powerful impact of policy. The goal of the text is to influence future leaders who will emerge from the ranks of college and university educated individuals to possess a working knowledge of structuration theory (Giddens, 1984) and apply it toward socially just goals in the higher education setting and beyond.
The Meaning of Food Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities
Monday, March 26 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Call for Presentations: DEADLINE EXTENDED
All proposals are due October 20th, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)
Visit our conference website for more details: http://meaningoffoodconference.com
Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2018 NeMLA conference in Pittsburgh, April 12-15: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html
This roundtable will examine teaching methods and strategies for addressing the fiction of terrorism in the contemporary literature classroom. With a focus on teaching after 9/11, and in a moment fraught with tensions about politics and secondary education (see, for example, the “Professor Watchlist”), this roundtable will also address the ways faculty can frame their classes—not only for the students they teach, but for a general public concerned with the politics of college and university faculty.
The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to June 26.
The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
The “Composition and Rhetoric” session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the crafting of critical thinking and written expression in the classroom. However, we are particularly interested in papers that engage this year’s conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017.
The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.
More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.
Theme: This collection is designed for people to speak out on specific rights, resources, and protections they feel have been threatened as a result of the presidential election (both as a result of campaign rhetoric as well as post-election decisions).
We invite content including academic essays, feminist rants, op-eds, poetry, photojournalism, and other forms of art.
Possible themes may include:
Gaslighting and violence
Rhetoric, metaphors, or symbolism
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) 2017
28th Annual Conference
November 9-11, 2017
Medieval and Renaissance (formerly called “Beowulf to Shakespeare”)
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representations in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to: