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Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

 

Is There A Working Class In This Literature Class?

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 2:43pm
Dan Bender/neMLA 2017 Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcome.  The purpose of this roundtable is  first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to  propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing  working class subjectivity within a traditional literary canon?  This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.

CFP Nemla Baltimore 23-26 March 2017: Fostering Global Competence Through Film

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 8:07pm
Patrizia Comello Perry / Borough of Manhattan Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Nemla Baltimore March 23-26 2017

Call For Abstracts: Fostering Global Competence Through Film: Reimagining the Foreign Culture and Language Class

 

Dear Colleagues, 

Please consider submitting an abstract for the proposed session below to be held at the NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017.

Call for Book Articles: Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature at the Post-Secondary Level

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:09am
John Pruitt / University of Wisconsin-Rock County
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In 1995, George Haggerty and Bonnie Zimmerman’s landmark volume Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature (MLA), followed by William Spurlin’s Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English (NCTE, 2000), began addressing the esoteric discussions that complicate intersections among gender, sexuality, and other identity constructs within the English classroom.

An August Occasion: National Conference on the Life and Legacy of August Wilson

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:34am
Dr. Sandra G. Shannon/ August Wilson Society of Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2016

The onset of autumn is a solemn reminder that the world lost August Wilson in October 2005.  It is also the harvest season--a time for taking stock of his life's work and for promoting new ways of analyzing, teaching, discussing, researching, and, ultimately, safeguarding the rich legacy that he bequeathed to us.

This much-anticipated AUGUST OCCASION and celebration, which also marks the August Wilson Society's 10th Anniversary, will feature an array of panels, roundtables, workshops, creative works, and performance pieces that test new theories and that introduce novel approaches to Wilson's art, his activism, and yet-undiscovered meaning in his ten-play American Century Cycle.

Baltimore and the Emergence of the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:31pm
Lena Ampadu/Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper.  In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.

Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:33am
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural studies or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

(Update) Axxed: Public Censorship and the Academy (NeMLA, March 23-26, 2017)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:30pm
Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Queensborough Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Resistance to the censorship of speech or publications by governmental or institutional authority has long been regarded as central to the defense of academic freedom. The hypervisibility and hyperconnectivity resulting from social media and the 24-hour news cycle have made possible the suppression and/or marginalization of unpopular ideas and texts through public shaming and/or boycotting. While on the one hand, this kind of public censorship embodies the total realization of freedom of expression, at the same time, it serves to squelch unpopular ideas and texts.

The Digital Teaching Edition

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:22pm
NeMLA 2017 Panel - Dr. Mary Balkun (Seton Hall Univ.), Dr. Diana Polley (Southern New Hampshire Univ.)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This proposed roundtable session will consider the challenges—technological, pedagogical, and practical—of creating a digital edition of a text specifically for use in the classroom. The absence of teaching editions of some texts, in particular those by women writers and writers of color, has become a growing concern for those who specialize in these authors. Editions may have gone out of print or only be available in expensive scholarly versions; meanwhile, publishers are hesitant to invest in texts that may not have a wide readership. This situation has some instructors struggling to use online versions that may not be easy to read or use, are rarely annotated, and are usually lacking contextual information.

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