The question of academic success and the factors that trigger it is a constant preoccupation of researchers in the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and even neurology. Oftentimes, they have been encumbered by the ambiguity of the term and, implicitly, by the relativeness of the extant definitions. More often than not, academic success is related to academic performance displayed in the student’s ability to reproduce acquired knowledge, by means of graded examinations or in intelligence tests. However, we are faced with the obvious fact that not all students who enjoyed academic success (as it is understood judging by the two aspects mentioned above) also get to social success.
The University of South Florida is pleased to announce a call for presentations for its Symposium on “Re-Shaping the Future of Graduate Education in the Humanities.”
There is no shortage of experts declaring the death of the Humanities on university campuses throughout the United States. Politicians question the “value” of a humanities-based graduate education while students uneasily balance a need for professionalization with a desire for intellectual exploration. A defeatism has often hampered students and professors as they both struggle to understand the shifting dynamics of graduate education in the Humanities.
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
The University of Florida’s Writing Program invites proposals for our annual Conference on Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy. Writing occurs beyond the classroom or institutional formats, yet ‘schooling’ still defines much of how we write. Students and instructors participate in public discourse through diverse media literacies, developing writing practices that compose our relationships with individuals, education, institutions, and events. Yet, institutionalized learning often prioritizes specific formats and page-based pedagogy.
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 5. The deadline for this volume is 3/31/17, but this is also an open call for subsequent volumes as well. For more information, please visit the journal at http://qudoublehelixjournal.org/index.php/dh or through its listing at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: http://wac.colostate.edu/.
Teaching Travel Writing
The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing seeks abstracts for a session on “Teaching Travel Writing” for the American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25-28, 2017.
As a genre of Literary and Rhetorical study, Travel Writing generally occupies a marginal status in most curricula. The same might also be said of Travel Writing as a practice. Confronting this, we welcome papers on the specific challenges and rewards of travel-writing pedagogy, either as a study in itself or as a practice.
Proposals might consider the following questions:
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing is soliciting artwork for its cover image. The deadline for its Volume 4 supplement is 1/31/17, but this is also an open call for submissions for subsequent volumes. DH may be reached at http://qudoublehelixjournal.org/index.php/dh or through its listing at the WAC Clearinghouse: http://wac.colostate.edu/.
The First Annual Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference is hosted by the Society of English Graduate Scholars at Illinois State University in Normal, IL and currently accepting presentation proposals. This year’s conference theme is the exploration of “the in-between” from diverse and varied scholarly perspectives.
The 38th Annual Mid-America Theatre ConferenceHyatt Regency Galleria, Houston, TX ~~ March 16-19, 2017“Houston…We Have a Problem”Pedagogy Symposium—Call For Papers
Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day
Victorian Popular Collaborations
Saturday 22 April 2017, 10am - 5pm
Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus
Keynote: Patricia Pulham, Reader in Victorian Literature, University of Portsmouth.
Roundtable: ‘Teaching Victorian Popular Collaboration’ led by Study Day Organisers Kirsty Bunting, MMU, and Janine Hatter, Hull.
"Collaboration is one of the literary features of our age, and at the present rate of progression there seems to be some prospect of it attaining alarming proportions in the future"