500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the pedagogical use and efficacy of assessment in composition &/or literature courses. Papers should address issues like the following: the backward design of course objectives; the articulation of methods and modalities to achieve learning goals; planning interactive lessons/presentations; making best use of the classroom period; determining appropriate assessment measures; the use of direct and indirect evidence; the functionality of rubrics and effective versions of rubric formation; the validity of learning outcomes; evidence of transformative learning, however defined; the course—or aspects of it—as a research model for experimental design; the challenges of synchronous or longitudinal st
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical considerations of diversity issues in the English curriculum. Papers should address topics like the following: curricular concerns and imaginative solutions to the development of courses treating ethnic literatures, spiritual orientations, and/or gender-identity readings; selection of materials and modes of presentation; multicultural vs.
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the pedagogical use of service learning in composition or literature courses. Papers should address issues like the following: Determining whether service learning projects—and what kinds—are appropriate to course material; matching key components of one’s English course with appropriate service learning projects; establishing relations with off-campus service learning entities; framing project assignments that enhance service learning while maintaining course content integrity; developing an assessment model to measure outcomes. How many different service learning projects within an English course? How long should such projects be? Level of difficulty? Challenges, risks, rewards? How have se
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations treating pedagogy on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses “learning how we learn” activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, student response systems, Smartphones, IPhones, IPads, IPods, social media (e.g., YouTube, Facebook), whether in F2F, online, or hybrid courses.
In light of recent scholarship on the cultural history of American creative writing programs, such as Mark McGurl's The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing (2011) and Eric Bennett's Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War (2015), we invite papers on postcolonial responses to creative writing as a globalized discipline. Perspectives from a wide variety of fields are welcome, including comparative literature, cultural studies, empire studies, new media, pedagogy, postcolonialism, and transnationalism.
CFP for panel at 2017 ASECS National Conference, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis
Call for papers for the Chaucer MetaPage session at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, in May 2017
Beyond the Portraits: Teaching Chaucer's Tales with Visuals.
For this session, we seek papers that explore the possibilities of using visual materials to teach the Canterbury Tales, going beyond the Ellesmere portraits and similar highly familiar resources. These resources could be online or off (e.g. photos, underexplored book illustrations, ephemera). The session will emphasize the pedagogical value of these materials.
Convincing students who are resistant to feminist ideology—most often the white, straight, cisgender, male student—that feminism is relevant to their lives and the lives of those around them is an uphill battle. More often than not, composition classes are required courses, which means that the students do not want to be there in the first place. Add a feminist theme into the mix, and it can often be a recipe for disaster. This roundtable invites participants to explore the techniques and methods for teaching composition through a feminist lens, particularly focusing on how to combat negativity, while also seeking to invite those resistant students to join the conversation.
Call for Papers
41st Annual PAC Conference
April 7-8th, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Keynote speaker: Dr. Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
Areas: The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites paper proposals related to any aspect of literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies. Presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory are also welcome.
Sigma Tau Delta is inviting submissions from all disciplines and fields to this year’s Far Western Regional Conference held at California State University, Fullerton on November 4-5, 2016.