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Pedagogy & Popular Culture

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:54pm
Southwest Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017


Call for Papers

Kurt Depner, Area Chair, Pedagogy & Popular Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017


Not Just Kidding Around: On Teaching Children’s Media (SCMS 2018)

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:36am
Andrew Scahill / University of Colorado Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

**CFP for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2018 Conference in Toronto**

In an academic setting, weighty or dramatic “adult” films are generally met with intellectual curiosity by students, or at least an acknowledgement that they are “worthy” of consideration. Genre films like horror or action are met with more resistance, but generally students are willing to admit they have some sort of ideological investments. Films aimed at children, however, are often dismissed as just entertainment. Surely we may analyze Bicycle Thieves, but Home Alone? Yes to Goodfellas, no to Goonies.

Teaching Anime and Manga

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.

Utopian Studies Conference

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:26pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

42nd Annual Meeting
November 9-12, 2017
Conference Theme: Utopian Gracelands, Dystopian Blues, and the City on the Bluff

Doubletree By Hilton Memphis Downtown
185 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN

 Download the CFP as a PDF here.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media: How they can be Used for Academic Purposes

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:39pm
Stella Mattioli - University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable analyzes the possibilities of including social media in the foreign language classroom (with a focus on Italian), in order to create activities that might be appealing to the students’ interest in using new technologies. Different language instructors are using Facebook and Twitter (or other social media platforms) in the classroom, in order to increase the participation of their students or to design new assignments. This contributes to the creation of new spaces, outside of class, where the students can practice at their own pace, using tools with which they are very familiar, and with minimal supervision from the instructor when necessary. 

New Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This pedagogical roundtable welcomes proposals that offer innovations for teaching Fitzgerald's many works. How does his literature speak to the Jazz Age and major moments in United States and global history? How can works such as The Great Gatsby clarify studies of ecology, urban environments, photography, and other topics? Proposals that consider the author’s lesser researched works are encouraged.

Submit 300-word abstracts by September 30th with a free account at

Approaches to Teaching Medieval Drama, Revisited (Session of Papers)

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:29pm
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Twenty-seven years ago, Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama, edited by Richard K. Emmerson, presented possibilities for engaging students in the literary, theoretical, historical, and performative explorations of the field. Scholarship in the intervening decades has expanded these approaches and introduced new ones. Manuscript digitization, 3-D modeling of medieval cities, and online databases provide research and instructional opportunities far beyond those available in 1990. Research on Teaching and Learning and rhetorical pedagogies have demonstrated the importance of educational research and strong theoretical approaches. The panel welcomes theoretical and practical discussions of teaching all pre-modern drama.

Education, Society & Reform Research (EDUSREF 6-7 April 2018)

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:32am
Mustafa Ozmusul, Ph.D, Harran University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Education, Society & Reform Research (EDUSREF 6-7 April 2018)

Main Theme

“Improving Education as a Social System in the face of Future Challenges”


Education, Society & Reform Research (EDUSREF-2018) is an International Conference that aims to bridge the knowledge gap, promote social research esteem, and produce democratic information for potential education reforms.


15th Intl Conference of Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI)

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:57am
Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

English Language Teaching Department of the Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch is proud to announce 15th International TELLSI Conference to be held on November 22-24, 2017. The conference aims to delve into the theoretical and practical sides of the most contentious and thought-provoking issues in the realms of ELT, English literature, and translation studies. The theme of the conference this year is Applied Linguistics in the 3rdMillennium: Towards Criticality and Reflection. The participants around the globe are kindly invited to critically reflect and review the fields of applied linguistics in the early years of the third millennium.