The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy. While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature. The questions this panel wants to ask include:
PAMLA 2018 Special Session
Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene
Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.
This panel invites speakers to consider the role of the humanities (and the “actors” within various academic disciplines) in anthropogenic contexts and possible climate futures. In what ways might we translate, mediate and act out environmental issues for our readers, colleagues, students, institutions and public audiences at large?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)
November 9-11, 2018
Session: Drama and Society
Panel Title: Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom
Presiding Officer: Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.
Jill Carroll, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that all instructors use a “teaching persona,” even those who unconsciously adopt what she calls a “default” persona. “If it [the default persona] works for you, consider yourself lucky,” she writes, “but if it doesn’t, the results can be messy.” This panel intends to address our teaching personae, and asks that participants consider the following questions (or any other questions that seem relevant to the issue at hand):
-Do you purposefully craft a persona for yourself, and if so, how have you gone about it?
-If at multiple universities, do you sample different approaches or personas?
-Who or what are your influences?
Conference. Rocky Mountain MLA, October 4-6 2018, Cheyenne, WY, Little America Hotel
Narratology. Marshall Johnson, English Dept./0098, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: This session invites proposals on narrative theory as it relates to pedagogy and writing/composition studies or literary studies, particularly those including, but not limited to, multimodal learning, WPA curricula, the quest narrative, student efficacy, research writing, new and interesting approaches to canonical texts, comparative and contemporary literature, the graphic novel, genre studies, and memoir studies.
Special Call for Papers - Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy
While Dialogue welcomes essays on a variety of topics related to popular culture and pedagogy, we are particularly interested in receiving pieces which address globalization and the effects on learning, thinking, and practice for an upcoming issue.
Topics are particularly welcomed that address a scholarly examination of popular culture and pedagogy, such as:
The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses. This text especially works well in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term.
2018 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime
Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2018 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions: