In their 2011 text, Teaching Science Fiction, Andy Sawyer and Peter Wright posit that science fiction is "one of the most effective genres for challenging the perspectives of a student body" (1). Yet Teaching Science Fiction is one of the few recent compendiums on teaching speculative fiction; the last significant scholarly focus on speculative fiction and pedagogy was in the 1970s and 1980s. The majority of publications after 2000 on teaching science fiction consider the teaching of science through science fiction.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
July 6 - July 7, 2019
Imperial College, London (UK)
Proposals are invited for presentations at the 22nd Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 6 – Sunday July 7, 2019.
Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome. Call closes: November 17 2018
Great Writing regularly includes research, teaching and creative writing practice topics. And more! In this 22nd year of the conference, the range of topics is likely to be as vibrant as ever.
Beyond Bad: Criminals as Heroes in Popular Culture
This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17458
This roundtable explores graduate student labor concerns, especially in light of recent and widespread labor struggles and unionization movements on campuses.
This year’s NeMLA convention is historic: the organization celebrates five decades of cultivating scholarship and pedagogy in literary studies. Equally historic is the fact that 2019 is an anniversary year for pivotal texts by Black women writers. It marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry’s critically acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and the fiftieth anniversary of Maya Angelou’s first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). Moreover, 2019 is also the fortieth anniversary of Octavia Butler’s now canonized fictional slave narrative Kindred (1979).
Call For Papers
Seventeenth Claflin University Conference
on English and Language Arts Pedagogy
in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
October 30-31, 2018
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE
We seek intelligent critical articles written in a clear, readable style that offer our readers thoughtful, useful, pedagogically sound, and innovative ideas for teaching American literature. We are also interested in articles about new American authors or lesser known authors who haven't seen much study, particularly in ways that they could add to students' experiences of American literature. All articles go through a blind peer review process with editorial staff making all final publishing decisions.
50th Anniversary Convention: Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2019
Host Institution: Georgetown University
Special issue on children’s literature originally published in a language other than English
Academic Articles, ca. 4000 words
Bookbird is inviting submissions in all categories (academic articles; letters; postcards; children and their books; authors and their books). Full papers should be submitted to the editors, Petros Panaou (email@example.com) and Janelle Mathis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the Bookbird website at http://www.ibby.org/bookbird.