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PAMLA 2016: Civic Engagement and the Languages (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Are language departments at your institution engaging students in service learning? Do you teach classes that combine civic engagement and language learning? Come share ideas on what we can do to enhance student learning outcomes through experiential learning in the languages. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to:

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

Literature: Empowerment through Empathy

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indiana College English Association 2016 ConferenceLiterature: Empowerment through EmpathyFriday, October 28, 2016Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, Indiana


You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.  --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird  

Writing Changes: Alphabetic Text and Multimodal Composition (edited collection)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
Pegeen Reichert Powell, Columbia College Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

This edited collection, in development with the MLA book publications program, takes as a starting point the multimodal turn in composition studies, and focuses on the changing role of writing in our field. Writing here refers to the semiotic resource of alphabetic text composed on a page or screen.

THATCamp @ The Lake

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:12pm
THATCamp - Wright State University Lake Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Announcing THATCamp @ The Lake! On June 18th and 19th, we’ll gather at Wright State University’s campus in Celina, OH for an open meeting of the minds. In two days, we plan to explore the intersection between technology and the classroom, as well as discuss the ways that technology can expand our pedagogy and research.

"Trojan Horse" Pedagogy: Southern Studies in a Terrain of Struggle

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:53pm
SAMLA 88 (Jacksonville, FL - November 4 - 6, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

"Trojan Horse" Pedagogy: Southern Studies in a Terrain of Struggle

SSSL'S Emerging Scholars Organization

SAMLA 88 - Jacksonville, FL - November 4 - 6, 2016)


Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in the United States: Cultural Fluency in the Global Era

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This session aims to further a scholarly debate on the reality of multilingualism and multiculturalism in the United States in the context of a globalized market led by the United States. The tragic events of 9/11 brought to the public discussion the United States’ inability to communicate with and comprehend other cultures and other languages. As a consequence, different initiatives emerged even at the Congressional level including legislative proposals to address the deficit in language and international expertise.