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Teaching Argument in the Age of Fake News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Ilse Schrynemakers/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In our “post-truth” landscape, fake news and “alternative facts” abound. It can even be difficult getting students to agree on the standards for what qualifies as accurate, verifiable information. However, teaching students to evaluate sources and construct fact-based arguments is both more challenging and more essential than ever before. This is doubly important in the writing classroom where students are still finding their voices and honing their rhetorical and analytical skills. This panel welcomes papers that address this topic from a range of theoretical and/or empirical perspectives. 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

--successful methods for teaching students to discern opinion-based writing

TELTSA: Technology Enhanced Learning: Theories, Systems, and Applications Special Track

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:31pm
Rawad Hammad/ King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2017


Call for Paper

TELTSA: Technology Enhanced Learning: Theories, Systems, and Applications Special Track


Chairs and Coordinators:

Rawad Hammad, Senior Education Solutions Analyst, IT Solutions, King's College London, UK

Dr. Kamran Munir, Senior Lecturer – Information Science and Big Data, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK



DUE TODAY!!! CALL FOR (500 word or less) PRESENTATION PROPOSALS: Reframing Pedagogical Practice and Language and Literacy Research

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 11:11am
Journal of Language and Literacy Education
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017


When: February 3-4, 2018 (Conference) February 2, 2018 (Pre-Conference Gathering if participants are in town)

Where: The University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center - 1197 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30602

Theme: Reframing Pedagogical Practice and Language and Literacy Research: Teaching to the Future

Speakers: Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Donalyn Miller

Hacking English: Lit, Productive Disorientation, and Digital Praxis

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:25pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Roundtable: Explores questions around how digital pedagogy entails challenge to or rethinking of the teaching of literature. Activities such as distant reading, multi-modal remix, archive building, and social-reading are explored for potential to be "productively disorienting" in how students and faculty approach literature. (10 minute presentations plus discussion).


Northeast MLA

April 12-15, 2018

Pittsburgh PA


Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2018 Classics Today

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 9:53pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The art, history, literature, and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome serve as the foundation of Western civilization. While the Classics have had a tremendous influence on subsequent cultures, the academy frequently keeps the discipline of Classics separate from modern literatures and languages. Yet the Classics have always been an integral part of cultural productions and the university itself; the word “academy” even has its origins in Plato. This roundtable will explore the current state of Classics scholarship, focusing on Classics as an area of study as well as its place in contemporary academia. Possible approaches include:
· Defining the Classics

· Current research trends in Classics scholarship

Reading Deep: Reading Texts Closely

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Anthony Lee/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the twentieth century, literary criticism took a turn from philology and historical approaches toward analyzing small, suggestive passages, using them as a microcosm that offered a fertile glimpse into the larger textual expanses of the text.  In the Soviet Union, this effort came to be denominated as Russian formalism; in France, the explication de texte; in the Anglophone world, the New Criticism practice of “close reading.”  In recent decades, this approach has fallen out of fashion, as politically motivated theoretical and critical modalities have become operative (cultural studies, post-colonialism, queer theory, etc.)  While these recent efforts surely constitute an enlargement of our knowledge and an advancement of our critical protocol

23rd International Association for World Englishes Conference

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:49pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

This year's conference will be held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines from May 31 to June 2, 2018. The theme is "World Englishes and Multilingual Realities: Evolutions, Interfaces, and Trajectories."

Proposals on any of these sub-themes are most welcome:

  • Creative writing
  • Discourse analysis
  • Englishes in the margins
  • Language development and change
  • Language ecology
  • Language pedagogy
  • Language policy
  • Linguistic landscapes
  • Literary studies
  • Multimodal studies

Paper presentations will have 20 minutes presentation time + 10 minutes Q&A.

What is Feminism Now? Global Feminisms, Politics, and the Classroom Space NeMLA 2018

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:04pm
Melissa Tombro, SUNY - FIT, NeMLA Annual Conference 2018, Pittsburgh, April 12-15th
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

This panel seeks to interrogate approaches to the teaching feminist literature and constructions of identity in the classroom space post-election. Student attitudes toward and instructor approaches to feminist teaching practices and the teaching of feminism have been forced to the forefront since the campaign and US Presidential election in 2016. Global definitions of feminism and its scope have come into question, pushing discussions to revolve around what it truly means to champion human rights and navigate gender politics. This panel will look at how attitudes towards feminist identification have shifted in literature and classroom politics in reaction to a public rhetorical debate over its definitions and intents.

Call for Papers on Pedagogy at CEA Critic

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:43pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The CEA Critic : The Official Journal of the College English Association (rolling deadline)

General Editor: Jeraldine Kraver / University of Northern Colorado
Managing Editor: Molly Desjardins / University of Northern Colorado 

Editorial Assistant: Winsome Lewis / University of Northern Colorado 

Journal contact email: