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NeMLA 2017: Teaching with Technology or Technology with Teaching? (roundtable)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2017 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As budget priorities and funding principles continue to shift in university administrations and government policies favoring the further advancement of STEM fields, one of the most salient, emerging strategies to bolster enrollment in foreign language and humanities courses has been to embrace technology in teaching both within the classroom and without. Indeed, the need to incorporate technology at the foundation of course offerings is evidenced in its frequent mention in course descriptions and even in announcements for new faculty and lecturer searches.

Experience and Auctoritee: Becoming Great Teachers in Graduate School (A Roundtable)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Medieval Academy Graduate Student Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

This roundtable will bring together advanced graduate students and early career scholars who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. The participants will discuss how graduate students and recent PhDs can develop, implement, manage, improve, and promote their teaching practices.

Poetry and Pedagogy - Update and extended deadline

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:42am
Sandra Lee Kleppe and Angela Sorby
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Brief abstracts are invited for a volume of essays about the uses of poetry in pedagogical contexts.  We are seeking essays that reflect innovative practices.  We are negotiating with a major academic publisher and there will be a peer review process.  At this point, we are just seeking 500 word abstracts for original scholarly essays.  Please email 500-word abstracts, with cv, to Sandra Lee Kleppe, Hamar University College,, by December 31, 2016.

Ableism in the Classroom: A Roundtable at NEMLA 2017 (March 23-26, 2017 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
Heather Urbanski, Fitchburg State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Ableism in the Classroom: A Roundtable (

This roundtable will focus on the ways we address ableism in the literature, language, and writing classrooms. Perspectives are sought on the incorporation and adaptation of course content, class policies, and teaching activities. Both success stories and failure narratives are welcome.



The 48th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention will take place in Baltimore from March 23-26, 2017 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront.

AAIS-CSIS 2017 Roundtable CFP: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Italian

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
Brandon Essary (Elon University); Andrea Privitera (University of Western Ontario, Università di Padova)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Based on its success at the 2016 AAIS conference, this roundtable will seek to explore again innovative approaches to teaching Italian language, history, culture, or literature. Of particular – but not exclusive – interest are methods that utilize digital resources (video games, websites, computer programs). What resources and genres make the most effective teaching tools? Can interactivity with technology influence the way students learn? Which linguistic, cultural and literary concepts can best be illustrated?

Please submit presentation proposals (in Italian or English) of no more than 250 words and a brief biographical blurb to:

Call for Academic Presentations on Teaching with Wikipedia

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Wiki Conference North America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Call for Academic Presentations

Wiki Conference North America 2016

7-10 October 2016, San Diego, CA, USA



Deadline for Submissions: 31 August 2016

Note of Acceptance: 15 September 2016

Date of Presentations: 8-10  October 2016

Name of Organization: Wiki Conference North America

Contact e-mail:


International Hoccleve Society at Kalamazoo 2017: Teaching Hoccleve (A Roundtable)

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:14pm
International Hoccleve Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

There is a subtle irony in the fact that Thomas Hoccleve, whose corpus of early fifteenth-century poems is saturated with the concepts of recovery and rehabilitation, has been at the center of a decades-long process of poetic and pedagogic rehabilitation in university English departments. No longer brushed aside as a mere epigone of Geoffrey Chaucer, the traditional nucleus of Medieval English literature syllabi, Hoccleve now claims a legitimate place in the late medieval canon.  But what is that place exactly, as far as college classrooms go?

NeMLA 2017 Roundtable - Must We Mean What We Read?

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Nate Mickelson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

ROUNDTABLE: Must We Mean What We Read? A Practical Discussion of the Possibilities of Reading

NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017

Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:52pm
University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

6-8 July 2017


Deadline for submissions: Extended to 10 February 2017

Contact for general queries: Judith Seaboyer

Confirmed speakers:

David Aldridge, Reader in the Philosophy of Education, Brunel University London

Dr Tully Barnett, Flinders University

Professor Karen Manarin, Mt Royal University

Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland


NEMLA 2017--Literature, Writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Peter Kerry Powers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NEMLA 2017 panel CFP--Literature, writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities--Many humanists seize on the “public humanities” to address the public relevance of the humanities in general. Public humanities programs offer students experiential learning that will lead to a deeper knowledge of both their world and their subject matter. For educators, public work promises to “make a difference,” by having humanities learning engage directly with public needs. For departments, the public humanities offer a justification for their fields in an era of declining resources and public interest.