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Call for Bookbird Issue 57.1 (Jan 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Negotiating Agency, Voice and Identity through Literature

Bookbird seeks contributions for a themed issue on agency, voice and identity. In a fast-changing world, where power is becoming more and more oppressive and undemocratic, agency, voice and identity are the very life elements that can sustain us. Our sense of agency—our ability to assert our identity, exert our voice and make a difference in the world—is closely related to our drive to live, act and hope. Citizens who contribute to, and receive from, their local and global communities, strive to have a voice in issues that matter and to be part of decision-making processes that are of importance. Such empowerment comes from developing a strong sense of identity.

REMINDER: Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in the Humanities Classroom (special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities)

updated: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:12am
Cameron McFarlane and Kristin Lucas, Nipissing University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Recent critical focus on media and technology maps efforts to create a dynamic classroom that at its best enriches the teaching and learning at the university. But the long-standing interest in media as a means to reach students and enhance delivery also points to an absence in current scholarship, which has not been attentive to that same media as content in the humanities classroom.

 

Middleton's Afterlives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:04pm
Renaissance Society of America Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session A: Scholarship & Performance):

What is the legacy of the Oxford Middleton (2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Middleton (2010)? How have these texts shaped critical engagement with and performances of Middleton’s works? And what futures might we imagine for Middleton criticism? This series of linked sessions welcomes papers that address any aspect of his prolific career. Topics might include:

 

·      Authorship and collaboration

·      Genres

·      Comedy and the grotesque

·      Performances

·      Affect

·      Editing

  

Approaches to Teaching Fake News: When Technology Acts Faster than Journalism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The rise of the internet has certainly led to a proliferation of false news stories and social media posts/pages. Fake news's profile has only risen as more organizations describe legitimate news sources as false when they don't like what is being said, leading to further confusion for students regarding who to believe. This roundtable looks at how to effectively educate first-year students on credible research methods, such as how to vet web sources and disseminate biased news reporting. The priority should be on recent examples to provide a practical context on the subject.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Taking Risks and Code Meshing: Multimodal Approaches to Engaged Pedagogy (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In our binge-mode culture, TV has become students’ preferred access point to critical thinking. Most college students do not see themselves in canonical texts or feel confident with analysis. Yet, students are typically employing skills of argumentation an analysis in dissecting shows on television, Netflix, and/or Hulu. Even though intellectual discussions, like the ethics around NBC’s The Good Place, occur on podcasts and cultural criticisms online, instructors often cast these opportunities aside as less than tertiary. However, these “alternative” discourse spaces often mirror the level of engagement instructors want to see in the argumentative papers their students write for composition and literature-focused classes.

Using Translation to Teach College Writing (NeMLA Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Yves Cloarec / Queens College - CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Translators and Teachers of Writing and/or College Composition are encouraged to present how they use, or think they could use,Translation as a tool to teach writing, especially--though not necessarily exclusively--to students whose first language is not English.

Teaching Palahniuk in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:31am
Northeast MLA 2019 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Since Fight Club earned Chuck Palahniuk notoriety, critical praise and derision and a committed cult following on the heels of the 1996 novel publication and 1999's David Fincher film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto, the author and his work have struggled to find critical legitimacy. His reputation, especially at public readings, has been built upon accentuating all the ways grotesque horror can become comically absurd.

Trends in Teaching College Composition Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 17, 2018

 

 

Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its fourth annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University.

 

Deadline Extended! Writing Partnerships: Collaboration and Community in Composition

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:59am
UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8/31/2018

Writing Partnerships:

Collaboration & Community in Composition

 

UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies

Center City Campus

October 19, 2018

Keynote Speaker:  Ashley J. Holmes

Deadline for Submissions:  8/31/2018

 

 

Call for Proposals

 

Flannery O'Connor Society @ 2019 Louisville Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
The Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Flannery O’Connor Society Call for Papers:
2019 Louisville Conference

The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for a pre-organized panel at the 2019 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, taking place February 21st-23rd, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The panel is open-topic, but the following areas are of special interest:

• O’Connor’s influence by and/or on other authors 

• O’Connor and popular culture

-O'Connor's treatment of racism, particularly in light of Toni Morrison's recent reading of O'Connor in THE ORIGIN OF OTHERS.

• The treatment of gender in O’Connor’s fiction 

-O'Connor and Public Humanities

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