The changes in the job market and the difficulties for landing a tenure track academic position have been a game changer during the last five years. As many graduate programs in the country have decided to accept lesser students annually, others have devised innovative solutions and have highly engaged in training students beyond academia. This roundtable aims at opening a conversation about professional careers outside academia. The roundtable welcomes speakers who have experience working beyond academia and can guide students and peers towards a professional career path.
Call for Chapter Proposals: Disruptive and Emerging Technologies
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Full Chapters: August 2019
According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, rural areas cover 97% of the land area of the U.S. and are inhabited by 60 million people—about 19% of the U.S. population (“New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations,” Dec. 2016). In an age of heightened political rhetoric and deepened ideological divide, what does it mean to identify as a feminist in a rural community? What does it mean to practice feminism in a rural community? How do those of us who teach in rural communities engage with the various definitions and practices of feminism in ways that best benefit our students?
CFP: Shakespeare in\and Education
The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021
This roundtable will explore the liminal role of graduate students who teach or TA courses while also working on their own graduate coursework. In particular, this session will examine the way that engaging in and constantly switching between these two classroom roles may cause qualities from each role to interpenetrate with both positive and negative effects on the graduate student. This session welcomes shorter 10-minute presentations of academic or nonfiction meditations on graduate students who negotiate their teaching and studying roles.
Panel Title: Medical Humanities: Theory, Scope, and Practice
Venue: 117th Annual Meeting, PAMLA, San Diego, CA from Thursday, November 14 until Sunday, November 17, at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel.
RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL
“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)
rhetoric / hospitality
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack
“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”
—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)
Analyzing the Anthropocene, or the “Age of Man,” poses unique challenges for the classroom context. How does one “teach” the Anthropocene? How might we use the lenses of Rob Nixon’s “slow violence” or Christian Parenti’s “catastrophic convergence” to add a critical dimension to current teaching? Can we envision ways to work around administrative and standardizing obstacles – and even transcend that physical and ideological place we call classroom? This is essential, for, as Paulo Freire asserts, “critical consciousness is brought about not through an intellectual effort alone, but through praxis – through the authentic union of action and reflection.”
Corridors: Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference Call for Papers
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Location: Virginia Tech in Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
Theme: Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Dappled Discipline/Dappled Methods/Dappled Pedagogies
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Caddie Alford (Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University)
2019 National Conference on Higher Education in Prison: Call for Presentations
We are pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the 2019 National Conference on Higher Education in Prison (NCHEP) organized around the theme of Beyond Barriers. The full call can also be viewed on the 2019 NCHEP Conference website: http://www.higheredinprison.org/nchep-2019.html.