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Careers Beyond Academia: A Roundtable

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
PAMLA, 117th Annual Conference - San Diego, 14-17th November
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

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.

NeMLA 2020: I’m No Feminist!: Negotiating Rural Feminisms and Feminist Identities

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 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?

World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare in\and Education

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
Nordic Shakespeare Society and Shakespeare in Education Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CFP: Shakespeare in\and Education

The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021

Teaching as Students and Studying as Teachers: Dual Roles and the Liminal Graduate Student

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:50am
PAMLA Conference 2019 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

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.

Conference Panel: Medical Humanities

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 117th Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

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 Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2020

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019



“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)


[UPDATED] Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:45pm
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

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 CFP

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:43pm
Corridors: Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference / Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 2:34pm
Alliance for Higher Education in Prison
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

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: