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NeMLA 2020: Intersectionality and the University

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:55am
Jennifer Ross, Nicole Lowman / NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session is a part of the 51st annual NeMLA convention in Boston, MA, to be held March 5-8, 2020.

For and Against Practice: Approaches to Teaching Professional Writing (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:11am
Callie Ingram & Jiwon Ohm / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will provide a forum for participants to discuss and analyze their experiences and offer suggestions for teaching the multi-major professional writing course, more commonly referred to as simply “business writing” or “professional writing.” We especially welcome presentations that speak to and offer strategies targeting one of our three major concerns with the course: its decontextualized state, its reliance on non-neutral codes of professionalism, and the lack of pedagogical support often given to its instructors.

Two-Year and Four-Year College Institutional Relations

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:25pm
Association of Departments of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Recognizing the crucial role that community colleges play in the changing landscape of higher education, and the successes that they have had in educating and supporting a diverse student body, the ADE Bulletin calls for papers on two-year and four-year college institutional relations. Papers may treat the need for and reciprocal benefits of developing closer relationships between English departments and divisions of humanities at two- and four-year colleges, as well as the multiple pathways for developing those relationships.

Gender Research Workshop Oxford

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:10am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Gender Research Workshop Oxford


8 September 2019 – Oxford, UK

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers with a particular interest related to gender studies. The workshop will allow them to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in gender studies.

Academic Writing Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:36am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Academic Writing Workshop


 13 July 2019 – London, UK

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

Memory Studies Summer School “Memory, Shapes of Time and the Writing of History”

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:36am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Memory Studies Summer School

“Memory, Shapes of Time and the Writing of History”

13-18 August 2019 – London, UK

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

This summer school will cover topics in memory studies, historiographical reflection on narrative, oral history methods, anthropological studies on myth, memory and rituality and cinematic approach to the processes of memory telling.

Structured over a week, the school courses will explore to the following topics: 

Developing Digital Skills Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:34am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Developing Digital Skills Workshop


17 August 2019 – London, UK

Digital literacy (digital tool knowledge + critical thinking) is an important set of skills for research. Acquiring it involves mastering several core competencies including, but not limited to:

– Internet searching, hypertextual navigation and content evaluation

– using information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources

– using the Internet as a publishing medium

Humanities Commons Twitter Conference: Making Connections

updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:10am
Humanities Commons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Making Connections, the first Humanities Commons Twitter Conference, will take place July 18th, 2019.

EXTENSION: Proposals are due June 3rd, 2019.

Careers Beyond Academia: A Roundtable

updated: 
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.

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