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First Generation PhDs in the Academy

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:45pm
MLA 2021 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

"While there is a growing and prominent literature on the experiences of first-generation undergraduate students, there is a lack of research on the experiences of first-generation graduate students. People tend to assume that if someone makes it through the bachelor’s degree, they enter graduate school on a level playing field." - Bailey Smolarek, Inside Higher Ed

This proposed roundtable session for MLA 2021 seeks to explore the challenges and experiences faced by first-generation PhDs, both as graduate students and in their post-graduate careers. Some possible topics for exploration include:

Re-examining Doctoral Candidacy: MLA 2021 Panel

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:29pm
University of Victory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

How can we make doctoral candidacy/comprehensive/qualifying exams kinder for students? SoTL-based papers on doctoral exam processes that are compassionate, innovative, learner-centred, non-traditional, and aligned with learning outcomes. 250-word abstract, short bio.

Link to MLA CFP:

Send abstracts and bios to Janice Niemann ( & Natalie Boldt ( on or before Friday, March 20th, 2020. 

International Conference: Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:40pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

International Conference:Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Rupture25 July 2020 - Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

MMLA 2020 Conference - Cultures of Collectivity

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”  We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.

Call for paper for the year 2020: Journal Section - English Language and Literature

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:39pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Paper submissions and proposals are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year 2020 and there is no deadline for submission.

Unpublished manuscripts and research papers from the domain of English language and literature are invited for review and consideration of publication in our journal's two regular issues: June and December 2020.

Click on the link below to know the research areas that are covered by our journal's section: English Literature:

Submitting your manuscript:


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:36pm
Illinois Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Conference website link registration deadlineFebruary 29, 2020Submission deadlineMarch 13, 2020

This conference aims to be a source for researchers, university academics, computing professionals, and upper-level students interested in the techniques, laws, and training initiatives currently being implemented and adapted for secure computing.

ChiCyberCon'20 is an activity of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (IIT C²SAFE). 

Submission Guidelines

Non-Traditional Graduate Students: Present Successes & Future Possibilities

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:49pm
MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Non-Traditional Graduate Students: Present Successes & Future Possibilities

MLA 2021--Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities Panel