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Reminder: The Things We Carry: Strategies for Recognizing and Negotiating Emotional Labor in Writing Program Administration

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:04pm
Courtney Adams Wooten, Jacob Babb, Kristi Murray Costello, Kate Navickas, editors
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Affect and emotion have long been staples of WPA scholarship, field stories, and lore. In fact, Diana George’s iconic collection, Kitchen Cooks, Plate Twirlers & Troubadours: Writing Program Administrators Tell Their Stories, includes several chapters dedicated to the emotional labor of WPAs, such as Mary Pinard’s “Surviving the Honeymoon: Bliss and Anxiety in a WPA’s First Year or Appreciating the Plate Twirler’s Art,” in which she discusses the isolation and pressure of a do-it-yourself approach, and Doug Hesse’s “The WPA as Father, Husband, Ex,” in which he discusses the roots and implications of his perpetual feeling of provisional access and his need to be a prover and a provider, all rooted in his working class background (47).

Fake News and Weaponized Defamation: Global Perspectives

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:35am
Dr. Michael M. Epstein / Southwestern Law School
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017




Call for Papers Fake News and Weaponized Defamation: Global Perspectives
January 26, 2018
Southwestern Law School Campus
3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Abstract deadline: September 25, 2017Completed paper deadline:  January 5, 2018 



The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law (JIMEL), in association with the Southwestern Law Review and Southwestern International Law Journal, invites the submission of papers that fit within our 2018 theme.


Concept Note:

papers sought for a book to be titled How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017


            My colleague Brian Rhinehart and I have a book coming out in February from Bloomsbury/Methuen, Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies.  I have now proposed a second book to the press, with a tentative title of How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students


Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:34pm
Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee is now accepting submissions for the Contingent Blog. At a minimum, we are seeking two bloggers per week for approximately 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 25. Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to contingency, history and campus culture.  Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:


Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:46pm
Global Art Archive (GAA), Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI), Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

ACCUMULATION TECHNOLOGIES: DATABASES AND 'OTHER' ARCHIVES is an international symposium focused on archival practices. It is conducted within the framework of the Research Project Global Art Archive (GAA), and organized by Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) and the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Barcelona.

In the past few years archive has generated a great interest within art theories and practices, as well as in other fields of culture, such as the scientific or the academic ones. The expansion of this discussion has finally given voice to agents as data technicians and archivists, whom surely have a lot to say around the archive.

From Candidate to Colleague: Navigating the Academic Job Market (Roundtable)

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:55am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate. Ironically, the decrease in job opportunities has prompted an increase in the number of materials required by each application—cover letters, CVs, recommendations, dissertation abstracts, research statements, teaching statements, diversity statements—all of which must be customized for each institution to which a candidate is applying. Yet, in spite of these challenges, there are still job openings each year and there are still success stories of people being hired for these positions. While no longer a guarantee, the only way to attain a full-time position in academia is to apply for one.