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NeMLA 2018 session: College as Imagined World for First-Generation Students

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:58pm
Scott DeShong, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Papers addressing the difficulties of students for whom academia is foreign, considered in terms of the student’s alienation, psychological unpreparedness, underdeveloped perspective, etc. How can such students be incorporated into academia, and thereby into work (and life broadly) made accessible by education? Alternatively, should we seek such incorporation, or instead reimagine and change academia, and how? Institutions have implemented a variety of assimilation and retention strategies, some with better records than others. Some programs engage students individually, whereas others emphasize building communities; some strategies focus on key first-year courses, such as introductory writing.

Assume the Position: Academic Creative Writing Programs and the Rhetoric of Literary Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

In his seminal history The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing, Mark McGurl argues that one aspect of the proliferation of graduate creative writing programs in the twentieth century, now the most significant literary patronage system in the U.S., was a pressure on the programs and their participants to “[rationalize] their presence in a scholarly environment by asserting their own disciplinary rigor.” Historically, this has manifested itself in a strong emphasis on “craft,” influenced heavily by the modernist movement and the theories of the New Critics.

Fake News and Fraudulent Mediations

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:24pm
Journal of Communication: Media Watch
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch

Fake News and Fraudulent Mediations

Issue Editor: Dr. Sony J. Raj
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Media Watch
Department of Communication
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Email: sonyjraj@gmail.com
www.mediawatchjournal.in

September 30, 2017 (Full paper submission)

The Female Precariat Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:33pm
NeMLA 2018 Conference: Pittsburgh, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Beginning June 15, 2017, submit abstract to:  http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html

Abstracts will not be accepted via email, but please feel free to contact the panel chair, Rachelann Copland, at the listed contact email with questions, etc...

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REMINDER: Teaching Terrorism-- Roundtable at NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2018 NeMLA conference in Pittsburgh, April 12-15: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html

This roundtable will examine teaching methods and strategies for addressing the fiction of terrorism in the contemporary literature classroom. With a focus on teaching after 9/11, and in a moment fraught with tensions about politics and secondary education (see, for example, the “Professor Watchlist”), this roundtable will also address the ways faculty can frame their classes—not only for the students they teach, but for a general public concerned with the politics of college and university faculty.

CFP Greta Journal Vol. 22 EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Greta English Teachers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés (ISSN 1989-7146), is preparing the publication of its 22nd volume. GRETA Journal publishes manuscripts on English Language Teaching Methodology. The objective of the journal is to bridge the gap between the field of Applied Linguistics and class praxis. Other fundamental goals include providing updated information about the latest trends, techniques, materials, and methodologies employed in EFL teaching and to exchange experiences and publications between research teams both on a national and international level.

CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking: September 29, 2017

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 5:44pm
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm

At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.

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