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Call for Papers: 2017 International Conference on English for Specific Purposes

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Soochow University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2017

Call for Papers

2017 International Conference on English for Specific Purposes

Conference Theme: Perspectives in ESP: Research & Instruction


Organizers: School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Soochow University

Taiwan ESP Association


Co-organizer: Department of English Language and Literature, Soochow University


Conference Dates: November 3-4, 2017


Call for Chapters

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Prof. Hagai Gringarten & Prof. Raúl Fernández-Calienes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Chapters

Ethical Branding: Best Practice Cases and Lessons from the World's Most Ethical and Unethical Companies


Overview of the Book

In a contemporary environment of “truthiness” and fake news, it is more important than ever to review core principles of ethics and to reassess how these principles apply to today’s marketing practices. The proposed book will address best practices in ethical branding, corporate culture, and such topics as truth, integrity, value, and differentiation. Collectively, these cases will provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in ethical branding.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on A Comparative Analysis of Health Care in a Globalizing World: Recent Trends in Developing Nations

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:20pm
SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Special Issue on A Comparative Analysis of Health Care in a Globalizing World: Recent Trends in Developing Nations
Guest Editor: Prof. Ronn Pineo Chair, History Department, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

The Journal of Developing Societies calls for article manuscript proposals to explore medical and public health care achievement in recent years in developing world nations.

2018 American Name Society Annual Conference

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:20pm
Dorothy Dodge Robbins / American Name Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017


First Call for Papers

2018 ANS Annual Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah

4-7 January 2018



From CFP to Publication: Developing a Successful Conference Panel

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Derek McGrath / University at Buffalo, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. Interdisciplinary session proposals are encouraged. Audience members should come with questions and to share advice from their own experiences. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios.

MLA 2018: Open Pedagogy: Best Practice in Digital Citizenship and the Ethics of Care

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:17pm
Zach Whalen, MLA Committee on Information Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Digital pedagogy has long embraced an ethos of openness, both in the sense that teaching materials are shared with the public and that students are often asked to share their work to public audiences.

Academic Freedom and Society: A one-day conference

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:20pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Deadline for abstracts:

April 5 2017

Confirmed Keynote:

Prof. Bruce Gilbert (Bishop’s University, Canada)


Student Engagement across the Disciplines

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The current buzz word in academic circles is “student engagement.” Faculty are expected to engage in it, but many of us struggle to match our classroom practices with gridded and numbered administrative standards. How does your institution describe, define, view, practice, or measure student engagement? What are the goals set forth administratively and in the classroom? How do you strive to meet those expectations? And how does it matter to your college, to your administrators, to you, and to your students?

MLA 2018: Blurring Boundaries: Designing Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY and NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Academic institutions are structured so that different disciplines are housed in different departments. However, in recent years, there has been a call to augment the interdisciplinary scope of the humanities curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This push for greater interdisciplinarity in the humanities has resulted from many factors including the need to recruit students to increase humanities enrollments, a desire to sustain student interest in the humanities, better employment opportunities for those on the academic job market, and the production of unique, multi-faceted scholarship.

To Be of Use: The Challenges and Rewards of Writing Center Work

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
Department of English & Writing, Houghton College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Writing Center directors and consultants, including student tutors, are welcome to join us on Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., as presenters or attenders of this research- and experienced-based conference.

In her poem "To Be of Use," Marge Piercy simultaneously acknowledges the commonness and affirms the importance of “work that is real.”  With this poem in mind, numerous questions about the work of our Centers can be entertained, including but not limited to these:

--Who uses our Centers, and why?  Alternatively, who doesn't use our Centers, and why not?  To what extent is data collection helpful here, yielding what observations and resulting in what changes?