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CFP: African-American Faculty & Administrators (10/31/05; collection)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
Tolley-Stokes, Rebecca L.

Contributions are sought for essays on the topic of African-American
faculty and administrators (current of former) at Appalachian colleges
or universities. This critical anthology seeks to explore the plethora
of situations and circumstances that affect African American faculty and
administrators in the Appalachian region. We are looking for abstracts
that will RESULT IN SCHOLARLY ESSAYS. We are not seeking poetry, art or
similar material.

Send 2-page limit abstracts to either:

Keith Johnson, Ph.D.

CFP: New Media, Networks and New Pedagogies: The Fibreculture Journal (10/14/05; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:00pm
Andrew Murphie

(please circulate =AD apologies for cross-posting)

Fibreculture Journal

Call for papers

New media, networks and new pedagogies (2006)

:: fibreculture :: has established itself as Australasia=B9s leading forum fo=
discussion of internet theory, culture, and research. The Fibreculture
Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas of
concern and interest to both the Fibreculture network and wider social

CFP: Chairing the English Department of the 21rst Century (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 1:59pm
Joe Pestino

2006 College English Association (CEA) Conference, San Antonio, Texas
April 6-April 8, 2006
Conference theme: "Reading the Regions | Writing the Regions | Teaching
the Regions"

Call for Papers for a newly formed Special Session:

Chairs and Associate Chairs (and former Chairs and Associate Chairs) of
University, College, and Community College English Departments are
invited to submit paper proposals for a special-session panel entitled:
"Chairing the English Department of the 21rst Century: Critical Issues,
Critical Challenges."

CFP: Louisiana English Journal/Focus: Grammar (9/15/05; journal issue)

Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:40pm

Call for Papers: 2005 Louisiana English Journal; Focus: Grammar

Deadline: September 15, 2005

The Louisiana English Journal (LEJ) aids Louisiana's kindergarten through college English language arts teachers by providing a forum for the exchange of practical classroom ideas and methodology, and by showcasing creative writing. An annual, published forum for members of the Louisiana Council of Teachers of English, the Louisiana English Journal supports the research contributions and stimulates an on-going dialogue
between elementary, middle, and secondary teachers; supervisors of English programs; college and university faculty; teacher educators;local and state agency English specialists; and professionals in related fields.

CFP: Academic Blogging and Workplace Politics (ongoing; e-journal)

Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:40pm

In recent weeks, a heated debate over the dangers academic bloggers may face when applying for jobs has emerged as a result of a recent essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education ( The author, writing under the pseudonym Ivan Tribble, claims, among other things, that often the simple practice of maintaining a "blog was a negative" for applicants seeking employment in his department. "The content of the blog," Tribble continues, "may be less worrisome than the fact of the blog itself.

CFP: Teaching the Novel and Short Fiction (11/30/05; journal issue)

Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 8:36pm
James Kelley

Academic Exchange Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal appearing in print
and electronic format, will include in its Spring 2006 issue a special
focus on Teaching the Novel and Short Fiction. Literature and creative
writing instructors at universities, community colleges, and high
schools are invited to submit short, academic essays to the journal.

To have your work considered for the Spring 2006 issue, please submit a
manuscript of 2,500 to 3,000 words by November 30, 2005. (Publication in
later issues is also a possibility.) All submissions undergo a
double-blind peer review.