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CFP: Re-Thinking Ephemera in the Classroom and Beyond (6/30/05; collection)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
Joshua B. Fisher

---Call for SubmissionsRe-Thinking Ephemera in the Classroom and BeyondSeeking proposals for a volume of essays tentatively entitled Re-ThinkingEphemera in the Classroom and Beyond. The editors are looking for 5-6,000word manuscripts to fill the roughly ten-essay volume. By presenting a widerange of definitions and theoretical perspectives as well as a variety ofpedagogical strategies and approaches for teaching and exploring notions ofearly modern ephemera, contributors will seek to address the following kindsof questions.· What do we mean by ephemera?

CFP: Multicultural Literature and the New Educational Accountability (7/31/05; edited volume)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
Kaavonia M Hinton-Johnson

We invite submissions for a forthcoming book entitled "Multicultural
Literature and the New Educational Accountability: Challenges and
Opportunities." This book will highlight ways in which classroom teachers
and teacher educators continue to utilize multicultural children's and
young adult literature while addressing local, state and national
standards. Moreover, contributors to the volume will examine how teachers
balance the pressure for accountability (i.e., success on high-stakes
tests) with students' needs for culturally responsive pedagogy.

CFP: Creative Writing (5/27/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm


New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of
Creative Writing

now seeks submissions for future issues - Issue 3.1 etc

Electronic submissions welcome at:

Closing date: May 27th 2005 (earlier submission entirely fine)

CFP: Creative Nonfiction Panel (4/28/05; AWP, 3/8/06-3/11/06)

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 3:05pm
Vivian Wagner

We're looking for creative nonfiction writers to be included in a panel
proposal for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual
conference in Austin, TX, March 8-11, 2006. Titled "When Does it become
'Creative'?: Writing and Teaching Nonfiction Genres," this panel will
explore the sometimes blurry boundary between creative and other
nonfiction. Panelists who can speak to the ways that writers and teachers
in various disciplines (journalism, history, science, business, education,
etc.) can encourage, teach, and model creative thinking and writing are
invited to submit their proposed paper topic and description, along with a

CFP: The Uses of Richard Hoggart (UK) (10/31/05; 4/3/06-4/5/06)

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 3:04pm
Kate Dorney

The Uses of Richard Hoggart: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
on Richard Hoggart's Work and Influence
Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 April 2006
Tapton Hall,
University of Sheffield,
Proposals for papers (20 mins) are sought on the life, work and influence of
Richard Hoggart, founder of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies,
author of The Uses of Literacy, Speaking to Each Other, Only Connect, and
Everyday Language and Everyday Life. Papers considering Hoggart alongside
his contemporaries or reminiscing on his influence on their own work or
discipline are also welcome.

CFP: Modern Languages (5/15/05; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/5/06)

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 3:04pm
Josie McQuail

Panel proposals are invited for the 37th annual Northeast Modern Language Association convention (Philadelphia, PA 3/1/06-3/5/06) in all areas of the Modern Languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, German); including American, British and Comparative Literature; Film, Drama, Composition, Pedagogy and related topics. Panel proposers must be current (2005) NEMLA members, but can join via the NEMLA website or contact the Executive Director, Josephine McQuail.

UPDATE: Academic Exchange Extra (ongoing; e-journal)

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 3:03pm
Elizabeth Haller

Please note that this Call for Paper's contains a few changes from our prior
postings. We have expanded our word count for articles, essays, and works
of fiction. We have also added the collaboration option to our listing of
possible topics and have made one minor changes to the submission
guidelines, asking for specific phrasing in the subject section of all



CFP: Storytelling: Non-fiction Narrative (8/1/05; journal issue)

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 3:03pm
Jeffrey Cass

For a special issue of the journal Storytelling (Heldref Publications),
Winter 2006, the guest editor is soliciting contributions that address the
problem of non-fiction narrative as a mode of storytelling. The editor
envisions essays that explore this problem in several genres, including
non-fiction by novelists, journalistic layouts (such as in National
Geographic), photographic intertextuality, multimedia representations of
popular or public figures such as Terri Schiavo or George Bush, and
theorizations of nonfiction that employ the techniques of fiction.

CFP: Service Learning at Two-Year Colleges (4/28/05; CCCC, 3/22/06-3/25/06)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 1:19pm
Allen, John

Papers are being sought for a session on service learning at the CCCC
Convention to be held in Chicago on March 22-25, 2006. More
specifically, the session will focus on service learning in English and
composition courses at two-year colleges. Are there certain rewards and
challenges for instructors using service learning at two-year colleges?
What practices and strategies have been most successful? (How) has the
recent increased attention being given to service learning in general
carried over to two-year institutions? Practical or theoretical papers
on any aspect of these issues are welcome. Send an abstract (250 words)