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CFP: Composition, Rhetoric, and Grammar: Exploring New Regions (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - 1:22am
Devet, Bonnie D.

                                  CALL FOR PAPERS



                                                  San Antonio, Texas, April 6-8, 2006


                                                 Composition Strand of the Conference:

Composition, Rhetoric, and Grammar: Exploring New Regions

deadline for all proposals: October15, 2005.


CFP: 20th-Century Literature & Culture Conference (9/15/05; 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:03pm
Sylvia M Berger

Title: 20th-Century Literature & Culture Conference, University of
Louisville, KY
Date: 02/23-25/06
Deadline for submissions: 09/15/05
About the Conf: An international Conf now in its thirty-fourth year.
Reading committees select the best critical & creative works; the papers
are grouped for presentation at sectional meetings. Open Topic. Creative
writers are also welcome. Submissions accepted in English, French, German,
Italian or Spanish.
Director: Danielle Day
Thank you

CFP: Open Words: College English and Open Access (7/1/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 3:00pm

Open Words is a journal dedicated to publishing articles focusing on political, professional, and pedagogical issues related to teaching composition, reading, creative writing, and literature to open admissions and non-mainstream student populations. For our inaugural issue, we seek critical work in areas such as instructional strategies, cultural studies, critical theory, classroom materials, technological innovation, institutional critique, student services, program development, etc., that assist educators, administrators, and student support personnel who work with students in pedagogically difficult settings.

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