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UPDATE: Invention Exercises for Composition and Creative Writing (ongoing; website)

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - 10:30pm

The online repository of invention exercises for composition and creative
writing classes being compiled by the University of Nevada, Reno Core Writing
Program is now up and running. The project as well as updated submission
guidelines can be found at the following link: Please contact
Steven Stewart at with any questions.

CFP: Pedagogy and Curriculum Transformation (ongoing; journal issue)

Monday, August 30, 2004 - 9:35am
Edvige Giunta


Transformations explores and promotes inclusive pedagogy and curriculum
transformation. Representing a variety of cross-disciplinary interests,
both theoretical and practical, the journal is designed to create a dynamic
exchange among diverse scholars. A variety of approaches, from theoretical
essays to short descriptions of pedagogical innovations, will assist
teachers and scholars at all levels who are committed to integrating recent
scholarship on gender, race/ ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other identity
positions. Original submissions are sought as follows:

UPDATE: North American University Presses (1/1/05; collection)

Friday, August 13, 2004 - 4:23pm
Jagodzinski, Cecile

Deadline extended

I am seeking contributors for a volume in the Dictionary of Literary
Biography series with the working title _North American University
Presses_. Entries will range in length from 3000-8000 words, and offer
a chronological overview of the history of each press, discuss the
press's significance, editorial emphases, and current publishing
activities. Contributors receive a small honorarium and a copy of the
volume. The deadline for submission of completed entries is 1 January

The following presses, with essay lengths, are still available:

CFP: Academic Exchange Extra: Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences (ongoing; e-journal)

Friday, August 13, 2004 - 3:33pm
Elizabeth Haller




Submissions are invited from undergraduates, graduates, and educators for
Academic Exchange Extra (Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Haller). Extra presents
ideas, research methods, and pedagogical theories leading to effective
instruction and learning regardless of level, subject or context. We also
seek cogent essays, poetry and fiction.

CFP: Academic Writing and the Essay (3/1/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - 7:14pm
Gina Barreca

Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory publishes
critical essays which interpret texts from an
engaging, coherent theoretical perspective and which
provide original, close readings of texts. Because
Lit addresses a general literate audience, we
encourage essays unburdened by excessive theoretical
jargon. We do not restrict the journal's scope to
specific periods, genres, or critical paradigms.
Submissions must use MLA citation style. Please send
essays in triplicate (if outside the US or Canada, one
copy will do), along with a 100 word abstract, to
Regina Barreca, Editor, Lit: Literature Interpretation
Theory, Department of English, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Box

CFP: Journal of Adaptation Studies (no deadline; journal issue)

Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 11:44pm
dave starrs

CFP; Journal of Adaptation Studies (No deadline; journal issue)

Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Adaptation Studies.

The Journal of Adaptation Studies provides a forum for interdisciplinary
examinations of the theory and practice of adaptation studies in literature,
theatre and the screen. To this end, the journal especially encourages
innovative and/or collaborative work whose approach inspires reflection
on-—and a challenge to-—the conventional boundaries between academic

For its first issue, JAS requests submissions on a wide variety of relevant
topics. Some possible areas include (but are by no means limited to):

· disciplinary domain and adaptation studies;

CFP: Literature Matters: Community Based Learning and Literary Studies (6/30/04 & 10/1/04; anthology)

Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 5:12am
Ann Marie Fallon

How can literary theory inform community based learning/service
learning? Or vice versa, how does community service transform our
assumptions about literature and the literary aspects of everyday
life? In what ways do current readings in cultural studies extend to
the question of civitas? We are seeking submissions [essays,
narratives, reflections, position papers] for a edited volume on the
interrelationship between literary studies and community-based
learning. We would like to include examples of classroom projects,
reflections on practice, theoretical pieces and close readings.

CFP: Thinking Classroom (journal)

Monday, February 23, 2004 - 3:18am
Beverly Michaels

Thinking Classroom (also published in Russian as Peremena) is seeking manuscripts that offer a global perspective and focus on active inquiry, student-centered learning, and critical thinking. The editors of this quarterly journal for educators are especially interested in the experience of practicing teachers and teacher educators around the world.

The editors invite you to tell us about
* How writing can promote critical thinking
* How you encourage thoughtful writing
* Changes in your society that affect the way you teach
* Your teaching or learning experiences in different countries
* An educational theory that affected your classroom practices
* How you help students develop a global perspective

CFP: Invention Exercises for Composition and Creative Writing (ongoing; website)

Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 6:55am

The Core Writing Program at the University of Nevada, Reno is compiling an
online repository of invention exercises for composition and creative writing
courses, not only for members of the UNR community but for interested
instructors nationwide. We are looking to create a site that will give
instructors ideas for writing activities that can be built upon over the course
of an entire semester and satisfy the aims of a process-oriented writing
course. For complete submission guidelines, please visit the following website: Please contact Steven