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SCMLA Technology in the Classroom Panel

updated: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:29am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

The South Central Modern Language Association Technology in the Classroom session is currently searching for conference papers that discuss utilizing technology while teaching. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 75th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14, 2018.

 

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words discussing how you effectively use technology in the classroom to jmart578@epcc.edu and axk173530@utdallas.edu

My Victorian Novel: an edited collection

updated: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 9:20pm
Annette R. Federico
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 My Victorian Novel

Isobel Armstrong has lamented that the way we teach the Victorian novel, with enthusiasm and delight, is so different from the way we criticize it. I wonder if this is also partially true about the way we really read and experience Victorian novels, if there is a Wemmick-like division between the absorbed and happy reader, cozy and contented in the Castle, and the buttoned-up professor at the lectern or the laptop. Rereading Victorian fiction over time, for our classes or our scholarship, must at some level involve a relaxation of feeling, the evocation of memories, psychic immersion, and moral engagement––alongside critical distance, objectivity, or suspicion. 

The Future of Humanities in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:15pm
AURO UNIVERSITY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Major civilizations of the world – Indian and Greek – based their models of education on inter-relatedness of various disciplines. However, with the focus on specialization and technology, liberal arts suffered at the expense of science and technology. But recently the discipline of Liberal arts and Human sciences has attained an unprecedented popularity in various Universities all over the world. The present world of the 21st century is strongly underpinned by rapid developments in the field of science and technology and accompanied by the ever-spreading roots of a global economy. The question then arises as to what role liberal education can play in the world mired in technological innovations spawned by globalization.

CFP: Creative Writing Education Today: A national celebration (4/30/18 - 10/5/18)

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:04am
Creative Writing Education today: a national symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Creative Writing Education Today
A national celebration

October 5 2018Tampa, Fl9.00 am - 5.00 pmVenue: Marshall Center, University of South Florida
Call for Presentations

You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium (beginning in Tampa, Florida in October 2018). Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:

- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
- Assessment
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities

- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:52pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation This panel considers the importance of various forms of self-making, kinship, coalition, and allyship within the graduate student experience. With an attention to concepts of power and notions of identity, it seeks to explore how we survive and thrive in the academy variously as individuals, as part of communities, and in relation to our objects of study. Abstracts (200 words max) and CV to Christine "Xine" Yao (christine.yao@gmail.com) and Barbra Chin (barbra.chin@bison.howard.edu). This is a guaranteed session organized by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities.

Who’s Teaching Who: Skepticism, Ethnocentrism, and Emancipatory Pedagogy in the Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:29pm
Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, Ph.D. and Moronke Oshin-Martin, D.M./City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the single most pressing issue facing the United States was the color line. More than 100 years later, the issue of race remains a pressing one for the U.S. and research suggests that the racial divide permeates our culture. Furthermore, numerous studies have found that today’s college students are not sufficiently prepared to interact and communicate effectively in a culturally-diverse and globalized workplace and do not possess many of the 21st century competencies necessary for success and engagement in such diverse environments. But in comparison, we wonder how prepared are faculty, administrators, and staff to cultivate a space where these skills can develop?

Writing Across the Curriculum

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:20am
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Writing Across the Curriculum

At its most basic, Writing Across the Curriculum is founded on the core belief summarized by Chris Anson in The WAC Casebook that “writing belongs in all courses in every discipline” (ix).  While guided by this central value, WAC programs must also be inherently flexible, individually designed to best meet the needs of their specific students, faculty, programs, and institutions. This diversity of possible approaches gives us the opportunity to share ideas, techniques, and experiences to explore the flexibility and adaptability of the larger WAC pedagogy.

The Writing Across the Curriculum section welcomes all submissions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Call for Submissions: Catholic Library World

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:15am
Sigrid Kelsey/ Catholic Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World. 

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. 

MLA 2019 Pitch to Page: Teaching the Publication Process

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:25am
Claire Sommers, The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Professors have been advised to “publish or perish” for nearly 100 years. First coined in 1927, this phrase warns professors that in order to maintain their jobs, they must publish their work. Publishing has always been central to academia, as it is the primary vehicle through which scholars share their research with a larger audience. Yet, in recent years, academia has changed so that publishing is not reserved for those who are already professors. Instead, publishing has become a requirement for any one who is applying to become a professor, with PhD students being encouraged to publish their research before they have finished their degrees.

Journal of Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:09am
University of Texas at San Antonio
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Journal of Undergraduate of Research & Scholarly Work is a peer-reviewed, fully-indexed journal that showcases scholarly work from undergraduates in all fields.

The Journal is accepting submissions for its Spring 2018 volume.  The Journal publishes long abstracts, posters, papers, reviews, and submissions of unique formats of visual/auditory material.  The submission deadline for Spring 2018 is May 15, 2018.

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