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NeMLA 2017--"Let's Work Together: Collaboration and Pedagogy"

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:24am
Nicole Lowman / University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This rountable session will be a part of the Northeast Modern Language Association's annual convention in Baltimore, MD, 23-26 March 2017.

Session Chairs: Nicole Lowman (SUNY University at Buffalo), Claire Sommers (Graduate Center-CUNY)

“Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:44am
Lung-Lung Hu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA Conference 2017 Annual Meeting

Date: July 6th-9th, 2017

Place: Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Submission: ACLA website ( between September 1 and September 23 

Seminar: “Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

Law and Literature as an interdisciplinary research has different focuses in Law and in Comparative Literature.

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:42pm
Journal of humanities and cultural studies (Thomson reuters journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

submission via this link:


Journal of humanities and cultural studies


or via email

Volume 2, Issue 2

NeMLA 2017: Teaching with Technology or Technology with Teaching? (roundtable)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2017 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As budget priorities and funding principles continue to shift in university administrations and government policies favoring the further advancement of STEM fields, one of the most salient, emerging strategies to bolster enrollment in foreign language and humanities courses has been to embrace technology in teaching both within the classroom and without. Indeed, the need to incorporate technology at the foundation of course offerings is evidenced in its frequent mention in course descriptions and even in announcements for new faculty and lecturer searches.

Poetry and Pedagogy - Update and extended deadline

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:42am
Sandra Lee Kleppe and Angela Sorby
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Brief abstracts are invited for a volume of essays about the uses of poetry in pedagogical contexts.  We are seeking essays that reflect innovative practices.  We are negotiating with a major academic publisher and there will be a peer review process.  At this point, we are just seeking 500 word abstracts for original scholarly essays.  Please email 500-word abstracts, with cv, to Sandra Lee Kleppe, Hamar University College,, by December 31, 2016.

AAIS-CSIS 2017 Roundtable CFP: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Italian

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
Brandon Essary (Elon University); Andrea Privitera (University of Western Ontario, Università di Padova)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Based on its success at the 2016 AAIS conference, this roundtable will seek to explore again innovative approaches to teaching Italian language, history, culture, or literature. Of particular – but not exclusive – interest are methods that utilize digital resources (video games, websites, computer programs). What resources and genres make the most effective teaching tools? Can interactivity with technology influence the way students learn? Which linguistic, cultural and literary concepts can best be illustrated?

Please submit presentation proposals (in Italian or English) of no more than 250 words and a brief biographical blurb to:

NeMLA 2017 Roundtable - Must We Mean What We Read?

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Nate Mickelson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

ROUNDTABLE: Must We Mean What We Read? A Practical Discussion of the Possibilities of Reading

NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017

Undergraduate Placement: Tales from the Alt-Grad Track (NEMLA 2017)

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
Paul Thifault
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Concerns about the vocational outcomes of humanities majors seem to be at an all-time high. With advanced degrees in the humanities no longer guaranteeing stable academic employment, the “alt-ac” movement that has gripped PhD graduate programs is beginning to trickle down into “alt-grad” movements in undergraduate programs. Despite growing suspicion about the career prospects of those who pursue advanced degrees in the humanities, undergraduate faculty in fields like English, History, and Philosophy are being asked to justify their existence by crafting narratives of “placement.”

NEMLA 2017--Literature, Writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Peter Kerry Powers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NEMLA 2017 panel CFP--Literature, writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities--Many humanists seize on the “public humanities” to address the public relevance of the humanities in general. Public humanities programs offer students experiential learning that will lead to a deeper knowledge of both their world and their subject matter. For educators, public work promises to “make a difference,” by having humanities learning engage directly with public needs. For departments, the public humanities offer a justification for their fields in an era of declining resources and public interest.