category: professional topics

Into The Pensieve: The Harry Potter Generation in Retrospect, NeMLA 2014 4/3-4/6

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lauere@sunysuffolk.edu

As professors, we now teach the first generation of students to grow up reading Rowling’s books and watching the movies based on them.

Landscapes: Digital, Real, Imagined

full name / name of organization: 
Exegesis Journal
contact email: 
chief.editor@exegesisjournal.org

Exegesis, the peer-reviewed academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, is now accepting submissions for the Autumn 2013 edition on Landscapes: Real, Digital, Imagined. For this issue we hope to attract creative writing dealing with the notion of landscape, broadly considered, as well as literary, historical and other critical readings informed by considerations of space, form and location.

CFP: Disaster Planning for Archives and Their Communities (CFP deadline August 1, 2013; symposium October 7, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York
contact email: 
admin@nycarchivists.org

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, train service has been restored to the Rockaways and City beaches have opened for the summer, however many archives, libraries, museums and

On Being a Professor, October 18th 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sandra E. Weissinger/ Polymath
contact email: 
sweissi@siue.edu

This special issue of Polymath invites scholars from across the academy, regardless of discipline, rank or employment status, to contribute to our knowledge concerning the experience of being a profes

Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions, Oct. 2-3, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Claflin University Department of English and Foreign Languages
contact email: 
mwong@claflin.edu

Theme: Reading and Writing across the Curriculum

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Nahid Rachlin, renowned fiction writer and memoirist, also teaches at the New School University, New York City

CDE Conference 2014 – CFP: “Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations”

full name / name of organization: 
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
contact email: 
ute.berns@uni-hamburg.de

23rd Annual CDE Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 19 June - 22 June 2014

CFP: Making Meaning with the Work of N. Katherine Hayles, SAMLA, Nov. 8-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Page Whittaker/SAMLA Literary Criticism Discussion Circle
contact email: 
lynnpw@uga.edu

This panel seeks to explore a wide range of research that engages the writings of N. Katherine Hayles, SAMLA 85 Critical Plenary Speaker.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON "REVISION: EDITING ACROSS DISCIPLINES"

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: The University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org; forum.conference.edit@gmail.com

We are very happy to announce that REGISTRATION is now open for the FORUM Postgraduate Conference on ReVision: Editing Across Disciplines (15th and 16th July 2013, The University of Edinburgh).

SAMLA 85 in Atlanta: Contemporary American Creative Non-Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Diana Eidson, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deidson@gsu.edu

ADVANCED WRITING
Contemporary American Creative Nonfiction

[DEADLINE APPROACHING] CFP Marginalised Mainstream 2013: Fading and Emerging [17 June]

full name / name of organization: 
Marginalised Mainstream 2013
contact email: 
marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

Senate House, University of London
12-13 September 2013

Plenary speakers include:

NeMLA Harrisburg, Apr. 3-6, 2014: Is There a Future for the Standard Edition?

full name / name of organization: 
Toni Bowers / U of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
Tbowers@english.upenn.edu

Is there a Future for the Standard Edition?
Session 14120, NeMLA 2014 Convention, Harrisburg PA, April 3-6, 2014

Call For Papers Twelfth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Inst

full name / name of organization: 
Claflin University Department of English and Foreign Languages
contact email: 
wong@claflin.edu

Tentative Schedule:

[UPDATE] New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11 in the Obama Era--Proposal Due Date Extended to 7/10/2013

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Chairpersons
contact email: 
newessayson911@gmail.com

[UPDATE] New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era -- Proposals Due 5/31/2013

full name / name of organization:

SAMLA Chairpersons

2014 International Reading Association CLL-SIG, New Orleans, May 9-12

full name / name of organization: 
College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group
contact email: 
victoria.appatova@uc.edu

The College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group is seeking proposals for our session at the 59th annual convention of the International Reading Association, in New Orleans, LA, May 9-12, 2014.

[UPDATE] Forms of Reading, Forms of Life (SAMLA Nov. 8-10, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill AND Benjamin Sammons / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

Observing a national decline in literary reading, in 2006 the National Endowment for the Arts instituted the Big Read Program to revivify what it deemed an indispensable, but endangered, civic activit

Kaleidoscope Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time" (Deadline 30 June 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Kaleidoscope (ISSN 1756-8137)
contact email: 
editor.kaleidoscope@durham.ac.uk

Call for Papers

Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time"

Scary Stuff: Pedagogy of Horror (edited collection of essays on teaching the horror genre) 7/15/13

full name / name of organization: 
Frances Auld and Douglas Ford
contact email: 
frances.auld@uwc.edu

Scary Stuff: Pedagogy of Horror is a collection of essays exploring both pedagogical theories and practices of teaching the horror genre.

[REGISTRATION OPEN] Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution

full name / name of organization: 
Lena Wånggren and Maja Milatovic, University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
criticalpedagogies@ed.ac.uk

Dear All

We are pleased to confirm that REGISTRATION for our Critical

Reconstruction: Studies in Contempory Culture (Open Submissions)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Open Issues

Contact: Reconstruction Submissions Editor

We are continually accepting submissions for upcoming Open Issues, and can promise a prompt reply.

[UPDATE] MMLA 2013: Design and the Digital Humanities (deadline: June 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
josh.honn@gmail.com and sullivan.rachael@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Is there a Future for the Standard Edition?

full name / name of organization: 
Toni Bowers/ Univ of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
tbowers@english.upenn.edu

Session 14120, NeMLA 2014 Convention, Harrisburg PA, 

Coctail Culture: A Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville (KY) and Drake University (IA)
contact email: 
cocktailconference@gmail.com

When Roland Barthes suggests that "the ideal drink would be rich in metonymies of all kinds," he might well have been speaking of cocktails and the drinking cultures they have helped to create.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers extended: drafts 1/ 10/ 13; final 1/ 1/ 14

full name / name of organization: 
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
PocoEncyc@gmail.com

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

Fiction as Pedagogy (NEMLA April 3-6, 2014) Deadline Submission 9/30/13

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
weatherr@udmercy.edu

Fiction as Pedagogy

Fragile Futures - A Special Issue of the English Academy Review (Routledge/Unisa) - SUBMISSIONS BY 31 MARCH 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies
contact email: 
englishacademy@societies.wits.ac.za

FRAGILE FUTURES

A Special Issue of The English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies, Issue 31.2, October 2014
Guest editor, Marc Botha (Durham and Pretoria)

UPDATE: Extended Deadline June 15 2013 - Call for Publication - The Writer's Experience

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Summer 2013 issue, themed “The Writer’s Experience.” Extended submission deadline: June 15, 2013.

Teaching a Mystery: Preserving a Space for Spookiness in the Writing Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rlaist@goodwin.edu

The act of writing has frequently been associated with mysterious forces.

Drama as Pedagogy - Theatre Games as Educational Expression and Partipation

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Lindsay.Bryde@gmail.com

This roundtable aims to look at how drama as pedagogy has been influencing the modern English classroom.

UPDATE/MAY 23RD 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Two-Year College Association - Northeast CONFERENCE
contact email: 
ibucchino@bergen.edu,

TYCA-NE 2013 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

October 3-5, 2013

Hyatt Morristown / Morristown, NJ

Program by Bergen Community College

Friendly Fire: Renaissance Humanists’ Critiques of Renaissance Humanism

full name / name of organization: 
RSA 2014, New York 27-29 March
contact email: 
klecky@astate.edu

The clarion call of “Humanities Under Attack!” is by now an academic commonplace.

CFP: Special Issue on Teaching Old Norse Literature (proposals due Aug. 31, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching
contact email: 
john.sexton@bridgew.edu

The New England Saga Society is pleased to announce plans for a special issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART).

Navigating the Online Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion (NeMLA Conference - Harrisburg, PA - April 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen McDonald, Ph.D. / Norwich University
contact email: 
kmcdonal@norwich.edu

Amidst a city steeped in history, this session will focus attention on the future: online education.

Special Issue: Feminisms, Academia, Austerity

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Gender Studies
contact email: 
helen.davies@tees.ac.uk

JOURNAL OF GENDER STUDIES
Special Issue 2014: Call for Papers

‘Feminisms, Academia, Austerity’
Guest Editors: Helen Davies and Claire O’Callaghan
(JGS Editor: Blu Tirohl)

Beyond 'SparkNotes': Motivating Student Engagement, NeMLA, April 3-6, 2014, Harrisburg, PA (abstract by Sep. 30, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
nford@sju.edu, Mary.Sizemore@lsco.edu

This roundtable addresses the realities of students’ reading and interpretive practices and explores practical, innovative ways instructors can promote direct engagement with literature and other te

Anaphora Looking for New Journal and Press Board Members

full name / name of organization: 
Anaphora Literary Press
contact email: 
director@anaphoraliterary.com

If you have a strong publication record, and if you are tenured in your academic or publishing job, please send a note of interest in participating as a Board Member of the Anaphora Literary Press, an

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