category: professional topics

The New Literary Anxiety (ACLA 2016 Seminar Proposal, March 17th-20th, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Oldfather, University of Colorado,Colorado Springs; Rebecca Soares, Arizona State University
contact email: 
rebecca.soares@asu.edu, eoldfath@uccs.edu;

The melancholic poet, the neurasthenic female reader, the man of artistic temperament: these heavily typed figures, each coded in the medical and psychological discourse of its own time, together besp

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Journal Special Issue August 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS--A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that refl

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
eshabliy@tulane.edu

In today’s complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe.

Call for Abstracts: "Departments as Villages: Re-imagining Grad. Student Relationships," NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno/ Lehigh University/ NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
seb211@lehigh.edu

Many people are familiar with the expression, “It takes a village to raise a child,”—but perhaps, the same is true of graduate students.

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/NeMLA/CUNY
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass by Aug. 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Compass
contact email: 
thecompass@arcadia.edu

The second issue of The Compass, edited and managed by the Arcadia University Honors Program, launched in April at the Exhibition for Academic Success and is now calling for papers to include in its t

[UPDATE] 21st Century Englishes Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University, Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Animals in Literature and Film.

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter
contact email: 
cea.cc.conference@gmail.com

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which w

What Does the Common Core Mean for Postsecondary Literacy Instruction? March 17-20

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Associaiton (NeMLA)
contact email: 
ellen.carillo@uconn.edu

This panel seeks to provide a space in which to explore what the Common Core State Standards, and particularly the English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards, will (or already) mean for postsecondary liter

Composition Session, NeMLA Convention, 17 - 20 Mar., 2016, Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
NorthEastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bastet801@att.net

Much has been written and said, in recent years, about the role of love and passion in instruction/ enquiry more generally, incl. in writing/ composition studies.

CFP: Love and the Word, Melbourne, 7th-9th December 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association (AULLA)
contact email: 
aulla@aulla.com.au

Love & the Word - AULLA Conference 2016

DEADLINE: Monday the 29th February 2016

Second-Generation Cognitive Approaches to Literature (NeMLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Irving, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
daniel.j.irving@stonybrook.edu

Now accepting proposals for a panel on Second-Generation Cognitive Approaches to Literature at NeMLA 2016, to be held March 17-20, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Teaching American Literature With Digital Texts

full name / name of organization: 
John Casey
contact email: 
jcasey3@uic.edu

Digital Humanities (DH) is often understood in grand terms as a project to build and maintain electronic archives or software capable of the “distant reading” (called for by Franco Moretti) of vas

Power of the Podcast: Teaching the Serial Nature of Audiences and Communication: NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kramerb@bu.edu

This roundtable will explore how podcasts like Sarah Koenig’s Serial enable professors to change the pedagogical game of the communications narrative. We welcome 5- to 10-minute presentations that take a theoretical and/or practical approach in assessing the impact of the podcast in the composition/literature classroom. Areas of discussion can include, but are not limited to, how podcasts can successfully integrate into the curriculum, increase student engagement, teach students about intended and authentic audience, showcase critical thinking and real-world application, and broaden/challenge student ideas about the communications narrative. Please submit a 200- to 300-word abstract by September 30, 2015, to Session ID#15618 at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15618.

The Writing Classroom: Alternatives to Direct Instruction in Introductory Composition Classes[Roundtable for 2016 NEMLA ]

full name / name of organization: 
Charlotte Gleason / Cairn University
contact email: 
cgleason@cairn.edu

Instructors for introductory composition classes know too well the difficulty of preparing students to write academically: they attempt to close the ever-growing gap between secondary standards and post-secondary expectations without leaving their students despairing.

Submission Call : The Sunflower Collective

full name / name of organization: 
The Sunflower Collective
contact email: 
thesunflowercollectiveindia@gmail.com

The Sunflower Collective is looking for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

Call for Essay Proposal for Volume on Teaching Young Adult Literature (1 November 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Publications
contact email: 
kscoat2@ilstu.edu

Proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Young Adult Literature to be edited by Karen Coats, Mike Cadden, and Roberta Seelinger Trites.

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jeberhardy@wivinc.com or Josh.Cohen@massart.edu

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures This session focuses on interdisciplinary teaching methods to open the boundaries between writing and visual art.

[UPDATE] From Experiential to Expository: A Roundtable (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016; Deadline September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
joellenm@bu.edu

By extending the learning environment beyond the classroom’s boundaries, undergraduate programs have stimulated lively pedagogical innovation across general education disciplines.

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

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

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

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

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

Papers and Panels: Sports and Violence Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ashland Center for Nonviolence
contact email: 
acn@ashland.edu

Interdisciplinary Conference on Sports and Violence, March 19, 2016, Proposals due by October 31, 2015

From Experiential to Expository: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
joellenm@bu.edu

By extending the learning environment beyond the classroom’s boundaries, undergraduate programs have stimulated lively pedagogical innovation across general education disciplines.

[UPDATE] "Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture (02/10/15) - A Postgraduate and Early Career Rersearcher Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham, UK
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture (02-10-15). A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham, UK
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (Deadline Extended - 01/11/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies
contact email: 
editors@49thparalleljournal.org.

http://49thparalleljournal.org/

2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh English Department’s second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016.

Circling The Elements Conference: The State(s) of Hip Hop & Rap April 7-10, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Circling The Elements Hip Hop Conference /Albany State University
contact email: 
Circlingtheelements@asurams.edu or andre.johnson@asurams.edu

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication

Circling The Elements Conference: The State(s) of Hip Hop & Rap
April 7-10, 2016

The Land Has a Story

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

C19- (Re)forming the Progressive Era

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Fisher and Autumn Womack- C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
laura.fisher@ryerson.ca and amw202@pitt.edu

The Progressive Era (1890-1920) occupies an unsettled place in Americanist literary studies, despite the period’s claims to forward-looking progress.

CFP: New Writing - international creative / critical writing journal (Routledge) - (8/1/15)

full name / name of organization: 
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
contact email: 
editor@newwritingjournal.com

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

[Update] NEMLA 2016 Panel, Hartford, Conn., March 17-20

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Cohen, Jeanette Eberhardy/Massachusetts College of Art and Design
contact email: 
Submit abstract via NEMLA website

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures

Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline: September 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
contact email: 
bmclaugh@southalabama.edu

NEMLA 2016, Panel 15773: March 17-20 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Cohen, Jeanette Eberhardy/Massachusetts College of Art and Design
contact email: 
<Josh.Cohen@massart.edu> or < jeberhardy@wivinc.com>

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures

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