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Edited Collection about Undocumented Youth

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
Ana Milena Ribero
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

After winning a presidential race characterized by scandal and bigotry, President Donald Trump has set his sights on undocumented migrants, some of  whom have lived in relative safety under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  (DACA) program. DACAmented youth are being detained and deported while Trump’s executive orders targeting undocumented persons are newly punishing sanctuary cities and mobilizing funds to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Gower and Sound

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
The Gower Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In rhetorical repetitions that adorn the Confessio Amantis's plain style, in the many references to animal noises in the Visio Anglie, in the bird song punctuating the lovers' speeches in the Cinkante Balades and more, the fourteenth-century poet John Gower shapes sounds and encourages an aural reception of his trilingual corpus. Just as Gower often argues for the preservation of knowledge and philosophies developed in the classical world, so it can be maintained that the phonics of his verse preserve a literary ecology: one in which repetitions reverberate with both Ciceronian and sermonic orations, animal noises recall Aesop's fables, and bird song evokes Virgil's sherpherds.

Teaching 'Fake News'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:20am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last several years, the issue of “fake news” – misleading or outright deceptive reporting designed to advance a particular agenda – has become a prominent feature of our media ecology. The Oxford Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its Word of the Year for 2016, Time Magazine ran a full-cover headline in 2017 asking the question “Is Truth Dead?,” and the term “fake news” has been employed liberally by both spokespeople for the Trump administration and its critics. The debate has particular ramifications for higher education, and particularly for instructors of Composition and Humanities classes, which generally provide college students with their most explicit training in how to evaluate sources of information.

Call for Proposals: Computers and Composition special issue on Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
Phil Bratta and Scott Sundvall
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Special issue of Computers and Composition

Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

Guest Editors: Phil Bratta (Michigan State University) and Scott Sundvall (University of Memphis)

                               

Context

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
University of Alaska Anchorage Pacific Rim Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

March 23rd and 24th

BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK

 

Adaptation, in its various forms and mediums, is, according to Linda Hutcheon, often viewed as “minor and subsidiary and certainly never as good as the ‘original.'” At a base understanding, audiences understand adaptation as the process or product of change. Adaptation theory proposes that the many facets of adaptation, such as adoption, translation, shifting, modeling, and even appropriation, are complicated processes and products not easily defined.

16th Claflin University Language Arts Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:16am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call For Papers

Sixteenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

                                    

                            October 25-26, 2017

 

THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              

                                                            CURRICULUM

Tentative Schedule:

Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:15am
Computers and Composition
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In the last five years or so, rhetoric and composition scholarship has offered work that brings digital media and bodies to the forefront to shape pedagogical praxis, illuminate cultural practices, and extend composition studies (into writing studies). Yet, much of this scholarship remains focused on the rhetorical construction of embodiment, as indicated by several recent journal special issues: Perspectives and Definitions of Digital Rhetoric (Enculturation 23 2016), Wearable Rhetorics: Bodies, Cities, Collectives (Rhetoric Society Quarterly 46.3 2016), Embodied and Affective Rhetorics (Present Tense 6.1 2016), Embodied Sound (Kairos 21.1 2016), and Sexing Colorlines: Black Sexualities, Popular Culture, and Cultural Production (Poroi 7.2 2011).

Fish out of Water: Adaptability and Interdisciplinarity in Today’s Job Market

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:03pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Abstract

In today’s economy, the field of composition studies is rapidly changing; partly out of the realities of the academic job market and partly as a result of the desire for high-level writing skills at the undergraduate level. As Magrino and Sorrell (2104) state in their discussion of the influx of graduate assistant in the composition classroom, “due to the demand upon Composition programs to provide courses that prepare undergraduates for authentic modes of discourse that they will encounter in the workplace, the number of undergraduate courses in Composition has risen dramatically, with the field of Business Communication seeing an especially steep spike.”

The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:14pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual Convention, held from April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Abstract and a short bio must be submitted by September 30, 2017 through the NeMLA website. For further information, please contact Anna Marra anna.marra@yale.edu

PANEL: The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts

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