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Haunt Journal of Art Vol. 4

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:37pm
Haunt Journal of Art | UC Irvine Dept. of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Haunt Journal of Art is a vessel for critical interrogations of writing as both a tool for artistic expression and a means for analyzing creative practices. Ours is a commitment to providing a platform for new textual forms and strategies wherein the production of writing and art may serve one another.

CFP: How is it Possible to Think Through and Beyond Catastrophe? Composing for a Common, Livable World

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
Ron Milland, Critical Legal Conference: University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The slowly unfolding catastrophe currently referred to as ‘Anthropocene’ generates a number of dire questions that we cannot even ask – let alone begin to answer – without deep thought. This panel asks how such deep thought might be possible in the face of the self-indulgent apocalypse narratives (Haraway), barbarism, infernal alternatives and sorcery (Stengers), and blind panic / desire to look away (Klein) that are engendered in catastrophic time. What creative practices and pathways can we cultivate to make thought possible?

Amongst the many perspectives we may consider is this provocation from “Staying with the Trouble” by Donna Haraway:

Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017


Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session


Title of Session:

“Ekphrasis and Persuasion:  The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”


This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis.  It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.


CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking: September 29, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm

At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.

How We Make

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 5:03pm
Trace Journal - How We Make
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

How We Make

Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.

Adult Learners in Basic Writing

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
Basic Writing Electronic Journal (BWe)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017


Call for Papers

BWe Special Issue

Theme: Adult Learners in Basic Writing

Guest Editors:Sonia Feder-Lewis and Christine Photinos

Submissions due September 10, 2017



Authority and Agency During Devisive Times

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:57pm
Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Friday, October 27, 2017


Themes:  Authority and Agency During Divisive Times


Featured Luncheon Speaker :  Matthew Gavin Frank


Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


[Update] From Digital to Print (Special Issue) -- Textshop Experiments

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
K. A. Wisniewski / Textshop Experiments
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039)
Issue #4: From Digital to Print:  Letters and Learning in Electracy

At the 2005 annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Gregory L. Ulmer reminded conference-goers of the importance of understanding our relationships to writing and print, the apparatus from which our identities, perspectives, theories and practices emerge.  Over the course of thirty years and eight books, Ulmer has called for us not only to be aware of the emerging apparatus he dubbed “electracy” but also to help invent and shape it.

Call for Chapters

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Prof. Hagai Gringarten & Prof. Raúl Fernández-Calienes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Chapters

Ethical Branding: Best Practice Cases and Lessons from the World's Most Ethical and Unethical Companies


Overview of the Book

In a contemporary environment of “truthiness” and fake news, it is more important than ever to review core principles of ethics and to reassess how these principles apply to today’s marketing practices. The proposed book will address best practices in ethical branding, corporate culture, and such topics as truth, integrity, value, and differentiation. Collectively, these cases will provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in ethical branding.

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