This special session at MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017) seeks papers that focus on the performativity of satire as a form and means of activism for social justice, equality, and/or awareness of critical issues or problems. Papers exploring any performative elements of satire (humor, exaggeration, jokes, irony, ridicule, word play, etc.) in historical or contemporary texts in a range of literary or cultural genres are all welcome.
rhetoric and composition
In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Artists and Activists”, presentations investigating the complex relationship between poetics, rhetoric, and politics will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Note: Date on this CFP as required, but this is an ongoing CFP for the new middle-state publication NYMG.
Not Your Mama’s Gamer (nymgamer.com) is pleased to announce an impending shift to a peer-reviewed journal. While our classic blog content will remain available, and our long-running podcast will continue, we will debut as a fully redesigned middle-state publication in early summer. In advance of that shift, we would like to present the following call for papers for the journal. We will publish two peer-reviewed articles per month, and include textual engagement, criticism, theory, and research, as well as multimedia presentations. We will also consider critical book and game reviews. Our full CFP follows.
Eborakon is an annual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning “place of the yews”. We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.
Call for Papers: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Teaching Writing
We invite proposals for participation in a series of discussions on the topic of “The Aesthetics and Ethics of Teaching Writing.” We invite participants from all disciplines to propose brief presentations on the significant intersections between aesthetic principles, ethics, and practice as faculty committed to the value of writing pedagogy. Presentations or proposals that consider or deploy interdisciplinary approaches, creative-critical hybrid strategies, or alternative methods are welcome.
NYCEA 2017 Conference
Call for Papers
Marking the Margins and Setting the Center
October 20-21, 2017 University of Rochester, Rochester NY.
In partnership with the University of Rochester's Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program
"Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur." --Joanna Russ.
As the quotation from Joanna Russ--a prominent science fiction author and feminist--indicates, this year's New York College English Association conference is concerned with exploring art, literature, and pedagogy on or around the margins.
Teaching writing has always existed in the intersection of artistry and activism. Writing instructors encourage their students to attend to style, voice, and other aesthetic elements of their text. Writing instructors also encourage their students to think of their work as socially situated and able to effect change in the “real world” outside of the classroom.
The Teaching Writing in College section welcomes all submissions but is particularly interested in those that consider writing instruction in relation to artistry and activism. Possible topics include but are not limited:
What are some new directions in the history of rhetoric? What avenues of rhetorical history remain unexplored or underexplored? What new methodologies or theories should historians of rhetoric make special use of? This panel solicits papers that address these and related questions, and particularly papers that address how new directions in the history of rhetoric speak to the relevance of rhetorical studies. This is a proposed ASHR session for NCA 2017, which will be held in Dallas on November 16-19, 2017. Please send a cv and a 250-word abstract to Brandon Katzir (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 27.
The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society Presents Its Second Annual Day Conference:
Aesthetics and Form in Victorian Art, Literature, and Culture
October 28, 2017, 8:30-5:30pm
“It is not enough that it has the Form, if it have not also the power and life. It is not enough that it has the Power, if it have not the form. We must therefore inquire into each of these characters successively; and determine first, what is the Mental Expression, and secondly, what the Material Form.” John Ruskin, The Nature of Gothic IV.183.
KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its upcoming issues.