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Poetic Digression (conference panel for ESSE 2018, Brno)

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:11pm
ESSE / Dr. Patrick Hart and Dr. Heather H. Yeung
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018


From the parecbasis or ‘stepping away’ of Quintilian to the meandering twists and turns of the ‘loiterly’ work, this panel investigates the many and various modes of digression in poetry, figuring digression as a means through which we can rethink poetic effect - poetry’s grammatical, rhetorical, formal, philosophical, lyric and/or narrative power or force.

We invite proposals for conference papers exploring poetic digression and its effects. Topics for discussion might include, but are by no means limited to the following:

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy - Deadline Extended!

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 1:19pm
University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy

University of Florida

University Writing Program

Conference Call for Papers

Matter(s) of Fact

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018




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Matter(s) of Fact

20th Annual Graduate Student Conference presented by the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism at Western University

March 15-17, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: January 3, 2018

The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference on College Composition and Communication

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Virginia Commonwealth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

                                                                                                                   Call for Proposals (2018)

The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

on College Composition and Communication (CCCC):

Theme: Inclusive Composition Practices, Processes, and Pedagogies

Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA | Friday May 25, 2018


UConn Conference on the Teaching of Writing: New Media, New Messages

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:09am
University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

New Media, New Messages
The University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Thirteenth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jason Palmeri, Miami University of Ohio
  • Ben McCorkle, The Ohio State University, Marion

Friday, April 6, 2018
University of Connecticut, Hartford Regional Campus
10 Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06103

Theory and Strategies for Teaching Creative Writing

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:23am
Tamara Girardi, HACC & Abigail G. Scheg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The demand for online education continues to grow. In fact, more than six million students are currently taking distance education courses. As online education steadily increases, students not participating in any distance education courses is decreasing; this number “dropped by almost one million between 2012 and 2015” (Allen and Seaman 3).


The Essay: Present Histories, Present Futures (Malta Conference, 2019), CFP

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:03am
University of Malta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The Essay: Present Histories, Present Futures

University of Malta

Thursday 11th April—Saturday 13th April 2019


‘My style and my mind alike go roaming’

-          Montaigne


‘The essay is the only literary form which confesses, in its very name, that the rash act known as writing is really a leap in the dark’

-     G. K. Chesterton


"Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias"

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
English Graduate Organization (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

EGO’s 2018 Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers
Conference Theme: “Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias”
February 24th, 2018

Conference website: forthcoming

Keynote SpeakerTBA

Hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Indiana PA

Deadline for Proposals: January 5, 2018

Margins Conference 2018

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 5:34pm
Clemson University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline: December 15th

Theme: Displacement

Conference Date: March 31, 2018 at Clemson University


No registrartion fee!

Keynote speaker: Katrina Powell