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Nourishment: Sustaining Resistance DEADLINE EXTENDED

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:09pm
Rhiannon Scharnhorst/University of Cincinnati Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

“Nourishment: Sustaining Resistance” is an inter- and trans-disciplinary graduate student conference at the University of Cincinnati focusing on ways that texts or writing practices nourish and sustain us through times of upheaval and uncertainty. Nourishing can take many forms—from eating a good meal to reading an apt sentence—but all acts of nourishment engage our senses and encourage us to continue working, either as opposers to troubling trends or supporters of positive change.

Research & Creative Activity Symposium

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/Alabama State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019









The 6th Annual Research and Creative Activity Symposium will be held April 16-17, 2019 on the campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.


The RCAS encourages papers, posters, and panel proposals from students, faculty, and independent scholars centered around the symposium’s theme: The Importance of Liberal Arts at HBCUs.

Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:44pm
Dr. Alissa Burger / Culver-Stockton College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Writing allows our students to consider multiple perspectives and take on a variety of different roles, from personal reflection to creative writing, rhetorical analysis, and professional discourses. This focus on writing roles and identities gives students the opportunity to explore and develop different parts of themselves, from self-reflection to becoming engaged citizens and mastering the skills they will need as professionals. Foregrounding the notion of duality and multiplicity in student writing opens the door to several different critical discourses in considering audience, purpose, and students’ engagement with multiple texts and argumentative positions central to their own research and writing.

Call for essay proposals on teaching comic texts

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:39pm
Bev Hogue/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

When comedy dominates popular culture so thoroughly that it’s difficult to distinguish spoofs from truths, when identities and relationships form and fumble on a foundation of comic memes, and when the powerful and the powerless wield comedy alternately as weapon or shield, it’s time for the academy to take comedy seriously. Teaching Comic Texts, edited by Bev Hogue, will examine how comic texts of many types can be deployed in classrooms, either as a topic of literary or cultural study or as a window into understanding other fields. In addition to exploring historical and theoretical contexts, essays in the volume will provide practical insights for teaching comic texts in a variety of disciplines.

EJOLLS: Ekpoma Journal of Languages and Literary Studies Vol. 12

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

EJOLLS is an annual journal which receives manuscripts throughout the year. Its volume 12 is billed to be out in the first quarter of 2019. Interested scholars, critics, and practitioners in the broad areas of literary and language studies are encouraged to submit manuscripts in English as the only preferred language. Contributions have to be sent electronically to and


  Contributors are requested to adhere to the following guidelines:

Rhetorics of Reproductive Justice in Public and Civic Contexts

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:01pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Recent reports reveal that the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, particularly among low-income, rural, and African American women (NPR, 2017). Changes to the Supreme Court endanger the viability of Roe v. Wade. In Iowa, a judge threatens to ban nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (NPR, 2018). In Wisconsin, the state legislature rejects the repeal of the “cocaine mom law,” which opponents argue forces undue medical care on pregnant women (Reuters, 2017). These reproductive threats are not limited to only women’s rights.

Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, & Critical Digital Literacies

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:01pm
Computers & Composition
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- Special Issue of Computers and Composition

Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, & Critical Digital Literacies


Guest Editors: Les Hutchinson (Michigan State University) and Maria Novotny (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)


7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:31am
Quinnipiac University Writing and Critical Thinking (QUWACT)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

EXTENDED CFP: “How Higher Education Should Respond to Fake News and the Post-Truth World”

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Sherry Jones, eLearning Consortium of Colorado
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 18, 2019

The Liminal: Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology in Education (LIJTE), University of Denver Digital Commons


Journal Website:
CFP document:


Deadline for Submissions

First Call for Submissions: January 15, 2019

Second Call for Submissions: February 18, 2019
Revisions Due: March 15, 2019


The Valuation of the 73%: Contingent Faculty Work and Access to Academic Freedom

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:25am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

2020 MLA CFP:

“The Valuation of the 73%:

Contingent Faculty Work and Access to Academic Freedom”


Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Seattle, Washington

Dates: 09–12 January 2020

Full name of sponsoring MLA committees: the Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights & Responsibilities (CAFPRR) and the Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession (CCLiP)