rhetoric and composition
The rise of the internet has certainly led to a proliferation of false news stories and social media posts/pages. Fake news's profile has only risen as more organizations describe legitimate news sources as false when they don't like what is being said, leading to further confusion for students regarding who to believe. This roundtable looks at how to effectively educate first-year students on credible research methods, such as how to vet web sources and disseminate biased news reporting. The priority should be on recent examples to provide a practical context on the subject.
The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
In our binge-mode culture, TV has become students’ preferred access point to critical thinking. Most college students do not see themselves in canonical texts or feel confident with analysis. Yet, students are typically employing skills of argumentation an analysis in dissecting shows on television, Netflix, and/or Hulu. Even though intellectual discussions, like the ethics around NBC’s The Good Place, occur on podcasts and cultural criticisms online, instructors often cast these opportunities aside as less than tertiary. However, these “alternative” discourse spaces often mirror the level of engagement instructors want to see in the argumentative papers their students write for composition and literature-focused classes.
Translators and Teachers of Writing and/or College Composition are encouraged to present how they use, or think they could use,Translation as a tool to teach writing, especially--though not necessarily exclusively--to students whose first language is not English.
Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its fourth annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University.
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8/31/2018
Collaboration & Community in Composition
UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies
Center City Campus
October 19, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Ashley J. Holmes
Deadline for Submissions: 8/31/2018
Call for Proposals
Experiential Learning has been described as an innovative approach to pedagogy in the fields of literature, language, and composition. Proponents argue that integrating Experiential Learning opportunities such as public projects, the production of publications, partnerships with local organizations, volunteering, and field trips into the curriculum enable students to connect what they've learned in the classroom to the wider world. But the significance of the concept of experience in the scholarship on experiential learning, although far from self-evident, remains largely untheorized. In Songs of Experience, Martin Jay points out that in modern philosophy the concept of experience has taken on a range of meanings, sometimes to conflicting ends.
Securing a position as a fulltime tenure track professor is difficult but even more so for people with a disability. Despite an increased call for applicants from marginalized populations, people with a disability are more quickly eliminated as potential candidates for fulltime positions, either through direct discrimination or from ablest conventions of the job interview process.
NeMLA 2019 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom
This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature”, Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal
Université de Montréal, April 25th-26th, 2019
Conference organized by Louis-Thomas Leguerrier, Laurence Sylvain and Marie-Eve Bradette