Professors have been advised to “publish or perish” for nearly 100 years. First coined in 1927, this phrase warns professors that in order to maintain their jobs, they must publish their work. Publishing has always been central to academia, as it is the primary vehicle through which scholars share their research with a larger audience. Yet, in recent years, academia has changed so that publishing is not reserved for those who are already professors. Instead, publishing has become a requirement for any one who is applying to become a professor, with PhD students being encouraged to publish their research before they have finished their degrees.
rhetoric and composition
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing publishes work addressing linkages between critical thinking and writing, in and across the disciplines, and it is especially interested in pieces that explore and report on connections between pedagogical theory and classroom practice. The journal also invites proposals from potential guest editors for specially themed volumes that fall within its focus and scope.
Suzanne S. Hudd
Sally Elizabeth Mitchell
Robert A. Smart
Kathleen Blake Yancey
This roundtable will look at pedagogical strategies for examining the 2016 election in Standard Freshman English Composition courses. English Composition instructors are struggling with approaching relevant concepts (ex. argument) and reading selections that do not alienate portions of the classroom with every choice. While it would be ideal, it is not necessarily feasible or responsible to be bi-partisan with every lesson plan. Submissions should present pedagogical approaches that stimulate constructive inquiry, application of course concepts, and/or address concerns of partisan discourse (in the texts, by instructors, or students).
Sound has always been there. However, its ephemeral condition has prevented us from critically listening to the past and even from thinking about our everyday sonic experiences. Moreover, the sonic materialization of the Logos —voice— has been systematically relegated to a second level, even when orality was present in the production of any kind of text.
At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Dr Katarzyna Bazarnik will be convening the panel "Sterne, liberature, and the contemporary novel", addressing the multifaceted imprint of Sterne on the contemporary novelistic discourse.
To read more on the conference, please go to www.sterne2017.pl
Intraspection, a new journal of rhetoric, culture, and style, is accepting submissions for its open-themed inaugural issue in 2018. To submit, go to http://intraspection.org and click on Submissions for guidelines.
CFP: Digital English: A Handbook for the 21st Century Classroom
Edited by Naomi Milthorpe, Robert Clarke, Joanne Jones, and Robbie Moore.
Submissions due: September 1, 2017.
New university students are digital natives; our classrooms filled with technology. Our students are increasingly online only – distanced by the demands of economics, geography, or time. Yet as English scholars, most of our training has been with physical materials and face-to-face methods: books, paper, discussion. So what are the best methods of using technology in our classrooms? How, why, and when should we use it?
The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA
Papers addressing the difficulties of students for whom academia is foreign, considered in terms of the student’s alienation, psychological unpreparedness, underdeveloped perspective, etc. How can such students be incorporated into academia, and thereby into work (and life broadly) made accessible by education? Alternatively, should we seek such incorporation, or instead reimagine and change academia, and how? Institutions have implemented a variety of assimilation and retention strategies, some with better records than others. Some programs engage students individually, whereas others emphasize building communities; some strategies focus on key first-year courses, such as introductory writing.
LACC 2017: “Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to College Writing”
The Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference 2017 is scheduled for Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Call for Papers, Panels and Workshop Proposals / Deadline: Sept. 9th, 2017
Our Conference theme this year is “Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to College Writing.”