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Rhetoric and the Public University

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 13-15, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida


“Rhetoric and the Public University”


This panel welcomes any and all papers related to the general topic of rhetoric and the public university. Some guiding questions include, but are not limited, to the following:


  • What is the relationship between rhetoric and the public university? What should that relationship be or become?


Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom; PAMLA (Nov. 12-15, 2020)

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:51pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom:

This session investigates the teaching of climate change themes, focusing on the first-year writing classroom. It will invite instructors whose courses have incorporated these themes to share their pedagogical strategies with those who are new to the use of climate change themes or who would like to improve their existing pedagogy.


Monday, May 25, 2020 - 9:52pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here:

The panel(s) will examine the influence of aesthetic styles, movements, rhetorical and aesthetic techniques and theories on the development of poetry, or the work of specified poet(s) at any time during the relevant periods in Europe and Britain. Papers should be set within the broader topic of the overall conference, and deal with questions of reception and/or emotion.  Speakers might consider:

Chapter Proposals for "Coronavirus in the Media: Early Responses to COVID-19 in Global Perspective"

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:23am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / California Institute of Integral Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book examining global portrayals of the coronavirus in diverse print, broadcast, and online media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, social media, television, podcasts, and popular culture.

A sampling of confirmed chapters follows:

Crime and Composition roundtable

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
SAMLA Conference 2020, Jacksonville, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020


This roundtable welcomes submissions showcasing the usage of crime to impart the goals of the English literature or composition classroom. Addressing the SAMLA 92 theme of Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts, we are interested in looking at crime as a heuristic or method of teaching. Examples include the following:

The Politics of Escapism

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

The Politics of Escapism

Panel at the 2021 MLA Convention

TOronto, DC, January 7-10, 2021


Greg Sharzer, University of Toronto (; Keith O'Regan, York
University (

Escapism, the desire to abandon a difficult present for an ideal alternative,

Hwa Kang English Journal

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:54pm
Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Hwa Kang English JournalVol. 25 (July 2020)


Ambiguity and Narratology (Interdisciplinary and Diachronic Workshop)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:02am
Universität Tübingen, GRK 1808 Ambiguität
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

(with apologizes for cross posting)

Dear all,

The Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity - Production and Perception of the Eberhard Karls Univeristät Tübingen is delighted to announce the CfP for the interdisciplinary and diachronic Workshop

Ambiguity and Narratology

Tübingen, November 5-7 2020


International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:41pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

“Narrating Lives” - International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography28-29 August 2020 - Malta

organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing  (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences.