rhetoric and composition
Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
December 1, 2018
The 26th Biennial Conference of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program of Barnard College
Lorna Hutson (University of Oxford)
Dyan Elliott (Northwestern University)
Jill Carroll, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that all instructors use a “teaching persona,” even those who unconsciously adopt what she calls a “default” persona. “If it [the default persona] works for you, consider yourself lucky,” she writes, “but if it doesn’t, the results can be messy.” This panel intends to address our teaching personae, and asks that participants consider the following questions (or any other questions that seem relevant to the issue at hand):
-Do you purposefully craft a persona for yourself, and if so, how have you gone about it?
-If at multiple universities, do you sample different approaches or personas?
-Who or what are your influences?
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME)
Special Issue: Role of Technology in Indigenous, Minority, and Diaspora Language
Maintenance, Cultural Survival, and Curriculum Innovation: Digital Divide, Access, and Empowerment
PAMLA 2018 Special Session
Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. All the world is a ‘stage’ for military personnel and their families. Their stories and experiences as they ‘act’ in foreign locations is a rich part of human culture that veterans bring with them when they return to civilian life. This special session invites papers that explore the many facets of the military experience including literature, theatre, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.
The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses. This text especially works well in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term.
Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures
Special Issue of Prose Studies
Edited by Sherita V. Roundtree, Pritha Prasad, and Louis M. Maraj
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018
#BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. As such, we are seeking pedagogically driven, teachable articles that new and veteran faculty may integrate into the classroom.
This is an open call for papers. Aside from longer articles, book reviews and short essays on integrating non-traditional texts into the classroom are also welcome.
New and veteran faculty are encouraged to submit, as are graduate students. For more information, please check us out on the web:
This panel explores the ways anxiety shapes, fuels, disrupts, and/or redirects our scholarship and our interactions with texts. Please send 300-word abstracts by March 15 to afw47 at cornell.edu.
WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING
Johannes Gutenberg University
5-6 July 2018
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)