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Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:14pm
Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

We are seeking proposals for chapters that study digital aggression and ethics from a rhetorical perspective. See the link below for a full CFP, and please contact us with any questions.

Grammar/ Linguistics at CEA (Due 11/1 for CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:52pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Grammar/ Linguistics at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers, Grammar/Linguistics at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Grammar/Linguistics for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Conference Theme: Bridges

Notes on Critical Thinking and Writing

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:22pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 6, 2017

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites the submission of academic notes.  Up to 2,500 words, notes may include preliminary results of a study, responses to recent content in DH, commentary on a current issue, or other brief insight related to critical thinking and writing.

DH may be reached at http://qudoublehelixjournal.org/index.php/dh or through its listing at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: http://wac.colostate.edu/.

Teaching Argument in the Age of Fake News

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Ilse Schrynemakers/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In our “post-truth” landscape, fake news and “alternative facts” abound. It can even be difficult getting students to agree on the standards for what qualifies as accurate, verifiable information. However, teaching students to evaluate sources and construct fact-based arguments is both more challenging and more essential than ever before. This is doubly important in the writing classroom where students are still finding their voices and honing their rhetorical and analytical skills. This panel welcomes papers that address this topic from a range of theoretical and/or empirical perspectives. 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

--successful methods for teaching students to discern opinion-based writing

Religion in America: "Kindness"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:44pm
Religion in America Unit of AAR-WR
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.  

Hacking English: Lit, Productive Disorientation, and Digital Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:25pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Roundtable: Explores questions around how digital pedagogy entails challenge to or rethinking of the teaching of literature. Activities such as distant reading, multi-modal remix, archive building, and social-reading are explored for potential to be "productively disorienting" in how students and faculty approach literature. (10 minute presentations plus discussion).

 

Northeast MLA

April 12-15, 2018

Pittsburgh PA

Abstract

Elsewhere: Wandering In and Out of the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:57pm
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Although this quotation has experienced its fair share of "inspirational quote" status by both Tolkien and Coachella fans alike, there remains a question of what "wandering" and "being elsewhere" means for the academic community. The 2018 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of elsewhere. How do the terms interdisciplinary, difference, and othering delineate the elsewhere of cultural studies? What do authors and texts stand to gain wandering outside canonical forms? We also invite papers that explore the elsewheres of canonical texts, as well as papers that illuminate uncanonized and/or forgotten works.

Reading Deep: Reading Texts Closely

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Anthony Lee/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the twentieth century, literary criticism took a turn from philology and historical approaches toward analyzing small, suggestive passages, using them as a microcosm that offered a fertile glimpse into the larger textual expanses of the text.  In the Soviet Union, this effort came to be denominated as Russian formalism; in France, the explication de texte; in the Anglophone world, the New Criticism practice of “close reading.”  In recent decades, this approach has fallen out of fashion, as politically motivated theoretical and critical modalities have become operative (cultural studies, post-colonialism, queer theory, etc.)  While these recent efforts surely constitute an enlargement of our knowledge and an advancement of our critical protocol

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