The current buzz word in academic circles is “student engagement.” Faculty are expected to engage in it, but many of us struggle to match our classroom practices with gridded and numbered administrative standards. How does your institution describe, define, view, practice, or measure student engagement? What are the goals set forth administratively and in the classroom? How do you strive to meet those expectations? And how does it matter to your college, to your administrators, to you, and to your students?
rhetoric and composition
The 17th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities (ACLC) Curriculum Planning Retreat* will be held October 18-20, 2017, at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT.** We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within the general theme of “Bridging Cultural Divides through Integrative Learning.” How do practitioners of learning communities consciously address and actively seek to help bridge political, economic, racial, ethnic, gender, religious and other “divides”? What successes and challenges do we face when encountering such divides in our learning communities? How do faculty, staff and administrators model community that is committed to bridging such divides?
Writing Center directors and consultants, including student tutors, are welcome to join us on Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., as presenters or attenders of this research- and experienced-based conference.
In her poem "To Be of Use," Marge Piercy simultaneously acknowledges the commonness and affirms the importance of “work that is real.” With this poem in mind, numerous questions about the work of our Centers can be entertained, including but not limited to these:
--Who uses our Centers, and why? Alternatively, who doesn't use our Centers, and why not? To what extent is data collection helpful here, yielding what observations and resulting in what changes?
Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)
This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions on all aspects of European cultural and creative activity.
At present we're looking ahead to Volume 9 (2018), two issues, but early submission is also encouraged with a consideration to remaining spaces in Volume 8
The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.
Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.
We are soliciting book chapter proposals for a book on the theme of affect theory and rhetorical persuasion in mass communication. An editor at Routledge is interested in reviewing a detailed book proposal.
At its most basic, Writing Across the Curriculum is founded on the core belief summarized by Chris Anson in The WAC Casebook that “writing belongs in all courses in every discipline” (ix). While guided by this central value, WAC programs must also be inherently flexible, individually designed to best meet the needs of their specific students, faculty, programs, and institutions. This diversity of possible approaches gives us the opportunity to share ideas, techniques, and experiences to explore the flexibility and adaptability of the larger WAC pedagogy.
The Writing Across the Curriculum section welcomes all submissions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Call for papers:
WRITING THE DIVIDE:
LITERARY CULTURE AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE 1930s
16 June 2017
St Chad’s College Chapel
Professor Valentine Cunningham (Oxford)
In his 1940 essay,‘Inside the Whale’, George Orwell characterized the literature of the 1930s as inextricably intertwined with politics:
How has the concept of the outlaw been formed from legal and political traditions, both from the Anglo-American perspective and from elsewhere? Presently, how does the physical or virtual outlaw serve as a form of resistance, dissent, and transgression in literature, media, and art? This panel solicits papers that discuss how outlaws, whether in specific texts or as a general tradition, have been appropriated and used in a specifically political context which is simultaneously intensely local and yet, through its connections to a larger international tradition, is also global in its scope. This is a proposed Special Session for MLA 2018 (NYC, 4-7 January). Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by March 15, 2017 to Alexander L.
The South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA) aims to bring together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines during its 74th Annual Conference, October 5th – 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In an effort to reach this goal this year’s Technology in the Classroom panel welcomes you to submit a paper proposal by 4/1/17.
The topic for the Technology in the Classroom panel is open. We welcome papers, as well as practical or experience-based presentation proposals on the theory, pedagogy, or practical applications of technology in the classroom.
To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:
Jennifer Falcon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
5th Annual Conference
October 27, 2017
Berkeley College, New York, NY
Hold Steady and Rock the Boat:
Stability and Transformation in the Twenty-First Century Classroom