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The Postgraduate Seminar Essay in Literary Studies: A Guide for Writers and Readers

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 2:16pm
Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018

The publisher Rowman & Littlefield has invited me to prepare a proposal for an edited collection tentatively titled The Postgraduate Seminar Essay in Literary Studies: A Guide for Writers and Readers. Although many books exist for undergraduate students on writing and research as well as for postgraduate students working on PhD dissertations, the seminar essay is a peculiarly understudied genre. This volume aims to serve as a resource for both students working on seminar papers and for academic staff who regularly teach postgraduates. The first half of the book will consist of essays providing guidance to postgraduate students working on seminar papers.

Double Helix, Volume 6

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:58am
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
 invites submissions for Volume 6.

For more information, please visit the journal’s website, http://qudoublehelixjournal.org, or its listing at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: https://wac.colostate.edu/.

(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:35am
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 5, 2018

(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.

—Seamus Heaney,“Digging”

As a discipline, the humanities seeks to uncover and explore various cultures, histories, experiences, and truths. The 2019 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of unearthing.

UPCOMING DEADLINE - Hashtag Activism: Case Studies of Digital Protests & Online Social Movements

updated: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:19pm
Melissa Ames, Eastern Illinois University & Kristi McDuffie, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

From #BlackLivesMatter and #TakeAKnee to #WhyIStayed and #MeToo, hashtag activism campaigns have continued to proliferate in recent years. Whether connected to specific in-person protests (#MarchForOurLives; #MarchForScience; #WomensMarch), consumer boycotts (#DeleteUber; #NotBuyingIt), social commentary (#OscarsSoWhite), fundraising (#IceBucketChallenge), humanitarian efforts (#BringBackOurGirls), or social justice campaigns (#OwnVoices), Twitter has become a vital tool for activism and social commentary. Unsurprisingly, academic studies of hashtag activism campaigns have likewise been on the rise as scholars grapple with the benefits and consequences of digital activism.

Literacies across Multimodalities

updated: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:22am
SAMLA 90
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 18, 2018

LITERACIES ACROSS MODALITIES

Popular Culture and Film

Escape and Refuge

updated: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:30am
Ed Demerly / Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Friday, October 12, 2018

 

Themes:  Escape and Refuge

 

Luncheon Speaker:  Ruelaine Stokes, poet & tutor at Lansing Refugee Center

 

Location:  Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing 48917

Pedagogy Potpourri

updated: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

This Regular Session welcomes submissions on any aspect of Pedagogical Theory and Practice. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 90 conference theme, Fighters from the Margins: Sociopolitical Activists and Their Allies, are especially welcome. By June 15, 2018, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to the SAMLA email address, samla@gsu.edu

Panel for SAMLA: Mothering as Resistance: Creating/Subverting Networks of Care as Acts of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:15am
SAMLA 90
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

In summer of 2017, Wonder Woman challenged cultural assumptions of box office superheroes and positioned motherhood as an integral part of a feminist resistance. But motherhood as an act of resistance began long before Wonder Woman’s re-introduction to mainstream pop culture. Motherhood is often used as a rhetorical strategy in anti-violence movements, but motherhood is also used to justify violence as resistance. This panel invites submissions that consider the role of the mother as central to individual, local, national, and global activisms and resistance movements in literature, media portrayals, online communities, grassroot campaigns and more.

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