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.
rhetoric and composition
Amy Ash, Indiana State University
Michael Dean Clark, Azusa Pacific University
Chris Drew, Indiana State University
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Winter 2019 issue, themed “Archival Research: Discovery, Truth, and Imagination.” Submission deadline: November 15, 2018.
(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.
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.
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 MODALITIES
Popular Culture and Film
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
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, email@example.com.
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.