category: rhetoric and composition

Weaving Words, Knowledge, and Action: Research in and on Writing Centers

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Writing Centers Association (SCWCA)
contact email: 
drogers@louisiana.edu; jcm5337@louisiana.edu

The South Central Writing Centers Association invites proposals for the 2016 annual conference in Lafayette, Louisiana March 10-12, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Call for Papers by Graduate Students and Post-Graduates

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal published at Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context is a graduate student and post-graduate journal published electronically by current graduate students and post-graduates of the English Department at Southern Connecticut State Univers

CFP: NEMLA 2016 Hartford What does Digital Humanities Enable Today?

full name / name of organization: 
elif sendur/ Binghamton University
contact email: 
esendur1@binghamton.edu

In their 1999 essay “Deformance and Interpretation," Lisa Samuels and Jerome McGann propose deformative criticism against a rigid, theoretical, informative mode of reading in humanities.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)
contact email: 
alecc2016@gmail.com

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 20, 2015***
• What makes an environmental crisis common or uncommon?

Composition Faculty Summit Friday October 23, 2015--Submissions Due Friday September 25, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Jina Lee/Essex County College
contact email: 
Jlee6@essex.edu

CFP for Composition Faculty Summit
Submissions due Friday September 25, 2015.
 
 

"Making Sense(s) in the Eighteenth Century"

full name / name of organization: 
ASECS 2016
contact email: 
raseiler@indiana.edu

Below, please find a cfp for a panel to be held at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 31 - April 3, 2016.

[UPDATE] The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maine (Le Mans, France) and University of Akron
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr, elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

CEA 2016: creation [Special Topics: Composition and Rhetoric]

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
dnielsen@murraystate.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2016

creation [Special Topics: Composition and Rhetoric]

47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

“And as imagination bodies forth

NeMLA 2016 Pedagogy Roundtable / Interdisciplinary Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
birdsal5@msu.edu

The Bane of Their Existence: Making Interdisciplinary Humanities Matter

Making Common Causes Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)
contact email: 
alecc2016@gmail.com

Global climate change, soil depletion, the enclosure of the commons, the acidification of the oceans, ground water contamination, mass extinctions: in a context in which the environmental crises of t

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Fey Publishing is interested in compiling an anthology to be used primarily in first-year writing courses at the collegiate level.

[UPDATE] Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Fey Publishing is interested in compiling an anthology to be used primarily in first-year writing courses at the collegiate level.

[UPDATE] The Land Has a Story

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

Reminder: "Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session (deadline 9/30)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
contact email: 
greenwellamm@gmail.com

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college.

Apollon Undergraduate Research CFP -- 30 SEPT 15

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon eJournal
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

UPDATE - Teaching Space, Place, and Literature (due September 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Call for Short Articles/'Notes'

full name / name of organization: 
The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print by The University of Birmingham.

UNT Critical Voices Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
untgradenglish@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature -- 11/7/15

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
full name / name of organization:

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

CFP: Native American Literature (47th Annual CEA Conference, March 31-April 2, 2016, Denver, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
bcarson@bridgew.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2016

Conference Theme: creation

47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

Native American Literature Panel(s)

Call for Undergrad Work on Disabilities/Abilities

full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers journal
contact email: 
qc-writers@gmail.com

Queen City Writers, a refereed journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that speak to issues of disabilities/abilities for an upcoming issue.

Moms Reclaim Rhetoric: Call for Submissions for Site to Launch in December

full name / name of organization: 
Carolyn Buonomo
contact email: 
cbuonomo@kennesaw.edu

Submissions are invited for a site to launch in December that aims to reclaim the rhetoric used to shape the public’s perception of pregnant teens and young mothers.

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: "(T)racing the Language of Labor: The Early West Indian Plantation”

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu


Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

full name / name of organization: 
H. G. Wells Society
contact email: 
toanticipations2016@gmail.com

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction.

Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida
contact email: 
trace@english.ufl.edu

The University of Florida's TRACE journal publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies.

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

Pedagogy & Popular Culture - SW Popular & American Culture Association, CFP Deadline: 11/1/15, Conference: 02/10 - 02/13/16

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
kudepner@nmsu.edu

We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

[UPDATE] “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these “churchwomen” actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order. In their effort to address slavery, segregation, violence, disenfranchisement, and civil rights, these women moved audiences toward social reform with stirring speeches; cultivated activism by establishing clubs and councils; and held key leadership positions in political organizations including the the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). We seek papers from any theoretical or critical perspective that analyzes the ways in which these or other Black women activists employed their religious or spiritual authority to effect radical social change in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

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