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Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:01pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers,  Book History and Textual Criticism 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 Book History and Textual Criticism for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Special Topics Chair for Book History and Textual Criticism welcomes proposals and panels covering the areas below:

 

• Composition, publication, and reception histories

• Bibliography

• Textual criticism

Confusion

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:02pm
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School's graduate journal of religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

CFP: FALL 2017 EDITION OF GLOSSOLALIA

Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s peer-reviewed graduate journal, is pleased to announce its call for papers for inclusion in the Fall 2017 edition, on the theme of “Confusion.”

NeMLA 2018 Panel CFP - Strong Female Characters: Subversive Femininity in Literature and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Are strong female characters necessarily subversive representations of femininity--historically and/or presently? Strong female characters often buck expectations and subvert patriarchal norms: they are super-powered, defiant, and resistant towards authority. Yet, even as the number of female-centered films increases (Wonder WomanGhostbustersMoanaRogue OneBeauty and the BeastGhost in the Shell, and Hidden Figures), the problem of unequal representation persists, and as apparent in some examples given, so does the problem of female characters adhering to cliches or damaging stereotypes.

NeMLA 2018 Roundtable CFP - Of Superpowers and Privilege: Diversity in Superhero Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:45am
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The word “diversity” has been thrown around a lot lately in the world of superhero narratives. The last two years have featured an increased diversity in Marvel Comics’ set of characters and creative staff, with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s work on Black Panther, G. Willow Wilson’s co-creation of Ms. Marvel, the character Jane Foster being deemed worthy of Mjolnir and with it the name Thor, and Riri Williams taking over the role of Iron Man from Tony Stark. At the same time, Marvel has faced criticism for whitewashing of films such as Doctor Strange, and a refusal to increase diversity in casting with its main character taking on the white savior narrative in Iron Fist.

Pedagogy: Universal Design & Other Challenges—Accessibility Issues in the English Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:44am
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on the challenges and opportunities in teaching students with disabilities in composition or literature courses.  Papers should address issues like the following:  teaching methods and resources, including universal design curricula, to support students with physical challenges (e.g., sight, hearing, paralysis), students with learning disabilities (e.g., cognitive impairment affecting reading, writing; attention deficit syndrome), and other disabilities; dealing with students susceptible to non-disclosure of disabilities; high school to college transition for English majors with disabilities; consideration of institutional liability risks of IT inaccessibility in F2F, online, and h

• Pedagogy: Considering Diversity in the English Curriculum

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:44am
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical considerations of diversity issues in the English curriculum.  Papers should address topics like the following:  curricular concerns and imaginative solutions to the development of courses treating ethnic literatures, spiritual orientations, and/or gender-identity readings; selection of materials and modes of presentation; multicultural vs.

• Pedagogy: Service Learning in English Courses—Composition and Literature: How Far Have We Come?

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:44am
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on the pedagogical use of service learning in composition or literature courses.  Papers should address issues like the following:  Determining whether service learning projects—and what kinds—are appropriate to course material; matching key components of one’s English course with appropriate service learning projects; establishing relations with off-campus service learning entities; framing project assignments that enhance service learning while maintaining course content integrity; developing an assessment model to measure outcomes.  How many different service learning projects within an English course?  How long should such projects be?  Level of difficulty?  Challenges, risks,

Blackness in 21st-century France

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 8:51pm
Mame-Fatou Niang, Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Conference 2018 Annual Meeting - March 29-April 1 – UC Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

Pedagogy: Stimulating Awareness/Provoking Engagement: Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:44am
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations treating pedagogy on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings.  Metacognition encompasses “learning how we learn” activities and techniques.  Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, student response systems, Smartphones, IPhones, IPads, IPods, social media (e.g., YouTube, Facebook), whether in F2F, online, or hybrid courses.

REMINDER: Call for Proposals: Refocus: The Films of Paul Leni

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
Erica Tortolani and Marty Norden, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Described by Siegfried Kracauer as one of the outstanding film directors of the post-World War I era, Paul Leni (1885-1929) is a significant yet overlooked figure in the German and US cinemas of the silent period. A frequent collaborator with stage director Max Reinhardt, Leni worked as an art designer for some of the most prominent German directors of the time before coming into his own as a director. Creating both avant-garde and commercial films in Germany, Leni quickly became known for his captivatingly macabre productions. Critics and audiences alike praised these films, which were marked by elaborate set designs, innovative use of light and shadow, and adept storytelling abilities.

Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Philip Roth Studies – Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence

 

Off the Road: Travel and Road Trip Narratives, Fragments, and Aesthetics (ACLA 2018 Conference)

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:50pm
Nicole Dib / University of California, Santa Barbara; Jacqueline Foertsch, University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film (2015), Ann Brigham elaborates the identity building capacities of the road trip genre, and takes on the problem of mobility in women’s and minority writing. By challenging our privileging of mobility as a cultural mythology, Brigham complicates the required agency behind the very act of going on the road, analyzing ethnic and minority literature in light of contemporary political tensions.

 

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