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Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:14pm
University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST!

New Media, New Messages
The University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Thirteenth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jason Palmeri, Miami University of Ohio
  • Ben McCorkle, The Ohio State University, Marion

Friday, April 6, 2018
University of Connecticut, Hartford Regional Campus
10 Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06103

Call for Applications: NEH Seminar "Why Literature Matters"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
The Dickens Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Dickens Project is now accepting applications for the NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, "Why Literature Matters: Voices from Nineteenth-Century Britain and America," directed by Professor Janice Carlisle. The seminar will take place from June 24-July 29, 2018 at UC Santa Cruz. Applications are due March 1, 2018. Please see our website (https://teachers.ucsc.edu) for more information and to apply.

Selling Childhood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18am
Modern Language Association Convention 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, IL

January 3rd – 6th, 2019

 

Selling Childhood

 

Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception.  In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development. 

 

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference:

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media.

The graduate program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference to be held on May 16-18, 2018.

For this installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary  scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, news media, social media platforms, comic books, or video games.

Submission requirements for abstracts:

Willa Cather's Irish Connections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:20am
The Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

Willa Cather Symposium: IrelandJune 28–July 1, 2018Limavady and Derry, Northern IrelandHOSTED BY ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND THE ROE VALLEY ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, AND SPONSORED BY THE WILLA CATHER FOUNDATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN

Set in the ancestral home of the Cather family, and taking place during the centennial of My Ántonia, the symposium will explore themes deeply resonant in Willa Cather’s life and work (including but not restricted to):

Women of Bay Area Lang-Po

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:34am
Laura Hinton, The City College of New YOrk (CUNYO
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women have played a major role in the poetics and politics of the West Coast Language Poetry movement based in the San Francisco Bay area.  This panel proposal, for the American Literature Association My 24-27 in San Francisco, would consider the important contributions of female poets both solo and in collaboration, including Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Erica Hunt, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Beverly Dahlen and many others in propelling and sustaining one of America’s most radical literary movements, both aesthetically and politically, since the early 1970s.