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Call for book chapter abstracts: Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:49am
Michelle D. Devereaux and Chris C. Palmer
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Proposed chapter abstracts are invited for a volume entitled Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom: Ideas and Activities from Teachers and Linguists. This collection is a follow-up to the 2019 Routledge volume Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom: Strategies and Models from Teachers and Linguists (https://www.routledge.com/Teaching-Language-Variation-in-the-Classroom-S...). 

 

“So What Happens Now?”: Ernest Cline’s Prose and Poetry

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Calling all Gunters! The past few years have seen a growing number of scholarly interventions on Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011), exploring topics that range from his portrayal of dys/utopias (see Nordstrom, Ue) to his use of Pac-Man as a metaphor (Ue and Munday), and from Cline’s treatment of masculinity (Condis) to his invocation of Arthurian romance (Aronstein and Thompson). In 2018, the novel was adapted into a critically and commercially successful hit, earning an Academy Award nomination.