SUNY Council on Writing Conference (CoW) 2018
Call for Proposals
Theme: Why Writing Matters: Articulating the Value of Writing to Students, Administrators, and Faculty From Across the Disciplines
Dates: Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location: Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018
Call for Chapters:
Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities
(Edited book for Routledge)
Jill Carroll, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that all instructors use a “teaching persona,” even those who unconsciously adopt what she calls a “default” persona. “If it [the default persona] works for you, consider yourself lucky,” she writes, “but if it doesn’t, the results can be messy.” This panel intends to address our teaching personae, and asks that participants consider the following questions (or any other questions that seem relevant to the issue at hand):
-Do you purposefully craft a persona for yourself, and if so, how have you gone about it?
-If at multiple universities, do you sample different approaches or personas?
-Who or what are your influences?
Over the last twenty years, a new form of career counselling practice has emerged, one that Mark Savickas (Career Counselling, 2011) refers to as career construction theory. Where earlier forms of vocational guidance utilised aptitude tests, statistical profiling and other forms of quantitative analysis, career construction takes a far more qualitative approach to employment counselling. By encouraging clients to see their careers as stories of which they are both the metaphorical authors and the main protagonists, career construction counsellors enable them to envisage the next chapter in those stories.
This panel explores the ways anxiety shapes, fuels, disrupts, and/or redirects our scholarship and our interactions with texts. Please send 300-word abstracts by March 15 to afw47 at cornell.edu.
The South Central Modern Language Association Technology in the Classroom session is currently searching for conference papers that discuss utilizing technology while teaching. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 75th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14, 2018.
My Victorian Novel
Isobel Armstrong has lamented that the way we teach the Victorian novel, with enthusiasm and delight, is so different from the way we criticize it. I wonder if this is also partially true about the way we really read and experience Victorian novels, if there is a Wemmick-like division between the absorbed and happy reader, cozy and contented in the Castle, and the buttoned-up professor at the lectern or the laptop. Rereading Victorian fiction over time, for our classes or our scholarship, must at some level involve a relaxation of feeling, the evocation of memories, psychic immersion, and moral engagement––alongside critical distance, objectivity, or suspicion.
Major civilizations of the world – Indian and Greek – based their models of education on inter-relatedness of various disciplines. However, with the focus on specialization and technology, liberal arts suffered at the expense of science and technology. But recently the discipline of Liberal arts and Human sciences has attained an unprecedented popularity in various Universities all over the world. The present world of the 21st century is strongly underpinned by rapid developments in the field of science and technology and accompanied by the ever-spreading roots of a global economy. The question then arises as to what role liberal education can play in the world mired in technological innovations spawned by globalization.
Creativity for Success and Personal Growth for Librarians
Book Publisher: McFarland
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.
Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public library administrator, special, school librarian.