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Approaches to Teaching Fake News: When Technology Acts Faster than Journalism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The rise of the internet has certainly led to a proliferation of false news stories and social media posts/pages. Fake news's profile has only risen as more organizations describe legitimate news sources as false when they don't like what is being said, leading to further confusion for students regarding who to believe. This roundtable looks at how to effectively educate first-year students on credible research methods, such as how to vet web sources and disseminate biased news reporting. The priority should be on recent examples to provide a practical context on the subject.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Taking Risks and Code Meshing: Multimodal Approaches to Engaged Pedagogy (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In our binge-mode culture, TV has become students’ preferred access point to critical thinking. Most college students do not see themselves in canonical texts or feel confident with analysis. Yet, students are typically employing skills of argumentation an analysis in dissecting shows on television, Netflix, and/or Hulu. Even though intellectual discussions, like the ethics around NBC’s The Good Place, occur on podcasts and cultural criticisms online, instructors often cast these opportunities aside as less than tertiary. However, these “alternative” discourse spaces often mirror the level of engagement instructors want to see in the argumentative papers their students write for composition and literature-focused classes.

Using Translation to Teach College Writing (NeMLA Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Yves Cloarec / Queens College - CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Translators and Teachers of Writing and/or College Composition are encouraged to present how they use, or think they could use,Translation as a tool to teach writing, especially--though not necessarily exclusively--to students whose first language is not English.

Trends in Teaching College Composition Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 17, 2018

 

 

Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its fourth annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University.

 

Writing Partnerships: Collaboration and Community in Composition

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Writing Partnerships:

Collaboration & Community in Composition

 

UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies

Center City Campus

October 19, 2018

Keynote Speaker:  Ashley J. Holmes

Deadline for Submissions:  8/15/2018

 

 

Call for Proposals

 

Songs of Innocence and of Experiential Learning

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:25am
Jesse Miller (Northeast Modern Langauge Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Experiential Learning has been described as an innovative approach to pedagogy in the fields of literature, language, and composition. Proponents argue that integrating Experiential Learning opportunities such as public projects, the production of publications, partnerships with local organizations, volunteering, and field trips into the curriculum enable students to connect what they've learned in the classroom to the wider world. But the significance of the concept of experience in the scholarship on experiential learning, although far from self-evident, remains largely untheorized. In Songs of Experience, Martin Jay points out that in modern philosophy the concept of experience has taken on a range of meanings, sometimes to conflicting ends.

Disability and the Academic Job Market

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:38am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Securing a position as a fulltime tenure track professor is difficult but even more so for people with a disability. Despite an increased call for applicants from marginalized populations, people with a disability are more quickly eliminated as potential candidates for fulltime positions, either through direct discrimination or from ablest conventions of the job interview process.

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom (Roundtable -- NeMLA)

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 8:52am
Matthew Leporati / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 2019 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom

 

 

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature / Le texte mis à nu : de l’érotique de l’art à la littérature érotique

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:42am
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature, Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal

 

Université de Montréal, April 25th-26th, 2019

 

Conference organized by Louis-Thomas Leguerrier, Laurence Sylvain and Marie-Eve Bradette

 

Re-conceptualizing Peer Assessment

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The practice of peer assessment encompasses various strategies ranging from peer review, peer editing, peer evaluation, peer tutoring, and peer critique, among others. With so many labels and definitions, it is no wonder the use of peer assessment techniques remains erratic and poorly defined. Continued widespread uncertainty over how students should provide feedback during the assessment phase of the writing process has resulted in the need for further analysis. Little has been done to standardize the way in which peer assessment is implemented. It remains necessary to identify the nature of the content of student feedback, the kind of assistance teachers can provide, and how students might better support one another.

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