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Comparative Literature Today--Roundtable

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable will exchange perceptions and experiences on the state of comparative literature both in the US and worldwide today. Our session will explore the following questions:

· What are the methods of analysis that are specific to comparative literature?

· What are the concrete experiences of “comparistes” in their teaching and research today?

· How can teachers of comparative literature promote their area of interest in academia and the community? 

· What contributions can teachers and researchers in comparative literature make to creative curriculum develop today?

Teaching Disability: Global Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Assocciation
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable explores three questions concerning the teaching of disability literature: Is there an ideal curriculum or canon of readings concerned disabled people? Are there cultural differences from country/region to country/region in either the representation or teaching of disability literature? Do experienced teachers of disability literature have lessons learned to share with their NeMLA colleagues?

 

As a comparative literature roundtable, we want to be as inconclusive as possible, looking at English and non-English authors, curricula, and approaches. The language of instruction in this roundtable but the chair will co-ordinate hands-outs and translations.

23rd International Association for World Englishes Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:49pm
IAWE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

This year's conference will be held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines from May 31 to June 2, 2018. The theme is "World Englishes and Multilingual Realities: Evolutions, Interfaces, and Trajectories."

Proposals on any of these sub-themes are most welcome:

  • Creative writing
  • Discourse analysis
  • Englishes in the margins
  • Language development and change
  • Language ecology
  • Language pedagogy
  • Language policy
  • Linguistic landscapes
  • Literary studies
  • Multimodal studies

Paper presentations will have 20 minutes presentation time + 10 minutes Q&A.

Teaching Tone at NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:02pm
On Teaching Tone as Well as Content at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In our current climate of fake news from seemingly authoritative sources, and high journalistic integrity from formerly discounted sources, it is clear that our criteria for evaluating the reliability of sources is shifting. I propose that a lack of news literacy is part of a larger literacy problem: readers need to understand tone from context and form. For as long as we have been assigning our composition or literature classes to read "A Modest Proposal" or anything else with an unreliable narrator, and as long as we have been explaining to potential book banners that a book with blatantly racist characters is not inherently racist, we language and literature instructors have been developing strategies to teach tone.

Beyond the Classroom: Imagining New Spaces for Literature on Campus

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:38am
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Short Description: This NeMLA panel invites participants to share their experiences engaging students with and through literature in spaces beyond the classroom, such as through common reading initiatives, student activities and clubs, and other co-curricular programming. It also welcomes speculative pieces proposing and evaluating possible new places in higher education for literature, literary study, and the humanities.

Never have I ever: Current Issues in Teaching the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:50pm
ASECS: American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference (March2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

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Please submit a short proposal for this roundtable at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference March 22-25, 2018 (Orlando, Florida).

 

Not Just Kidding Around: On Teaching Children’s Media (SCMS 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:36am
Andrew Scahill / University of Colorado Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

**CFP for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2018 Conference in Toronto**

In an academic setting, weighty or dramatic “adult” films are generally met with intellectual curiosity by students, or at least an acknowledgement that they are “worthy” of consideration. Genre films like horror or action are met with more resistance, but generally students are willing to admit they have some sort of ideological investments. Films aimed at children, however, are often dismissed as just entertainment. Surely we may analyze Bicycle Thieves, but Home Alone? Yes to Goodfellas, no to Goonies.

15th Intl Conference of Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:57am
Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

English Language Teaching Department of the Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch is proud to announce 15th International TELLSI Conference to be held on November 22-24, 2017. The conference aims to delve into the theoretical and practical sides of the most contentious and thought-provoking issues in the realms of ELT, English literature, and translation studies. The theme of the conference this year is Applied Linguistics in the 3rdMillennium: Towards Criticality and Reflection. The participants around the globe are kindly invited to critically reflect and review the fields of applied linguistics in the early years of the third millennium.

East - West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Submissions

 

East – West Cultural Passage is an internationally-listed, peer-reviewed journal in the field of the Arts and Humanities, published biannually by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. Submissions are now accepted for its two 2017 issues. The journal seeks quality essays in the fields of language, literature, culture, civilization and religion. Scholars are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret that we are unable to accept multiple submissions. Papers presented at conferences may be submitted only if they have been thoroughly revised or extended.

Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives: Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
The University of Northampton UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives

Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

From JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Young Adult (YA) narratives have grown exponentially over the past twenty years. Adopting a range of genres and platforms including the Bildungsroman and the coming of age teen drama, YA narratives represent a significant cultural means to explore the formation of identity in all its varied aspects. This one day symposium at the University of Northampton will investigate the representation of identity constructions in relation to narrative form in YA narratives both past and present.

papers sought for a book to be titled How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

 

            My colleague Brian Rhinehart and I have a book coming out in February from Bloomsbury/Methuen, Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies.  I have now proposed a second book to the press, with a tentative title of How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

Teaching 'Fake News'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:20am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last several years, the issue of “fake news” – misleading or outright deceptive reporting designed to advance a particular agenda – has become a prominent feature of our media ecology. The Oxford Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its Word of the Year for 2016, Time Magazine ran a full-cover headline in 2017 asking the question “Is Truth Dead?,” and the term “fake news” has been employed liberally by both spokespeople for the Trump administration and its critics. The debate has particular ramifications for higher education, and particularly for instructors of Composition and Humanities classes, which generally provide college students with their most explicit training in how to evaluate sources of information.

16th Claflin University Language Arts Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:16am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call For Papers

Sixteenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

                                    

                            October 25-26, 2017

 

THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              

                                                            CURRICULUM

Tentative Schedule:

Call for Chapters: Teaching Literature and Language Through Multimodal Texts

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:05pm
IGI GLOBAL
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The last few decades have witnessed a growing interest in the benefits of linking the learning of a foreign language to the study of its literature. In fact, the emphasis on working with culturally authentic texts is one of the central claims for curriculum reform in EFL/ESL teaching nowadays. Moreover, the latest developments in text-based teaching point to a curriculum in which language, culture, and literature are taught as a continuum. 

Nevertheless, the incorporation of literary texts into the language curriculum is not easy to tackle. Many linguists refer to literary content as extremely demanding for both teachers and students. Not surprisingly, many teachers tend to avoid using literary texts for this reason. 

Call for Essays: Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn't

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:38pm
Nate Mickelson, Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for an EDITED COLLECTION WRITING AS A WAY OF STAYING HUMAN IN A TIME THAT ISN’T Deadline for submission of manuscripts: September 15, 2017 This edited collection will continue conversations started at the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning’s 2017 Annual Conference, Writing as a Way of Being, by providing concrete, specific strategies to readers for incorporating the human element in their teaching, writing, research, or/and everyday lives.  The human element of our work has never been more important. As conference keynote Robert Yagelski explains, ideological and social pressures have put our institutions under increasing pressure.

Contingent

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:34pm
Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee is now accepting submissions for the Contingent Blog. At a minimum, we are seeking two bloggers per week for approximately 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 25. Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to contingency, history and campus culture.  Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

Meet the MOOCs: Perspectives and Directions for MOOC-Based Education

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:48am
Adam Pacton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Edited Collection Call for Proposals

Meet the MOOCs: Perspectives and Directions for MOOC-Based Education

Adam Pacton, Jamie Merriman-Pacton, Michelle Stuckey, and Duane Roen, Editors

 

Problems of Education in the 21st Century. Information_30CFP_PEC_2017

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Scientia Socialis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dear colleagues,

   

We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (30 CFP)

 

“Problems of Education in the 21st Century”

ISSN 1822-7864 (Print), ISSN 2538-7111 (Online)

 

http://www.jbse.webinfo.lt/Problems_of_Education.htm

http://www.scientiasocialis.lt/pec/

 

Composition as Big Data

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Amanda Licastro and Ben Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following edited collection. Feel free to share widely (with apologies for cross-posting).

This edited collection, currently under consideration, will serve as a research and methods guide for practitioners interested in conducting large-scale data-driven examinations of student writing.

Creating Safer Spaces in English Composition Courses After the 2016 Election

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:44am
Northeast Modern Language Association - 2018 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable will look at pedagogical strategies for examining the 2016 election in Standard Freshman English Composition courses. English Composition instructors are struggling with approaching relevant concepts (ex. argument) and reading selections that do not alienate portions of the classroom with every choice. While it would be ideal, it is not necessarily feasible or responsible to be bi-partisan with every lesson plan. Submissions should present pedagogical approaches that stimulate constructive inquiry, application of course concepts, and/or address concerns of partisan discourse (in the texts, by instructors, or students).

LACC 2017: “Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to College Writing”

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:08pm
Louisiana Association of College Composition
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017

LACC 2017: “Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to College Writing”

The Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference 2017 is scheduled for Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Call for Papers, Panels and Workshop Proposals / Deadline: Sept. 9th, 2017

Our Conference theme this year is “Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to College Writing.”

The 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities & Human Rights Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:51am
INTESDA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2017

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017), which will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

In addition to the conference, participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The 4th Asian Conference on Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:51am
INTESDA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2017

We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 25-27, 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan. The event will be held shortly after the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All early bird registrants will be treated to a special guided tour of Hiroshima Peace Park and the shrine island known as Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

"Composition & Rhetoric" PAMLA 2017: deadline extended - June 26

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:54pm
PAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to June 26.

The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

The “Composition and Rhetoric” session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the crafting of critical thinking and written expression in the classroom.  However, we are particularly interested in papers that engage this year’s conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing." 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. 

CFP: English Scholars Beyond Borders

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:51pm
Leeds Beckett University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

ESBB is a non-profit circle of international academics. The aim of our conferences is to assemble English teachers and scholars from across the globe in order to expand conceptual horizons. The conference will explore the diverse borders and boundaries that English teachers and scholars negotiate to benefit learners. Further information can be found on the group’s website here: http://www.englishscholarsbeyondborders.org/

Please send proposals to: esbb@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. Proposals should include a brief biodata, a 50-75 word abstract and a one page summary of approximately 300 words.

PAMLA Children's Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The session is focused on the themes of visibility, visuality, and ways of seeing, and we are also interested in receiving submissions addressing other aspects of children's literature (including forms such as folktales, fables, fairytales, and nursery rhymes; conduct books, spelling books, school books). Please feel free to share the general call for papers with anyone who might have a paper to contribute: Paper proposals must be made via the online system found here: 

http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas 

Culture Matters: "The state of cultural studies"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Culture In Focus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Culture In Focus, a new eJournal of the English Department at Middle Georgia State University, is seeking papers for its inaugural issue.  Never before has culture been so important. Culture, after all, matters! So for our first issue of Culture in Focus we are setting our sights on nothing less than the state of cultural studies as it is being practiced throughout the realms of language and literature, and indeed, in all the relevant areas that fall within the scope of this journal. What is new in critical analysis? What is being reassessed or reinterpreted? What are cultural specialists doing and saying now?

Update: 20th Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (06/04; 07/01-07/02 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:20pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Final Call for Presentations

Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

20th Anniverisary Conference

Imperial College, London

July 1- July 2 2017

In response to interest a small number of additional presentation places are being made available for this 20th Anniversary Great Writing creative writing conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are both very welcome. 

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