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EPISTEMOLOGICAL CANONS IN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:05am
The Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Gdańsk; The Polish Association for the Study of English; The Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We hope to stimulate academic research and discussion around the theme of cognition, in relation to language (including language teaching), literature, translation and culture. In every aspect of our lives we make judgments and assessments and encounter judgments and assessments made by others, without necessarily examining closely the perspectives, methodologies or theoretical assumptions on which these judgments are based. What established procedures and canons of seeing and understanding govern the way we teach, the way we translate, or the direction of our research in any given area? Is there a need for these procedures or canons to be revised, modified or even abandoned altogether?

Learning Outcomes and Assessment (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:03am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Free Speech after a Free Press

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:46pm
Centre for Academic Social Action
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch

Free Speech after a Free Press

Issue Editor: Dr. Brian Gorman
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
MacEwan University, Edmonton AB, Canada

www.mediawatchjournal.in / www. mediawatchglobal.com

Important Dates: November 15, 2016 (Abstract submission)
                                    January 15, 2017 (Full paper submission)

Where Has All The Literature Gone?

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:17am
ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) 

Ryerson University

Toronto, Ontario

May 27-30, 2017

Roundtable format

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, Ca, March 31-April 2, 2017.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

CFP - Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 2:01pm
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

Conference Date: April 7-8, 2017

Deadline for Proposals: January 27, 2017

Theme: “Altered States, Times, Perspectives”

The 25th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, is currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers from individuals and panels.  We are particularly interested in papers that explore this year’s theme: Altered States, Times, Perspectives. Purposefully broad in scope, this theme offers researchers a chance to present argument-driven papers on topics such as (but not limited to):

The Politics of the Personal Narrative Essay (Deadline 9-30)

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the potential (and threshold) of the personal narrative essay in our first-year writing courses. As opposed to other writing assignments (the research paper, the persuasive essay) that appear more geared toward developing transferable skills, the personal narrative is often considered, to borrow from Elizabeth Wardle, a “mutt genre,” meaning a genre important only in first-year writing courses to which they are also exclusive. However, this panel carefully considers how the personal narrative prompts and encourages such skills as rhetorical maneuvering, genre awareness, and metacognition, which many Transfer Studies scholars (see for instance: Devitt [2007]; Nowacek [2011]; or Russell [2002]) have often prioritized.

Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:33am
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural studies or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: QUEER AFFECTIVE LITERACY

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:44am
Justin P. Jimenez and Nicholas-Brie Guarriello
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Queer Affective Literacy:

Fostering Critical Emotional Sensibilities in the Classroom

 

Editors:  Justin P. Jiménez, University of Minnesota

              Nicholas-Brie Guarriello, University of Minnesota

Background:

Pac Rim 2017: Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:34am
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies

March 30-April 1, 2017

Anchorage, Alaska

 

International Hoccleve Society at Kalamazoo 2017: Teaching Hoccleve (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:14pm
International Hoccleve Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

There is a subtle irony in the fact that Thomas Hoccleve, whose corpus of early fifteenth-century poems is saturated with the concepts of recovery and rehabilitation, has been at the center of a decades-long process of poetic and pedagogic rehabilitation in university English departments. No longer brushed aside as a mere epigone of Geoffrey Chaucer, the traditional nucleus of Medieval English literature syllabi, Hoccleve now claims a legitimate place in the late medieval canon.  But what is that place exactly, as far as college classrooms go?

POVs - Perspectives on Creative Writing from Outside the Field

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 12:53pm
Journal of Creative Writing Studies/Creative Writing Studies Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2099

Submission deadline: Currently ongoing until full

Creative writing found a home in universities in the United States in the early part of the twentieth century and grew in popularity in the postwar era. Hundreds of creative writing programs now exist across the nation, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as writers earn any one of a number of degrees: BAs, BFAs, MAs, MFAs, and Ph.Ds.

National Seminar cum Alumni Meet

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
Dept of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

(1916-2016)

Department of English

 

National Seminar on “English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges”

and

Alumni Meet Celebrating 100 years of the Department of English

17-18 November 2016

 

Convener

Maya Shanker Pandey

Professor and Head

Call for papers -- Horror lit book

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:28am
Mark Fabrizi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy:

Challenging Genres

 

Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genres

Sense Publishers

 

Edited book by Mark A. Fabrizi, Ph.D.

Eastern CT State University

 

Composition Faculty Summit

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:13am
Sean O'Connell Essex County College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP for Composition Faculty Summit

Submissions due Friday September 23, 2016.

Essex County College in Newark, NJ will host a one day composition conference on October 14, 2016 from 12:00-3:00 in Smith Hall.

This conference seeks to expand on last year's first composition summit to further explore best practices in college writing and developmental writing courses.

Some questions we would like to address in general:

Grammar/ Linguistics (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:43pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

College English Association

48th Annual Conference

Call for Papers in Grammar and Linguistics

 March 30-April 1, 2017  

 Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

A More Stable Stance: Privileging the Working Class in the Academy

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Katelynn DeLuca/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

What does it mean to be working class? How do languages spoken, values held, and cultural representations vary given one’s class position? Though 62% of the country is working class (Zweig), the answers to these questions are left largely unclear and unspoken. Among others, these questions will be addressed via reflection and exploration from individuals from the working class, or who many call “working-class academics.”

Disclosing Class: Pedagogy and the Working Class

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Katelynn DeLuca/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Researcher and social activist Jean Anyon, in her investigations of social class reproduction in education, suggests "there is a ‘hidden curriculum’ in school work that has profound implication for theory—and practice—in education” (“Social Class” 67). By making class unhidden in the curriculum, students no longer feel they must "hide" themselves, and allows faculty to foster more honest conversations and writing about such issues.

Con·course: Call for Essays on Intersection of Literary & Visual Arts

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:01am
Plur·al·ity Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Plur·al·ity Press seeks unpublished scholarly essays on the intersection of literary and visual arts for its interdisciplinary journal Con·course. While interested in works at all levels of scholarship, we are particularly interested in the works of budding and independent scholars. The theme for the inaugural issue of Con·course is: Public Modes of Transportation.

NEMLA 2017 -- Reports From Academic Moms on Life-hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:16am
Amy Friedman / Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Reports From Academic Moms on Life-hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix  (Roundtable)Submit Abstract


A roundtable discussion on how women with kids manage and thrive in academia. Are women getting support on the road to becoming Dr. and Mom? Or are we ignoring: a chronic lack of mentorship; negative administrative policies; and even outdated, patriarchal, institutionalized expectations of who gets to succeed? Personal experiences good and bad are welcome, as are moms of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16122

NeMLA 2017--"Let's Work Together: Collaboration and Pedagogy"

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:24am
Nicole Lowman / University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This rountable session will be a part of the Northeast Modern Language Association's annual convention in Baltimore, MD, 23-26 March 2017.

Session Chairs: Nicole Lowman (SUNY University at Buffalo), Claire Sommers (Graduate Center-CUNY)

The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:40pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dear Researcher,

 The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages calls for papers (Ahwaz, Iran).

 Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in either English or Persian.

 For more details, please visit the conference website (WWW.LTLT.IR).

Please feel free to write if there is any query.

 The Conference Secretariat,
Pazhoheshgaran Andishmand Institute,
Ahwaz 61335-4619 Iran

(+98) 61-32931199

Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders (Proposed Collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:41pm
Eds. Kate Singer, Mount Holyoke College; Suzanne L. Barnett, Francis Marion University; Ashley J. Cross, Manhattan College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Current theoretical debates about subjects and objects, bodies and minds, and genre and gender have explored in detail women’s status as objects and done much to theorize their efforts to become speaking subjects. But these discussions can be more transgressive in order to explore the ways in which Romantic writers in particular challenged the foundational ideas of materiality that they were given and on which we continue to rely when we read them in the twenty-first century. For the proposed collection, Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders, we are soliciting essays that think outside of Romantic ideologies of gender that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivity, or stable texts.

Children of the Enlightenment

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
ASECS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Conference: ASECS 2017 (Minneapolis, MN)

Panel Title: Children of the Enlightenment

NeMLA 2017 Roundtable - Must We Mean What We Read?

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Nate Mickelson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

ROUNDTABLE: Must We Mean What We Read? A Practical Discussion of the Possibilities of Reading

NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017

Click and Read: Computation and Text Analysis in the Post-print Era

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:27pm
Andrew Klobucar / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA's 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland 

March 23-26, 2017

Click and Read: Computation and Text Analysis in the Post-print Era

Overlooked, Forgotten, or Maligned: Bringing Minor Characters Into Focus

updated: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:04am
NeMLA 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This panel seeks to investigate how we can (re)read classic American novels when analyzing them via secondary/minor characters. For example, how does the town of Maycomb change when read through Jack Finch? Does Jordan Baker give us insight into The Great Gatsby that no other character provides? Secondary characters are often overlooked when teaching and/or researching classic American novels, and this panel seeks to remedy that problem. By exhuming the often maligned supporting cast, we can see classic novels with fresh eyes, deepening our understanding of canonical stories while illuminating new ways of teaching these novels to our students.

 

Novels of the Holocaust: Fundamental Pedagogical Issues

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

 

The aim of this roundtable is to present possible guidelines and book selections for a hypothetical undergraduate course in “Novels of the Holocaust.” The panel will be resolutely international and open to books originally published in any language. As this roundtable is sponsored by NeMLA’s comparative literature director, participants are not obliged to use or refer to English translations if they wish to use original texts. The course that might be called the “target course” may be for any undergraduate level and for any country.

While this is roundtable is meant to follow the interests of its participants and not impose any institutional rigidities, seven particular themes or questions seem especially important.

Undergraduate Research and Higher Education of the Future

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:05am
Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Over the past few decades, undergraduate research has moved from an elective activity that engaged a handful of faculty members and students to a central part of the undergraduate experience at many colleges and universities. The Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly will examine how undergraduate research impacts the landscape of higher education of the future. How does current practice prepare students to be the faculty members of the future? How does the centrality of inquiry-based learning affect the notion of disciplinarity? How does undergraduate research evolve to include a focus on innovation and impact---i.e., turning research findings into applications that change lives?

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