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?
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
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)
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
May 27-30, 2017
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.
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):
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 ; Nowacek ; or Russell ) have often prioritized.
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.
Queer Affective Literacy:
Fostering Critical Emotional Sensibilities in the Classroom
Editors: Justin P. Jiménez, University of Minnesota
Nicholas-Brie Guarriello, University of Minnesota
Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
March 30-April 1, 2017
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?
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.
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Department of English
National Seminar on “English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges”
Alumni Meet Celebrating 100 years of the Department of English
17-18 November 2016
Maya Shanker Pandey
Professor and Head
Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy:
Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genres
Edited book by Mark A. Fabrizi, Ph.D.
Eastern CT State University
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:
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
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.”
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.
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.
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
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)
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
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
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.
Conference: ASECS 2017 (Minneapolis, MN)
Panel Title: Children of the Enlightenment
ROUNDTABLE: Must We Mean What We Read? A Practical Discussion of the Possibilities of Reading
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017
NeMLA's 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland
March 23-26, 2017
Click and Read: Computation and Text Analysis in the Post-print Era
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.
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.
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?