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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?

Fifteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

Call For Papers

Fifteenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

                                    

                            October 26-27, 2016

 

THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              

                                                            CURRICULUM

Tentative Schedule:

The 3rd Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:48am
INTESDA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 3-5, 2016 in  Nagoya, which is Japan’s fourth biggest city and third largest metropolitan area. Nagoya is an ideal location for the 3rd Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability. We encourage participants to explore this modern city with  its popular tourist destinations that include Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Museum, Atsuta Shrine, Noritake Garden, Toyota Auto Museum and much more.

Learning in the Digital Library

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Learning in the Digital Library (special session of the 114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016) 

The availability of online collections of digitized documents from institutions from around the world has profoundly changed our methods of research and publication. This session investigates the pedagogical innovations which this newfound wealth of original material can foster in the classroom.  

To submit proposal to extended deadline session, please go to 

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

 

Literature and the First Year Experience

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As more upper-division literature courses disappear from college catalogues and fewer students choose to major in the humanities, the general education curriculum—and the first-year experience even more specifically—remain one of the few opportunities for university professors to use literary texts to teach critical thinking and analysis, both in terms of an acquired academic skill and as a venue for social and political activism. Yet, the freshman year of college is also a time when our students have not yet refined the very skills that can help them meaningfully participate in these academic and social dialogues as their liberal arts professors intend.

Media Choices: How do they affect teaching and learning?

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
Centre for Academic Social Action
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for Papers: Journal of Media WatchMedia Choices: How do they affect teaching and learning?

Issue Editor: Prof. Lucille Mazo

Chair, Department of Communication
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Important Dates :

July 15, 2016 (Abstract Submission)
September 15, 2016 (Full Paper Submission)
www.mediawatchglobal.com

 

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017 
Abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: French, Francophone, Interdisciplinary, Humor, Satire.
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity

Resolved: In Francophone literature of the last three centuries, Humor has constructed identity while Satire was used to deconstruct it.

Participants are invited to argue either side of this normative statement.

16124 Progressive Pedagogy: Long-Term Academic Competence from the Composition Class

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Submit via http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

 

In an economy where the bachelor’s degree is what the high school diploma once was for obtaining a living wage, are colleges and universities equipped to handle the wide range of abilities for students who are focused more on getting through than learning to appreciate how a liberal arts education may better equip them for the job market?

 

4th Annual Conference on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking--Oct. 28, 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:51am
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in Twenty-First Century Higher Education

CCRWT will present its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, October 28, 2016. The primary objectives of this year's conference are to explore innovative pedagogical practices that both enrich and transcend traditional teaching methods, and to inspire a contemplative, cross-disciplinary dialogue regarding higher education in the twenty-first century.

Young Adult Literature @ PAMLA 2016 (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016) [Update]

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:49am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Young adult literature is home to a host of paradoxes. Inscribing the monstrous and yet rapturous, traumatizing and yet electrifying, self-alienated and yet self-conscious experience of adolescence, texts for and about young adults explore rich and radical liminalities. The Young Adult Literature session of PAMLA 2016 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to the vibrant field of YA literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of YA literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

 

PAMLA 2016: Civic Engagement and the Languages (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Are language departments at your institution engaging students in service learning? Do you teach classes that combine civic engagement and language learning? Come share ideas on what we can do to enhance student learning outcomes through experiential learning in the languages. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This session welcomes papers on all aspects of the teaching of writing across disciplines. Topics may include writing pedagogy, designing assignments, assessment, curriculum, innovative uses of technology to teach writing, theory, faculty development, history of WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum/Disciplines), interdisciplinary collaboration, student learning, politics, research, school/college collaboration, and administration.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The Critic as Amateur

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:42am
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

We are inviting essays for a proposed collection tentatively titled The Critic as Amateur, with strong interest from Oxford UP. The collection will focus on literary criticism as an activity suspended (productively) between expertise and amateurism.  It will explore the idea of the critic of literature as an amateur rather than an expert, or conversely, it will consider the role of expertise in literary criticism. Individual contributions might touch on figures who have written on literature without credentials/certification, academic or otherwise, or institutional affiliations. They might also address academics who have successfully assumed "amateur" roles while writing or speaking in the public domain.

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