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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the College Writing Class

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to education that emphasizes inclusivity in the design of curricula, instructional strategies, and assessment. Inspired by a movement in architecture to create accessible built environments, the UDL framework is intended to foster learning environments that provide welcoming spaces for learners of all types, according to the premise that structural “accommodations” intended to benefit particular students (closed captioning on videos, digital copies of print documents, alternative assessments, etc.) enhance the learning environment for all students. Increasingly, the UDL model is influencing public policy and the pedagogical climate of educational institutions from elementary schools to colleges.

Re-conceptualizing Peer Assessment

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.

Brutal Themes in Brutal Times: Teaching Edgar Allan Poe in a Culture of Violence

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical strategies for teaching the horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe and his contemporaries. With the looming, true-to-life violence bombarding us every day in the news and in other media outlets, the macabre tales of our favorite authors resonate too well. Teaching the violent and psychologically disturbing short stories of Poe, and others writing in this genre, can be challenging in the current climate of violence in America. Exploring the depths and darkness of humanity through literature can be traumatic for contemporary students who are bombarded with violent words and images every day through social media and news outlets.

Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions (Issue 37)

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:05pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s Online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by Friday, August 31, 2018 for the journal’s 37th edition.

SUNY CoW DEADLINE EXTENSION! Why Writing Matters: Articulating the Value of Writing to Students, Administrators, and Faculty from Across the Disciplines

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:15am
SUNY Council on Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

SUNY Council on Writing Conference (CoW) 2018

Call for Proposals


Theme: Why Writing Matters: Articulating the Value of Writing to Students, Administrators,

              and Faculty from Across the Disciplines

Dates: Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018

Location: Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

Conference Website: https://sunycouncilonwriting.wordpress.com/2018-conference/


Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Conference

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:05am
Grand Valley State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 23, 2018

“My Crown is in My Heart, Not on My Head” –3 Henry VI 3.1

Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018         
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

                                                                                     CALL FOR PAPERS –DEADLINE EXTENDED!! JUlY 23, 2018

*Rolling acceptances for proposals received between Feb 1 and June 1. Final acceptances sent out first week of August.

~ Visit gvsu.edu/shakesconference for proposal submission, registration and conference deta 

Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:20am
New York College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This year’s New York College English Association annual conference will explore the intersection of English with other majors, fields, and disciplines. How does literature connect with different fields? How is writing essential to other majors? In what ways can literature and writing improve the work of students and professionals in all disciplines?

Proposals are welcomed to examine the influence of literature and writing within various fields, helping to enrich every aspect of our culture and society.

Please send 250 word abstracts to NewYorkCEA@gmail.com. The abstract deadline is August 1, 2018. See www.nycea.org for more!

The International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:17am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 20, 2018

We cordially welcome you to join us Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2018 for the International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018) at the Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan.

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

Bridging Academic Courses with the Real World through Community-Based Learning

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:15am
Special Issue of "Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Impact: the Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, is currently soliciting pieces for a special issue on community-based learning and service learning, slated to appear in the summer of 2019. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome on topics related to community-based learning and service learning. For example, what does a successful community-based learning assignment in your discipline look like? What are the different ways to assess students’ learning experiences in community-based learning assignments? How can we build effective partnerships with community organizations?


NYCEA 2018 Conference: “Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field”

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:09pm
The New York College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dear colleagues:

Please find below the call for papers for the annual New York College English Association conference. The conference will take place October 19-20, 2018 at Plaza College in Queens, NY. 

This year's conference theme is ​"Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field."

We are a regional organization of the College English Association, and our annual conference provides a welcoming environment for faculty and graduate students presenting papers. 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'ESL Studies: Modern Strategies and Methods'

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:02am
Elena Polyudova, Defense Language Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: ESL Studies: Modern Strategies and Methods
Presiding Officer: Elena Polyudova, Defense Language Institute
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

Call for Submissions: Poetry, Art, Fiction

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 9:47am
Parentheses Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Parentheses Journal seeks poetry, prose, and art (including but not limited to hybrid, collage, photography) for Issue Four to be released in September 2018. The deadline for Issue Four is August 15, 2018. We encourage you to peruse our previous issues and submission guidelines before sending your work. We encourage submissions from historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to POC, women, non-binary people, LGBTQ and the differently abled.

Academia in the Age of #MeToo

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:27pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Special Academy Forum of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

ETELL: English & Literature in the College Classroom *UPDATE*

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:27am
Renee Williams / Angelina College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

Deadline extended

The Angelina College Language Arts and Education Division seeks 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute presentations for East Texas English Language & Literature: English & Literature in the College Classroom. The conference will be held October 6, 2018, at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. We welcome submissions regarding all aspects of English language and literature, but preference will be given to proposals from English faculty and graduate students addressing effective, innovative post-secondary ELA education in the following areas:

Critical Theories of Education Conference

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Critical Theories of Education (CTE) 2018

Critical theories have traditionally problematized the current and past states of our educational institutions. For this year’s conference, however, we ask participants to explore the potential future(s) of educational theory and practice.

What can critical theories tell us about the future of education?

Papers, panels, and workshops addressing any of the following are welcome:

Critical pedagogy, history of education, education and social change, movement pedagogy, philosophy of education, critical theory, Marxist educational research, race and education, gender oppression, or other related themes.

2019 CCCC Panel Proposal

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:22am
Daniel Libertz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Below is a CFP for a panel I am putting together for next year's 4C's. Please contact me with a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) about what you would like to present on by April 20th.



Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (DIME): Special Issue

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:57am
Dr. Gulbahar Beckett & Joshua Taylor / Iowa State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018



Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME)


Special Issue: Role of Technology in Indigenous, Minority, and Diaspora Language

            Maintenance, Cultural Survival, and Curriculum Innovation: Digital Divide, Access, and Empowerment


Seeking contributions from college writing instructors for The Writer Works Book (working title), a supplemental workbook that assists students in freshman writing courses, especially in co-requisite models

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:06am
Paige Huskey, Associate Professor of English / Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses.  This text especially works well in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term. 

The Review of English Studies Essay Prize

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:20am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

The Review of English Studies is now inviting entries for its 2018 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present. 

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2019 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

Other entries of sufficient quality will also be considered for publication in RES.

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability collection

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:17pm
Halmstad University, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability collection

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

What role can reading fiction play in social literacy? This collection is a health, social sustainability and reading. Within nursing education and schools the reading of fiction is part of the curriculum but voices can be heard asking if it is really that necessary and how it is useful. Librarians deal with literature every day. A perspective that these professions three share is that fiction can be a bridge in helping practicitioners understand different perspectives, xperiences and cultures.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. As such, we are seeking pedagogically driven, teachable articles that new and veteran faculty may integrate into the classroom.

This is an open call for papers. Aside from longer articles, book reviews and short essays on integrating non-traditional texts into the classroom are also welcome.

New and veteran faculty are encouraged to submit, as are graduate students. For more information, please check us out on the web:


Teaching Hemingway and Film

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:40pm
Cam Cobb (University of Windsor) / Marc Dudley (NC State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018


Teaching Hemingway and Film


Essay collection for Kent State University Press

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: September 30, 2018

Deadline for Accepted Papers: January 31, 2019


Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:29am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 9, 2018



Due to the ungoing strike action in the UK higher education sector, the deadline for proposals has been extended to 9 April, 2018.


Confirmed keynotes: Adrian Martin, Laura Mulvey, George Toles


Symposium dates: 4-5 September 2018


MLA 2019 Special Session: Service Learning & Literature

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Scott Zukowski, Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

As more institutions turn outward to offer unique learning experiences for students, how do we create literature-based service-learning projects that are engaging and impactful?

Looking for presentations on successful service-learning projects that will be completed or in-progress by Fall 2018. 

Faculty-student co-presentations are especially welcome. 

Email CV & 200 word abstract by 25 March 2018.


CFP: Creative Writing Education Today: A national celebration (4/30/18 - 10/5/18)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:04am
Creative Writing Education today: a national symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Creative Writing Education Today
A national celebration

October 5 2018Tampa, Fl9.00 am - 5.00 pmVenue: Marshall Center, University of South Florida
Call for Presentations

You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium (beginning in Tampa, Florida in October 2018). Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:

- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
- Assessment
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities

- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies

Editing and Engineering Children's Literature

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:55am
2019 Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, Illinois

January 3-6, 2019


Editing and Engineering Children’s Literature 

EAPSU 2018 Fall Conference

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:54am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities 2018 Fall Conference (Faculty & Undergraduate Students)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018


hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg PA)


Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018

Opening Night Reception & Open Mic, Thursday October 4

Keynote Event, Friday evening

Panels on Friday & Saturday




Reminder CFP - Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.