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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy Ash, Indiana State University
Michael Dean Clark, Azusa Pacific University
Chris Drew, Indiana State University
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
“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
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.
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.
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?
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
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.
Special Academy Forum of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
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 (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.
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.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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
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 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
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.
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
Essay collection for Kent State University Press
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: September 30, 2018
Deadline for Accepted Papers: January 31, 2019
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
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.
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
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities
- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 3-6, 2019
Editing and Engineering Children’s Literature
CREATIVITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
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
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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.