Inclusive Roundtable at NeMLA 2020. According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, rural areas cover 97% of the land area of the U.S. and are inhabited by 60 million people—about 19% of the U.S. population (“New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations,” Dec. 2016). In an age of heightened political rhetoric and deepened ideological divide, what does it mean to identify as a feminist in a rural community? What does it mean to practice feminism in a rural community? How do those of us who teach in rural communities engage with the various definitions and practices of feminism in ways that best benefit our students?
The minority research profile at Åbo Akademi University invites you to its fifth annual seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies. With permeating signs of racism, harassment and violence, as well as increasing social inequalities both locally and globally, there is a need to reflect on the role of education in relation to social justice.
CALL FOR PAPERS
from current and prospective undergraduate students
28th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference
to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 16, 2019
featuring poet, editor and English teacher Peter Kahn as keynote speaker
Please submit abstracts for papers or presentations or samples of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2018 in any of the following categories:
Recent scholarship on Chaucer has focused on his global influences and receptions. But how global was England in the century after Chaucer? This panel will explore this question, seeking answers in discussion of previously overlooked texts (such as Lydgate’s Fabula Duorum Mercatorum), consideration of source study, and pedagogical practice. This panel hopes to illuminate global roads into and outward from English literature of the fifteenth century, examining how its authors perceived and represented cultures and peoples far afield from their own, but also considering how those authors’ works were received, and how we view them today both in our scholarship and in the classroom.
Edited Collection scheduled for publication with McFarland
Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Mandl School, the College of Applied Health) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Guelph)
“[Drag queens] ‘mother’ one another, ‘house’ one another, ‘rear’ one another, and the resignification of the family through these terms is not a vain or useless imitation, but the social and discursive building of community, a community that binds, cares, and teaches, that shelters and enables.” (137)
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Christine E. Poteau, Carter A. Winkle, and Babak Khoshnevisan of the Social Responsibility Interest Section (SRIS) of TESOL invite unpublished and original empirical, theoretical, or pedagogically-focused chapter proposal submissions for an edited volume organized around the four Areas of Advocacy (AOAs): EL Advocacy; Intersections of Identity in Language Teaching; Professional Learning; and Global Issues in English Language Teaching.
Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most frequently taught texts—it appears on syllabi for American literature, African American literature, American history, life writing, and gender or women’s studies courses. It is taught in high schools as well as in colleges and universities. Yet, very few resources are currently available for instructors.
The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate. Ironically, the decrease in job opportunities has prompted an increase in the number of materials required by each application. While NeMLA’s Job Clinic currently offers one-on-one mentoring for Cover Letters, CVs, and Mock Interviews—all of which are a standard part of the application for any academic job—we do not currently offer any guidance on other types of application materials. While most advice on the job market focuses on Cover Letters and CVs, these additional documents are a critical part of your application.
The English word “school” derives from the Greek word scholia, which may also be translated as “leisure.” It is perhaps because of this association between school and leisure that education in Greece and Rome was not confined to the schoolroom but was present in all aspects of Classical life, including its literature. The earliest examples of Greek literature, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, were written not only to entertain but to teach, while the audiences of Classical theatre were directed to learn from the plays that they watched. Subsequent Greco-Roman literary works frequently emphasized the educational progress of their characters.
My name is Denae Dibrell. I am a Lecturer at UTRGV. I will be chairing a roundtable in Boston in March for the NeMLA conference. I am so excited about this.
Feel free to share this Call for Abstracts, submit an abstract, or reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
"Feminism in the Writing Classroom: A Conversation About Feminist Theory and Decolonization"
“The Middle Ages” are created and maintained by those who imagine them today, lending urgency to the project of narrating a global medieval that resists the field’s racist and nationalist myths. Given a need for new imaginaries:
Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2020
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA on 2-4 April, 2020. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation. We plan to sponsor at least two panels under the banner “New Voices in Book History,” so we welcome applications from participants new to RSA or SHARP, especially early career researchers.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019
The 21st Century Englishes Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling
Green State University’s (BGSU) Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, and BGSU’s
Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU’s English Department.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: Registration opens at 8:00 AM; Opening remarks begin at 8:45 AM
Location: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green State University
Contact Information: Co-Chairs Emma Guthrie & Morgan McDougall
In his book Twenty-One Lessons for the Twenty-First Century (2018), Yuval Noah Harari argues that in a world where Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are merging to redesign human life (physically and socially), educators should focus on teaching the "four C's," which are, "Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity" (266). As intelligent algorithms increasingly replace human labor, Harari argues that the job market will require workers to "reinvent yourself again and again."
Proposals Submission Deadline: September 2, 2019
Full Chapters Due: November 15, 2019
Submission Date: February 23, 2020
Following up the 2019 NeMLA Roundtable “White Allies/Co-conspirators:Teaching African American Literature,” Lexington Books has expressed interest in publishing a collection of essays about white faculty teaching texts by persons of color.
Since its debut three years ago, NBC’s high-concept comedy-fantasy series The Good Place (2016- ) has racked up numerous critical accolades and industry awards in recognition of its narrative complexity, thematic depth, and groundbreaking audaciousness as a televisual text unlike any other.
When: October 9-12, 2019
Where: Xavier University & The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati are proud to co-sponsor the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Fall 2019 Symposium, entitled “The Academy’s Original Sin.” USS is a multi-institutional collaborative effort working to address historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and university communities, and the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society.
Dear colleagues, Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at ‘Digital research across the humanities’, a two-day symposium to be held at the University of Newcastle, Australia on 29 and 30 November 2019. The symposium will be preceded by Newcastle’s first THATCamp on the morning of 28 November 2019, a free, open meeting of humanists and technologists at all levels, and it will officially begin with a Stylo workshop by Jan Rybicki on the same day.
Proposals may address any topic related to digital humanities, broadly defined, and may take the form of traditional paper sessions, roundtables, demonstrations, and workshops.
Early Career Scholars in French and Francophone Studies (roundtable)
51st NeMLA Convention
March 5-8, 2020
We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies. This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content. We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work. We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations. Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome. Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego, California, May 21–24, 2020.
NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom
This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.
Victorian Literature in the Age of #MeToo
Special Issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
Eighteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
October 30-31, 2019
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM AND E-LEARNING
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Ministers Hall, Claflin University campus
Morning: Concurrent sessions
1 PM Keynote address on the national reading gap by Dr. Anthony Graham, Provost, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
Call for Papers for Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twentieth-First Century (A Roundtable)
51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020
Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2019
Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, The Medieval Comics Project, and Carl B. Sell, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
“Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean”
October 17-19, 2019
Michigan State University’s Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean.”
Please find below the information on this roundtable session for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention — to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020 — abstracts and brief bios may be submitted by September 30, 2019 by the provided link. Please send any questions to Mollie Eisenberg [Mollie.Eisenberg@gmail.com] and Kathryn Hendrickson [Kathryn.Hendrickson@Marquette.edu].