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'I See You, I Hear You': Teaching Agency and Empowerment in Times of Crisis

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:18pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This session proposes a re-examination of the undergraduate student writer's concept of agency during times of crisis. We aim to expand our critical understanding of what it means to teach students in a way that empowers, offers agency, and acknowledges the voice of the student during times of crisis, whether such crisis is a result of a global pandemic such as Covid-19, national issues such as police brutality, or the result of a personal struggle such as anxiety or loss and, thus, we welcome contributions that address agency, empowerment, and voice from a variety of academic perspectives.

Pedagogy Pop Up (Textshop Experiments special issue)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:49am
K. A. Wisniewski, Textshop Experiments
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pedagogy Pop Up: a Textshop Experiments special issue

Guest Editors: Mari Ramler (Tennessee Tech University) and Dan Frank (UC Santa Barbara)

Due: July 1, 2020

SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 2020—"Community Engagement in the Humanities” (Roundtable)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Elisabeth Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

This roundtable will feature 5-minute papers/presentations that explore best practices for including community engagement within Humanities courses. Experiments with critical pedagogies and research programs, as well as creative and thoughtful engagements with regional and local communities, are especially welcome. The roundtable format features brief formal or informal presentations, leaving plenty of time for interaction and discussion between, and among, participants and audience members.

By June 26, please send a 200-word presentation abstract, a 1-page CV and A/V requests to Elisabeth Austin (


[Extended deadline] General Issue with a Forum on Data and Computational Pedagogy (6/30/20)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:35pm
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue
with a Forum on Data and Computational Pedagogy 

Issue Editors:
Gregory Palermo (Northeastern University)

Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia Library)

Editorial Assistant:
Kelly Hammond (CUNY Graduate Center)

Call for submissions URL:

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:31pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021


Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter. 

We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.



Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th


[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Video Games and Literary Studies – SAMLA (November 13-15, 2020)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:38pm
Craig Carey / University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Video games are increasingly popular objects of critical study in the literature classroom. In the spirit of the theme of SAMLA 92, Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts, this panel invites papers that consider the provocative and controversial implications of studying video games in the context of literary studies. How are games, metagames, and game studies breaking texts and textual paradigms by creating new rules for studying literary objects, forms, and histories? The panel will investigate the affinities and divergences between games and literature, as well as the friction between game studies and literary criticism.

Teaching Online

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ginger Jones / Louisiana State University Alexandria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Distance no longer impedes a college or university education; however, when institutions offer little or no training, scant support for faculty, poor course design, and little integration with campus life, they stymie rigorous programs. This collection of essays will interest practitioners of online teaching, design, and administration of successful online programs. If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please access the chapter proposal form on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website and submit your completed form to

CFP, Ongoing Theme: "Undergraduate Research during Times of Disruption," Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:20pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for the higher education community, including those working with undergraduate researchers. Research teams have responded to the pandemic in some exciting and creative ways that have the potential to benefit all engaged in undergraduate research during disruptive events such as pandemics, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes.

Original research articles (2,000–3,500 words) and vignettes (300 words) are invited for Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) that discuss how individuals, disciplines, departments, campuses, and communities have adapted during these events.  Topics and questions of interest include the following:

Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Rebecca Young
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020


Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises through Education: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Wooden O Symposium

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:09pm
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topics related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 symposium (our first virtual conference) seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation, as well as Shakespeare in times of hardship. 

Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. Papers may also cover the topics of playmaking in times of war, plague, and other hardships, digital or virtual playmaking, and the importance of theatre during these times. We welcome unique interpretations of these themes.

CFP, spr2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:19pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Undergraduate research has proliferated at community colleges over the last decade through course-based research experiences, multi-institutional collaborations, and federal funding. The spring 2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), guest edited by Jim Hewlett (Finger Lakes Community College-SUNY), will examine undergraduate research at community colleges. How is undergraduate research implemented at community and technical colleges? How is undergraduate research used to train the workforce? How have community colleges institutionalized undergraduate research?

Poetics at New College of California: "The Roots and Routes of Making Poems"

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
panel at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Poetics program at New College of California (ca. 1980-2000s) was a distinctly alien presence among graduate-level academic programs in North America. Focused solely upon the study of poetry, it offered a truly alternative approach to that found in more traditional academic settings. Throughout the program's history few of its faculty possessed much beyond an M.A.

CFP, fall 2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research and Climate Change

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 12:24pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

Climate change is the existential crisis of this century, affecting biodiversity, ecosystems, and all aspects of human life. This is a topic of enormous breadth, complexity, and particular urgency with respect to knowledge, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, and activism. The fall 2021 issue of the peer-reviewed Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will explore the broad and impactful work of undergraduate research in the context of climate change. Are there particular models of collaborative research vital for this work? Are there particular challenges associated with the interdisciplinary demands of the interrelated impacts of climate change?

52nd Annual Convention

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 8, 2020

Session proposals due by new extended deadline, Friday, May 8, 2020, at For more information, please visit or email NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention is slated to take place March 11 to 14, 2021, and we hope that by then we will all be able to participate in our friendly convention in beautiful Philadelphia, the "Birthplace of America," steps from Independence Hall. Circumstances permitting, important work awaits us in re-shaping the humanities for ourselves, our constituents, and our broader communities.


Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:18pm
AAB College, Pristina
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020




in partnership with: 

Pedagogical University of Kracow, Poland
Faculty of Criminalistics, Criminology and Security Studies, University of Sarajevo 
Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Tirana
Faculty of Pedagogy - St. Clement Ohridski University-Bitola, North Macedonia
University of Structural Engineering & Architecture 'Lyuben Karavelov', Sofia
Communication Institute of Greece, Athens


Keynote speakers:

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:11pm
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: May 31, 2020

General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here:

The Psychology of Global Crises #PGC2020

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:25pm
The Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020


May 20–30, 2020 at The American University of Paris (This is a virtual conference. Participate from wherever you are.) 

The deadline for submission is May 10, 2020. Submit your proposal using the form below.

"Digital Expressions Of The Self"

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
National Institute Of Technology, Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

The National institute of Technology, Silchar is organizing a symposium on ''Digital Expressions of the Self'' during 7-8 Dec 2020. We are interested in how people experiment with creative expressions of the self. Constructing the self in the digital sphere may involve processes of experimentation that in turn allow one to experience the self in multiple ways. This is mediated of course by the apparatus of the digital-codes and algorithms. We are interested in the nuances of these processes and the aesthetics of the expressions. The deadline for abstract submission is 22 May. Details available here:

EXTENDED DEADLINE (May 15, 2020) - 2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020


Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:


Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Sean Heuston/ Dept. of English, Fine Arts, & Communications, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above. 

SCMLA Professional Writing Panel Call for Proposals

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:27pm
Julie Garza-Horne, Chair/ Professional Writing Panel, South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Extended Deadline Granted: Call for Proposals, SCMLA, Professional Writing Panel    


Accepting professional writing proposals/abstracts for the extended deadline of April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM central-eastern time. Call for Proposals are with the South Central Modern Language Association. Conference held in Philadelphia October 2020, pending date change as needed due to COVAID-19. Please email proposals to the Chair of the Professional Writing Panel, Julie Garza-Horne, at


Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:08pm
Virtual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

9 June 2020 will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of globally beloved author Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Unfortunately, many planned celebrations have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To encourage support of research and writing as our world copes with this crisis, and to bring us together for an important anniversary in this time of social distancing, #Dickens150, a virtual transatlantic global gathering, will take place on this date. All proceeds, after covering a minor technology fee, will be donated to the Charles Dickens Museum, London.

Journal of foreign language teaching and translation studies

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:37pm
Sheikhbahaee University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Translation Studies published by Sheikhbahaee University is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original articles in the areas of teaching and learning English as a foreign/second language and translation studies. It is particularly keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses.

  • All the received manuscripts, before sending for the reviewing process, will be checked by plagiarism software.
  • The processing and publishing of manuscripts are free of charge.

To submit your manuscript please visit and submit your manuscripts through mnagerial system

Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA) (Deadline Extended)

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:40am
Alejandra Ortega / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference will take place November 5-8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by considering how writing pedagogy can encourage students to make connections between their sense of self and the community at large. Academia is rarely limited to the space of the classroom. Often lines between the individual student, the university space, and the local community blur to facilitate a deeper engagement with learning.


Topics might include, but are not limited to: