The editors of Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, the Journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, are inviting contributions to a special issue on the subject of "Rethinking Structures of Academic Writing in Times of Exacerbated Inequity." We invite scholars in Canada and Internationally to join the conversation on this important topic. We will accept submissions written in either English or French.
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on the Dialogue between Sciences & Arts, Religion & Education - 2021 provides a unique opportunity to academics and practitioners alike to interact and share knowledge on timely research
6th EDITION OF MCDSARE WILL BE ONLINE | 27-28 October 2021 |
Theme: THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
The conference will take place on the Online Session 3, Video -Plenary Oral presentations, and Session 4, Virtual/Poster/Publisher.
April Baker-Bell’s landmark study Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity and Pedagogy challenges English, writing and literature faculty to re-examine the ways the required use of “Standard” American English (SAE) impacts African-American learners. Baker-Bell’s critique extends and complicates our discipline’s ongoing work to ensure that composition, literature, and language classrooms are equitable spaces for all learners, not just those whose linguistic skills and goals align with SAE. It calls on us to consider how implicit or explicit expectations for language use might silence and disadvantage speakers of Black English while privileging speakers of SAE.
CFP: Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal
Editors: Joe Janangelo and Mark Blaauw-Hara
We invite 250-word proposals for a proposed edited collection entitled Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal.
The ubiquity of social media and technology affects how people perceive and care for the world (digital and physical) around them. This panel engages scholars on how a seemingly endless stream of information causes readers to waffle on the precipice of fake news and misinformation, creating a threat to cultural representations, critical literacy, discourse, and cultural misinformation in virtual spaces. Scholars will explore the impacts of or potential means of combating increasingly pervasive fake news in a society reliant on digital information.
JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT
JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Mental health related challenges among graduate students have long been known as a serious concern across universities throughout the world. Findings from a recent survey of graduate students across numerous fields of study, countries, and institutions suggest that graduate students are over six times more likely to experience anxiety and depression than the general population (Evans et. al 2018). Women, LGBTQ students and graduate students from other, minoritized, underrepresented groups in universities are even more vulnerable to such issues.
Graduate students who come to NeMLA get professionalization practice at writing and delivering conference papers. After the show is over, what becomes of those rich documents and the feedback you received on your work?
This GSC-sponsored roundtable aims to give practical advice to graduate students and others, particularly early career and precariously employed professionals, regarding strategies for developing your recently delivered paper into a publishable manuscript. We particularly encourage proposals that cover a variety of publishing opportunities, including small presses and open access journals. Possible discussion points include:
Choosing the right publication to target
Open access journals
How does one prepare for a comprehensive exam? Who would make for the best members of a dissertation committee, and how should one ask them for help? What kind of relationship should one have with other graduate students? How does one move from being an undergraduate to a graduate student?
The shifting landscape of academia has necessitated that leadership approaches and leadership training also be adapted to remain abreast with the rapid changes taking place in the world. While the impact of neoliberal trends in the university would lead one to believe in the primacy of maximum self-actualization to improve one’s prospects in a hypercompetitive market, there also exists a strong counter-ideological movement that aims to develop servant-leaders who would pave the way for ethical decision making, public-oriented activity, and participatory management.
Equipping undergraduate students with the skills to express themselves and communicate their research results effectively has far-ranging impacts, from providing a measurable outcome of undergraduate research in coursework and programs to building interpersonal experience for college graduates as they pursue further education or professional paths where they will discuss complex subjects with nonspecialist audiences.
Poetry not only provides a creative, real-world context for studying language but also allows for the integration of other disciplines into the language-learning process. With that in mind, this session explores the use of poetry as an effective tool in foreign language instruction and acquisition.
With multiple college and secondary foreign language programs closed or downsized in recent years, many educators have come to see explicit advocacy strategies and community outreach initiatives as indispensable components of their professional lives that will keep their programs alive. One such strategy is building reliable student pipelines all through K-16 levels.
Partnerships between colleges and schools have the potential to strengthen foreign language programs on both sides of the collaboration by
Roundtable: Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions
What does it mean to teach German studies at Minority Serving Institutions (such as HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, AAPISIs) in keeping with the unique missions and programming of these institutions of higher education? German studies, when presented and practiced as unmarked whiteness in the cannon, curricula, and programs, and where diversity is peripheral, reproduces existing power structures and excludes the voices and experiences of our students. This lack of representation and identification leads to underrepresentation of Students of Color in German studies.
Northeast MLA's 53rd CONVENTION
March 10-13, 2022
Don’t you realize that we are worms
born to become angelic butterflies,
that fly towards justice without impediment?
– Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio 10. 124–6
After a successful roundtable at the 2021 NeMLA conference, we again invite participants to share their experiences with interdisciplinary collaborations. Proposals are welcome from those who have broken disciplinary silos in the areas of research, course development and/or teaching. We will share success stories and pitfalls in building and sustaining those relationships. We are interested in hearing about triumphs as well as learning from less successful attempts, and strongly encourage team presentations. The organizers (a mathematician and a humanist) will discuss their own experiences leading initiatives and co-developing courses that blend STEM and the humanities.
This workshop prepares humanities faculty to teach their classes effectively and imaginatively. To this end, the workshop has two goals. First, it surveys the major lessons learned during the emergency shift to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. Second, it offers specific, concrete strategies for moving forward as colleges and universities return to some measure of instructional normality.
The strategies in this workshop will address the following pedagogical areas: course design and management, best practices in the use of Zoom, discussion dynamics, and assignment design.
please see the CFP below:
To be held at the 2022 Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
Reading is a fundamental component of all levels of second language instruction and the goal of developing reading proficiency necessarily informs the selection, didacticization, and instruction of curricular materials. A reliance on authentic texts common in curricula designed according to current standards poses challenges in these areas, but also creates opportunities for rethinking the place, purpose, and structure of reading proficiency as communicative competence in the language classroom and within the curriculum.
The social media that most college students regularly use facilitate the acquisition of communicative skills, as well as the creation of a classroom community that aids in learning. This panel will explore how social media can be used in the language classroom to promote real-world language proficiency.
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION
March 10-13, 2022
Call for papers
Panel session on Assessment and Feedback Design to Enable Student Uptake of Feedback
Chair: Anna Moni (Deree-The American College of Greece)
The 5th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, happening on the 17th– 19th December 2021, Berlin, Germany is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in education theory and practice.
This conference is a prestigious event, organized to provide an international platform for academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper/abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance to conference theme and topics.
Sociology and Anthropology
The 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention will take place March 10 to 13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. We are delighted to announce that Professor Judith Butler will be our 2022 keynote! And Valeria Luiselli, author of the prize-winning Lost Children Archive (the 2022 novel for “NeMLA Reads Together”), will give our opening address. Please submit abstracts at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP by September 30, 2021. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with NeMLA’s administrative host institution, the University at Buffalo. For more information, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.
With the increased cost of textbooks and a market that can never quite meet the individual needs of a given campus community, many universities are encouraging the use or development of open educational resources as a means of increasing access and promoting equity and inclusion across the curriculum. These materials are either in the public domain or licensed by their creators to be repurposed by other users, and more and more universities are beginning to incentivize their faculty to create such resources for their courses, whether they be a collection and adaptation of already existing materials or the creation of a wholly original text.
6th Annual Conference | October 14-16, 2021 | Ball State University
“Beyond Diversity: Antiracism & Intersectionality in Honors”
The Ball State University Honors College welcomes you to the 6th Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors Conference, which will be hosted on-campus October 14-16, 2021, beginning Thursday at noon and ending Saturday at noon.
call for proposals for a special issue of Transnational Screens
“From Yesterday’s Margins to Today’s: Towards Decolonizing Curricula, Pedagogy, and Research in Transnational Screen Media”
edited by Sheetal Majithia and Dale Hudson
CFP: Modern Drama special issue -- 'Teaching Modern Drama'Abstracts due June 15 Send abstracts of ~ 300 words to guest editor Jennifer Buckley (firstname.lastname@example.org)Since its founding in 1958, Modern Drama has offered innovative scholarship on dramatic literature to higher education professionals in theatre, literature, language, and adjacent disciplines.
On behalf of the organising committee, I feel deeply honoured to share with you information on the forthcoming 7th International Conference on Bilingual Education, which will take place either in a face-to-face or hybrid format at the University of Córdoba (Spain) next October 26-29, 2021. The final format will be announced in late June or early July.
Proposals must conform to the thematic areas and participation modalities (Papers, Scientific/Training Dialogues, Workshops and Pedagogical Athenaeums) announced on the conference website. The deadline for abstract submission is next September 10, 2021.
Call for Chapters: Implementing Transformative Student-Centered Pedagogies in the Neoliberal Academy: Constraints and Opportunities
The book is part of the Educational Innovations Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary advances in the fields of theory and practice of educational pedagogies.
Editor: Dr. Frederic Fovet, Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University, Canada.
Quality unpublished works as chapters are invited to the book. The chapters should strictly be according to the coverage scope of the book.
Topics covered by the book
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