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NeMLA's First Ever Virtual Convention

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

NeMLA's 2021 convention is officially going virtual!

 

While we will miss seeing all of you in person next spring, we are excited to focus our energies into making the friendliest academic conference the best possible virtual conference. 

 

Many factors played into this decision, the most important of which is the health and safety of our members. Please know that: 

 

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Virtual Conference/February 18, 2021

updated: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:33am
Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies virtual conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary.

Reminder: NEMLA 2021 Panel: Rethinking Innovation: Practices of Care and Maintenance in DH Scholarship and Pedagogy

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021. Given the pandemic, remote participation on this panel is not only possible, but welcomed.

Short Description of the Panel

Following a wave of interest in care and care relations in literary studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning, this panel invites all manner of submissions that explore what it means to care about or care for the Digital Humanities, its practitioners, audiences, and material objects.

Submission Instructions

CFP: Children’s/Young Adult Culture at Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Children’s/Young Adult Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

 

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:49am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Meaningful Machines: Exploring Creative Programming for Creative Writing and Literature (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, UMass Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

While the expressive potential for programming and writing is closely associated with corporate use (such as customer-facing chatbots, aggregate sentiment analysis of product reviews, and text generators), there are authors who build and use these tools to reveal something about, and generate, literature. Out of this emerges a poetics of programming that can serve to reconceptualize how we think of and consider the place of programming in a creative writing classroom. The rich history of digital poetics is being rapidly advanced by authors like Allison Parrish, Nick Montfort, Milton Laufer, Rafael Perez y Perez, Stephanie Strickland, and more.

Craft(ing) the Classroom, A Poetry and Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
West Chester University Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

The West Chester University Poetry Center 

Call for Papers 

Craft(ing) the Classroom, A Poetry and Pedagogy Conference 

February 18-20, 2021 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020 

Ways of Reading: The Politics of Method (NeMLA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The problem of method in literary scholarship continues, with the contemporary wave of “ways of reading” reanimating it through proposals of postcritique, surface reading, reparative reading, descriptive reading, distant reading, denotative reading, and so on. Many of these new approaches do their own critical work of locating and addressing the ideological implications of more traditional scholarly practices (as when Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick posits reparative reading against a tradition of paranoid reading, or when Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus advocate for surface reading against symptomatic reading). At the same time, many of these new approaches to methodology have also been brought to task for not being politically self-reflective enough.

Empathy and the Teaching of Writing

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:42pm
Eric Leake, Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 

Empathy and the Other: Difference, Connection, and the Teaching of Writing

Call for Proposals (CFP)

250-word proposals with 50-word bios due by 11/30

 

Edited by Lisa Blankenship and Eric Leake

 

Proposed MLA 2021 Just-In-Time Roundtable Session: The Limits of Academic Freedom at Religious Colleges and Universities

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:38pm
Jack Dudley and Dave Wehner, Mount St. Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

This roundtable invites short reflections on the tensions and limits of teaching and studying literature at religious colleges and universities. Do institutional commitments, positions, and documents (conduct oaths, pledges, church constitutions, and doctrinal statements) as well as campus cultures, constituencies, and attitudes implicitly and explicitly limit what can be taught and published? How have you navigated, resisted, and/or adapted to these limits?

Per Just-In-Time Session guidelines, accepted panelists must be MLA members by Sept. 22.

Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Pedagogical Possibilities within Higher Education (Round Two)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

Unfurling Unflattening:  Tracing Pedagogical Possibilities within Higher Education

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS:  This is a second round call for papers for an edited volume on teaching—and teaching with—Nick Sousanis’s graphic work Unflattening in higher ed.  Additional potential contributions are being sought.  The volume has interest from MIT Press, and is in the later stages of review.

2021 ABC-SWUS Virtual Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Association for Business Communication Southwestern U.S.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Please submit a proposal or paper related to business communication topics for presentation at the 2021 ABC-SWUS Virtual Conference, held in collaboration with the Association for Business Information Systems (ABIS). Research papers or position papers related to business communication topics in the following areas are encouraged:

 

 

Communication Technology

 

Technology and Education

 

 

Innovative Instructional Methods

 

Business Education Issues

 

 

International Business Communication

 

Paradigm Shifts in Communication

 

 

Training and Development/Consulting

 

Interpersonal Communication

 

 

NeMLA 2021 Panel-- Beyond Tech Support: Innovating Support for Undergraduate Writers Online (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:26am
Kellie Sharp, University at Buffalo SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Because writing instructors and writing consultants often work one-on-one with students, we are in a unique position to help students navigate college life and encourage them to use their writing to work through the complexity they see around them. In the wake of COVID-19, many students are struggling to maintain a sense of safety and to find the motivation to continue with their coursework. Writing programs and writing centers have had to pivot quickly to support students in online environments. This rapid transition has highlighted not only the amazing innovations that instructors and consultants have come up with in order to help students, but also the administrative and pedagogical problems to which programs need to respond.

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: Adapting Prison Pedagogies for University Classes

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewicz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Because in the United States access to a quality education
is raced and classed, educational opportunities--or rather,
the dearth of them--are linked to imprisonment. Kathryn
Hanson and Deborah Stipek write, “Dropouts are 3.5
times more likely to be arrested than high school
graduates. Nationally, 68 percent of all males in prison do
not have a high school diploma.” Even more strikingly,
Begin to Read reports that 85% of juveniles tried in
juvenile court and over 60% of incarcerated adults are
functionally illiterate.

Call for Papers - Pedagogy & Popular Culture - Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

UPDATE: NeMLA 2021 - Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good Roundtable - Remote participation possible!

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Updated call for proposals for a roundtable session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention to be held in a hybrid/virtual format March 11 - 14, 2021

In-person participation will take place in Philadelphia, PA

Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good - Roundtable

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom: In-person, Online, in the Moment (Roundtable -- NeMLA 2021

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
Matthew Leporati / The College of Mount Saint Vincent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, considering the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques. Participants are especially welcome to discuss how mindfulness techniques can be utilized in online spaces, especially for in-person classes that have suddenly become remotely taught online as of the Spring 2020 semester.

Pedagogy at CEA 2021 (4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:06pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Pedagogy at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama
Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Pedagogy for our 52 nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

[Grammar/Linguistics] (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:06pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Grammar/Linguistics at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on GRAMMAR/LINGUISTICS for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Questions? Email Linda Di Desidero, Grammar/Linguistics Special Topics Chair

Linda.didesidero@gmail.com

Reminder: NeMLA 2021 Roundtable: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology: Fostering Innovation in Theory and in Practice

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:06pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021

As we move forward in this new normal, there is an urgent need, at both national and global levels, for critical investigations into the humanistic, scientific, and social scientific impacts of the coronavirus, both societally and in academia. It’s possible, likely even, that your current research and teaching focuses are not directly related to epidemiology. Regardless, your research and/or teaching has undoubtedly been affected by the pandemic. Now is a key moment to lean into the many robust opportunities for teaching developments and enhancements.

NeMLA 2021 - Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good Roundtable

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for proposals for a roundtable session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention to be held in a hybrid/virtual platform from Philadelphia, PA March 11 - 14, 2021

Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good - Roundtable

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Resistance and Justice (TCEA Session) at the CEA

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Resistance (for the Texas College English Association session) at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on resistance, for the Texas College English Association session at our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate resistance to the conference theme of justice (or in so many cases, injustices).

Research Methodologies in Fan Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:18am
Christina Schuster/ University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dear all,I would like to share the CFP for the first international #YouthMediaLife Conference in 2021, at the University of Vienna (Austria), which will be offering an integrate

Teaching Popular Culture in Intermediate Language Courses

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. Yet intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in intermediate language classes?

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