The Embodied Grad Student in Relation This panel considers the importance of various forms of self-making, kinship, coalition, and allyship within the graduate student experience. With an attention to concepts of power and notions of identity, it seeks to explore how we survive and thrive in the academy variously as individuals, as part of communities, and in relation to our objects of study. Abstracts (200 words max) and CV to Christine "Xine" Yao (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Barbra Chin (email@example.com). This is a guaranteed session organized by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities.
In his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the single most pressing issue facing the United States was the color line. More than 100 years later, the issue of race remains a pressing one for the U.S. and research suggests that the racial divide permeates our culture. Furthermore, numerous studies have found that today’s college students are not sufficiently prepared to interact and communicate effectively in a culturally-diverse and globalized workplace and do not possess many of the 21st century competencies necessary for success and engagement in such diverse environments. But in comparison, we wonder how prepared are faculty, administrators, and staff to cultivate a space where these skills can develop?
Writing Across the Curriculum
At its most basic, Writing Across the Curriculum is founded on the core belief summarized by Chris Anson in The WAC Casebook that “writing belongs in all courses in every discipline” (ix). While guided by this central value, WAC programs must also be inherently flexible, individually designed to best meet the needs of their specific students, faculty, programs, and institutions. This diversity of possible approaches gives us the opportunity to share ideas, techniques, and experiences to explore the flexibility and adaptability of the larger WAC pedagogy.
The Writing Across the Curriculum section welcomes all submissions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.
Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.
Professors have been advised to “publish or perish” for nearly 100 years. First coined in 1927, this phrase warns professors that in order to maintain their jobs, they must publish their work. Publishing has always been central to academia, as it is the primary vehicle through which scholars share their research with a larger audience. Yet, in recent years, academia has changed so that publishing is not reserved for those who are already professors. Instead, publishing has become a requirement for any one who is applying to become a professor, with PhD students being encouraged to publish their research before they have finished their degrees.
“Moving In and With the Gaps”
Second Annual TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education
Department of Liberal Studies
Texas A&M University at Galveston
September 12-13, 2018
Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center
The Journal of Undergraduate of Research & Scholarly Work is a peer-reviewed, fully-indexed journal that showcases scholarly work from undergraduates in all fields.
The Journal is accepting submissions for its Spring 2018 volume. The Journal publishes long abstracts, posters, papers, reviews, and submissions of unique formats of visual/auditory material. The submission deadline for Spring 2018 is May 15, 2018.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Improvisation in Contemporary Art”
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 54 (3/2019)
Call for Chapters in and Edited Volume
Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia
I am seeking contributors to an edited volume on academic deviance titled, Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia.
My own current involvement in this project stems from substantial fieldwork on the topic, in particular fraudulent academic conferences that offer various amenities such as vacation/tourist packages; guaranteed acceptance for participation; guaranteed publications in conference proceedings; invitations for future keynote speaking engagements; all at the expense of allocated college/university research budgets.
Reproducing and Reconstructing Reality:
International Conference on Realism(s) in Post-WWII Literature
October 26-28, 2018