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Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

updated: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 6:13pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

Double Helix invites Reports from the Field and scholarly Notes related to the effects of coronavirus—campus closures, social distancing, courses moved online, etc.—on pedagogy related to critical thinking and writing.

*Reports from the Field (2,500 to 5,000 words) focus more exclusively on specific pedagogical practices and are less invested in theory than Research Articles. They address institutional programs and initiatives, course and assignment design, assessment, instructor response, and readings of student work. Their modest length provides readers with an opportunity to learn quickly about a new practice and its implementation.

The revelation of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic and Exploration of Socio-cultural responses

updated: 
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 6:42am
Usha Rana/ Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, Sagar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues towards a book chapter for The revelation of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic and Exploration of Socio-cultural responses to be published by AAP CRC Press (a Taylor & Franscis Group). Please submit your chapter(s) before August 10, 2020.

CFP: Fan Studies Network - North America Virtual Conference (October 13-17)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:27am
Fan Studies Network - North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

 Call for Papers

 

 

Fan Studies Network North America Virtual Conference 2020

 

 

October 13-17, 2020

 

 

For this year, we have decided to host the virtual-only Fan Studies Network North America over five days in October to encourage participation and access, and to limit Zoom mental overload. The conference will combine synchronous and asynchronous conversations. Rather than traditional papers, we will have virtual workshops, salons, and posters.

Building and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Partnerships (NeMLA 2021 Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:11am
Debra Bourdeau / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This session invites those who have experience in research, course development and/or teaching with partners from another discipline to share how to (and perhaps how not to!) build and sustain those relationships. We are interested in hearing about triumphs as well as learning from less successful attempts. The organizers (a mathematician and a humanist) will discuss their own roller coaster experiences co-leading Humanistic STEM, a major, highly interdisciplinary, project at their university and invite participants to share their own stories.

Library Diversity and Residency Studies: Journal Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:02am
Sigrid Kelsey
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Library Diversity and Residency Studies: Journal Call for Papers 

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the next issue of Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS), an open access, peer-reviewed journal founded and published by a team of librarians and LIS faculty members. LDRS publishes articles that are engaged in the social justice project of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the library profession and in LIS curricula. 

Journal URL: https://librarydiversity.institute/ldrs/

Building Solidarity Across Women's Gender and LGBTQ Experiences-CFP for NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 12:01pm
Chairs: Rachelann Lopp Copland and Forrest Johnson/NeMLA and the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Full Abstract of Panel:  “Solidarity”, an abstract, almost unattainable ideal in higher education, often parades around as a tangible intention, as if it were an easily attainable concept. Wear a solidarity pin! Put a union sticker on your car! John W. Curtis, Director of Research and Public Policy for the American Association of University Professors, states that, “Change does require commitment and shared activism." This panel aims to explore tangible strategies at achieving and fostering solidarity and to offer insight into what commitment to shared activism could potentially look like, particularly in representing women’s, gender, and LGBTQ experiences.

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:23pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course: 3-28 August 2020 

3 modules / 30 hours each including

  • lectures/discussions  (3 meetings)

  • reading/watching 

  • studying/writing

  • final assignment in the form of an essay

Duration: 2-4 week long

Re-imagining Transferable Skills: Professional Development in a Post-COVID World (GSC session) - Roundtable

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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically if not irrevocably altered our world in ways that we are only now beginning to realize. Academia has been one of the areas profoundly impacted by this global disaster. Hiring freezes instituted at universities, structural retrenchment, and newly arisen budget crunches have ensured that the academic job market will be beset by uncertainty for the foreseeable future. Even before the onset of this crisis, the academic job market was precarious at best and non-existent at worst.

Making the Most of Mentorship as a Graduate Student (GSC Session) (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Dana Gavin/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Graduate students know they will have, at minimum, a chairperson for their dissertation, but the extent to which that relationship is cultivated as a mentorship, or the availability of other formal and informal mentorships, if often unknown or at best variable. Even within formal, department-directed mentorships, “[w]hile mentorship relationships can be generative and supportive of excellence, they often reflect the hierarchical boundaries of a traditional academic culture” (Dorland et al).

How Do I Learn What They Don’t Teach?: Critical Supplements to Graduate-School Curricula (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Dana Gavin/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Building off GSC’s successful 2019 session, “Bridging the Praxis Gap,” which largely addressed pedagogical issues, this session aims to address an even wider variety of gaps in what is taught in graduate school and the critical skills needed to survive in academia and professional life beyond. We are particularly interested in ways to bridge traditional notions of graduate school with active leadership training frameworks that seek to develop engaged graduate students who could take the reins and influence positive change in various contexts in and out of academia.

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

One immediate side-effect of the current ominous economic climate and general uncertainty of our times has been a downturn in traditional publishing. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, consolidation of publishing houses, the closure of brick-and-mortar bookshops, and the supremacy of Amazon had begun to permanently alter the way creative writing is published. At the same time, creative content on the internet has never been so abundant, with poetry, film, and fiction being shared and streamed in ways that create a flourishing if generally nonremunerative cultural climate. This panel looks at options available to creative writers in the wake of the decline of traditional publishing options.

Call For Submissions - "A Quit Lit Reader"

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Graduate School Press of Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 17, 2020

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Abstracts due July 15, 2020

 

The Graduate School Press of Syracuse University invites submissions for a contributed volume titled A Quit Lit Reader, to be published by the Graduate School Press and distributed by Syracuse University Press. The editors welcome contributions from graduate students, faculty, and administrators working within academia, while especially seeking reflections of those pursuing careers mostly or wholly outside it.

 

Climate Change: Activating the Humanities through Service Learning

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Cynthia S. Williams/NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable at NeMLA (Northeast MLA, Philadelphia 2021) will explore humanities courses that incorporate service learning as a way to respond to climate change. Given the exigency of global warming and the stress it places on our local communities, it becomes increasingly vital to leverage the humanities through focused civic engagement.

ArtsPraxis Volume 7, Issue 2a: Educational Theatre in the Time of COVID-19

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:47am
NYU Steinhardt
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

From the time government agencies and the press reported the emergence of a novel corona virus in late 2019, there has been a fundamental shift in the way we congregate, communicate, and educate across the world. Artists and educators have been called upon to reinvent their practice seemingly overnight. While we struggle to balance our personal health and wellness, our community contributions remain as vital as ever. In tribute to this reinvention, ArtsPraxis invites you to share your scholarship, practice, and praxis. As we’ve asked before, we welcome teachers, drama therapists, applied theatre practitioners, theatre-makers, performance artists, and scholars to offer vocabularies, ideas, strategies, practices, measures, and outcomes.

Critical Approaches to Tradition and Innovation in Graduate Humanities Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:46am
Jo Grim and Sam Sorensen/ Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Submissions Information: We seek papers for a panel titled "Critical Approaches to Tradition and Innovation in Graduate Humanities Education" to be held at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 52nd annual convention in Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021. Please submit abstracts of 300 words here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18735. For questions or concerns, please contact Jo Grim at jcg314@lehigh.edu or Sam Sorensen at sms416@lehigh.edu. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!  

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable) (9/30/2020; NeMLA Philadelphia 3/11-14/2021)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:43am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable)

52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020

Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa and Carl B. Sell and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

 

Pedagogy Pop Up (Textshop Experiments special issue)

updated: 
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

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:15pm
Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Annual Convention 

March 11-14, 2021 Philadelphia, PA.  Marriott Downtown 

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Chair:Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo

Submit abstracts to:  

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18500

 Deadline 09/30/2020

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

updated: 
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 (elaustin@vt.edu).

 

Methods of Knowing: Historical Research, Creative Writing, and the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
Kevin A. Morrison/Routledge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

From Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre and Alain Corbin in Life of an Unknown to Kiera Lindsey in The Convict’s Daughter and John Glavin in After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation, and Performance, a small number of scholars have proposed new ways of reading the past and writing social and cultural history, microhistory, biography, and literary criticism. In the final chapter of Victorian Honeymoons: Journeys to the Conjugal, the literary critic Helena Michie juxtaposes two modes of writing: a painstakingly annotated excerpt from a nineteenth-century woman’s diary and a fictional recreation of a moment in that woman’s life based on the record of events and experiences.

The World of Alt-Ac

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Trisha Kannan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida

The World of Alt-Ac

This session of SAMLA 92 invites proposals for a roundtable discussion about Alt-Ac (Alternative-Academic) careers, preparation, and mentorship opportunities. The goal is to provide SAMLA attendees with practical information about transitioning to Alt-Ac work. Anyone with a doctorate working in a career outside of academia or within the academy and not teaching is encouraged to apply. By June 25, 2020, please send a CV and a brief description of how you would contribute to the discussion to Dr. Trisha Kannan at tk1139@gmail.com.

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