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Vonnegut Surplus, Surplus Vonnegut (NeMLA 2024 Kurt Vonnegut Society Session)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:47am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Kurt Vonnegut Society is seeking 250-word abstracts for a panel session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual convention in Boston, MA, March 7-10, 2024.

Northeast Modern Language Association - University at Buffalo

All submissions must be made through the following link: View Session (cfplist.com)


Vonnegut Surplus, Surplus Vonnegut

In line with this year’s convention theme, the Kurt Vonnegut Society seeks abstracts that consider what we might call “Surplus Vonnegut” or “Vonnegut Surplus.”

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

Milton’s Place in the Profession: Global Perspectives (RSA 2024) *deadline extended*

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:28am
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Milton Society of America seeks to assemble a roundtable at the RSA 2024 on the shifting role of teaching and writing about the work of John Milton in the academic profession today, in different places across the world. Although some of our conversations will revolve around the serious institutional and vocational challenges that many Miltonists confront, we also hope to hear about creative responses to those challenges as well as contexts in which Milton scholarship is beginning to take hold or developing in new ways. Participants will be asked to open with brief (approximately seven-minute) prepared remarks in order to allow ample time for conversation and discussion.

Navigating Alt-Ac: Beyond Higher Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:38pm
Mridula Sharma/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

A professional career in the academy is perceived as a desirable, if not the only, outcome of doctoral study. Many students in the humanities are, however, keen to leverage the skills they acquire during graduate study to identify and apply to jobs in the creative and cultural industries. Lately, even students who are determined to become academics have been forced to reevaluate their plans owing to lack of adequate faculty positions for recent PhDs in academia and systematic attacks on pay as well as working conditions. Falling enrollment in the humanities has exacerbated precarity in the form of a below-inflation pay rise and increased casualization.

'How do I write what I don’t know?': Mastering Grant Application Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:37pm
Samadrita Kuiti/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The decline of the humanities in recent years triggered by falling enrollment numbers and coupled with pandemic-induced budget crunches have ushered in various forms of economic precarity for graduate students across North America, Europe, and beyond. The importance of securing funding to finish a dissertation, a master’s thesis, and miscellaneous short-term and long-term research projects cannot, therefore, be overstated for graduate students across the board. As such, this GSC-sponsored roundtable will attempt to answer some pressing questions about mastering grant-writing and fellowship-application writing, a genre of academic writing about which graduate students often receive very little formal training at a departmental level.

Preparation for Profession: Sharing Information for Early Career Teaching

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:36pm
Priya Kumari/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Many graduate students within the broader humanities and social sciences want to pursue a teaching career either inside or outside the boundaries of higher education. As such, the time they spend working as teaching assistants and instructors of record in the college classroom constitutes valuable experience to them in many ways. In the absence of insufficient pedagogical resources and curricular training, the processes of developing and creating original courses and assignments aside from working through classroom management issues become difficult for graduate students.

Anti-Oppressive Practice and Transformative Pedagogy: Building Community in an Unstable World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:30pm
Sheena Jary / McMaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Educational commitments to anti-oppressive practices and transformative pedagogies are under fire as we witness the escalation of neoliberal political interventions into higher educational institutions. Many of us work to create more inclusive understandings of the classroom community and challenge our students to engage in difficult conversations at the same time that “anti-woke” legislation and conservative politicians promote hegemonic views of the higher education classroom and privilege certain communities. Unlearning and challenging systems of power, as bell hooks notes, are important aims in transformative pedagogies that encourage critical thinking and responsible engagement with learning.

Call for Papers: Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:11pm
Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307) invites submissions for a special issue exploring the theme "Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream." This issue aims to delve into the multifaceted aspects of the Canadian Dream, shedding light on its complexities, evolving nature, and the diverse experiences of individuals within the Canadian context.

Though the idea of ‘Canadian Dream’ has not been subjected to the same level of theoretical analysis or scholarly discourse as the "American Dream," Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies, (ISSN 0972-3307), intends to explore the essence of the Canadian Dream through the lens of Indian immigrants, highlighting their unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs.

Invite to submit to an upcoming in-person conference session, "Rethinking Critical Thinking and the Humanities." (October 2023, Portland OR; PAMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:35am
Piers Armstrong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Invite to submit to an upcoming in-person conference session, "Rethinking Critical Thinking and the Humanities."  (October 2023, Portland OR; PAMLA)

 

Dear colleague,

 

I have organized a round-table session to be held at the PAMLA 120th Annual Conference (Portland, OR) – October 26-29, 2023.

 

Translating the Future: Exploring the Impact of Technology and AI on Modern Translation Studies

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 3:53pm
CSMFL Academic Collection series
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

This book is an academic-edited volume (to be published by CSMFL Publications under its Academic Collection series) that explores the transformative impact of technology and artificial intelligence on the field of translation studies. This book aims to delve into the evolving landscape of translation in the digital age, highlighting the intersection of technology, AI, and translation practices. By examining the advancements, challenges, and opportunities presented by these emerging technologies, the book seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of how they are reshaping the field and paving the way for the future of translation.

Broad themes of the volume include the followings:

Reading in Uncertain Times - Literature & Wellbeing

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 3:52pm
La Trobe University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Reading for Life in Uncertain Times: Literature and Wellbeing.

 

Online interdisciplinary Symposium: 13-14 September 2023

Hosted by La Trobe University

 

"There is always a wild card. And what I had were books. What I had, most of all, was the language that books allowed. A way to talk about complexity. A way to ‘keep the heart awake to love and beauty’ (Coleridge)"

Jeanette Winterson

 

Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Walt Hunter, Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CFP: Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

April 5, 2024

University of Virginia School of Law

In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University

 

Judicial writing is a genre in flux. While court opinions remain both potent and controversial, many judges explicitly write for lay audiences or to entertain specialists. The resulting documents are quoted by the press, invoked at confirmation hearings, and memed in social media. Judges have been praised or blamed for cracking jokes, sharing hoary vignettes, and reciting song lyrics. Commentators might be forgiven for missing an older approach to judicial writing, one marked by a more technical, even tedious style.

 

CFP: Audience/Participants: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 10:08am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 24, 2023

Audience/Participant places are still available for

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Saturday July 15 – Sunday July 16, 2023

University College London*

(*note the exciting new location)

This is the 26th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

SCMLA - AI in the Professional and Technical Writing Classroom

updated: 
Friday, May 12, 2023 - 10:59am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Call for Proposals:  

Many universities, departments, programs and/or faculty have developed their own policies about the use of AI in the classroom. Some advocate for banishing it completely, while others advocate for embracing it completely. Still others are not quite sure what it can do and whether they should embrace it or not. If banishing AI from the writing classroom, how is that monitored? If embracing AI in the writing classroom – what does that look like? Your research on this topic is valuable to all of us. 

SCMLA - Interdisciplinary Studies Panel

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 1:39pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

SCMLA – Fall 2023, Corpus Christi, TX  Omni Hotel  

Oct. 12-14th in Corpus Christi, TX.   

 

Proposal submissions for the Interdisciplinary Studies panel at South Central Modern Language Association's 2023 conference are currently being accepted. We encourage graduate students at the MA and PhD level to submit as well. There is no theme this year for the conference or the panel. A variety of approaches and topics may be submitted for this panel. The 2022 conference's topics were wide ranging.  

AWP Session Presenters Needed for “Creative” and “Craft and Criticism” Panels

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 10:31am
Anna Faktorovich / Anaphora Literary Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Presenters are invited to submit their interest to jointly submit panel proposals for the upcoming AWP conference in Kansas City, Missouri on February 7-10, 2024. Depending on the number of interested writers, there can be 1-3 different panels we can pitch in groups organized by category type. One panel should focus on “Craft and Criticism” in “Multiple Literary Genres”. Another panel can be a “Multiple Literary Genres Reading”. Other categories in “Craft and Criticism” include “Nonfiction”, “Poetry” and “Fiction”.

Himalayan Studies: Literature, Society and Globalization

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:39am
Litinfinite Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Call for PapersLitinfinite JournalJuly 2023(Vol 5 Issue 1)

On

Himalayan Studies: Literature, Society and Globalization

E-ISSN: 2582-0400 | CODEN: LITIBR

www.litinfinite.com

All the manuscripts should be mailed to litinfinitejournal@gmail.com

Final papers of 4500-6000 words (including citations) should be submitted by 15th June 2023.

Academic Writing Workshop

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:38am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

15 July 2023: 1pm-4pm (UK Time GMT+1)

The online workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers in humanities and social sciences who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

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      Topics will include:

Dramatherapy: International Perspectives, Paradigms and Pedagogies

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:02pm
Mike Clarke and Anshuma Kshetrapal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Across the world there are thriving networks of practitioners whose work draws on dramatherapy (or drama therapy) - the intentional use of drama and theatrical practices as a tool for therapeutic change. Conferences, publications, social media campaigns, and more seek to bring together this diverse community, who are united by their belief in the transformational potential of the techniques they use.

WOCIA 2023 | Community As Rebellion: Thriving in the Academy

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:50am
Women of Color in the Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 19, 2023

The Women of Color in the Academy Conference brings together women of color and their allies for a variety of interactive hands-on workshops and networking opportunities. This year's hybrid conference will be held on Friday, May 19, and can be attended remotely or on the Boston campus of Northeastern University.

The theme of this year's conference, "Community as Rebellion," is inspired by Professor Lorgia García Peña's book of the same name. We are honored to welcome Professor Peña as the keynote speaker.

To learn more and register, visit https://woc.northeastern.edu/

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS — 2023 Technical Rhetoric Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:49am
Technical Rhetoric Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Technical Rhetoric Symposium is pleased to announce its second annual conference, to be held virtually on June 3, 2023.

We invite researchers and practitioners in all fields to submit papers for presentation at the conference. Graduate students and early-career scholars are especially encouraged to apply!

The theme of this year's symposium is "Effective Communication in the Digital Age." We are particularly interested in presentations that explore the challenges and opportunities of communicating technical information in the digital world, and that offer practical solutions for addressing these challenges. Some topics of interest include:

The Work of Literature: Literary Studies in the Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:09am
Special Issue of Journal of Language, Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023

 

Arguably, literary scholars have always used the classroom as a living laboratory of ideas, but what exactly are the main questions that frame teaching and learning of literature, at this present time? What is the relationship between research and classroom teaching, in literary studies at this moment? 

Join Us (any presentation genre) Health & Wellness Session at 120th PAMLA Annual Conference in Portland Oregon Oct 26-29 2023

updated: 
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 1:33pm
Marja Mogk/PAMLA Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Join us for the Pacific Modern Language's (PAMLA) 120th Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland Hotel, October 26-29, 2023. Seeking presentations/papers in any genre for a session on the theme of health and wellness! 

Submit your proposal using PAMLA's online submission form. Go to https://pamla.ballastacademic.com to login or create an account first. Decisions on proposals will be made directly after the May 31st deadline so that all proposals are considered at the same time.

Session Title: Perspectives on Health & Wellness 

Abstract:

Emerson Society - Research Grant (deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 2:58pm
Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites applications for the 2023 Research Grant

Provides $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference is given to junior scholars and graduate students. Please submit a confidential letter of recommendation and a carefully crafted 1-2 page single-spaced project proposal, including a description of expenses needed to complete the project, to Austin Bailey (abailey2@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Georgia Walton(g.a.walton@leeds.ac.uk) by May 1, 2023.  

Emerson Society - Subvention Award (deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 2:57pm
Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites applications for the 2023 Subvention Award

Provides $500 to support costs for the publication of an upcoming scholarly book or article on Emerson. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation from an academic mentor or colleague, and a 1-2 page single-spaced proposal, including an abstract of the forthcoming work and a detailed description of expenses, to Austin Bailey (abailey2@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Georgia Walton (g.a.walton@leeds.ac.uk) by May 1, 2023.  

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