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The Pedagogical (Re)Turn (9/30/15)

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

Twenty years ago, Gerald Graff mused in "The Pedagogical Turn" that the future of theory would be in its reapplication from literature to pedagogy. In the intervening years, theory may not have reorganized the literature classroom, but it has transformed critical thinking pedagogy. The work of Wittgenstein, Jakobson, Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, and others who have informed literary studies has recently been drawn upon by Mark Weinstein, Michael Peters, Tim John Moore and others to shift instruction in critical thinking away from general (informal) logic, which assumes a transparency of language, to thinking as embedded in language and thereby governed by varying modes of reading and writing.

The Teaching of Literature across Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges: Comparative Perspectives @ACLA, Mar 17-20, 2016, Cambridge MA

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016

Organizer: Dominique Zino, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

This seminar seeks to bring into conversation a range of faculty – tenured and tenure-track professors, adjunct lecturers, and graduate students – teaching at two-year and four-year institutions.

We will aim to discuss the following pedagogical questions: What ways of reading, writing, and thinking should students be introduced to in their first two years of college, especially if they plan to study literature at a four-year college or university? What do we value most as teachers of literature? What concepts, skills, or texts do we find most fundamental to helping students to read literature deeply and to apply it to other realms of learning?

The Wenshan Review (ISSN: 2077-1218): Launch of its new website & call for submissions

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:01am
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture

The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, issued both in print and online versions, is excited to announce the launch of its new website: www.wreview.org . Authors are warmly invited to submit articles and book reviews via "Online Submissions." Also, the call remains open for submissions to the special issue on Affective Perspectives from East Asia (which can be found in News). Members of the editorial board are based at top universities in the UK, US, and East Asia and cover almost all research areas of literary and cultural studies. Normally, reviews of articles are completed in 3 months.

Contact Email:
wsreview@nccu.edu.tw

CFP - GRETA Journal (vol. 21) - Dec. 15th 2015

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:13am
GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés

GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés (ISSN 1989-7146), is preparing the publication of its 21st volume. GRETA Journal publishes manuscripts on English Language Teaching Methodology. The objective of the journal is to bridge the gap between the field of Applied Linguistics and class praxis. Other fundamental goals include providing updated information about the latest trends, techniques, materials, and methodologies employed in EFL teaching and to exchange experiences and publications between research teams both on a national and international level.

"New and Novel Ways of Teaching the Nineteenth Century"

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:13pm
NSCA Graduate Student Caucus

In the spirit of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association's conference theme, "The New and the Novel in the 19th Century/New Directions in 19th Century Studies," the NCSA Graduate Student Caucus invites submissions for the panel "New and Novel Ways of Teaching the Nineteenth Century." The panel will be held at the annual meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 13-16, 2016.

CFP: Honors Education: Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (12/4/15;3/9/16-3/11/16)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:17pm
National Society for Minorities in Honors

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Call for Papers

Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education

March 9-11 2016
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

To launch the National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH), Oakland University's Honors College is hosting a two day conference, offering a key opportunity for discussion and networking.

The focus of the inaugural conference will be on topics concerned with the support of diversity, equity and inclusion in college honors programs and honors colleges.

We now invite proposals

[UPDATE] ACLA 2016, Harvard: Images of Science in Literature

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:59pm
Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

This seminar investigates the views man has expressed about the impact of technology and science across recorded history. Questions that might be addressed include: What is the relationship between religion and technology? Has man always viewed technological innovations as positive? What relationship is there between man's vision of utopian society and technology? The seminar promotes awareness of the importance of literature in creating and maintaining the social, political, ethical and religious systems by which we live. The seminar also considers how humans have discussed the impact of technology and science on society. Suggested primary works may include, but are not limited to, T. More's Utopia; A.Huxley's Brave New World; H.

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses [UPDATE]

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

In the last two decades, there has been a steady rise in our pop culture's awareness of the role writers, producers, and directors play in developing television series both from a commercial and critical context. With the advent of social media, fans are able to hear directly from the source on the fandoms that they hold so dear. This panel looks to investigate lesson plans and courses that are based on using the work of television auteurs in composition and literature classrooms. How are instructors using television episodes to construct critical thinking and writing skills?

Crip Futurities: The Then and There of Disability Studies (Feb. 11-12, 2016)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:39pm
University of Michigan Disability Studies Group

Crip Futurities: The Then and There of Disability Studies
keynote speakers: Ellen Samuels (UW-Madison) and Alison Kafer (Southwestern)

February 11-12, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

When we imagine future worlds, will they be accessible? What might crip future(s) entail? Following Alison Kafer's "politics of crip futurity" outlined in Feminist, Queer, Crip, this conference centers the then-and-there of Disability Studies, wherein disability is not understood as lack or impediment, but as a "potential site for collective reimagining" (Kafer 9). We seek to nurture coalitions between scholars, artists, and activists who collectively aim to articulate the future of Disability Studies.

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:52am
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.

ACLA Seminar: "Forms of Passivity", March 17-20 2016, Harvard U; Abstracts due Sept 23

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:06pm
American Comparative Literature Association

In a context where the active (voice, body, citizen) remains the privileged mode of life, the possibility of imagining passivity as a political alternative has been a major lure for critical and political thinkers. Some have also tried to break down the clear-cut division between activity and passivity. In one such instance Lisa Robinson asks, "what is the relation between passivity and will, within cognition?

CEA 2016 Annual Conference -- "Creation" in Law & Literature and True Crime

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:43am
College English Association

For its 2016 meeting, the College English Association invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical, and the professional "creations" of our fields.

To create, to study the creation of others and thus re-create in various manifestations of potential meaning, to be a creator of a text or meaning or environment, to stimulate creativity or creation in others -- creation is at the heart of what we do.

We encourage presentations in the related areas of True Crime and Law & Literature, focusing on the role or act of creation in these fields.

Canadian Writers' Summit/CCWWP Toronto, June 15-19, 2016/ deadline Nov 2/15

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:32am
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs

See our Call for Papers/Panels online http://www.ccwwp.ca/conference/2016/cfp

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) seeks proposals for panel discussions, forums, readings, presentations, and papers, about:

the art of writing
the pedagogy of teaching writing
the business of writing and publishing
educational and community programs for writers
elements of craft and criticism

update, Call for Participation, International Conference Young Translators and Interpreters in an Europe of Post-Communication

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:22pm
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, department of Applied Modern Languages

The Directorate-General for Translation, the European Commission
The Department of Applied Modern Languages
Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj
and
The Centre for Language Industries (CLI)

invites participation in the international annual conference on translation and conference interpreting. The event marks the commencement of the academic year for the Department's European Masters in Translation (METT) and European Masters in Conference Interpreting (MEIC).

"Alt + Shift: Unlocking Alternative Methodologies and Marginal Positions"; March 3 - March 5, 2016

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 5:47pm
7th Biennial NEXUS Conference (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016

Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)

Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)

[Reminder] Adventures in Hybridity: Expanding the Boundaries of the Composition Classroom / NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT March 17-20

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
William Magrino / Northeast Modern Language Association

The classroom practices of composition studies, known for decades as a staid facet of undergraduate pedagogy, has been opened up due to opportunities afforded by the Internet. Virtual spaces have allowed composition instructors to reimagine the parameters of our learning spaces. Workshopping, peer editing, and revision, among other student writing strategies, have seen new potential as ambitious instructors work toward successfully mediating the line between the brick-and-mortar classroom and the Web. Despite these promises, many composition instructors are still challenged by the implementation of these contemporary technologies into their curriculum in a pedagogically sound way.

Call for Papers: GRFDT Research Monograph Series

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 5:37am
Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism

Original research articles along with abstracts are invited from scholars for Working Paper Series. The papers should be about 5000-6000 words.

Illustrations, figures, maps and graphs should be prepared in black and white and be kept to the minimum.

All manuscripts are referred to experts in the areas concerned. The editorial decisions will normally be communicat-ed to the authors within one month from the date of submission unless otherwise delayed by the reviewers. The authors may be asked to revise the article after receiving referee's comments.

The revised version should highlight revisions so as to have a quick review of the revisions.

Ninth Global Studies Conference - Rethinking Global Space in the Age of the Anthropocene: Futures of Ecological Interdependence

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 4:55pm
Common Ground Publishing

NINTH GLOBAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
30 June - 1 July 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Ninth Global Studies Conference held at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA 30 June-1 July 2016. Proposals are invited that address global studies through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Economy and Trade
Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions
Theme 3: Society and Culture
Theme 4: Resources and Environment

2016 SPECIAL FOCUS - "Rethinking Global Space in the Age of the Anthropocene: Futures of Ecological Interdependence"

2016 Diversity Conference - "Human Diversity and the Environment – Mapping Difference in the Era of the Anthropocene"

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 1:32pm
Common Ground Publishing

SIXTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES & NATIONS
The University of Granada, Granada, Spain
27-29 July 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, held at The University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 27-29 July 2016. Proposals are invited that address diversity through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance

2016 Conference on the Arts in Society - 'The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene'

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 11:23am
Common Ground Publishing

ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTS IN SOCIETY
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
10-12 August 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Eleventh International Conference on the Arts In Society, held at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA, 10-12 August 2016. Proposals are invited that address the arts through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Arts Education
Theme 2: Arts Theory and History
Theme 3: New Media, Technology, and the Arts
Theme 4: Social, Political, and Community Agendas in the Arts

2016 Special Focus: "The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene"

Countering Contingency 2016: Reshaping Academic Labor

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:42pm
Academic Workers Association of the United Steelworkers

Countering Contingency 2016: Reshaping Academic Labor

Hosted by the Academic Workers Association of the United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh, PA
April 15-17, 2016

Send 250-500 word proposals to Conference Committee Chair Jeff Cech (jcech@usw.org) by December 1, 2015

All academic workers are welcome to this interdisciplinary conference. This includes contingent faculty, graduate students, tenure-stream faculty, and advanced undergraduates.

Imperial Publics

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:23pm
ACLA / Boston / March 17-20, 2016

This seminar seeks to rethink public sphere theory and the idea of counterpublics through the lens of imperial history and the global circulation of texts along imperial circuits from the eighteenth century through the twentieth.

In the early 1990s, scholars of colonial India were concerned that discussions of publics in South Asia were dominated by premises drawn from the European tradition. Since then, the transnational turn in postcolonial studies has increasingly made us aware of the intellectual and material connections among the nationalist movements at work in European colonies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, Sam Houston State University, March 17-18, 2016

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Paul W. Child/Sam Houston State University

The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

Sam Houston State University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Huntsville, Texas
March 17-18, 2016

Call for Papers

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites abstracts for paper and poster presentations on topics related to the intersections between medicine, the humanities, and the social sciences. This interdisciplinary conference, which is open to contributions from all relevant fields, includes plenary sessions, scholarly panels, round tables with community representatives and stakeholders, a full poster exhibition, student sessions, and a student poster competition.

Greening the Gap: Rhetoric, Literature, and the Environment

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:57pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Tensions between rhetoric and literary studies are long-standing. For example, poetry and other types of literary texts were subsumed by rhetoric for the greater part of two millennia. However, a shift in 20th-century values led to the canonization of literary texts; consequently, English departments today prioritize literature (however you might define it) over rhetoric. Why are rhetoric and composition considered "low arts"? Why do academics fight to teach literature classes available, but complain about teaching composition? What does an English department "do" anyway? These kinds of questions and concerns have led many contemporary English departments to hunker down in their respective camp. But is this divide necessary or useful?

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