Zooming Along and Writing Digital Presence: The Tension of Disclosure and Visibility (Roundtable)
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.
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
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/
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: 3-28 August 2020
3 modules / 30 hours each including
lectures/discussions (3 meetings)
final assignment in the form of an essay
Duration: 2-4 week long
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.
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).
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.
NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021
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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or Sam Sorensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!
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.
52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA
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
52nd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 11-14, 2021
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 (email@example.com).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Short Story permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks paper presentations related to the 2020 conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”
Session proposals due by new extended deadline, Friday, May 8, 2020, at cfplist.com/nemla. For more information, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session or email email@example.com. NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention is slated to take place March 11 to 14, 2021, and we hope that by then we will all be able to participate in our friendly convention in beautiful Philadelphia, the "Birthplace of America," steps from Independence Hall. Circumstances permitting, important work awaits us in re-shaping the humanities for ourselves, our constituents, and our broader communities.
The Henry James Society
Midwest Modern Language Association
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2020
Collecting, Curating, Editing, Collaborating: How to Make an Author Today!
Extended Deadline Granted: Call for Proposals, SCMLA, Professional Writing Panel
Accepting professional writing proposals/abstracts for the extended deadline of April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM central-eastern time. Call for Proposals are with the South Central Modern Language Association. Conference held in Philadelphia October 2020, pending date change as needed due to COVAID-19. Please email proposals to the Chair of the Professional Writing Panel, Julie Garza-Horne, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers | Vol 2: Issue II – Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities ( http://www.eresearchjournal.com/) Scope: Electronic Research Journal (ERJ) for Social Sciences and Humanities aims to give the opportunity to research papers and other innovative ideas. Researches based on Qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, and combination methods are published. Studies that focus on problems and issues related to developing countries are specifically appreciated and encouraged. Apart from that, articles, literature surveys, book reviews and other innovations related to topics that are a combination of humanities and social sciences are also welcomed.
Call for Papers on the Histories and Philosophies of Carceral Education
The rates of incarceration worldwide continue to rise, prompting important questions about the legal and social circumstances moving so many people behind bars, and also about what happens to people during a period of imprisonment. Education in prison and of prisoners has a long history, marked by key moments in transformation as education in prison has shifted from some emphasis on religion, sin and redemption to economic rationalism.