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“I’m First”: First-Generation Graduate Students and Mentors (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:42pm
American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

A large number of graduate students are first-generation. This session seeks to cultivate a discussion about common questions, concerns, and advice for graduate students and postdocs as they navigate academia. However, this isn’t designed only for students, but it also aims to provide mentors with advice on how to better support students’ success and retention rates. This roundtable is intended to create a space in which seasoned professionals and early career scholars can share tips and ideas for first-generation graduate students, describe mentoring experiences, and foster mentorship relationships.

Academic Administrative Leadership (CEA 3/26-28/2020)

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Administrative Leadership for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Renaissance Conference of Southern California, 64th Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:47pm
Marlin E. Blaine / California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

64th Annual Conference

Saturday, 21 March 2020

The Huntington Library and Gardens

Pasadena, CA

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE

Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance: How to Do It 

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)

Katherine Powers (Music, California State University, Fullerton)

Martine van Elk (English, California State University, Long Beach)

 

Urban planning and architectural design for sustainable development

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:45pm
IEREK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

The 4th Urban planning and architectural design for sustainable development-UPADSD

Online conference

Is an attempt to ease attending conferences, for professors, authors, and Ph.D. students/scholars

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Problematic Faves - Ethical Reading in the Age of Cancel Culture (Boston, March 5-8)

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Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

Panel: Problematic Faves - Ethical Reading in the Age of Cancel Culture

Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston

March 5-8, 2020

“We need to now consider that we have elevated what we’ve inscribed as genius at the expense of the humanity and potential of people they silenced, erased, and preyed upon.”

Aditi Natasha Kini

NeMLA 2020 Teaching Dickens Now

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:21am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How do we teach Dickens now? What do Dickens’s works have to do with the #MeToo movement; with social media; with the Anthropocene, extinction rebellion, and climate change; with racism and living, as Christina Sharpe has put it, “in the wake” of slavery; with technological rupture, the gig economy, and radical job transformation; and with other questions of modern life? What do we do with Dickens’s long prose and today’s allegedly shorter attention spans and alternative narrative forms?

This panel invites scholars to address what Dickens’s fiction offers the present and why Dickens matters now. The Dickens Society requests paper proposals (250-500 words) for the panel “Teaching Dickens Now” (ID 18079).

[NeMLA 2020] Detecting the Margins: New Perspectives on the Critical History of Detective Fiction (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 2:10pm
Mollie Eisenberg, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since its emergence from the periodical press into the first mass-market novelistic craze, detective fiction has occupied a liminal position in the margins of aesthetic legitimacy—and critical study. Detection is a popular genre, a “literature of escape,” that nevertheless seems to make a claim to, and find purchase in, more rarefied aesthetic and intellectual precincts. Michael Holquist styles detection as a guilty pleasure of the reading classes: “The same people who spent their days with James Joyce were reading Agatha Christie at night.” This panel asks what that liminal position might show us about both the genre and the conditions—theoretical, professional, material—of its study. 

AUTOETHNOGRAPHY AND SELF-STUDY AS EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS: CONTINUING DEBATES AND CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:57am
Patrick Alan Danaher / University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

AUTOETHNOGRAPHY AND SELF-STUDY AS EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS:

CONTINUING DEBATES AND CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS

 Edited by

Deborah L. Mulligan*, Emilio A. Anteliz# and Patrick Alan Danaher*,+,^

*University of Southern Queensland, Australia

#Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela

+Central Queensland University, Australia

^University of Helsinki, Finland

FOCUS AND RATIONALE

Mad Scholars Anthology

updated: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 5:39pm
Mad Scholar Collective
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Recently, there has been an avalanche of news articles about spikes in mental illness on campus. Seminal works like Margaret Price's Mad at School (2011) have begun to expose the ableism inherent in the university and prompted more open discussion surrounding the politics of disclosure.

As interest in this crucial topic grows, we are seeking out academics with psychiatric disorders and disabilities to contribute chapters to an essay collection on Mad Scholars, showcasing personal perspectives and professional experiences from across disciplines and career stages.

Literature as Vocation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:46am
Western Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Why do we do what we do in the field of literary studies? Why does it matter? To whom? What redemptive or transformative work does literature do? When? Where? How? We invite reflection and conversation about the different kinds of work literature does to and through writers, readers, teachers, thinkers, and scholars. Our topic is intentionally broad as we seek to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creation, interpretation, and appreciation of literature from any historical period and any genre. Our format is inclusive with panels for professors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as scholars from multiple disciplines including English, Modern Languages, Theology, Education, Psychology, Science, and Humanities.

NeMLA 2020: Now What? The Comparative Literature Degree and the Job Market

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

 

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate, particularly in the Humanities. While no discipline in the Humanities has a high number of positions available, it is especially challenging to find jobs in a Comparative Literature department, as the majority of hires are made through an English or Language department. Comparative Literature PhDs must therefore be prepared to market themselves to other academic departments and disciplines. This roundtable will offer practical advice for Comparative Literature PhDs on the job market. Topics we hope to discuss include:

 

 

 

· Applying for jobs in unitary disciplines such as an English or Language department

 

NeMLA 2020: Completing Your Application Dossier: Advice on Writing Teaching, Diversity, and Research Statements

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate. Ironically, the decrease in job opportunities has prompted an increase in the number of materials required by each application. While NeMLA’s Job Clinic currently offers one-on-one mentoring for Cover Letters, CVs, and Mock Interviews—all of which are a standard part of the application for any academic job—we do not currently offer any guidance on other types of application materials. While most advice on the job market focuses on Cover Letters and CVs, these additional documents are a critical part of your application.

Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective: The 26th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 4:33pm
University of Rochester, Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The 26th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

October 25-26, 2019, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 25-26, 2019. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students to workshop a paper with fellow graduate students and faculty from multiple institutions.

Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds

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Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:15am
Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

The “Journal of Public Policy Studies” published by the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, is proud to announce the Call for Papers to a forthcoming Special Issue entitled:
Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds” (http://kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KES/publications/public_policy_studies/).

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020 (Roundtable): Unforthcoming Texts, Unsatisfying Encounters

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: They Say Alt-Ac, We Say Fight Back! Organizing for a Future in Academia and Beyond

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The current “crisis” in the academic job market was already unfolding a decade before many recent PhDs were even born. The pages of publications like the Chronicle of Higher Education are littered with grim reports on the state of the profession, jeremiads against adjunctification, glib inducements to go “alt-ac,” elegies for those lost to the academy, and of course, “quit lit” testimonials by scholars who have said goodbye to the tenure-track job market. Talk is cheap, but organizing gets the goods. Accordingly, this roundtable will explore how members of academia’s army of surplus labor are responding to this situation and what alternative futures they are already working toward. 

CFP: Special Issue of Pedagogy on Undergraduate Research

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:37pm
Kristine Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Call for Proposals: Special Issue of PedagogyUndergraduate Research as a Future of English StudiesGuest Editors: Kristine Johnson and J. Michael Rifenburg

2 CfPs for NeMLA Convention, March 5-8, 2020, Boston, MA

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:35am
Kathryn Bastin (Eckerd College) & Erin Myers (Indiana University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Dear Colleagues,It is with great pleasure that we announce two sessions for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Please find the CfPs below; abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the links provided. Feel free to disseminate this invitation and send any questions to the organizers Erin Myers and Kate Bastin (erin.a.myers@gmail.com and bastink@eckerd.edu). Thank you for your consideration!

 

Vegetative/Meditative States and Other Lessons from Plants in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Seminar)

 

Towards Equitable Language Instruction for the Intercultural Classroom (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:34am
Janice Willson / Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel session invites an examination of pedagogical adaptations at the departmental, class, or individual student level, highlighting opportunities to recognize and include different types of learners.

DECONSTRUCTING DOCTORAL DISCOURSES: STUDENTS’ STORIES AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:45am
Deborah L. Mulligan and Patrick Alan Danaher / University of Southern Queensland, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

DECONSTRUCTING DOCTORAL DISCOURSES:

STUDENTS’ STORIES AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

Edited by

Deborah L. Mulligan and Patrick Alan Danaher

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

 FOCUS AND RATIONALE

RESEARCHERS AT RISK: THE PRECARIOUS POSITIONS OF SCHOLARS CONDUCTING DANGEROUS ENQUIRIES

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:44am
Deborah L. Mulligan and Patrick Alan Danaher / University of Southern Queensland, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

RESEARCHERS AT RISK:

THE PRECARIOUS POSITIONS OF SCHOLARS CONDUCTING DANGEROUS ENQUIRIES

Edited by

Deborah L. Mulligan and Patrick Alan Danaher

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

 

FOCUS AND RATIONALE

OPEN CALL /II. Zip-Scene Conference on Analogue and Digital Immersive Spaces / #kaleidoscopicview

updated: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 2:46pm
Zip-Scene Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Proposed dates:

10-12 November, 2019

Venue:

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary

Topic:

Interactive Narratives – the Future of Storytelling and Immersion in mixed reality mediums and performing arts. This conference aims to investigate whether XR/extended reality (VR/AR/MR) works will acquire a status comparable to film, performing arts and video games in the near future. On this basis, they are looking forward to papers that address narrative experiences enabled by XR and especially VR technologies. In addition, they want to challenge established storytelling strategies and instead more thoroughly analyse ways of creating engaging experiences. 

 

Ages and Stages: Women in the Academy, Revisted

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:40pm
Terry Novak/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Although much has changed in the academy in recent decades, many struggles related to gender and the “traditional notions” of the roles women fulfill and the roles men fulfill in the academy have remained strikingly rigid, to the detriment of individuals as well as to the collective institution. Women still bear a service burden disproportionate to that of their male colleagues. Women in the academy still struggle with childbearing and child rearing choices that men in the academy do not face in the same way. Women still face sexism and sexual harassment that their male counterparts escape. For women of color, the burdens are magnified.

New Book Series: Precarity and Contingency

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:36pm
CSU Open Press and the Center for the Study of Academic Labor
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

From Sue Doe and Seth Kahn, co-editors:

 

We are excited to offer our first call for proposals for a new book series called Precarity and Contingency, published by the Colorado State University Open Press and sponsored by the CSU Center for the Study of Academic Labor.

 

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Decisions: Early October 2019

 

What we want to publish

Teaching and Engaging Shakespeare in the Classroom (NeMLA 2020, roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:01pm
John F. Maune / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

More than 400 years after his death Shakespeare is still taught in western universities and throughout the world. The number of published books related to his works as well as similarly devoted scholarly conferences seem to increase yearly. This means that what and how to approach teaching Shakespeare is not stagnant as might be imagined, but rather is expanding. The number of plays attributed to Shakespeare have seen some fluctuations, but the theory and scholarly research applied to pinch and prod his works continue to produce new stimulating insights. This gives the teacher more options on what to include in their lessons and by necessity, what to exclude. It is no easy choice deciding what to focus on in the classroom.

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