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Teaching South Asia outside the English Department

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:36pm
South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference, Seattle, WA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How does pedagogical strategizing work in teaching Global South Asian literatures in majority serving institutions located in areas where the student body is mostly white, or lacking in South Asian immigrant groups? How does South Asian literature find a place in general education core courses? What are some current practices and challenges that scholars of color specializing in and including South Asia as a text, experience in their classrooms? We are interested in sharing experiences on teaching, planning courses, writing curriculum development projects including South Asia centric courses both for the major and the general education classes that embrace the inclusion of literatures from the global South, especially from South Asia.

The Adaptive Academic: Building Skills and Leadership Culture Beyond the University

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 51st Annual Convention (Boston, MA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Graduate programs are primarily configured to equip students with the tools to thrive within an economy of knowledge production, but such a pedagogical framework takes for granted the structural inclusion of opportunities for developing competencies that are corollary to academic skills. Many of these competencies—planning and organization, collaborative management, transparent communicativeness, fiscal accountability, conflict resolution, stress tolerance, tactful coaching and active mentorship, to name a few—are increasingly being valued as essential for workplace success and leadership.

Creative Writing in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:31am
Dr. Abby Bardi/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel invites writers as well as literary scholars to address the question of political and literary engagement in our political age. In a political age, what happens to the novel or poem of interiority or introspection? Does literary material have to engage with the political? And if it doesn’t, can the political be read between its lines? What are the possibilities for creative work in an era that is increasingly in a state of emergency? Creative writers of all levels and genres are encouraged to explore these questions in the context of their own work. Paper proposals may be submitted on the NeMLA website. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SubmitAbstract/18240

Creative Writing and the New Higher Ed

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the development of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa in the 1930s, creative writing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level have proliferated. In 2008, there were 156 MFA programs in Creative Writing in the U.S; in 2016 there were 244. This roundtable will consider the status of international creative writing courses and programs within the context of the evolving picture of higher education. Some questions to consider: What effects might the spread of online education have on creative-writing pedagogy? Is creative writing as a field sustainable? As higher education moves to encompass a variety of formats and economic models, how will creative writing courses have to evolve?

Vampires, Zombies, Bodices, and Perps: Genre in Creative Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Genre fiction (such as fantasy, sci-fi, suspense and mystery, thrillers, historical romance) has often been discouraged in creative-writing courses, even outlawed. However, in recent years, the popularity of genre fiction in the marketplace has challenged the boundaries of literary writing. This panel will consider some of the following questions: How do challenges to the traditional boundaries of genre impact the teaching of creative writing? How might fiction, drama, and even poetry address these challenges? How can the conventions and tropes of genre fiction be used fruitfully in literary writing? Both writers who work in or with particular genres and writers who have resisted the lure of genre are encouraged to share their work and ideas.

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: 'Getting Back in the Game': Professional Reinvention and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Despite an increasingly grim job market outlook, the humanities continues to produce PhDs in large numbers. Between 2007 and 2017, the number of available Assistant Professor positions in the field of English dropped from 879 to 320. During the same time period, the number of non-tenure-track positions increased from 21% to 34%. Yet in 2016, 5,500 doctorates were still awarded despite the massive post-2008 decrease in obtainable positions. As Vimal Patel wrote in a Chronicle article from September 2018, “The mirage has vanished.

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Experiences of Emerging Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Scholars in the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 2:36pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Boston, MA

This lightning roundtable seeks to amplify experiences of emerging women, trans, and non-binary scholars from a range of backgrounds across graduate, contingent, and junior institutional stature as they navigate careers in the academy. Participants will offer 3-5 minute “lightning presentations” that (a) share experience, (b) offer advice, and (c) demand change across micro and macro structures of the academy. Following the presentations will be ample time for open discussion between the participants and audience members.

Pre- or Post-? Periodization Problems in American Literary Study

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:58am
NEMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel for NEMLA 2020 (Boston) examines the scholarly, pedagogical, and professional problems posed by current chronological demarcations of “early” and “modern” American literature and seeks to propose viable alternative chronological models. The specific years covered by the traditional undergraduate American literary survey have a lasting impact on the American public’s sense of literary history, the dissertation topics of graduate students, the canonical visibility of authors who span chronological margins, the specific texts that receive attention in an author’s oeuvre, the networking of scholars, the availability of grant money, the publication contracts of major presses, and the creation of tenure-track positions.

NeMLA 2020: Intersectionality and the University

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:55am
Jennifer Ross, Nicole Lowman / NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session is a part of the 51st annual NeMLA convention in Boston, MA, to be held March 5-8, 2020.

Humanities Commons Twitter Conference: Making Connections

updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:10am
Humanities Commons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Making Connections, the first Humanities Commons Twitter Conference, will take place July 18th, 2019.

EXTENSION: Proposals are due June 3rd, 2019.

Two-Year and Four-Year College Institutional Relations

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:25pm
Association of Departments of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Recognizing the crucial role that community colleges play in the changing landscape of higher education, and the successes that they have had in educating and supporting a diverse student body, the ADE Bulletin calls for papers on two-year and four-year college institutional relations. Papers may treat the need for and reciprocal benefits of developing closer relationships between English departments and divisions of humanities at two- and four-year colleges, as well as the multiple pathways for developing those relationships.

Academic Writing Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:36am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Academic Writing Workshop


 13 July 2019 – London, UK

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers 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.

Memory Studies Summer School “Memory, Shapes of Time and the Writing of History”

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:36am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Memory Studies Summer School

“Memory, Shapes of Time and the Writing of History”

13-18 August 2019 – London, UK

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

This summer school will cover topics in memory studies, historiographical reflection on narrative, oral history methods, anthropological studies on myth, memory and rituality and cinematic approach to the processes of memory telling.

Structured over a week, the school courses will explore to the following topics: 

Developing Digital Skills Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:34am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Developing Digital Skills Workshop


17 August 2019 – London, UK

Digital literacy (digital tool knowledge + critical thinking) is an important set of skills for research. Acquiring it involves mastering several core competencies including, but not limited to:

– Internet searching, hypertextual navigation and content evaluation

– using information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources

– using the Internet as a publishing medium

Gender Research Workshop Oxford

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:10am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Gender Research Workshop Oxford


8 September 2019 – Oxford, UK

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers with a particular interest related to gender studies. The workshop will allow them to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in gender studies.

Careers Beyond Academia: A Roundtable

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
PAMLA, 117th Annual Conference - San Diego, 14-17th November
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

The changes in the job market and the difficulties for landing a tenure track academic position have been a game changer during the last five years. As many graduate programs in the country have decided to accept lesser students annually, others have devised innovative solutions and have highly engaged in training students beyond academia. This roundtable aims at opening a conversation about professional careers outside academia. The roundtable welcomes speakers who have experience working beyond academia and can guide students and peers towards a professional career path.

Call for Submissions: Journal of Veterans Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Journal of Veterans Studies (ISSN 2470-4768) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal, aiming to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

NeMLA Classics Session Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:39pm
Claire Sommers/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Call for Classics Panel Proposals

Conference Dates: March 5-8, 2020 (Boston)

Conference Theme (session and abstract proposals do NOT need to be about the conference theme): Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures

 

Call for Reviews: English: Journal of the English Association

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:58am
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Are you interested in reviewing a new scholarly publication, relevant to the study of English literature?  The Oxford University Press, peer-reviewed journal English: The Journal of the English Association invites you to propose new titles (book-length, published since 2018) for review.  If accepted, we will purchase a copy of the book for you, agree upon a deadline for submission, and await your review.

Topics of scholarly works for review might include (but are by no means limited to),

- Medieval and early modern literary studies

- Eighteenth Century and Romantic

- Victorian literature

- Modernism, Modernity, and Twentieth Century 

- Contemporary literature: global and local

Teaching as Students and Studying as Teachers: Dual Roles and the Liminal Graduate Student

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:50am
PAMLA Conference 2019 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This roundtable will explore the liminal role of graduate students who teach or TA courses while also working on their own graduate coursework. In particular, this session will examine the way that engaging in and constantly switching between these two classroom roles may cause qualities from each role to interpenetrate with both positive and negative effects on the graduate student. This session welcomes shorter 10-minute presentations of academic or nonfiction meditations on graduate students who negotiate their teaching and studying roles.

TYCA-SW 2019 Conference

updated: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:28pm
Angela Colmenares/TYCA-SW 2019 Conference Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

October 24-26, 2019 at Lone Star College-Montgomery in Conroe, Texas

This year’s conference theme is “Reinvigorating the Public Sphere.”  We seek proposals that address, but are not limited to:

Critical University Studies - SAMLA - November 15-17, 2019

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:31pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

South Atlantic Modern Language Association; November 15-17, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia; Special Session - Roundtable - Critical University Studies. This roundtable welcomes submissions on any aspect of Critical University Studies. Topics that examine the relationship between higher education and society could include specific institutional histories, critical pedagogy, the public/private divide, student debt, academic labor, and legitimation crises in the humanities. By 27 May 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

Public Arts and Humanities Writing Workshop

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 4:41pm
ASAP/11
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

Deadline Extended: Public Arts and Humanities Writing Workshop 

ASAP/11: Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

Ecologies of the Present. 10-12 October 2019. University of Maryland

Africa’s Position in The 4th Industrial Revolution

updated: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:59am
University of South Africa (UNISA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

 

 

 

1ST CALL FORPAPERS

 

 

THE TRIANNUAL UNISA SCHOOL OF ARTS CONFERENCE:

 

 

Africa’s Position in The 4th Industrial Revolution

 

 

DATE: 2-4 OCTOBER 2019          VENUE: Valley Lodge and Spa (Magaliesburg)

 

NCS 2020: Social Media(eval) Studies Now AND Afterlives I: Chaucer’s Englishness in Chaucerian Afterlives

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:31pm
Anna Wilson, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

TWO PANEL DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

CALLS FOR PAPERS: 22nd Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society, 12-16 July 2020, Durham, UK.

 Proposals due by 20 May 2019 to Anna Wilson (anna_wilson@fas.harvard.edu), please read the official guide for submissions on the Conference CFP here: http://newchaucersociety.org/news/entry/ncs-2020-durham-call-for-papers. You may submit to only one session.

 

Social Media(eval) Studies Now

Position papers

51st Annual Convention

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

Please join us for NeMLA's 51st Annual Convention at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located in the heart of the city. The theme of NeMLA 2020 is "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures" — a topic embracing the many facets that define each and every human being across cultures and languages, as well as the many ways in which we interact with each other in today’s rapidly changing global world.

Creative Writing Education Today - Free National Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:32am
Creative Writing Education Today: National Nomadic Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

 

Creative Writing Education Today

 A national nomadic symposium

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Following the successful launch of the nomadic symposium at the University of South Florida (with host Dr. Dianne Donnelly) on October 5, and the second fabulous iteration at Illinois Wesleyan University on February 1 2019 (with hosts Dr. Mike Theune and Dr. Brandi Reissenweber) “Creative Writing Education Today”, next appears at:

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

Friday, May 24 2019

Thanks to the hosts at Jacksonville State!

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