“Only the media techniques of the 19th century, that is, photography, gramophone and film, had saved the sensuous reality from the absolutism of the book – however, one could formulate more radically: before the absolutism of language”, – N. Bolz writes in the book "Das ABC der Medien". The proposed opposition between writing as an "informational" media (which was most interesting to McLuhan) and "sensory" media needs critical reflection. This is especially important in conditions when a person's immersion in the media space implies that not only the information brain memory should be involved, but also various performative practices of experience and memory of the body.
SAMLA's 93rd Annual ConferenceSocial Networks, Social DistancesNovember 4–6, 2021Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson
118th PAMLA ConferenceLas Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Crossings: A Journal of English Studies is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of scholarly articles and book reviews. Crossings invites contributions in the fields of language, applied linguistics, literature, and culture from scholars and researchers mainly affiliated with higher education.
Contributions should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each contribution is submitted to at least one reader on a panel of reviewers and only those articles recommended by the reviewer will be considered for publication. Reviews may take four to six months to complete after the submission deadline.
Crossings does not accept student papers or creative writing.
In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation.
In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper.
Call for Papers:
Fragmented, Evolving, Precious: Scholarly Writing across Life Contexts
500-word proposals with 50-word bios due 15 February 2021
The thirteenth biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, which will be held virtually from April 21-23, 2021, will focus on policies and practices for planning and convening antiracist conferences. The exigence for our theme is global and local. This year’s uprisings for Black liberation have only reaffirmed the need for institutions of higher education to confront their roles in perpetuating a white supremacist system and, with the BIPOC students, faculty, and staff who have endured this violence and marginalization, to create just and equitable structures in its place.
The (B)end of (Hi)story: beyond postmodern narrative
Deadline extended! The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites submissions for the first annual Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize. Undergraduate students are welcome to submit 1,000-1,500-word academic essays on any topic relevant to the study of Ralph Waldo Emerson—his life, work, national and transnational reception, importance within and beyond U.S. literature and culture, and/or contemporary relevance. Winning essays will demonstrate originality, clarity, and rigorous engagement with Emerson. Selected essays may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. The winning essay will be published in The Emerson Society Papers and the writer awarded $100.
Call for Papers
How to Do Things with Worlds
18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: TBA [but virtual]
“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”
Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)
Bridges and Borders: Navigating Problems and Possibilities in Language and Culture
A Graduate Student Virtual Conference presented by the Carnegie Mellon University Department of English Colloquia with Keynote Speaker Jasbir Puar
April 23, 2021
Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021
Deadline for submissions: extended to 15 January 2021
Routledge Studies in Creative Writing
Editor: Graeme Harper
Associate Editor: Dianne Donnelly
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
24th Annual Conference
Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021
- Virtual -
Proposals are invited for presentations at the 24th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021.
Great Writing 2021 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2020 and is being expanded this year. The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.
CALL CLOSING SOON.
Oral History Workshop
23 January 2021 – London/Online1pm-4pm TBC (London Time)
The workshop is designed for students, young scholars independent researchers and history, culture and tradition enthusiasts who would like to improve their academic skills, introduce oral history in their work, engage with oral tradition and also record and preserve unwritten stories.
Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy 2021
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30TH 2020
Submissions of papers for Gentes’s 7/20 number are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (maximum 50,000 characters) until the deadline set for November 30, 2020.
Gentes Gentes is made of four sections:
The CEA Mid-Atlantic Review is the official publication of the College English Association Mid-Atlantic Group and is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually. We specialize in literary and cultural criticism, discussions of pedagogy, public humanities work, book reviews, personal essays concerned with the teaching of English, and creative writing related to literature or teaching. The CEA Mid-Atlantic Review believes that scholars and creative writers should be paid for their labor. Authors of published pieces will receive a $20 honorarium.
What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab).
Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.
Call for Papers
In our “post-truth” landscape, where “fake news” and “alternative facts” abound as the world struggles to make sense of an ever-changing global pandemic, it can be challenging for students, especially those transitioning from high school to college, to grasp the standards for composing and proving accurate and verifiable arguments. At the same time, teaching students to evaluate sources, construct fact-based arguments, as well as sharpen rhetorical and analytical skills is more important than ever before.
The SWCA Board is excited to announce that the 2021 Southeastern Writing Center Association conference will be held fully online. Join us Feb. 11-13, 2021, to discuss the transformations writing center professionals and the field undertake during times of crisis and trauma. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, social unrest, natural disasters, and significant changes in the structure and leadership of higher education have greatly accelerated the pace of these changes and prompted all of us in the writing center field to reconsider many aspects of our approaches to writing center work and everyday operations. Writing center professionals are called not just to react, but to proactively transform their identities, missions, and services.
In this special issue of _Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine_ (Vol. 6, slated for publication Summer 2021; full schedule below), we ask students, educators, caregivers, essential workers, survivors, scholars, and healthcare professionals to give voice to their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.
Throughout the past decades, gamification has become an increasing part of training experiences. To define the term quickly, gamification involves the application of gameplay mechanics to normally non-game-based activities to increase successful activity and performance. Gamification can involve the use of popular video games, adaptations of game shows like Jeopardy, simple chalkboard games like Hangman, or a variety of rhetorical approaches that introduce gaming components into another field.
Issue 8: Culture Jam
Guest Editor: Brian Gaines (Virginia Tech)
Due: February 1, 2021
It is 50 years since the publication of Jacques Derrida’s « La mythologie blanche: la métaphore dans le texte philosophique » in the journal Poétique (1971). As the proofs of La mythologie blanche held in the archives testify, the essay draws on the course Théorie du discours philosophique that Derrida taught between 1969 and 1971. The essay, which at the time sparked an important debate, has today receded from the forestage of philosophical discussion. In the original course, Derrida explores the relationship between philosophy and other discourses and the possibility of a theory of philosophical discourse.
In “The Archival Turn’s Pedagogical Turn” (2017), Wendy Hayden has documented rich and “varied ways of teaching with archives” (134). Possibilities include classroom incorporation of specific archival materials, assignments involving archival research, rhetorical analysis of archives, and opportunities for students to create archives. This roundtable invites 5-10 minute presentations that share innovative approaches to integrating archives into the rhetoric, composition, or literature undergraduate classroom and that pose corresponding questions or present challenges for discussion. This roundtable also invites presentations that consider ways in which teachers of the past—especially within extracurricular settings, often venues “for resistance that wa
Request for Chapters
Embodied Environmental Risk in Technical Communication: Local and Global Contexts
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: October 15, 2020.
We invite chapter proposals from both scholars and practitioners of environmental and disaster risk communication for an edited collection which the ATTW Book Series Editor, Tharon Howard, has invited us to submit for consideration for the research line of the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.
"We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain"
- Charles Bukowski