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Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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 on Writing and Teaching Justice

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:58am
CEA Mid-Atlantic Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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.

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:54am
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

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).

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic: Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:29pm
Rhetoric and Communications E-Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

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.

Re-imagining Writing Pedagogy in a Post-Truth Landscape

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

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.

2021 SWCA Conference: Trauma & Transformation - Writing Centers in an Era of Change

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Southeastern Writing Center Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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.

CFP: Great Writing 2021: Great Writing the International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020

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.

 

“I Think You’re Muted": Voices from the Coronavirus Pandemic

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:54pm
Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

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. 

Tobias Smollett at 300: the work of writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:42pm
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) at The Open University, UK, and History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The Open University, UK, and the Institute of English Studies, Uni
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021 

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2020

Tobias Smollett (1721–1771) probably wrote more words than any other writer in the eighteenth century. This has often been overlooked because the words were not always his own. Smollett laboured over vast works of compilation, including historical works, reviews, magazines, translations and compendiums. Even his novels – which sit a little awkwardly in the stories that have been told about the rise of the novel – embraced a similar practice. As a result, Smollett has never been quite able to achieve the reputation which he rightly deserves – that is, as one of the great literary figures of the mid-eighteenth century.

Call for Book Chapters: Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum [extended deadline]

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:34am
Chris McGunnigle
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

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.

Culture Jam (special issue of Textshop Experiments)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:19am
Brian Gaines, Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Issue 8: Culture Jam

Guest Editor: Brian Gaines (Virginia Tech)

Due: February 1, 2021

Metaphor in the Philosophical Text - ACLA 2021 (April 8-11 / virtual)

updated: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:07am
Giovanni Menegalle / Mauro Senatore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

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.

“Teaching With Archives”: Current and Past Pedagogical Practices (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 2:05pm
Grace Wetzel, Saint Joseph's University / NeMLA 2021 Virtual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

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

Embodied Environmental Risk in Technical Communication: Local and Global Contexts

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 1:29pm
Samuel Stinson and Mary Le Rouge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

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

The Body in Pain - ACLA 2021 (Virtual)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

"We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain"

- Charles Bukowski

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

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). Boredom, however, has been explored by philosophers for centuries and has been making a persistent appearance in the modern novel from nineteenth and century to present, in the moments of contemplation, waiting, idleness or complaints of bored characters.

CCCC at USC Regional Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:47am
CCCC/NCTE and University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (extended deadline)

 

Theme: Building Diverse Communities through Writing

University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | December 18-19, 2020 (online meeting)

Website:  https://dornsife.usc.edu/the-writing-program/ccccs-at-usc/

Deadline: October 22, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Virtual Conference/February 18, 2021

updated: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:33am
Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies virtual conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary.

Sigma Tau Delta 2020 Southwestern Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:09pm
Sigma Tau Delta's Southwestern Region
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Co-Sponsored by Oklahoma Baptist University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region. 

Date:
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Location:
Virtual

Purpose:
The Southwestern Region of Sigma Tau Delta contains a multitude of diverse narratives. During the 2020 Symposium, we want to encourage members to expand their own narratives by listening to and discussing the narratives of others. Our goal is to create a vibrant, unified identity for our Region built upon an appreciation and understanding of the diversity of narratives within it.

Reminder: NEMLA 2021 Panel: Rethinking Innovation: Practices of Care and Maintenance in DH Scholarship and Pedagogy

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021. Given the pandemic, remote participation on this panel is not only possible, but welcomed.

Short Description of the Panel

Following a wave of interest in care and care relations in literary studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning, this panel invites all manner of submissions that explore what it means to care about or care for the Digital Humanities, its practitioners, audiences, and material objects.

Submission Instructions

Strengthening Connections: Teaching and Writing in Secondary and Post-Secondary Classrooms

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
The Wisconsin English Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In a time of unrest and division, the WEJ is interested in strengthening connections. While the WEJ remains focused on student writing in high school, community college, and university environments, it is also crucial for scholars to consider the transition from secondary to post-secondary education and how instructors at each level can work with students who are developing writing expertise. To that end, the WEJ would like to welcome submissions on a variety of related topics:

Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:49am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

CFP: Returning to and Updating Burke

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:58pm
Daniel Adleman and Chris Vanderwees
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

In the mid-twentieth century, Kenneth Burke's massive body of work on the "new rhetoric" was widely considered to be a watershed for the rhetorical tradition and its interlocutors. Routing classical and new rhetorical concepts through contemporary understandings of the unconscious, ideology, media, discourse, literature, politics, ecology, and economics, Burke rendered "mere rhetoric" relevant to the concerns of modernity.  In 2020, his trailblazing approaches to terms such as identification, orientation, attitude, hierarchyinterpretation, occupation, action, trope, etc.

Empathy and the Teaching of Writing

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:42pm
Eric Leake, Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 

Empathy and the Other: Difference, Connection, and the Teaching of Writing

Call for Proposals (CFP)

250-word proposals with 50-word bios due by 11/30

 

Edited by Lisa Blankenship and Eric Leake

 

2021 ABC-SWUS Virtual Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Association for Business Communication Southwestern U.S.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Please submit a proposal or paper related to business communication topics for presentation at the 2021 ABC-SWUS Virtual Conference, held in collaboration with the Association for Business Information Systems (ABIS). Research papers or position papers related to business communication topics in the following areas are encouraged:

 

 

Communication Technology

 

Technology and Education

 

 

Innovative Instructional Methods

 

Business Education Issues

 

 

International Business Communication

 

Paradigm Shifts in Communication

 

 

Training and Development/Consulting

 

Interpersonal Communication

 

 

NeMLA 2021 Panel-- Beyond Tech Support: Innovating Support for Undergraduate Writers Online (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:26am
Kellie Sharp, University at Buffalo SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Because writing instructors and writing consultants often work one-on-one with students, we are in a unique position to help students navigate college life and encourage them to use their writing to work through the complexity they see around them. In the wake of COVID-19, many students are struggling to maintain a sense of safety and to find the motivation to continue with their coursework. Writing programs and writing centers have had to pivot quickly to support students in online environments. This rapid transition has highlighted not only the amazing innovations that instructors and consultants have come up with in order to help students, but also the administrative and pedagogical problems to which programs need to respond.

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