The economic realities facing today’s undergraduate population have led to a proliferation of enrollments into PhD programs. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of these neophyte graduate students are waiting for jobs that are either no longer available or never existed in the first place. Concurrently, for right or wrong, in US colleges and universities at all levels, adjunct and contingent faculty members are no longer in the minority. These part-time and non-tenure track (NTT) instructors outnumber their tenured and tenure-track counterparts at many two-year and four-year institutions.
rhetoric and composition
This roundtable will provide a forum for discussants to describe, analyze, and critique their experiences of teaching writing at specialized institutions. “Specialized institutions” will be interpreted broadly as an institution of higher education that is neither a traditional liberal arts college nor a regional, public university, but instead one that offers a narrower focus through its curriculum. For instance, federal service academies (i.e., West Point or Annapolis), technical colleges (i.e., Georgia Tech, MIT, or Cal Poly), or professional schools (i.e., Bentley University or FIT).
The publisher Rowman & Littlefield has invited me to prepare a proposal for an edited collection tentatively titled The Postgraduate Seminar Essay in Literary Studies: A Guide for Writers and Readers. Although many books exist for undergraduate students on writing and research as well as for postgraduate students working on PhD dissertations, the seminar essay is a peculiarly understudied genre. This volume aims to serve as a resource for both students working on seminar papers and for academic staff who regularly teach postgraduates. The first half of the book will consist of essays providing guidance to postgraduate students working on seminar papers.
Amy Ash, Indiana State University
Michael Dean Clark, Azusa Pacific University
Chris Drew, Indiana State University
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Winter 2019 issue, themed “Archival Research: Discovery, Truth, and Imagination.” Submission deadline: November 15, 2018.
(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.
As a discipline, the humanities seeks to uncover and explore various cultures, histories, experiences, and truths. The 2019 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of unearthing.
From #BlackLivesMatter and #TakeAKnee to #WhyIStayed and #MeToo, hashtag activism campaigns have continued to proliferate in recent years. Whether connected to specific in-person protests (#MarchForOurLives; #MarchForScience; #WomensMarch), consumer boycotts (#DeleteUber; #NotBuyingIt), social commentary (#OscarsSoWhite), fundraising (#IceBucketChallenge), humanitarian efforts (#BringBackOurGirls), or social justice campaigns (#OwnVoices), Twitter has become a vital tool for activism and social commentary. Unsurprisingly, academic studies of hashtag activism campaigns have likewise been on the rise as scholars grapple with the benefits and consequences of digital activism.
LITERACIES ACROSS MODALITIES
Popular Culture and Film
Call for Papers: Michigan College English Association Conference on Friday, October 12, 2018
Themes: Escape and Refuge
Luncheon Speaker: Ruelaine Stokes, poet & tutor at Lansing Refugee Center
Location: Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing 48917