“We learn when we take risks. We learn when we do something we have not done before…otherwise we are not learning.” – Dr. David Docterman, “Developing Academic Mindsets for Literacy,” 2016.
Navigating the security in the future of digital writing among technological transformation Living in this post-pandemic age, the insecurity from fear, suffering, and spacial constraint is now extended by technology to a new setting: academia, particularly the writing classroom. The latest technological transformation, like AI-powered writing assistants and tools, are challenging traditional writing pedagogy and practice, challenging us to work with such a “technological problematic” (Sundvall 5). In the past, technological transformations, such as personal computing and the advent of the internet, have established the field of digital writing.
Twenty-second Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (In-person on the campus of Claflin University) *
November 1-2, 2023
THEME: THE IMPACT OF AI ON WRITING AND READING
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Concurrent sessions
Thursday, November 2, 2023, Concurrent sessions
11 AM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana Poet Laureate 2021-23, Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor of English, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.
*(Participants not residing in the United States may request a virtual option)
Call for Papers: Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at CEA 2024
March 21-23 Atlanta, Georgia
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Composition and Rhetoric: Practice for our 53rd annual conference.
The special topics chair for Composition & Rhetoric: Practice invites submissions on a range of topics exploring writing pedagogies and practices focused on the conference theme of Transformations. Proposals may address the following topics:
- What are successful transformations of your curriculum that have supported student success in writing?
CALL FOR PAPERS
AFROFUTURISM IN BLACK LITERATURE, MEDIA, FILM & CULTURE
Edited by DuEwa M. Frazier
SEEKING ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS for EDITED VOLUME:
The dynamic tradition of Black literature and storytelling now stands at the crossroads of where historical realities meet with present day - dreams of Afro futures, to re-make, re-mix, re-store, and re-envision an ideal and artful world, from diverse points of view with the goal to inspire and educate current and future generations of scholars and creators.
TOPICS INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Afrofuturism - Interviews & Reviews
The next Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston, MA, from March 7-10, 2024. The roundtable "A Surplus of Options?: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Language and Literature Classroom" is seeking abstracts (200-300 words) consistent with the conference theme of SURPLUS.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
NOTE: We will consider submissions from scholars who teach at institutions outside of HSIs and HBCUs if the submission is focused
on any of the below topics for culturally relevent pedagogy. We will also consider scholars who have completed studies on the bridge in culturally responsive teaching from K-12 to higher education.
“Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence”
Join us October 13–14, 2023, for a virtual conference hosted by the SUNY Council on Writing and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.
Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes
Personhood, Spirit, and the Afterlife
62.2 (October 2024)
Nan Goodman, Editor in Chief
Ruth Ellen Kocher and KP Kaszubowski, Guest Editors
University of Colorado Boulder and Duke University Press
55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Conference Theme: Surplus
Dates: March 7-10, 2024 in Boston MA
The Creative Writing Studies Organization (CWSO) is now accepting proposals for the 8th Annual Creative Writing Studies Conference (CWSC) – our first in-person conference since 2020! The conference offers an exciting opportunity to rebuild past connections and create new ones. It will be held the weekend of October 20-22, 2023 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.
Proposals for papers and workshops will be accepted through August 16, 2023.
We would love to see you in person. However, our world is different now, so with this conference we will continue to offer virtual options for both presenters and attendees to increase access and expand our community.
Call for Proposals
July 14, 2023
55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language AssociationSession Theme: Teaching Societal Change in the Classroom Despite Sociopolitical SurplusMarch 7-10, 2024, in Boston, MA
The lightning-fast pace of innovation in weak and strong AI, open AI, and natural language processing have jointly given rise to a developing need to reshuffle and refurbish most of our pedagogical and rhetorical practices. The growing use of GPT 3, Chat GPT, LaMDA, DELL E-2, Packback, and other AI-empowered algorithmic tools have pushed the field of rhetoric and composition to transform, giving rise to a grim scenario characterized by pedagogical emasculation, professional anxiety on the part of writing instructors and researchers in rhetoric and composition.
- The conference will take place at Syracuse University from 8-10 December 2023.
- Henry Luce Foundation
- Syracuse University
PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
Portland, October 26-29th
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)
This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.
The work of creating a socially just classroom is often one of balancing a pedagogical surplus of initiatives, directions, and possibilities. Expanding the literary canon, pushing back against white supremacist norms of classroom discourse and production, and creating accessible assignments, materials, and activities all involve research, restructuring, and integration that can be labor-intensive and potentially overwhelming. Additionally, instructors often have to balance between the goals of their own classroom and institutional imperatives, ensuring students gain the preparation and cultural capital that will enable them to succeed in classrooms with traditional academic expectations.
The growing potential of artificial intelligence to generate content undetectable to plagiarism checkers has created a sense of urgency across higher education. What are the pedagogical and curricular implications of artificial intelligence for writing and critical thinking? What are the pedagogical and curricular responses to this rapidly advancing technology that is both widely available and affordable?
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for a special volume on Artificial Intelligence, Writing, and Critical Thinking.
Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2023.
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 20 ***
PAMLA Annual Conference
October 26-29, 2023
"Rhetorical Approaches to Literature" (Paper / Panel)
Seeking 250-word abstracts for a panel session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual convention in Boston, MA, March 7-10, 2024.
All submissions must be made through the following link: View Session (cfplist.com)
Black Rhetorics: Written and Performed
In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.
While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.
“There’s something uniquely exhilarating about puzzling together the truth at the hands of an unreliable narrator,” Maria Semple.
This session emerges from an attunement to the excess of grief and trauma that have recently marked being and belonging for so many of us. In doing so, it aims to hold room for where grief and trauma meet literature and creative writing, asking first: what literature can we engage and look to for support on writing through grief and trauma, both our own and that of others we have come to know intimately? Other key questions that the session seeks to explore include, but are not limited to: How do we straddle writing about the “damage” of the everyday while also writing about what Toni Morrison calls awe and reverence?
Invite to submit to an upcoming in-person conference session, "Rethinking Critical Thinking and the Humanities." (October 2023, Portland OR; PAMLA)
I have organized a round-table session to be held at the PAMLA 120th Annual Conference (Portland, OR) – October 26-29, 2023.
NeMLA 2024: Boston, March 7-10, Sheraton Back Bay
This session is a panel (3-4 participants, each presenting a formal paper of 15-20 minutes, plus Q&A).
Read more about this session: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20317
NeMLA 2024: Boston, March 7-10, Sheraton Back Bay
This session is a roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations of 5-10 minutes each, and the session is open to conversation and debate).
Current directions in composition and rhetoric scholarship—including labor-based contract grading, ungrading, experiential learning and/or service learning, critical language awareness, antiracist pedagogy, translingualism, and asset-based pedagogies—are converging to make the classroom a more inclusive, welcoming space for all learners. When we consider how these different approaches play out with multilingual learners, though, we learn more about our students, our texts, our classrooms, and ourselves.
This open invitation calls for authors to submit 500-750 word abstracts for Peitho’s Summer 2024 Special Issue: “Small and Subtle Feminisms: Reconsidering Who or What Is Feminist Enough.”
Rhetorical Circulation for Social Justice
(A Panel of 55th NeMLA Annual Convention|March 7-10, 2024| Boston, MA)
Abstract submission link: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20607
Submission deadline: September 30, 2023
The Conference for Young Adult Literature Louisiana (CYALL) is a forum to discuss, demonstrate, and champion learning strategies in teaching young adult literature. College faculty, graduate students, librarians, authors, K-12 educators, and scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers and presentations on all aspects of YA literature and media.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is September 15, 2023
The conference will be held on November 10, 2023.