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Silence in L2 writing classrooms: Global Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 9:59pm
University of New Mexico
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Students are often silent in classes. How do teachers interpret silence from students? How do students interpret silence from the teachers? Why do students’ choose to be silent in the classroom? Are teachers aware that students are choosing to be silent? Through the lens of languaging, silence is a linguistic/language device that is less addressed in the research. Like languaging, the use of silence in classrooms can be perceived as “creative and critical use of linguistic resources to mediate cognitively complex activities (Garcia & Wei, 2014, p. 10). Because second language (L2) writers have multiple languages in their linguistic repertoires, silence is one of the strategies that has been misinterpreted by many instructors.

Owning, Despising, Joking: The Art of the Political Insult

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:29pm
Judith Paltin/ University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP for an approved panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference, San Diego CA, Nov. 14-17, 2019

https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17896
Please submit abstract proposals using PAMLA's online submission form (if you are new to PAMLA you will have to go to pamla.ballastacademic.com to create an account first).

Borders, Walls, and Bridges

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:26am
Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

Themes:  Borders, Walls, and Bridges

 

Luncheon Speaker:  Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate

 

Location:  Michigan State University, Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Lane, East Lansing MI 48824

Double the Teaching: the Work of Community College Faculty

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:53am
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

We readily describe the job of university professors as having three components: research, teaching, and service. These same three components manifest themselves in the work of community college faculty. Nevertheless, full-time community college faculty typically have at least double the teaching load of their peers at the university. This much greater emphasis on teaching together with much diminished requirements (and support) for research means the work of a full-time community college instructor has a distinct balance of efforts and outcomes.

 

SUNY Council on Writing Conference: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:26pm
Dashielle Horn / SUNY Purchase College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Theme: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

The 2019 SUNY Conference on Writing will take place at Purchase College from November 8-9.

Based on the principle that arts and scholarship are indispensable to each other and to society, Purchase College, SUNY, was envisioned from its founding as a campus where conservatory training in the visual and performing arts would reside alongside programs in the liberal arts and sciences. In this spirit, and in honor of Purchase College’s unusually artistic student body, we invite attendees and presenters to consider the relationship between writing and art.

Other Mothers: Non-Traditional Mothering in the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:01am
Kristen A. Hoffman / St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: With such a wonderful response to this call, I've decided to extend the deadline by one month, because there are so many women who have important stories to tell.

Literacy Transactions: People, Practices, and Texts

updated: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:38am
MLA Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies Literacy Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

 

The MLA RCWS Literacy Studies Forum invites proposals for MLA 2020 presentations on literacies and literacy practices, situated in a wide range of political, social, economic, linguistic, educational, cultural, and technological contexts. Specifically, at MLA 2020 we are interested in exploring how literacies are exchanged between people and contexts. How do people, their literacy practices, and texts change as a result of this transaction? We welcome papers that speak to literacy, exchange, and change. Submit 250-350 word abstracts by 15 April 2019 to Alanna Frost (frosta@uah.edu) and Peggy Otto (peggy.otto@wku.edu ).

 

 

Racism and Writing

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:04pm
Craig A. Meyer, Texas A&M University - Kingsville
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

 

2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:42am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Lehigh University’s Department of English is thrilled to announce its annual Literature and Social Justice conference, “Performance and Social Justice,” to be held November 1-2, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We welcome proposals from Master’s students, Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and independent scholars working on performance studies, broadly conceived. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of performance and social justice. What is the relationship between performance and justice? In what ways does a certain text/character/literary moment, etc. perform social justice? How can performance become a form of activism and/or advocacy?

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!

Advocating for Foreign Language Departments

updated: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:18am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

2020 MLA CFP:

“Advocating for Foreign Language Departments”

 

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Seattle, Washington

Dates: 09–12 January 2020

Full name of sponsoring MLA committee: Executive Committee for the Forum Higher Education and the Profession (HEP): Teaching as a Profession

Contact emails: c_brown972@hotmail.com

Due date for abstracts: 28 March 2019

Call for papers/abstracts:

Teaching in an Age of Populism

updated: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:18am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

2020 MLA CFP:

“Teaching in an Age of Populism”

 

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Seattle, Washington

Dates: 09–12 January 2020

Full name of sponsoring MLA committee: Executive Committee for the Forum Higher Education and the Profession (HEP): Teaching as a Profession

Contact emails: c_brown972@hotmail.com

Due date for abstracts: 28 March 2019

Call for papers/abstracts:

A Digital Space to Call Home

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:15pm
MediaCommons
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Each month, the MediaCommons Field Guide hosts a different conversation in Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture Studies asking contributors to connect their interests or research to a core conceptual question. 

We are seeking contributors to shape diverse and intriguing conversations for our May 2019 issue, A Digital Space to Call Home, asking broadly:

How does homelessness and transience translate in digital spaces? 

The responses we hope to compile in this issue can (but need not exclusively) address:

SEMANTIC RELATIONS AND PERSONAL NAMES

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:47am
ANS Panel at MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

 

The American Name Society (ANS)

is issuing its

Call for Papers

for the ANS panel at the 

Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention

9-12 January 2020, Seattle

 

Semantic relations and personal names

The International Interdisciplinary Conference: CHANGES IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEXT OF THE SPECIFICITY OF THE ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:55am
CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION

UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW

 

invites to

 

The International Interdisciplinary Conference:

CHANGES IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEXT OF THE SPECIFICITY OF THE ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION

4th-6th of December 2019 Wrocław (Poland)

 

Call for Papers

 

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:51am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

SAMLA SPECIAL SESSION: VOICE, IDENTITY AND CONFIDENCE IN WRITING: WAC STRATEGIES THAT WORK

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:10am
Josef Vice/Purdue University Global
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

JOIN US AT SAMLA, 2019, https://samla.memberclicks.net/

November 8-10, 2019, Atlanta GA

This SAMLA Special Sessions panel welcomes presentations that examine effective strategies for building writing confidence, voice, and identity in writing intensive courses or Writing Across Discipline courses. The panel is particularly interested in strategies used by teachers of courses other than first year composition itself but that are possibly transferable to the FY composition classroom. Interactive presentations are a plus! 

CFP: What is Technology? (2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:28pm
Janet Wasko / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 21, 2018

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND
APRIL 11–13, 2019

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating information and communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, and environments.

[MLA] Nabokov and Contemporary Writing: Official Panel of the Nabokov Society

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:16am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals on 'Nabokov and Contemporary Writing' for its guaranteed panel at the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January. We are interested in papers on how living writers - whether novelists, poets, playwrights, or writers of creative non-fiction - have drawn on Nabokov's work, whether in celebration or in criticism. How does Nabokov continue to be a fertile and challenging presence in contemporary letters?

Race, Age, & Futurities

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA Convention 2020 (guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Proposals invited for a guaranteed interdisciplinary panel that examines the intersections of race, age, and imagined futures--including those that are hopeful, destructive, or endangered. Please send 250-word proposal and 2-page c.v.

Panel sponsored by TC Age Studies.

Proposal deadline extended to March 18, 2019.

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper9264.html 

7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing [Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:18am
Quinnipiac University Writing and Critical Thinking (QUWACT)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19, 2019) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Proposals addressing any topic in critical thinking and/or writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines are welcome.  To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the conference website: https://www.quctl.com/conference-call

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

MLA 2020 Guaranteed Session CFP: A Decade in Comics (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Susan Kirtley and Margaret Galvan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed guaranteed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This roundtable panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:35am
Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Proposals

Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) 2019

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University invites proposals from graduate, undergraduate, and professional scholars on all topics related to “Encounters and Crossings: Studies in (In)Visible Boundaries and Barriers.” The purpose of this year’s SELARC conference, scheduled for April 6, 2019 at Auburn University, is to explore the intersections and encounters within issues of power, representation, and identity across the disciplines.

The Work of Community Colleges

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Two-Year College Association-West (TYCA-West)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

“The Work of Community Colleges”

TYCA-West 2019

11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV

 

Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

 

In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s. 

Special Issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning: The Toil of Feeling: Education as Emotional Labor

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:45am
Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This special issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL) seeks to elucidate the continually undervalued and unrecognized aspects of emotional labor in education for both students and instructors. Although emphases on outcomes, skills, and cognition serve valuable purposes, they also tend to eclipse emotional processes that are taken for granted and therefore rendered invisible despite being vital aspects of the labor performed by stakeholders in all educational settings.  This special issue will take as its premise the notion that we must consider emotions as work in order to obtain a fuller picture of what transpires with teachers and learners in institutional contexts and beyond.

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