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Undergraduate Writing Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:45am
College of Charleston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Dear colleagues,

Heather Lang and I are reaching out to writing studies faculty at liberal arts colleges to form a possible roundtable for the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies 2018 Annual Conference. The goal of this roundtable is to better represent the status of rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate level (beyond the first year) at liberal arts colleges.

Below you will find a draft of our proposal. We are asking for interested participants to send in 50-word summaries of your contributions by June 8th. That will give us a week to collaborate with participants and finalize the proposal before the June 15th deadline.

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:47am
Jennifer Grouling & Stephanie Hedge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.

Bridging Academic Courses with the Real World through Community-Based Learning

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:15am
Special Issue of "Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Impact: the Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, is currently soliciting pieces for a special issue on community-based learning and service learning, slated to appear in the summer of 2019. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome on topics related to community-based learning and service learning. For example, what does a successful community-based learning assignment in your discipline look like? What are the different ways to assess students’ learning experiences in community-based learning assignments? How can we build effective partnerships with community organizations?

 

[Deadline extension] CEA at SAMLA: Fighters from the Margins

updated: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:20pm
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 90th SAMLA conference from November 2-4 in Birmingham: “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.” Presenters are invited to share their liberation pedagogy, including assignments or strategies that encourage activism, or to consider ways in which literature, film, and culture augment or inform socio-political movements and promote social justice.

More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.

Creative Writing in Education

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:16am
National Association of Writers in Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

The NAWE conference explores creative writing in education in all settings. We welcome proposals for workshops, presentations and shared panels from creative writing tutors working in schools, colleges, community settings and in higher education at any level.

SAMLA 90 General Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

NYCEA 2018 Conference: “Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field”

updated: 
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:09pm
The New York College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dear colleagues:

Please find below the call for papers for the annual New York College English Association conference. The conference will take place October 19-20, 2018 at Plaza College in Queens, NY. 

This year's conference theme is ​"Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field."

We are a regional organization of the College English Association, and our annual conference provides a welcoming environment for faculty and graduate students presenting papers. 

The Rhetoric of War

updated: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:55pm
SAMLA South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Conference Information

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama 

THE RHETORIC OF WAR

Call for Session Proposals: 50th Anniversary Convention, Washington, DC

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:59am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NeMLA is turning 50! Please come and help us celebrate our Anniversary Convention at the Gaylord National in Washington DC, March 21–24, 2019.

The theme of our 2019 convention is "Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples." It aims to challenge traditional notions of history, territory, and identity and to recognize the complex processes of trans-culturation that have characterized modernity.

As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, plays an important role in shaping both national and global history. It is vital that NeMLA bring its convention to this seat of power in order to address the ongoing challenges we face in producing a world that values diversity, honesty, scholarship, and justice.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Composition and Rhetoric'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Wallace Cleaves, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Composition and Rhetoric
Presiding Officer: Wallace Cleaves, University of California, Riverside, wallace.cleaves@ucr.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Rhetorical Approaches to Literature'

updated: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:32am
Kristin Brunnemer, Pierce College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature
Presiding Officer: Kristin Brunnemer, Pierce College, kristin_brunnemer@msn.com
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

updated: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:07pm
Prose Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

Special Issue of Prose Studies

Edited by Sherita V. Roundtree, Pritha Prasad, and Louis M. Maraj

 

EXTENDED Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018

 

#BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

 

Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

updated: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:53am
Prose Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Special Issue of Prose Studies

Edited by Sherita V. Roundtree, Pritha Prasad, and Louis M. Maraj

 

EXTENDED Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018

 

#BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

 

Unidentifiable Literary Objects: A symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:10am
Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018

On 29 June 2018, the Critical Poetics Research Group at Nottingham Trent University will host a symposium on the ‘Unidentifiable Literary Object’. Speakers include: Clare Connors (University of East Anglia), Marie-Dominique Garnier (University of Paris VIII), Laurent Milesi (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex), Judith Still (University of Nottingham), Sarah Wood (University of Kent). We hope that Hélène Cixous and Eric Prenowitz (University of Leeds) will also be able to join us via Skype.

AWP Conference Panel: Topic TBD

updated: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:04am
Anna Faktorovich, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018

I would like to put together an Association of Writers and Writing Programs panel. I am unsure about the topic. The first panel I am putting together this year is for the 10th anniversary of my Anaphora Literary Press, a reading for some of the writers. I would like to put together a second panel with folks that I am not affiliated with, so anybody reading this post. The panel can be a reading, or a discussion on the profession, or a discussion on the writing craft. Maybe a panel of independent publishers to discuss the problems we face in this field. Maybe a panel of academics (I previously taught college English for over 4 years) to talk about teaching creative/writing.

ETELL: English & Literature in the College Classroom *UPDATE*

updated: 
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:27am
Renee Williams / Angelina College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

Deadline extended

The Angelina College Language Arts and Education Division seeks 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute presentations for East Texas English Language & Literature: English & Literature in the College Classroom. The conference will be held October 6, 2018, at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. We welcome submissions regarding all aspects of English language and literature, but preference will be given to proposals from English faculty and graduate students addressing effective, innovative post-secondary ELA education in the following areas:

Shakespeare and the Other (August 6-8, 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 3:24pm
Wooden O Symposium (Utah Shakespeare Festival)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

The Wooden O Symposium (Auguest 6-8, 2018) invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The conference seeks papers/panels that investigate our 2018 theme: Shakespeare and The Other. Topics could range from marginalized characters, underdogs, and outliers, to inclusivity or diversity in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme.

Critical Theories of Education Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Critical Theories of Education (CTE) 2018

Critical theories have traditionally problematized the current and past states of our educational institutions. For this year’s conference, however, we ask participants to explore the potential future(s) of educational theory and practice.

What can critical theories tell us about the future of education?

Papers, panels, and workshops addressing any of the following are welcome:

Critical pedagogy, history of education, education and social change, movement pedagogy, philosophy of education, critical theory, Marxist educational research, race and education, gender oppression, or other related themes.

2019 CCCC Panel Proposal

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:22am
Daniel Libertz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Below is a CFP for a panel I am putting together for next year's 4C's. Please contact me with a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) about what you would like to present on by April 20th.

 

 

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:15am
Barnard College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

December 1, 2018 

The 26th Biennial Conference of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program of Barnard College 

 

 

Plenary Speakers:
 
Lorna Hutson (University of Oxford)
Dyan Elliott (Northwestern University)

 

Veterans Studies - Perceptions on the World Stage

updated: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:05pm
PAMLA 2018 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PAMLA 2018 Special Session

Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. All the world is a ‘stage’ for military personnel and their families. Their stories and experiences as they ‘act’ in foreign locations is a rich part of human culture that veterans bring with them when they return to civilian life. This special session invites papers that explore the many facets of the military experience including literature, theatre, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.

Putting on a Good Show: Professor as Performer

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA 2018, Bellingham, WA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Jill Carroll, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that all instructors use a “teaching persona,” even those who unconsciously adopt what she calls a “default” persona. “If it [the default persona] works for you, consider yourself lucky,” she writes, “but if it doesn’t, the results can be messy.” This panel intends to address our teaching personae, and asks that participants consider the following questions (or any other questions that seem relevant to the issue at hand):

-Do you purposefully craft a persona for yourself, and if so, how have you gone about it?

-If at multiple universities, do you sample different approaches or personas?

-Who or what are your influences?

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (DIME): Special Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:57am
Dr. Gulbahar Beckett & Joshua Taylor / Iowa State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME)

 

Special Issue: Role of Technology in Indigenous, Minority, and Diaspora Language

            Maintenance, Cultural Survival, and Curriculum Innovation: Digital Divide, Access, and Empowerment

 

Seeking contributions from college writing instructors for The Writer Works Book (working title), a supplemental workbook that assists students in freshman writing courses, especially in co-requisite models

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:06am
Paige Huskey, Associate Professor of English / Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses.  This text especially works well in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term. 

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