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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.

“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. 

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.

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: Adapting Prison Pedagogies for University Classes

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewicz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Because in the United States access to a quality education
is raced and classed, educational opportunities--or rather,
the dearth of them--are linked to imprisonment. Kathryn
Hanson and Deborah Stipek write, “Dropouts are 3.5
times more likely to be arrested than high school
graduates. Nationally, 68 percent of all males in prison do
not have a high school diploma.” Even more strikingly,
Begin to Read reports that 85% of juveniles tried in
juvenile court and over 60% of incarcerated adults are
functionally illiterate.

Call for Papers - Pedagogy & Popular Culture - Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Pedagogy: Service Learning in English Courses--Composition and Literature: New Ideas for Relevant Service Learning Components

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference, 

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                                                                     April 8-10, 2021

Pedagogy: Stimulating Awareness/Provoking Engagement--Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                                                                    April 8-10, 2021

UPDATE: NeMLA 2021 - Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good Roundtable - Remote participation possible!

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Updated call for proposals for a roundtable session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention to be held in a hybrid/virtual format March 11 - 14, 2021

In-person participation will take place in Philadelphia, PA

Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good - Roundtable

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom: In-person, Online, in the Moment (Roundtable -- NeMLA 2021

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
Matthew Leporati / The College of Mount Saint Vincent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, considering the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques. Participants are especially welcome to discuss how mindfulness techniques can be utilized in online spaces, especially for in-person classes that have suddenly become remotely taught online as of the Spring 2020 semester.

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