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Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

updated: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 6:13pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

Double Helix invites Reports from the Field and scholarly Notes related to the effects of coronavirus—campus closures, social distancing, courses moved online, etc.—on pedagogy related to critical thinking and writing.

*Reports from the Field (2,500 to 5,000 words) focus more exclusively on specific pedagogical practices and are less invested in theory than Research Articles. They address institutional programs and initiatives, course and assignment design, assessment, instructor response, and readings of student work. Their modest length provides readers with an opportunity to learn quickly about a new practice and its implementation.

Nineteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 21, 2020

THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:  

DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020                                                                               

Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

 1 PM EST Keynote address on “College Reading...and What it Means” by Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Associate Dean of The Graduate College & Professor, College of Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Gender & Embodiment in Narratives of Displacement: Special Issue of Feminist Encounters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Katrina Powell, Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

According to the United Nations, more than 70 million people have been displaced worldwide. The UN monitors statistics on internally displaced persons, refugees, and asylum-seekers, and within those groups there are nuanced experiences of displacement based on gender, race, sexual expression, class, religion, and ability. Experience of forced displacement—whether because of civil unrest, natural disaster, government-induced development, or climate change—is more and more a shared experience, and the narratives of these experiences can both bring together and challenge us. The recent global Coronavirus pandemic affects us all, and yet it exacerbates the inequities in medical care, services, and ability to adhere to stay-at-home mandates.

Justice (CEA in Birmingham 4/8-10/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:59am
Ken Bugajski / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Justice. The College English Association’s 52nd national conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.

NeMLA: Genocides and Language

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:34am
Didem Alkan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the aftermath of the man-made catastrophes, such as genocides, the artistic production does not only seek to grasp the reality behind the atrocities, but also to convey that reality as it is experienced. Language functions as medium for deconstructing this brutal reality that exceeds meaning. Thus, language could be situated among the most crucial components of the communication process since it functions both as catalyzer and obstacle for the embodiment of the historical reality. This panel explores the diverse discourses in which genocides are understood and represented in contemporary artistic production. What are the linguistic, moral, political, and sociological functions of language during and/or in the aftermath of the genocides?

Medieval Magic in Theory: Prologues to Learned Texts of Magic

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Vajra Regan (University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CFP (56TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO, MAY 2021)

 

MEDIEVAL MAGIC IN THEORY: PROLOGUES TO LEARNED TEXTS OF MAGIC AND ASTROLOGY


Sponsor: The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

Co-sponsor: The Societas Magica

Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Philip K. Dick:  His Sources and Inspirations

 

Making Games Matter (Special Issue of Computers and Composition)

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:51am
Rebekah Shultz Colby, University of Denver & Steve Holmes, Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Computers and Composition and Computers and Composition Online Special Issue Call for Papers: Making Games Matter

Supporting Multilingual Writers: Hands-on Strategies and Conversations

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA))
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

With internationalization of higher education and recent student demographics changes, multilingual students are no longer “contained” in ESL programs (Matsuda, 2006; Poe & Zhang-Wu, forthcoming). Many of multilingual students matriculate directly into mainstream writing classes, highlighting the importance of linguistically responsive instruction at the tertiary level (Gallagher & Haan, 2018). This awareness is especially crucial for faculty in college writing programs because of their vast reach of instructional impact. Despite this need, college writing faculty often have limited training in supporting multilingual students (Atkinson et al., 2015; CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers, 2014). 

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 8:40am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Conference  postponed until 2021: Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020

Deadline Extended to 21st July.

The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom; PAMLA (Nov. 12-15, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:51pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom:

This session investigates the teaching of climate change themes, focusing on the first-year writing classroom. It will invite instructors whose courses have incorporated these themes to share their pedagogical strategies with those who are new to the use of climate change themes or who would like to improve their existing pedagogy.

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (PAMLA 2020 Las Vegas) [Deadline Ext.]

updated: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PAMLA 2020

“Rhetorical Theory”
Las Vegas, 11/12-15, 2020

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack, USC

“Rhetoric is a coproductive function of circulation in excess of human intention, which collapses rhetoric and persuasion into the rhetorical, a process of world making that extends relationality into future publics.” 

—Byron Hawk, Resounding the Rhetorical (2018)

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. 

Writing Our Wombs-CFP for NeMLA 2021 Conference Creative Session

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:48am
Chair: Rachelann Lopp Copland/Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Shortened Description of creative session:  This session calls for women and members of the LGBTQ community to submit work related to the function of their wombs and how the womb creates/destroys/changes identity. By creatively exploring our histories of meaning associated with womb, this creative session aims to contribute to NeMLA’s 2021 Philadelphia convention theme, “Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities,” by sharing unique writing experiences that challenge the traditional meanings associated with wombs and present new ways of looking at the literal and figurative womb.  Attendance to the conference, whether virtual or in-person is required.

 

Call for Book Chapters: Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:37pm
Chris McGunnigle / Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 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.

SAMLA 92 is Going Virtual (A Conference Update)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:41am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Important Update: The 92nd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 13-15, 2020 as an entirely online event hosted through Accelevents

Because we are moving our conferene to an online format for 2020, we have revised several crucial deadlines for conference planning. They are as follows:

NeMLA 2021 Roundtable: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology: Fostering Innovation in Theory and in Practice

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021

As we move forward in this new normal, there is an urgent need, at both national and global levels, for critical investigations into the humanistic, scientific, and social scientific impacts of the coronavirus, both societally and in academia. It’s possible, likely even, that your current research and teaching focuses are not directly related to epidemiology. Regardless, your research and/or teaching has undoubtedly been affected by the pandemic. Now is a key moment to lean into the many robust opportunities for teaching developments and enhancements.

Creative Writing in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In an age of Twitter rants, allegations of fake news, and increasingly bitter partisan divides, what happens to the novel or poem? Does literary material have to engage with the political? And if it doesn’t, must the political be read between its lines? What are the possibilities for creative work in an era that is increasingly in a state of emergency? This panel asks creative writers to consider the question of political and literary engagement in our political age. Writers of all modalities and genres are encouraged to explore these questions in the context of their own work. This panel asks creative writers to consider the question of a political literary engagement in our political age. Writers of all modalities and genres are welcome.

Teaching with Images in Composition Courses

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021 Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID19 Pandemic:Dis/Articulating the 'New Normal'.

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Andrea C Valente/ Rhetoric & Communication eJournal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic:

Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

 

Journal Chief Editor: Ivanka Mavrodieva

Guest Editors: Andrea Valente and Paola Giorgis

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GCWG 2021 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

'I See You, I Hear You': Teaching Agency and Empowerment in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:18pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This session proposes a re-examination of the undergraduate student writer's concept of agency during times of crisis. We aim to expand our critical understanding of what it means to teach students in a way that empowers, offers agency, and acknowledges the voice of the student during times of crisis, whether such crisis is a result of a global pandemic such as Covid-19, national issues such as police brutality, or the result of a personal struggle such as anxiety or loss and, thus, we welcome contributions that address agency, empowerment, and voice from a variety of academic perspectives.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A NEW VOLUME: BUILDING BRIDGES AND CROSSING BORDERS: FROM INCARCERATION TO THE FRONT LINES OF JUSTICE

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Timothy Barnett
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Today, many thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are crossing borders and building bridges between communities as they fight against injustice and for alternatives to mass incarceration. This volume, edited by a collective of Northeastern Illinois University faculty and students, some either currently or formerly incarcerated, will tell the stories of these justice leaders.

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