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Spark Volume 3 Call

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Spark: Journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal

an open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies


Spark 2020 Call: Volume 3, April 2021


Call for Submissions

PAMLA--Composition & Rhetoric Panel

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Assoc. Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PAMLA 2020 Las Vegas   Nov 12-15 2020

General Standing Session: Composition and Rhetoric

This session welcomes all papers addressing the fields of composition and rhetoric from
pedagogical, practical, and theoretical perspectives. In addition, we encourage papers that
address the conference theme, “City of God, City of Destruction,” in ways that connect the
rhetoric/composition field with topics or practices examining the current political, religious, and
social divides. Possible areas of interest include debates, classroom strategies, and rhetorical
approaches to:

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 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.

The Humanities in Transition - Critical Theory Issue

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 3:49pm
Flannery Wilson / San Bernardino Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

For this issue we have something entirely new in store. 

Do you remember a time in college or in grad school where you read a piece of critical theory, then thought: 

Wait a minute. If I’m being honest with myself, did I really understand that? If I had to summarize what I just read in a few words, would I be able to? 

In this issue, we want to see you grappling with some of your favorite critical theory texts. 

"Digital Expressions Of The Self"

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
National Institute Of Technology, Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

The National institute of Technology, Silchar is organizing a symposium on ''Digital Expressions of the Self'' during 7-8 Dec 2020. We are interested in how people experiment with creative expressions of the self. Constructing the self in the digital sphere may involve processes of experimentation that in turn allow one to experience the self in multiple ways. This is mediated of course by the apparatus of the digital-codes and algorithms. We are interested in the nuances of these processes and the aesthetics of the expressions. The deadline for abstract submission is 22 May. Details available here:

Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA) (Deadline Extended)

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:40am
Alejandra Ortega / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference will take place November 5-8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by considering how writing pedagogy can encourage students to make connections between their sense of self and the community at large. Academia is rarely limited to the space of the classroom. Often lines between the individual student, the university space, and the local community blur to facilitate a deeper engagement with learning.


Topics might include, but are not limited to:


"Ri/sentimenti". Emotions and language

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Archives of emotions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.

"Beyond 'An Institution Adrift': The Third Current of Writing at CUNY in the 21st Century"

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:21pm
Todd Craig, Amy Wan, Neil Meyer (City University of New York)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Beyond “An Institution Adrift”: The Third Current of Writing at CUNY in the 21st Century

Eds. Todd Craig (Medgar Evers College), Neil Meyer (LaGuardia Community College), Amy J. Wan (Queens College)


Rhetoric and the Public University

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 13-15, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida


“Rhetoric and the Public University”


This panel welcomes any and all papers related to the general topic of rhetoric and the public university. Some guiding questions include, but are not limited, to the following:


  • What is the relationship between rhetoric and the public university? What should that relationship be or become?