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Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:47am
College English Association Special Topics Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2023

Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture We are organizing a panel (or panels) on the topic of "Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture" for the 53rd Annual CEA Conference in Atlanta, GA, from March 21-23. We are looking for papers that discuss how popular culture can be used to teach important concepts or skill sets in a way that engages students in the learning process. Some potential topics include, but are not limited to, critical thinking skills, empathy, composition styles, and rhetorical analysis. There is a possibility that panel presenters may be asked if they want to participate in an edited essay collection on this topic. Please note that presenters must be members of CEA to present at the conference.

Mindfulness in the Academy: Multitasking and Attention (Roundtable -- NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 11:16am
Matthew Leporati / Donetta Hines / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

NeMLA 2024 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Academy: Multitasking and Attention

This roundtable session will discuss mindfulness practices that instructors of writing and literature can incorporate into classrooms, and it will focus especially on mindfulness' ability to assist instructors and students alike in juggling their many tasks, roles, responsibilities, and deadlines.

Queer & Trans Philologies

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

QUEER & TRANS PHILOLOGIES, 22–23 MARCH 2024 (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE / HYBRID)

 

Pedagogy, Practice, and Philosophy 2024 – Risk-Taking in the Composition Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:09pm
University of Florida's University Writing Program
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

“We learn when we take risks. We learn when we do something we have not done before…otherwise we are not learning.” – Dr. David Docterman, “Developing Academic Mindsets for Literacy,” 2016.

[DDL extended] Navigating the security in the future of digital writing among technological transformation

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 11:01pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

Navigating the security in the future of digital writing among technological transformation Living in this post-pandemic age, the insecurity from fear, suffering, and spacial constraint is now extended by technology to a new setting: academia, particularly the writing classroom. The latest technological transformation, like AI-powered writing assistants and tools, are challenging traditional writing pedagogy and practice, challenging us to work with such a “technological problematic” (Sundvall 5). In the past, technological transformations, such as personal computing and the advent of the internet, have established the field of digital writing.

Twenty-second Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (In-person on the campus of Claflin University) *

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:58am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Twenty-second Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (In-person on the campus of Claflin University) *

November 1-2, 2023

THEME: THE IMPACT OF AI ON WRITING AND READING

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Concurrent sessions

Thursday, November 2, 2023, Concurrent sessions

11 AM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana Poet Laureate 2021-23, Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor of English, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

*(Participants not residing in the United States may request a virtual option)

Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at CEA 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:47am
CEA College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers: Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at CEA 2024

March 21-23 Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Composition and Rhetoric: Practice for our 53rd annual conference.

The special topics chair for Composition & Rhetoric: Practice invites submissions on a range of topics exploring writing pedagogies and practices focused on the conference theme of Transformations. Proposals may address the following topics:

-       What are successful transformations of your curriculum that have supported student success in writing?

CFP: Afrofuturism in Black Literature, Film, Media & Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:39am
Coppin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

AFROFUTURISM IN BLACK LITERATURE, MEDIA, FILM & CULTURE

Edited by DuEwa M. Frazier

Publisher: Routledge

SEEKING ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS for EDITED VOLUME:

The dynamic tradition of Black literature and storytelling now stands at the crossroads of where historical realities meet with present day - dreams of Afro futures, to re-make, re-mix, re-store, and re-envision an ideal and artful world, from diverse points of view with the goal to inspire and educate current and future generations of scholars and creators.

TOPICS INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Afrofuturism - Interviews & Reviews

A Surplus of Options?: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Language and Literature Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 12:15pm
Jeanne Marie Rose / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

****Deadline Approaching****

The next Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston, MA, from March 7-10, 2024. The roundtable "A Surplus of Options?: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Language and Literature Classroom" is seeking abstracts (200-300 words) consistent with the conference theme of SURPLUS.

 

Call for Chapters: Teaching Humanities With Cultural Responsiveness at HBCUs and HSIs

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 11:41am
DuEwa Frazier / Coppin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 

Link: Call for Chapters: Teaching Humanities With Cultural Responsiveness at HBCUs and HSIs | IGI Global (igi-global.com)

NOTE: We will consider submissions from scholars who teach at institutions outside of HSIs and HBCUs if the submission is focused

on any of the below topics for culturally relevent pedagogy. We will also consider scholars who have completed studies on the bridge in culturally responsive teaching from K-12 to higher education. 

Deadline Extended! Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2023 - 1:14pm
SUNY Council on Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

“Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence” 
Join us October 13–14, 2023, for a virtual conference hosted by the SUNY Council on Writing and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.

Personhood, Spirit, and the Afterlife

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:10pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes

 Personhood, Spirit, and the Afterlife

62.2 (October 2024)

Nan Goodman, Editor in Chief
Ruth Ellen Kocher and KP Kaszubowski, Guest Editors

University of Colorado Boulder and Duke University Press

 

SCOPE:

Out of Time: An Exploration of Surplus Value in Marginalized Bodies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 12:19am
Megan Harlow & Rachael Nebraska Lynch / George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Conference Theme: Surplus

Dates: March 7-10, 2024 in Boston MA

 

2023 Creative Writing Studies Conference - At the Nexus: Cross-Disciplinary Connections

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2023 - 11:53pm
Creative Writing Studies Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Creative Writing Studies Organization (CWSO) is now accepting proposals for the 8th Annual Creative Writing Studies Conference (CWSC) – our first in-person conference since 2020! The conference offers an exciting opportunity to rebuild past connections and create new ones. It will be held the weekend of October 20-22, 2023 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

Proposals for papers and workshops will be accepted through August 16, 2023.

We would love to see you in person. However, our world is different now, so with this conference we will continue to offer virtual options for both presenters and attendees to increase access and expand our community.

Power and Precarity Ushered in by AI in Rhetoric and Composition

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:20pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

The lightning-fast pace of innovation in weak and strong AI, open AI, and natural language processing have jointly given rise to a developing need to reshuffle and refurbish most of our pedagogical and rhetorical practices. The growing use of GPT 3, Chat GPT, LaMDA, DELL E-2, Packback, and other AI-empowered algorithmic tools have pushed the field of rhetoric and composition to transform, giving rise to a grim scenario characterized by pedagogical emasculation, professional anxiety on the part of writing instructors and researchers in rhetoric and composition.

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (PAMLA 2023) [Extended Deadline]

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:05pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023

PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL

CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

“Rhetorical Theory”
Portland, October 26-29th

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)

Abstract

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.

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NeMLA 2024: Pedagogical Surplus in the Socially Just Classroom

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 3:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The work of creating a socially just classroom is often one of balancing a pedagogical surplus of initiatives, directions, and possibilities. Expanding the literary canon, pushing back against white supremacist norms of classroom discourse and production, and creating accessible assignments, materials, and activities all involve research, restructuring, and integration that can be labor-intensive and potentially overwhelming. Additionally, instructors often have to balance between the goals of their own classroom and institutional imperatives, ensuring students gain the preparation and cultural capital that will enable them to succeed in classrooms with traditional academic expectations.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Special Volume on Artificial Intelligence, Writing, and Critical Thinking

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 11:19am
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The growing potential of artificial intelligence to generate content undetectable to plagiarism checkers has created a sense of urgency across higher education.  What are the pedagogical and curricular implications of artificial intelligence for writing and critical thinking?  What are the pedagogical and curricular responses to this rapidly advancing technology that is both widely available and affordable? 

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for a special volume on Artificial Intelligence, Writing, and Critical Thinking.

Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2023.

Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 4:31pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 20 *** 

PAMLA Annual Conference 

Portland, Oregon 

October 26-29, 2023 


 "Rhetorical Approaches to Literature" (Paper / Panel)   

Narrative Fiction and its Alternatives Forms (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.

While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.

Word-ing as Worlding: Writing in/through/from the Body to the World (NeMLA 2024 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This session emerges from an attunement to the excess of grief and trauma that have recently marked being and belonging for so many of us. In doing so, it aims to hold room for where grief and trauma meet literature and creative writing, asking first: what literature can we engage and look to for support on writing through grief and trauma, both our own and that of others we have come to know intimately? Other key questions that the session seeks to explore include, but are not limited to: How do we straddle writing about the “damage” of the everyday while also writing about what Toni Morrison calls awe and reverence?

Invite to submit to an upcoming in-person conference session, "Rethinking Critical Thinking and the Humanities." (October 2023, Portland OR; PAMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:35am
Piers Armstrong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Invite to submit to an upcoming in-person conference session, "Rethinking Critical Thinking and the Humanities."  (October 2023, Portland OR; PAMLA)

 

Dear colleague,

 

I have organized a round-table session to be held at the PAMLA 120th Annual Conference (Portland, OR) – October 26-29, 2023.

 

Centering Multilinguality in First-Year Composition Classes: Creative and Inclusive Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2024 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

NeMLA 2024: Boston, March 7-10, Sheraton Back Bay

This session is a roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations of 5-10 minutes each, and the session is open to conversation and debate).

Current directions in composition and rhetoric scholarship—including labor-based contract grading, ungrading, experiential learning and/or service learning, critical language awareness, antiracist pedagogy, translingualism, and asset-based pedagogies—are converging to make the classroom a more inclusive, welcoming space for all learners. When we consider how these different approaches play out with multilingual learners, though, we learn more about our students, our texts, our classrooms, and ourselves. 

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