In summer of 2017, Wonder Woman challenged cultural assumptions of box office superheroes and positioned motherhood as an integral part of a feminist resistance. But motherhood as an act of resistance began long before Wonder Woman’s re-introduction to mainstream pop culture. Motherhood is often used as a rhetorical strategy in anti-violence movements, but motherhood is also used to justify violence as resistance. This panel invites submissions that consider the role of the mother as central to individual, local, national, and global activisms and resistance movements in literature, media portrayals, online communities, grassroot campaigns and more.
rhetoric and composition
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
This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.
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?
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.
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.
Call for Papers for an edited volume
Litany in the Arts and Culture
Scholars representing various disciplines are kindly encouraged to submit paper proposals focusing on litanies and their forms and representations in different spheres of culture, including liturgy, literature, music, the visual arts, spirituality, and philosophy. The book Litany in the Arts and Culture edited by Witold Sadowski (University of Warsaw) and Francesco Marsciani (University of Bologna) and composed of selected best papers will be proposed for publication to the editorial board of the Brepols series: Studia Traditionis Theologiae Explorations in Early and Medieval Theology.
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.