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Writing without Writing: Fragments and Survivance

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:23pm
ACLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Since the nineteenth century to the present, fragmentary writing has been widely deployed in literature and philosophy (i.e. Ernst Bloch, Schlegel, Mallarmé, Adorno, Maurice Blanchot, Kafka, Beckett etc.) as a strategy to disrupt the idea of totality by and through writing. Fragmentary writing as an incomplete totality, bears absent voices and traces and alludes to a whole.

ReVision & ReForm: Teaching Writing Across Borders

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 11:57am
New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

REVISION & REFORM: TEACHING WRITING ACROSS BORDERS

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

APRIL 24-25, 2020

NeMLA 2020 Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology: Writing Studies Pedagogy in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 10:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel examines the teaching of college writing, rhetoric, and composition in the digital age by exploring rhetorical situations, genres, and technologies in both the professional and academic realms, with particular attention to digital rhetoric, pedagogy, information and media literacy, and literary and cultural studies. This panel engages deeply with NeMLA’s conference theme of “shared spaces and places” online and in the classroom, and focuses on the cutting-edge of “shaping languages and cultures” in the digital sphere.

CFP: Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at CEA 2020 (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:14pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Composition and Rhetoric: Practice for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

 

The special topics chair for Rhetoric and Composition: Practice welcomes proposals on a range of topics exploring how pedagogies and practices shape the writing classroom. Proposals may address the following topics:

NeMLA 2020 Teaching Dickens Now

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:21am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How do we teach Dickens now? What do Dickens’s works have to do with the #MeToo movement; with social media; with the Anthropocene, extinction rebellion, and climate change; with racism and living, as Christina Sharpe has put it, “in the wake” of slavery; with technological rupture, the gig economy, and radical job transformation; and with other questions of modern life? What do we do with Dickens’s long prose and today’s allegedly shorter attention spans and alternative narrative forms?

This panel invites scholars to address what Dickens’s fiction offers the present and why Dickens matters now. The Dickens Society requests paper proposals (250-500 words) for the panel “Teaching Dickens Now” (ID 18079).

Pedagogy at CEA 2020 (3/26/20 - 3/28/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:05am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Pedagogy at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Pedagogy for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

In thinking about our conference theme Tides, we are specifically interested in considering how the tides of pedagogy has changed. Presenters might consider

Humour: 2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Humour seems to be an essential feature of human life – ‘the ability to be amused by things, the way in which people see that some things are amusing, or the quality of being amusing’ (Merriam-Webster). It is not just about jokes but a way of looking at the world. Individually, it is beneficial to health, relieving negative energy and invigorating the mind and the body. Socially, it is an indicator of frankness and sociability. Economically, it generates communication, improves teamwork and increases efficiency. Politically, it is an important form of protest and disobedience. Historically, it has proven to be a powerful weapon in times of crisis. And it can be wielded negatively, as a weapon or entrée into dark social arenas such as racism or hatred.

Women and their Words: The Rhetoric of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:20am
Michele Lockhart, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Michele Lockhart seeks contributors for her fifth collection of essays, which will analyze the language used by female candidates as they vie to be the 46th President of the United States and first female President of the United States.

Making the Most of Our Disciplinarity: Writing Connections Among Composition and Literature Courses

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Depending on the institution, the department, the politics, and the history of a space, composition and literature faculty often face constant pressure to legitimize or explain the work that we do. However, few opportunities are available to do so in real and tangible ways with departments and faculty outside of our own. This panel seeks to explore the ways that writing and English courses function within and across institutions throughout the country in an effort to develop real-time strategies that increase the visibility of our work, including its interdisciplinarity. How can we increase collaboration with faculty outside of our own silos in order to foster a stronger writing culture across campuses?

Call for Papers, CEA 2020 National Conference at Hilton Head Island, SC, March 26-28

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:14am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

General Call for Papers at CEA 2020

Conference Theme: Tides 

Conference Date: March 26-28, 2020

Conference Venue: Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa; One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928; 1-843-686-8400;

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hhhgr-hilton-head-marriott-resort-and-spa/

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentation for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Peace Studies (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:13am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Peace Studies at CEA 2020

 

Call for Papers, Peace Studies at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Peace Studies for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NeMLA Convention 2020: Formalism and Fun: On Experiencing Text and Time in the Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:08pm
Shun Y. Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Time is of the essence, and academia has responded accordingly. From measuring objectives and outcomes, to the shortening of course sequences, and from the promotion of multimodal learning and multitasking, to the emphasis on testing over slower, but pleasurable, processes of meaning-making, teaching and learning in the classroom has become rushed and fraught, especially in areas such as composition and the study of literature, where teachers and students struggle to keep up. Keep up or fail: a false dilemma now normalized, forcing itself upon us. In The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (2016), however, Maggie Berg and Barbara K.

"Feminism in the Writing Classroom: A Conversation About Feminist Theory and Decolonization"

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
Norma Dibrell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

My name is Denae Dibrell. I am a Lecturer at UTRGV. I will be chairing a roundtable in Boston in March for the NeMLA conference. I am so excited about this. 

 

 

Feel free to share this Call for Abstracts, submit an abstract, or reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

 

 

"Feminism in the Writing Classroom: A Conversation About Feminist Theory and Decolonization"

 

Who Belongs, Who Does Not: The Use of Comics as Literatures of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This creative panel seeks to examine how artist-scholars can combine their scholarship and their creative skills to articulate various forms of marginalization. I intend to solicit creative works that lie at the intersection of the textual and the pictorial, which push the boundaries of scholarly inquiry by incorporating the artistic, in an effort to make research more accessible to people outside the academe. As a comic scholar and artist, I firmly believe in the versatility of its hybrid form and its ability to solicit deeply affective responses (which cannot be achieved by purely empirical data).

Reimagining Creativity in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:05pm
21st Century Englishes Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

The 21st Century Englishes Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling

Green State University’s (BGSU) Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, and BGSU’s

Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU’s English Department.

 

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: Registration opens at 8:00 AM; Opening remarks begin at 8:45 AM

Location: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green State University

Contact Information: Co-Chairs Emma Guthrie & Morgan McDougall

21stcon@gmail.com

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-forpapers/

2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:40am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

 Submission Guidelines:

Graduate students should send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the LSJ Conference Committee at LSJLehigh@gmail.com by August 1, 2019. Please submit abstracts as .pdf or .docx attachments and not in the body of the email. In your abstract, include your name, email, institutional affiliation (if any), and working title. Please email us with questions regarding submissions. Graduate students at all levels and independent scholars are welcome to submit. For more information go to https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/lsj/

Call for Papers:

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom (Roundtable – NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:32am
Matthew Leporati / Donetta Hines / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom

 

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.

Eighteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:11am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Eighteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

October 30-31, 2019

THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM AND E-LEARNING

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Ministers Hall, Claflin University campus   

                                                                                  

Registration

Morning: Concurrent sessions

Luncheon

1 PM Keynote address on the national reading gap by Dr. Anthony Graham, Provost, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

CFP: Special Issue of Pedagogy on Undergraduate Research

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:37pm
Kristine Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Call for Proposals: Special Issue of PedagogyUndergraduate Research as a Future of English StudiesGuest Editors: Kristine Johnson and J. Michael Rifenburg

Creating and Sustaining Transdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

North East Modern Language Association's 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Faculty learning communities offer an environment in which normally isolated spaces, places, and disciplinary-specific language and cultures can interact to produce new insights into members’ professional identity and pedagogy while simultaneously enriching a college’s broader community of ideas. The structure of such groups also has the benefit of being far more flexible than formal or ad hoc committees, which are often constrained by end-oriented goals, college bylaws, and other such protocols.

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] SUNY Council on Writing Conference: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:31pm
Dashielle Horn / SUNY Purchase College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Theme: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

The 2019 SUNY Conference on Writing will take place at Purchase College from November 8-9.

Based on the principle that arts and scholarship are indispensable to each other and to society, Purchase College, SUNY, was envisioned from its founding as a campus where conservatory training in the visual and performing arts would reside alongside programs in the liberal arts and sciences. In this spirit, and in honor of Purchase College’s unusually artistic student body, we invite attendees and presenters to consider the relationship between writing and art.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Owning, Despising, Joking: The Art of the Political Insult

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:07pm
Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Rhetoric Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2020

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:11am
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL

 

“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)

rhetoric / hospitality

 

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack

 

“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”

 

—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)

 

Double Helix, Volume 7

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:11am
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Submissions are invited for Volume 7 of Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing. For more information, please visit DH at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.

Intercultural Studies Beyond Checkpoints

updated: 
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:13pm
Rhetoric and Communications Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The history of mankind/humanities is marked by intercultural contacts among different societies, be it in development contexts such as trades, business, religious encounters, diplomatic and academic exchanges, or be in conflictual contexts such as war incarceration, human trafficking, forced migration, and annexations.

Propelled by globalization, the first decades of the 21st century witness a growing trend of old (i.e. face to face interactions) and new (i.e. digital/online interactions) forms of intercultural contacts in both development and conflictual contexts. Intercultural contacts consist of an interplay of interlocutors’ interactions, languages, communications, behaviours, and emotions that are dynamic, non-linear, and emergent.

Call for Comics: Sequentials Issue 4 - "Materiality: Drawing (on) Technologies"

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 3:28pm
Sequentials
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Materiality is the mediating force through which our senses engage information. As print and digital technologies alike have become increasingly more sophisticated, accessible, and affordable, some creators, scholars, and consumers have embraced innovative digital technologies, while others remain devoted to more familiar materials and formats. Differences in income, education, geographical location, and other factors heavily influence the technologies—digital and physical—through which we produce and consume content, conduct business, and communicate with others.

Teaching South Asia outside the English Department

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:36pm
South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference, Seattle, WA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How does pedagogical strategizing work in teaching Global South Asian literatures in majority serving institutions located in areas where the student body is mostly white, or lacking in South Asian immigrant groups? How does South Asian literature find a place in general education core courses? What are some current practices and challenges that scholars of color specializing in and including South Asia as a text, experience in their classrooms? We are interested in sharing experiences on teaching, planning courses, writing curriculum development projects including South Asia centric courses both for the major and the general education classes that embrace the inclusion of literatures from the global South, especially from South Asia.

Rhetorical Theory Panel for PAMLA, San Diego

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:24am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel welcomes papers that chart recent movements in rhetorical theory—in particular, papers on developments in rhetoric’s connection to materiality, inclusive of broad movements in “new materialism,” “agential realism,” “vitalism,” “object-oriented ontology,” and “object-oriented rhetoric,” and others. Possible questions to be considered: is “agency” uniquely human? Does agency extend into the non- or transhuman domain? To what extent do objects, materials, and environments rhetorically impact human decisions?

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