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Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2020

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:22am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Throughout the past decades, gamification has become an increasing part of training experiences. To define the term quickly, gamification involves the application of game play 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.

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: 'Getting Back in the Game': Professional Reinvention and Adaptation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Despite an increasingly grim job market outlook, the humanities continues to produce PhDs in large numbers. Between 2007 and 2017, the number of available Assistant Professor positions in the field of English dropped from 879 to 320. During the same time period, the number of non-tenure-track positions increased from 21% to 34%. Yet in 2016, 5,500 doctorates were still awarded despite the massive post-2008 decrease in obtainable positions. As Vimal Patel wrote in a Chronicle article from September 2018, “The mirage has vanished.

Multimodal Strategies for Special Needs Outliers in Distance Education

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:21pm
Jennifer D Allard California State University San Marcos
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 PAMLA Conference San Diego

Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics / Professional and Pedagogy

Special Session—Panel

Session Chair: Jennifer Allard (California State University San Marcos)


This panel invites papers that investigate the use of multimodal, cross-disciplinary curriculum for online instruction. More generally, the panel seeks presentations on supporting the needs of all students to successfully communicate. Papers that address the teaching of cognitive science concepts and interpretive communication (including “performance” pieces) are especially welcome.


Georgia Philological Association: May 15, 2020 Meeting and Call for Papers

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:05am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

The fifteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 15, 2020. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association.

The Popular Culture and Pedagogy: Twitter Conference

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:57pm
The Popular Culture and Pedagogy Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019


The first annual Popular Culture and Pedagogy Conference  (http://popularcultureandpedagogy.org)  will take place on November 11th, 2019. ​

The theme of the conference will be:

Using Popular Culture As A Tool For Engagement  

A part of effective teaching is learning from our peers. The goal of The Popular Culture and Pedagogy Conference is to share successes as well as potential teaching practices for other scholars and educators to borrow and learn from while creating a space where we can share feedback, and reflection on how we can employ popular culture in the classroom.

Textshop Experiments Journal Issue 6

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:04pm
Textshop Experiments
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Textshop Experiments invites submissions for Vol. 6, beginning February 1.  This is a rolling issue, and submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2019.

Textshop Experiments is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focused on electracy; experiments in writing and modality; the Digital Humanities, Internet Studies, electronic media, games and gaming, and information literacy; and reflections on philosophy, education, and cultural studies in the digital age. This issue we are also accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short literary experiments.  We are open to all forms, modes, trials in reading, writing and teaching.

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:32pm
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of humour and satire in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

Call for Submissions: Journal of Veterans Studies

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Journal of Veterans Studies (ISSN 2470-4768) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal, aiming to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

“The Agency of Language in Contemporary Global Discourse"

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:58pm
SAMLA 91- South Atlantic Modern Language Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Special Session Proposal: “The Agency of Language in Contemporary Global Discourse”



Dr. Petra M. Schweitzer

Dr. Casey R. Eriksen 



Language appears in various aspects and many facets of communication. However, the growing concern of encountering a language characterized by and constructed around an inherent ferocity highlights the strong interface between language and cultural, political, and sociological objectives and ideologies. The linguistic

Rhetoric Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2020

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019



“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)


TYCA-SW 2019 Conference

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:28pm
Angela Colmenares/TYCA-SW 2019 Conference Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

October 24-26, 2019 at Lone Star College-Montgomery in Conroe, Texas

This year’s conference theme is “Reinvigorating the Public Sphere.”  We seek proposals that address, but are not limited to:

Corridors: Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference CFP

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:43pm
Corridors: Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference / Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Corridors: Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 

Location: Virginia Tech in Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019 


Theme: Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Dappled Discipline/Dappled Methods/Dappled Pedagogies


Plenary Speaker: Dr. Caddie Alford (Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University) 


Rhetorical Theory Panel for PAMLA, San Diego

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:08am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Conference
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?

SAMLA 91 General Call for Papers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:04am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

General Call for Papers

SAMLA invites prospective conference participants to submit abstracts to our annual General Call for Papers. The General Call will be used to build programming from accepted abstracts that did not resonate with any of our currently published CFPs. 

Abstracts will be reviewed internally, and accepted abstracts will either be placed on an extant panel or combined with other General Call abstracts to create new sessions. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee acceptance and placement, though we will work earnestly and diligently to place all abstracts.

German language, culture, and literature

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:02am
German Journal - Sprache, Literatur, Kultur
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

"Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche/Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick" - what better time than spring to finish that draft and send it in to us! We are an enthusiastic group of professors, led by an all-female editorial board, publishing a peer-reviewed academic journal. Our interests are in anything "German" from various perspectives. We are especially excited when we receive submissions about literature, culture, and language, including teaching German as a second or foreign language. Articles are published in German and English. Please visit https://dc.cod.edu/gj/ for more information. Happy writing!

Writing in the Breaks: Black Rhetorics and Rupture

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:56pm
SAMLA--November 15-17 Atlanta, GA--DEADLINE EXTENDED
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

In theorizing the break in black radical aesthetics, Fred Moten suggests, "Words don't go there [in Cecil Taylor's Chinampas]. Is it only music, only sound that goes there? Perhaps these notes and phrases will have mapped the terrain and traversed (at least some of) the space between here and there" (In the Break, 42). Moten claims that black radical aesthetics enact a generative rupture, break, or cut that create space for black aesthetic practices. This panel will consider any theorization of rupture or the break in black expressive practices with a special consideration of papers that address the break between black musical and literary practices.

SAMLA 91: Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 1:42pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

The 91st annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 15-17, 2019, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's theme is Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.

SAMLA invites scholars to submit Calls for Papers both related and unrelated to our conference theme. Interested scholars can submit a CFP here: https://bit.ly/2rotqfw. A link to the CFP submission form can also be found on SAMLA's homepage at http://samla.memberclicks.net.

The final deadline for CFPs will be May 20.

Everyone Has a Voice!: Listening, Empowerment, Compassionate Confrontation, and Healing

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 2:41pm
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Every One Has a Voice!:

Listening, Empowerment, Compassionate Confrontation, and Healing


The 25th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English (www.aepl.org)

June 20-23, 2019, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO


If we really want to change things…, it’s going to start at the grassroots level,

Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – Philosophical and Psychological aspects

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:40pm
Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 10: Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – Philosophical and Psychological aspects
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019

Publication Date: October 2019

Call for Papers

Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures (Home page)

Silence in L2 writing classrooms: Global Perspectives

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 9:59pm
University of New Mexico
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Students are often silent in classes. How do teachers interpret silence from students? How do students interpret silence from the teachers? Why do students’ choose to be silent in the classroom? Are teachers aware that students are choosing to be silent? Through the lens of languaging, silence is a linguistic/language device that is less addressed in the research. Like languaging, the use of silence in classrooms can be perceived as “creative and critical use of linguistic resources to mediate cognitively complex activities (Garcia & Wei, 2014, p. 10). Because second language (L2) writers have multiple languages in their linguistic repertoires, silence is one of the strategies that has been misinterpreted by many instructors.

Owning, Despising, Joking: The Art of the Political Insult

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:29pm
Judith Paltin/ University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP for an approved panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference, San Diego CA, Nov. 14-17, 2019

Please submit abstract proposals using PAMLA's online submission form (if you are new to PAMLA you will have to go to pamla.ballastacademic.com to create an account first).

Borders, Walls, and Bridges

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:26am
Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Saturday, October 5, 2019


Themes:  Borders, Walls, and Bridges


Luncheon Speaker:  Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate


Location:  Michigan State University, Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Lane, East Lansing MI 48824

Double the Teaching: the Work of Community College Faculty

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:53am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

We readily describe the job of university professors as having three components: research, teaching, and service. These same three components manifest themselves in the work of community college faculty. Nevertheless, full-time community college faculty typically have at least double the teaching load of their peers at the university. This much greater emphasis on teaching together with much diminished requirements (and support) for research means the work of a full-time community college instructor has a distinct balance of efforts and outcomes.


SUNY Council on Writing Conference: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:26pm
Dashielle Horn / SUNY Purchase College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 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.

Other Mothers: Non-Traditional Mothering in the Academy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:01am
Kristen A. Hoffman / St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: With such a wonderful response to this call, I've decided to extend the deadline by one month, because there are so many women who have important stories to tell.

Literacy Transactions: People, Practices, and Texts

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:38am
MLA Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies Literacy Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019


The MLA RCWS Literacy Studies Forum invites proposals for MLA 2020 presentations on literacies and literacy practices, situated in a wide range of political, social, economic, linguistic, educational, cultural, and technological contexts. Specifically, at MLA 2020 we are interested in exploring how literacies are exchanged between people and contexts. How do people, their literacy practices, and texts change as a result of this transaction? We welcome papers that speak to literacy, exchange, and change. Submit 250-350 word abstracts by 15 April 2019 to Alanna Frost (frosta@uah.edu) and Peggy Otto (peggy.otto@wku.edu ).



Racism and Writing

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:04pm
Craig A. Meyer, Texas A&M University - Kingsville
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019


2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:42am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Lehigh University’s Department of English is thrilled to announce its annual Literature and Social Justice conference, “Performance and Social Justice,” to be held November 1-2, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We welcome proposals from Master’s students, Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and independent scholars working on performance studies, broadly conceived. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of performance and social justice. What is the relationship between performance and justice? In what ways does a certain text/character/literary moment, etc. perform social justice? How can performance become a form of activism and/or advocacy?

Creative Writing Education Today - Free National Symposium

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:32am
Creative Writing Education Today: National Nomadic Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019


Creative Writing Education Today

 A national nomadic symposium


Following the successful launch of the nomadic symposium at the University of South Florida (with host Dr. Dianne Donnelly) on October 5, and the second fabulous iteration at Illinois Wesleyan University on February 1 2019 (with hosts Dr. Mike Theune and Dr. Brandi Reissenweber) “Creative Writing Education Today”, next appears at:

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

Friday, May 24 2019

Thanks to the hosts at Jacksonville State!