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Exigence in the Anthropocene: Teaching Ecocomposition in the Age of Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Justin Everett/University of the Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Global climate change is perhaps the most serious threat human beings have ever faced. Human-caused global warming is already upon us with increased temperatures, extreme weather events, massive storms, unprecedented drought, flooding, wildfires, melting ice, sea rise, warming and acidification of oceans, and growing animal extinctions. Scientists now predict that, within a generation, planetary catastrophes may significantly disrupt global food production, create unlivable temperatures in many regions, submerge cities, and create hundreds of millions of refugees. Unchecked, climate change has apocalyptic consequences not only for human beings, but for all life on earth.

Poster Presentations

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA recognizes the significant contribution of visual presentations to the body of academic study of literature and other linguistic constructions. Posters can relay complex information in ways that text alone cannot. These sessions are an opportunity for NeMLA scholars to share visual representations of their research. The format of the session allows presenters to display their work in a casual setting and to engage in informal conversations with convention participants regarding their work at a designated place and time.

Pulpit, Playhouse and Page: Theatrical and Non-Theatrical Exchange in early modern England

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:25pm
University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

This two-day conference will explore connections between theatrical and non-theatrical texts in early modern England. Theatrical culture functioned in vibrant relation to both non-theatrical performances (such as sermons and entertainments) and non-dramatic poetry and prose. However, moments of exchange between different genres have too often been obscured by disciplinary silos.

By bringing together scholars with a wide variety of interests the conference will open up new research questions which address the creative exchanges between plays and a wide range of non-theatrical texts and performances.

Topics for consideration might include: 

Seeking contributions from college writing instructors for The College Writer At-Work Book, 2nd edition, a supplemental workbook that assists students in freshman writing courses, especially in co-requisite models

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:01pm
Paige Huskey, Associate Professor of English / Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019

The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses.  This text especially works well used in conjunction with a college writing textbook in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term. 

Media Attention to the Adjunct Plight: Helpful or Harmful?

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Associatio
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the last few years, attention to the adjunct plight, to include poverty-level pay, limited job security, as well as lack of respect for us personally and acknowledgement of our professional credentials and accomplishments, seems to have intensified, reflected in a variety of media outlets, from more liberal ones like The Atlantic and Washington Post to even the ultraconservative Fox News.

Truth-Telling: Experimental Forms in Essay and Poetry, a Reading & Discussion

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:42am
Heather J. Macpherson & Elizabeth Foulke/University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

What does it mean to tell the truth? Are we obligated to inform, or reveal with specificity? What approaches do creative writers apply in disclosing the personal? Does experimentation hide or reveal the truth? Our creative essays and poetry engage with inherent obstacles of truth in life writing. Following a reading of our essays and poetry, we will invite conversation on the ways in which experimental literary forms test the boundaries of truth-telling and subjectivity, and complicate the defining and teaching of genres. 

 

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:34pm
University of Texas San Antonio Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

Graduate Student Symposium ft. keynote by Ariana Brown

February 22, 2020

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

“Enslaved Black folk couldn’t lift shackled feet,

so instead they shuffled

& invented the cumbia—

& you can’t tell me there aren’t many ways to survive,

to remember the dead,

to make a freedom where there isn’t one.”

Excerpt from Ariana Brown, “Cumbia,” published in the Acentos Review, 2019

Beyond Borders, Walls, and Binaries: Creating Inclusive Classroom Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature's Emerging Scholars Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Panel Proposal for the SSSL Biennial Conference in Fayatteville, AR (February 20-23, 2020)

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s Emerging Scholars Organization

Chair: Elizabeth Gardner, Louisiana State University 

Writing without Writing: Fragments and Survivance

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:05pm
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.

Writing STEAM: Composition, STEM, and a New Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:57pm
Vivian Kao
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for contributions to an edited collection

Writing STEAM: Composition, STEM, and a New Humanities

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: September 30, 2019

 

Editors: Dr. Vivian Kao, Assistant Professor of Composition, Department of Humanities, Lawrence Technological University; Dr. Julia Kiernan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Liberal Studies Department, Kettering University

 

Contact email: VKAO@LTU.EDU

 

Call for Chapter Proposals: Rhetorics of Reproduction: Rights, Health, Justice

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:45pm
Heather Adams and Nancy Myers, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A kairotic moment, 2019 marks a surge in US state legislatures establishing laws tied to reproductive rights, health, and justice, some of which are intended to challenge and overturn Roe v. Wade. While Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah passed bills that limit abortions, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont have established laws protecting abortion access. At the same time, no policy changes to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid coverage of abortion, are in sight. But abortion is just one issue of reproductive rights, health, and justice—concerns that affect people in local, national, and global contexts.

CFP: Digital Bridges: Using Networked Technologies to Connect Composition's Stakeholders

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:21pm
Patricia Webb Boyd/Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Call for Proposals—Special Issue of Computers and Composition:Digital Bridges:  Using Networked Technologies to Connect Composition’s Stakeholders

 

Guest Editors: Savanna Conner (Arizona State University) and Patricia Webb Boyd (Arizona State University)

 

Academic Administrative Leadership (CEA 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership 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 Academic Administrative Leadership for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Ab initio: On Openings, Incipits, & First Lines

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:26pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Ab initio.
On Openings, Incipits, & First Lines

ACLA Seminar, March 19-22, 2020, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago

Organized by Kristina Mendicino and Dominik Zechner

Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,
Every poem an epitaph.
T.S. Eliot

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).

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