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.
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.
2019 PAMLA Conference San Diego
Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics / Professional and Pedagogy
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.
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 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 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 - 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.
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.
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 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)
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 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)
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?
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.
"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!
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.
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.
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,
"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
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com) and Peggy Otto (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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?
There is still space available for one or two very high quality papers in this special edition of Life Writing.
Creative Writing Education Today
A national nomadic symposium
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
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
Friday, May 24 2019
Thanks to the hosts at Jacksonville State!