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

deadline for submissions: 
September 16, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Claflin University
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Call For Papers

Fifteenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions


                            October 26-27, 2016


THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              


Tentative Schedule:

            Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016,8:30 AM-5:00 PM Ministers Hall                                                                                                                 

                                                                                             Claflin University campus


                         Morning:   Concurrent sessions          


                         Afternoon:  Keynote address and readings


            Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Ministers Hall

                                                                                          Claflin University campus

                        Morning:   Concurrent sessions           

                                            Workshop on teaching writing

                        Afternoon: Concurrent sessions          


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christy Friend, Professor, Director of Center for Teaching Excellence,

Department of English Language and Literature, University of South Carolina.


Panel proposals and paper abstracts are invited on all aspects of language arts pedagogy that are related to best practices in teaching.  Undergraduates and  graduate students are encouraged to submit papers. Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 250 words. Brief bios of 175 words are required. Electronic submissions are requested. Presentations should be limited to 15 minutes. Panels are limited to four (4) presenters per panel. Papers and panels are solicited on:                                 

□        Teaching in the digital age in all disciplines

□        All aspects of studying and teaching literature (including World Literature)

□        Creative writing/ Creative writing pedagogy

□        Composition pedagogy

□        Teaching foreign languages

□        Communication with an international focus


Send all submissions to:  Conference Email:

                                          Fax:  803-535-5381

Telephone inquiries: Dr. Mitali Wong 803-535-5221, Dr.Donald Pardlow 803-535-5554, Dr. Belinda Wheeler 803-535-5717, Dr. Jason Youngkeit (Foreign Languages) 803-535-5281


Receipt deadline:  September 16, 2016

The registration fee for the fiction workshop and conference is $25 for faculty members. The fee is waived for undergraduates and graduate students .

Food:  Light refreshments will be served in the mornings. Lunch on the second day will be on your own. 

Hotel Information:  Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express.