16th Claflin University Language Arts Pedagogy Conference

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Claflin University

Call For Papers

Sixteenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions


                            October 25-26, 2017


THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              


Tentative Schedule:

            Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017,8:30 AM-5:00 PM Ministers Hall                                                                                                                 

                                                                                             Claflin University campus


                         Morning:   Concurrent sessions          


                         Afternoon:  Keynote address and readings


            Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Ministers Hall

                                                                                          Claflin University campus

                        Morning:   Concurrent sessions           

                                            Workshop on teaching writing

                        Afternoon: Concurrent sessions          


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris M. Anson, Distinguished University Professor, Professor of English, and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University.


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:  pedagogyconference@claflin.edu

                                          Fax:  803-535-5381

Telephone inquiries: Dr. Mitali Wong 803-535-5221, Dr.Donald Pardlow 803-535-5554, Dr. Shurli Makmillen 803-535-5111, Dr. Jason Youngkeit (Foreign Languages) 803-535-5281


Receipt deadline:  September 15, 2017

The registration fee for the writing 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, Comfort Inn.