Here’s a website you should bookmark; it serves as a clearinghouse for CFPs (calls for proposals) for a huge range of scholarly journals and conferences: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/
Searching specifically for some upcoming conferences related to our class, I found the following:
full name / name of organization: ACLA 2014 Meeting
contact email: email@example.com
In Pascalian Meditations Pierre Bourdieu implies that the acquisition of cultural capital through the exercise of academic discourse simultaneously devalues alternative discourses. Given that academic discourse underwrites the University as a privileged site of inquiry, how might academic discourse operate as a dominant discourse, or with respect to the Western university a colonial discourse, that erases modes of inquiry governed by the rules of other discourses? Does—or can—the University (e)valu(at)e discourses in opposition to academic discourse? Are academic and oppositional discourses mutually definitive? This session invites proposals of critical, creative, and pedagogical projects that advance inquiry by describing and/or demonstrating oppositional discourse.
To submit a proposal for this seminar, please visit the ACLA website: http://acla.org/acla2014/annual-meeting-theme/
Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2013.
full name / name of organization: NeMLA
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
This panel seeks proposals that demonstrate awareness of technology’s effect on discourse – not simply as a means of delivery, but as a mode of signification necessary for today’s college composition students. We hope to stimulate a conversation about facilitating our students’ engagement with these discourses in the writing classroom by exploring deep structural integration of technology in these courses. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to William Magrino and Peter Sorrell, email@example.com.
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association’s tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.
The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the best book you’ll read this year.” The Keynote speaker will be David Staller of Project Shaw.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp.html
Also, here are links to two more generic CFPs from the major scholarly organizations in college writing, CCCC and NCTE: