Citizen Critics: CFP on Racial Justice


The new Citizen Critics“invite[s] article submissions that analyze the language, rhetorics, and discourses concerning racial justice initiatives, policies, movements, and practices.” The seek journalistic style entries of 600-1000 words in length that follow journalistic norms.

Citizen Critics goes live on Inauguration Day.

Download the CFP for more information: citizen-critics_cfp

Visit the Citizen Critics website to see their work and for more information on the submission process.

CEAO Spring Conference CFP


College English Association of Ohio

2017 Spring Conference

Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Saturday, April 22, 2016

Theme: The Mission of English Studies

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Bracher, Kent State

The mission of an organization or institution articulates the values underlying the actions taken by those bodies and serve as guiding principles for choices made and directions taken. What is the mission of the broad field of English studies? Although we come from diverse institutions and specific disciplines, are there guiding principles that drive the work we do and the choices we make?

This conference theme will explore the possibilities of the mission of English studies and ask participants to reflect upon their roles as scholars, educators, and intellectuals in the broader community. What underlying principles drive and direct our work? How do we put these values into play in our day-to-day professional lives? Some possible topics of inquiry include:

  • Maintaining values and purpose amidst changes in English majors and minors
  • Serving diverse student populations and perspectives in the classroom
  • Collaborative work across disciplines and specialties
  • Articulating values, visions, and purpose as a discipline
  • Balancing solidarity and interdependence with diversity, politically and pedagogically
  • Engaging students to promote awareness and change
  • Enacting institutional missions and teaching philosophies
  • Commitment and intention as pedagogical acts
  • Inspiring students to engaged citizenship through learning
  • Envisioning the future of English studies

CEAO welcomes proposals for individual 15-20 minute sessions or 60 minute panel sessions from full-time faculty, graduate students, adjunct, and part-time instructors, as well as individuals living/working both inside and outside Ohio. Proposals from faculty and administrators from institutions of all sizes and types—public, private, community—are welcome.

Submission Requirements: Send proposals of no more than 300 words by Friday, March 10, 2017 to

Creative writing submissions should include poetry or fiction/nonfiction suitable for a 20 minute reading. All proposals submitted by the deadline will be considered. In addition, include your name, academic rank, institutional affiliation, and a short 100-150 word biography in the email message. Technology (computers, projector, DVD, etc.) will be available for all presentations. Please note if you have a special technology request.

Participants may submit both a critical paper and a creative work, limited to one entry in each category, sent together as separate attachments in the same email.

Presenters must be registered for the conference by the deadline.

To download a copy of this CFP to distribute, click here: ceao-2017-cfp

American Literature Association CFP


Call for Papers 

American Literature Association
28th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798
Conference Director: Olivia Carr Edenfield,
Georgia Southern University
Deadline for Proposals:        January 30, 2017
Conference Details: For the 2017 conference, the ALA will again rely on electronic submission of program information and conference proposals. As usual, the societies that make up the American Literature Association will organize much of the program. Individual societies will issue their own calls for papers, which may be listed on the ALA website as well as on the societies’ own website and publications. Guidelines for author societies are detailed towards the end of this notice.
Individuals may also propose papers or panels to the conference director by January 30, 2017. Preference will be given to papers and panels that represent authors, genres, or topics that are not covered by the societies that make up the ALA. Proposals must follow the guidelines described at the end of this notice.
Proposals from individuals and program information from author societies should be sent to Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield via email ( by January 30, 2017 following the instructions on the website:
For more information, visit their website at:

Queen City Writers CFP

Queen City Writers / University of Cincinnati
Deadline for submissions:
May 30, 2017

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking submissions for the spring 2017 and fall 2017 issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider students’ works as we receive them.

For more information, visit the Queen City Writer’s Web site.
Contact email:

14th Annual MEGAA Symposium CFP


The Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association would like to announce a call for proposals to their 14th Annual Symposium, which will be held in Oxford, Ohio on Friday, March 10, 2017, on the theme of “Borders, Boundaries, and Beliefs.”

The deadline for proposals is 11:59 pm on February 5, 2017. Please cfp2017bordersboundariesbeliefs. Please complete the form here to submit a proposal, and direct additional questions to:

3T Conference at U of Cincinnati Clermont Call for Proposals

3T: Teaching, Techniques & Technology Conference
 Friday March 17, 2017
Preconference Mastery Workshop, Thursday March 16, 2017
 Hosted at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College
at the beautiful campus in Batavia, Ohio
New this year (see website for details):
Pre-conference Mastery Workshop on Articulate Storyline 2        
Option to earn transcripted UC graduate credit hour for attending (Educational Technology course)
Friday conference so it doesn’t conflict with weekend events
Dear previous 3T Conference attendees,
The Call for Proposals for the 2017 3T Conference is now open and we are asking for your help to spread the word.  One of many enhancements of this year’s conference is that we are opening registration to ALL faculty in the tristate area so everyone can benefit from our high-quality, low-cost, regional conference. Can you help us spread the word by forwarding this Call for Proposals to all faculty—full-time and adjunct—within your organization so they are aware of this exceptional professional development opportunity?
Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit proposals for the 5th Annual 3T: Teaching, Techniques & Technology Conference hosted at
University of Cincinnati, Clermont College on Friday, March 17, 2017. The 3T conference offers educators the opportunity to share a broad range of innovative teaching practices and practical applications of technology in the classroom. The objective of the 3T Conference is to provide academically rigorous, low-cost, and conveniently located forum to share innovative teaching methods and technologies and also to promote excellence in education.
We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent session presentations or poster presentations. Proposals can be made for a group (up to three co-presenters) or for individual presentations.
We are especially interested in multidisciplinary topics related to the scholarship of teaching and learning including scholarly research, innovative teaching techniques and classroom activities, as well as the application of technology in both face-to-face and online instruction.
The proposal submission deadline is Friday, January 13th at 5:00 p.m.
Submission Requirements and Deadline:
Proposals must include the following:
1.) Primary Presenter’s Contact Information–including name, title, college/company affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
2.) Bio–a 50 word bio for up to three co-presenters for the program booklet.
3.) Proposed Title and Presentation Outline–the exact title of the proposed topic and a 150 word summary of the presentation as it should appear in the conference program.
4.) Proposal Abstract—250-500 word abstract of your proposed presentation.
5.) Preferred Session Format—45-minute presentation or poster presentation. We will try to accommodate the preferred format; however, a change in format maybe necessary due to scheduling constraints.
6.) Equipment needs—list of necessary equipment for the presentation (e.g., overhead projector, computer, internet access, etc.).
Submitting Proposals:
Proposals are being accepted electronically at the following link:
Incomplete proposals will not be considered. All presenters are expected to register for the conference.  Please see the Registration section of our website for more information on registration costs.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by January 27, 2017. Conference outlines and schedules will be distributed in February. The conference committee will work with the presenters to facilitate their presentation; however, some requests may be subject to availability at the conference facility.

Additional Conference Information:
For more information please visit the conference website at: