Extending the Call for Papers deadline for the 25th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Online Conference
PAAL (Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics) is extending the Call for Papers deadline for the 25th PAAL International Online Conference. We would like to invite you to the 25th International Conference. The conference will be held online on August 20 (Friday) and will be hosted by Korea University, Kor
In the era of digitalization, the world has shrunk and has succeeded in bringing people closer than expected. It has provided a social platform which enables people to interact with an individual, group of users anywhere irrespective of time. It has assisted in various academic, non academic as well as social activities which has made lives more easier. Various researches have been conducted that explored the versatile use of the Internet by the language communities an
This workshop prepares humanities faculty to teach their classes effectively and imaginatively. To this end, the workshop has two goals. First, it surveys the major lessons learned during the emergency shift to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. Second, it offers specific, concrete strategies for moving forward as colleges and universities return to some measure of instructional normality.
The strategies in this workshop will address the following pedagogical areas: c
This roundtable will examine adaptations of Western canonical works by South Asian novelists, poets, filmmakers, and essayists. We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible. Our suggested approach for your presentations is to isolate a single passage, character, or chapter and explore similarities and differences between your target of study and the original Western “version. Ideally, roundtable participants will share precise texts or film clips with
Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2022 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history.
Our reconsideration of the works, authors, and legacies of the Grea
To be held at the 2022 Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
Reading is a fundamental component of all levels of second language instruction and the goal of developing reading proficiency necessarily informs the selection, didacticization, and instruction of curricular materials. A reliance on authentic texts common in curricula designed according to current standards poses challen
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a boon and a burden for television. Stay-at-home and self-isolation orders collectively banned entire swathes of the population to their sofas, who then turned to television and the internet for both news and entertainment.Streaming services saw an increase in subscriptions, which remained high even after lockdown measures were lifted. At the same time, the pandemic forced the television industry to delay, suspend, or even cancel productions of many TV programsa
This roundtable session addresses the 2022 NeMLA conference theme of “care to explore its significance and resonance throughout the Black diaspora. As Christina Sharpe asks in In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), “How can we think (and rethink and rethink) care laterally, in the register of the intramural, in a different relation than that of the violence of the state? (20) This session aims to continue to rethink care in this context.
Getting Social in Language Class: Language Acquisition through Social Media
The social media that most college students regularly use facilitate the acquisition of communicative skills, as well as the creation of a classroom community that aids in learning. This panel will explore how social media can be used in the language classroom to promote real-world language proficiency.
Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University
Walkers and walking figure prominently in the literature and literary theory of the long nineteenth century. Wordsworth, Hazlitt, Thoreau, and Leslie Stephen, for instance, explored walking’s potential to unite the human and natural worlds, the individual and the community, the rich and the poor, the past and the present.
In the last few decades, a series of pivotal transformations have deeply influenced nearly every aspect of Italian comics industry, from creation to distribution to fruition: just to name a few, the rise of webcomics; the increasing popularity of so-called “graphic novels; the controversial attempts at renovation on the part of historical serialized comics; the ongoing process of intellectual legitimization of the “ninth art both in the eyes of general public and academia.
How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine narratives of resilience? How can the concept of resilience be used to analyse characters in works of fiction?
In the fields of human development and psychopathology, resilience is defined as a dynamic process encompassing the maintenance of positive adaptation by individuals despite experiences of significant adversity. Research on resilience surged in the 90’s following Emmy Werner's groundbreaking studies on children i
In the last decade, we have witnessed the harrowing images of migrants including that of Alan Kurdi whose death sparked world-wide outrage at the way in which the migrant crisis has been dealt with on a global level. While Kurdi’s untimely death drew attention to the Syrian refugees and their plight, the political crisis that has taken place in the South Asian subcontinent begs us to further think about the subjectivities of migrants and refugees and the ethics of care within this regio
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION Baltimore, MD March 10-13, 2022
Call for papers
Panel session on Assessment and Feedback Design to Enable Student Uptake of Feedback
Chair: Anna Moni (Deree-The American College of Greece)
In the context of a new paradigm approach to feedback (Winstone and Carless, 2020), this panel proposes to investigate through case studies the adequacy of assessment and feedback design in enabling student uptake in face-to-face, blended or
For the last twenty years, Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies have challenged traditional academic notions of areas of study by examining the legacies of imperialism (colonialism and neocolonialism) on social constructs, knowledge, identity, disciplines, language, and societies from the 19th-21st centuries. As an interdisciplinary methodology, it has also provided theories as a guide for transdisciplinary research not only to visibilize subaltern subjects, re
Trauma when remains unresolved can end up causing more harm than one can imagine. Trauma can be caused by the most insignificant of incidents that happen in a person’s life. But how far have we come in understanding the trope of trauma? How do we talk about it with proper sensitivity? How much do we push before a past trauma breaks us again? In these trying times when solidarity and care are the only ways to make the world a more humane space to sustain within, how shall we treat the tr
Call for papers: Panel at the 2022 NeMLA conference (March 10-13, Baltimore, ML) Due date for paper proposals: September 30, 2021 Submission link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19380 (portal opens June 15)
“Certain things, as I am increasingly becoming aware, have a way of returning unexpectedly [unverhofft und unvermutet], often after a lengthy absence, Sebald writes at the end of the first narration of The Emigran
In the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and multimedia technology methods for integrating cyber-physical systems (CPS), smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 applications in the manufacturing industries have been steadily growing in availability. State of the art multimedia technologies coupled with innovative AI and data analytics technologies have insured and enhanced the integration of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 applications s
This panel aims to explore how writers and filmmakers have articulated questions of Blackness and Europeanness, migration and cultural belonging, colonial histories and decolonial futures.
In recent decades, artists, scholars, and activists from all over Europe have interrogated and problematized wishful narratives about Europe as a democratic stronghold and a multicultural, borderless space. Working in different media, forms, and genres, these works address urgent questions, such as
[Abstracts should be submitted directly to the NeMLA portal]
In his book called Postocolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacy: Reading and Writing in African and Caribbean Fiction, Neil ten Kortenaar explains that “[t]exts always raise the question of their own nature, including their relation to audience, to a tradition they inherit but also rede?ne, and to the means of their production. (2011: 19). It is this metatextual aspect of literary texts that we
Over the last twenty years there has been a significant increase in the literary production and critical analysis of environmental matters in Latin American literature. Scholars have established the relation between ecocritical and decolonial studies (French, 2005; DeLoughrey, 2005; Taylor Kane, 2010; Barbas-Rhoden; Heffes, 2013) but there is still need for further exploration of the relation between ecocriticism and gender studies in the region. This panel seeks to explore how Latin American
When characters demonstrate empathy towards others in the literature of Charles Dickens, what are the implications or results of this emotional and active movement in human, social, and personal terms? Can the practice of empathy ever be harmful, in Dickens’s interpretation, or is it always benign or productive? Does lack of empathy, or apathy in certain characters gesture beyond the individual towards larger systemic issues in British society that req
Laverne Cox’s debut role in Orange Is The New Black seemed to usher in a new era for trans representation. In 2014, TIME decreed that the “Trans Tipping Point had arrived and heralded a path to trans acceptance through visibility on the screen. Yet this increase in visibility has not formed an antidote to rampant transphobia. In 2021, thirty-three states have introduced 117 bills to limit and curtail the rights of trans people across the United States. As Tourmaline, Eric A