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The Politics of Representing the Underrepresented
Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
Do safe structures exist for graduate students to address diversity-related concerns about academic culture in humanities programs? Submit 250-word proposal and CV to lchinn@emory.edu. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn (lchinn@emory.edu)
Posted 1 February 2016, last updated 7 March 2016

Embattled Rhetorics
Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession
Proposals should offer rhetorical analyses of privileged groups claiming otherness. Examples may include feminism/meninism, #blacklivesmatter/#alllivesmatter, gaming/pop culture phenomena, or the Rachel Dolezal and Michael Derrick Hudson/”Yi-Fen Chou” cases. 500-word abstract by 21 March 2016; Tracy Floreani (tafloreani@okcu.edu)
Posted 26 February 2016, last updated 1 March 2016

Disability and Pedagogy: Students With Disabilities and Classroom Inclusivity
Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession
Roundtable exploring inclusive/accessible classrooms and syllabi; designed for graduate students preparing to work with neurodiverse students and students with disabilities. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Julie Minich (minichja@utexas.edu)
Posted 27 February 2016, last updated 28 February 2016

Disability and Pedagogy: Students With Disabilities and Classroom Inclusivity
Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
Roundtable exploring inclusive/accessible classrooms and syllabi; designed for graduate students preparing to work with neurodiverse students and students with disabilities. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Julie Minich (minichja@utexas.edu)
Posted 28 February 2016

Unbundling Academic Work
Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession
When institutional policy treats teaching and research as disconnected, and learning technology divides course development from instruction, what are the consequences for contingent faculty? 300-word abstracts by 21 March 2016; Veronica Popp (poppv@net.elmhurst.edu)
Posted 25 February 2016, last updated 26 February 2016

Community Colleges' Contributions to Literacy Instruction
Committee on Community Colleges
Pedagogical innovations at community colleges that impact teaching practices, including writing and/or reading instruction, in light of student diversity, current legislation, or educational policies. Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Heather Ostman (heather.ostman@sunywcc.edu)
Posted 22 February 2016

Post-Ferguson: Teaching Literature to Empower
Committee on Community Colleges
How have tensions from recent shootings and national protests shaped instruction and reception of literature on ethnicity, resistance, and national identity? 500 word abstract by 15 March 2016; Patricia R. Campbell (pcampbe1@broward.edu)
Posted 20 February 2016

The Color Curtain
Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
South-South inter-ethnic connections, post-Bandung embodiment, affect, Afropolitans, South Asians, Latina/o, transnational, aesthetic form(s), cultural memory. 250-word abstracts and one-page CVs by 1 March 2016; Meena Alexander (malexander@gc.cuny.edu)
Posted 2 February 2016

Teaching as Theoretical Practice
Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
How classrooms reflect, challenge theoretical frameworks (literary, linguistic, pedagogical); how graduate students can creatively integrate teaching and research in language, composition, and survey courses. Abstract (250-word) and CV by 15 March 2016; Fatma Tarlaci (ftarlaci@utexas.edu) and Caroline R. Egan (eganc@stanford.edu)
Posted 1 February 2016

Histories of Digital Labor
Committee on Information Technology
Much digital work has gone uncredited. How do stories from our past revise our understanding of the relationships between labor and research? Read more: https://infotech.commons.mla.org/2016/cfp-for-mla-2017-histories-of-digital-labor/. 250-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2016; Shawna Ross (shawnaross@tamu.edu)
Posted 29 January 2016

Best Practices Now
Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presentations invited on the hiring, retention, mentoring, and professional advancement of faculty of color in an age of precarity. 250-word abstracts and one-page CVs by 1 March 2016; Aureliano DeSoto (aureliano.desoto@metrostate.edu)
Posted 14 January 2016

CSE-SHARP Collaborative Session, Open Topic: Editions/Authors/Readers/Publishers
Committee on Scholarly Editions
Editor-author relations; editors imagining or constructing readerships; social, interactive, crowd-sourced, translated/bilingual editions; editorial epistemologies, canons, information overload; editions in promotion/tenure; paratext, apparatus, digital/print affordances. 250-word abstracts. by 11 March 2016; Anne Coldiron (acoldiron@fsu.edu)
Posted 5 December 2015

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