Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Winter '08 - Calls for Proposals

Announcing the African American Women's Language Conference '08, March 7-8, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas.

Sponsored by Dr. Sonja L. Lanehart, Brackenridge Endowed Chair, Professor of English and Linguistics, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Panel topics include Variation in AAWL including Caribbean Languages, AAWL and Racial Identity, AAWL in/and Literature, AAWL in Education, Society, and Popular Culture.
Featured speakers include Grisel Acosta, Jennifer Bloomquist, Anne Charity, Charles DeBose, Jessica DeCuir-Gundy, Adrienne Dixson, Shelome Gooden, Lisa Green, Lanita Jacobs-Huey, Joycelyn Moody, Marcyliena Morgan, Iyabo Osiapem, Terri Pantuso, Renée Price, Jacquelyn Rahman, Elaine Richardson, Angela Rickford, Arthur Spears, Denise Troutman, and Alicia Wassink.

For more information regarding the conference, visit the conference website at http://colfa.utsa.edu/colfa/aawlc/AfricanAmericanLangConf08.htm or contact the conference organizer, Dr. Sonja Lanehart at (210) 458-6610, or sonja.lanehart@utsa.edu

Terri Pantuso, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of English, The University of Texas at San Antonio

The Italian-American Writers Panel of the Rocky Mountain MLA invites the submission of papers/presentations for its session at the 62nd annual convention, held next year in Reno, Nevada, USA from October 9-11, 2008.

Submissions in any area of Italian-American writings, poetry, language, or related fields are welcome; graduate students are encouraged to submit. S ubmission Requirements: 300-word abstract. Submissions must be received by March 1, 2008. Send electronic submissions as a Word attachment to: rcote@email.arizona.edu Address print submissions to: Robert Cote Center for English as a Second Language 1100 East James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210024 Tucson, AZ 85721-0024 Panelists will be notified by March 15, 2008 and must secure or renew RMMLA membership by April 1, 2008. For more information, please see the RMMLA website, http://rmmla.wsu.edu/ or email Robert Cote, Panel Chair, at rcote@email.arizona.edu

-- Robert A. Cote, Ph.D. Candidate Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (SLAT); Instructional Support Specialist Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), University of Arizona (520) 626-2380


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