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September 27 Call for Papers: Michigan College English Association Conference- Conflicts and Resolutions

Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015
Theme: Conflicts and Resolutions
Featured Luncheon Speaker: Poet Linda Nemec Foster
Location: Davenport University, Robert W. Sneden Center, 6191 Kraft Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
We live in a society that has conflict among different social, ethnic, and economic groups. Various nations experience inner turmoil and engage in wars with other countries. What conflicts do we find in literature? What disagreements arise in colleges and universities among faculty members, students, and administrators? How do we handle conflict in our classrooms? How do we find resolutions? We welcome scholarly papers and creative writing about conflict and resolution, including the topics below:
fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, professional expectations/evaluation, classroom management teaching composition, literature, linguistics, preparing students for the work world English departments and our society, research the lives of our students, curriculum development the creative process, computer or on-line instruction union/administration differences, race, class, and gender studies film studies.
The Michigan College English Association invites proposals for individual papers and for complete or open panels for our Fall 2015 conference. We welcome proposals from experienced academics as well as from young scholars and graduate students. We encourage a variety of papers, including pedagogical and scholarly essays as well as poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction from creative writers. Graduate students with the best scholarly paper and the best creative writing will receive awards. To qualify for graduate student awards, the completed papers must be submitted to Janet Heller by October 1, 2015.
Although we are calling for papers and panels that reflect the conference theme, we also welcome proposals in the variety of areas that English and Writing departments encompass: composition and rhetoric; computers and writing; critical pedagogy; critical studies in the teaching of English; cultural studies; developmental education; English as a second language; literary studies; multicultural literature; on-line English courses and the virtual university; popular culture; progressive education; reading and writing across the curriculum; student demographics; student/instructor accountability and assessment; student placement; study skills; and technical writing.
Proposals are due by September 27, 2015. Early submissions are welcome. Please submit specific proposals to Janet Heller, Program Chair, via email at Please specify your needs for audio-visual equipment and the best date and time of day for your presentation.

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