Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at https://www.weather.gov/cae/

Call for Papers

Twenty-first Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

October 26-27, 2022

THEME: READING, WRITING, DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022                                                                              
Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

Plenary Session 1: 1 PM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Maisha Wester, British Academy Global Professor, School of English, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022                                                                                  
Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

Plenary Session 2: 11 AM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Lamar L. Johnson, Associate Professor, English Education, Department of English, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Panel proposals and paper abstracts are invited on best practices in teaching with a focus on reading, writing, digital literacies, access, and equity. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers. Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 250 words. Brief bios of 175 words are required. Electronic submissions are requested. Presentations should be limited to 15 minutes. Panels are limited to four (4) presenters per panel. Papers and panels are solicited on:

  • Contemporary Gothic films 
  • Contemporary Gothic literature 
  • Linguistic diversity & culturally informed pedagogy 
  • Models for international collaborations between either students or faculty
  • All aspects of studying and teaching literature (including World Literature and travel literature)
  • Creative writing/ Creative writing pedagogy
  • Composition pedagogy 
  • Teaching foreign languages
Please submit abstracts and bios at https://forms.office.com/r/4AyG3VZBbA

Registration and Call for Papers

 

Receipt deadline: September 12, 2022

The registration fee for the conference is $25 for faculty members. The registration deadline is October 5, 2022. Online registration is required for all presenters. (The fee is waived for undergraduate and graduate students. International participants may apply for up to five free tickets per institution.) 

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