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Some Reflections on CLA 2018

In Tuesday’s post, I took the time to expand upon some thoughts, ideas, and advice for scholars and students attending academic conferences. The anecdotes I shared arose out of my experiences at this years College Language Association (CLA) convention in Chicago. Today, I want to take a moment and reflect upon some of the amazing papers that I had the opportunity to hear at … Read More Some Reflections on CLA 2018


Networking and Conferencing: Part II

Note: 2016 CLA post and 2017 CLA post. A few weeks ago, I posted some tips about networking and conferencing. As well, over the past couple of years, I have written about my experiences at the annual College Language Association (CLA) convention. For a little background, founded in 1937 by Black scholars and educators, CLA fosters innovative scholarship and study that “serves the academic, … Read More Networking and Conferencing: Part II


Some Reflections on CLA 2017

Over that past 14-15 years, I have attended numerous academic conferences, typically 1-2 per year. That means I have gone to about 28-30 during that time span. Initially, when I would go to a conference, even one with hundreds of people, I would feel alone and somewhat isolated because, as a graduate student and instructor, I did not necessarily know how to take full … Read More Some Reflections on CLA 2017