Category: conferences


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 Thoughts on Networking and Conferences

The other day, I read Derek Attig’s “Tips for Making the Most Out of Conferences” and it got me to thinking about what advice I would give to a humanities student or others on this topic. So, today, I want to briefly share some of the things I have learned over the last fifteen years about conferencing, and more importantly networking. This will by … Read More Some Thoughts on Networking and Conferences