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Notes on Teaching English (NOTE), the journal of Georgia and Carolinas affiliate of the College English Association, is a digital publication hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College. NOTE offers pedagogically-focused scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a multimodal online format.

Current content includes: Heather Fox – "Teaching a Writing Strategy for Short Essay Response Assessment"; Dr. Tonya Ritola – "Rethinking Students' Exposure to English Studies"; Sarah Roussin, Brian Le – "Composition and Copyright in a Digital Environment"; Dr. Chris Ritter – "No Success Like Failure"; Dr. Daniel Vollaro – "Neoliberalizing the Humanities"; Dr. Laura Beadling – "Screenplay Writing in the Film (and Literature) Classroom."

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis; the editors are looking for four types of contributions:

Feature – Scholarly articles related to a wide variety of topics within the English field, with a pedagogical focus (up to 6000 words).

Opinion – Shorter reflective or opinion pieces (500 word maximum).

Classroom Tips – Short how-to pieces (500-1,000 words).

Assignments/instructional materials for a peer-reviewed assignment database.

See the publication website for more specific information regarding submissions.

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nerve-laternNerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature is a truly unique publication. Published by Pyriform Press and edited by Ellen Redbird, Nerve Lantern is "a journal of experimental performance texts and texts about performance, supporting a range of forms, including poets' theatre and page-as-stage." Some examples from Winter 2014 Issue 7: "Un/Conventional Chorus: A Spoken Choral Work for Ten Voices" by Mary Burger & Yedda Morrison; "A Song about the Moon in the Middle of the Night" by Hannah Rodabaugh; "Xylene Radiator Anxiety Mask: Experimental Sonnet Map for Five Voices" by Gary Sloboda; "Pig of Angels of the Americlypse: An anti-masque for four players" by Rodrigo Toscano.

Submissions for the publication are open, but the editorial advice is to understand why you want to be a part of the Nerve Lantern community and what you feel "akin" to or what "new" you will add to it before submitting. The community can be better understood not just by reading past issues of the publication, but viewing one of the many performance videos shot during the publication's performance venue: "An Afternoon of Sparking Poetry." The most recent of these have been hosted by the Medicine Show Theatre in New York.

Redbird offers further "Thoughts to Nerve Lantern Newcomers" on the submissions page, asking questions to have writers consider the performance aspects of their work, not only how it might be performed "on stage" but also on the page. A helpful guide for readers and writers alike to help in our understanding and appreciation for this literary form.

Kudos to Ellen Redbird and contributors to Nerve Lantern for providing, not just a place for this genre, but a community in which it can be fostered.
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There is just something I can appreciate from such an austre image on the front of a magazine - the kind that draws me in, though I can't quite say why, and makes it hard to look away. This image on the cover of Brick #94 is a photograph of East Jerusalem street scene by Teju Cole. Though it looks black and white, it is in full color.

green-mountains-reviewI selected this cover image on Green Mountains Review (v27 n2) because the artist, Nancy Dwyer, is featured within the publication as well with a portfolio entitled, "Words are the Furniture of the Mind." Eight full-color images are featured in addition to this cover.

molitov-cocktailIt was both the image and the opening editorial lines that drew me to this issue of The Molotov Cocktail: "Issue 5.17 will drag you to Hell." Okay, I'm game. Self-defined as "A Projectile for Incendiary Flash Fiction," the publication is produced by Josh Goller.
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american-short-fictionThe Fall 2014 issue of American Short Fiction features Scott Gloden's "What Is Louder," the winning entry of the American Short Fiction Contest. His same story had been awarded second place in the Glimmer Train March 2014 Family Matters Contest.

Gloden's story is about a man who works in a post office and his brother who is soldier in Pakistan. Contest judge Amy Hempel praised the story for its new territory, commenting, "the ending is unnerving, very unsettling, and continues the story in a reader's imagination."

An excerpt: "My brother tells me that the bombs don't look like they did on television when we were young: they're not bowling balls with wick spouts that fire out like a sparkler. Instead, they're clock radios; they're wads of Silly Putty with electromagnetic current running through sparse wires; they're ramshackle, he even said—so much so, a bomb looks more like something you store in the garage, which you don't need every day but keep around in case of emergencies."

Winners of the American Short Fiction prize receive $1000 and publication.


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From The Virtual Education Project: One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities. Thus, the purpose of the VEP is twofold: 1) to provide educators with a central resource that facilitates both teaching and research, and 2) to encourage independent inquiry amongst students, regardless of their locale.

The Virtual Education Project is currently seeking submissions for photo (or video—email for details) tours of domestic and international sites relevant to the study of the humanities. We are interested in tour submissions that explore local museums, author/artist homes, memorials, public artworks, and any significant cultural or community sites that will aid in the study and/or teaching of the humanities.

We welcome proposals for virtual tours related to the study of the arts, humanities, and sciences, including literature, theatre and/or performance, history, philosophy, rhetoric, and the STEM fields (e.g., the Nikola Tesla Museums in Brograd, Serbia, and Shoreham, NY). The list of examples for this initial Call for Contributions is a starting point, and we encourage you to submit a proposal for a site near you.

Potential tours topics might include (but are in no way limited to):
The Old Manse (Concord, MA)
Emily Dickinson House & Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens (Amherst, MA)
W.E.B. Du Bois’s National Historic Site (Great Barrington, MA)
Walt Whitman House (Camden, NJ)
William Carlos Williams House (Rutherford, NJ)
Edgar Allan Poe Museum (Richmond, VA)
Thomas Wolfe House (Asheville, NC)
Mark Twain House (Hartford, CT)
Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Hartford, CT)
Ida B. Wells-Barnett House (Chicago, IL)
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago, IL)
The House of Happy Walls Museum, Jack London (Glen Ellen, CA)
The Wolf House Ruins, Jack London (Glen Ellen, CA)
John Steinbeck House (Salinas, CA)
Andalusia, Home of Flannery O'Connor (Milledgeville, GA)
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield (Kennesaw, GA)
Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum (Key West, FL)
Lamb House, Henry James (Rye, East Sussex, England)
Monk’s House, Virginia Woolf (Lewes, East Sussex, England)
Thomas Hardy’s Cottage (Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England)
Capela dos Capuchos (Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal)
The Houses of Pablo Neruda (Chile)
Vladimir Nabokov House Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Borobudur Temple Compounds (Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia)
Nelson Mandela's Capture Site (Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa); Prison Site (Robben Island, Wescape, South Africa); and The Mandela House (Orlando, Soweto, South Africa)
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