ACCUTE – Call for Panels 2022

CALL FOR PANELS

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2021

ACCUTE PANELS

A panel may follow the conventional three- or four-paper format, but we also encourage proposers to consider alternative formats such as:

  • Round Table: Participants present and have a discussion on a designated topic.
  • Pecha Kucha or 7-14-28 or Ignite: Participants offer rapid-fire showcases with limited time/number of slides, followed by discussion.
  • Workshop: Participants work collaboratively and with attendees on a practical problem (eg., a crux in interpretation, developing course syllabus, constructing an effective grant proposal).
  • Demonstrations: Participants present on teaching or technological innovations, with explanations and discussion.
  • Interview session: Participants give a brief presentation and are then interviewed by the next panelist, who then presents his/her work.
  • Storytelling panel: Discussion based on participants’ narrative presentations: a “stories of….” approach.
  • Collaborative presentations: Participants present as a group or team (rather than individually).
  • Closed-Door Meetings or Discussions: Participants meet privately in the context of ACCUTE. Such a meeting space can be made available to those who request it, especially for priority and equity-deserving groups.
What makes a good CFP?

Some CFPs attract many submissions; some, few or none.  A successful CFP is neither too general (Munro’s fiction) nor too specific (Jungian approaches to The Great Gatsby). It identifies an interesting or timely topic or critical problem, or an under-represented area, and reflects current scholarship in that field. Think of the eventual audience as well as the potential submitters: try to pick a topic that is not overly specialized and that has a general or cross-field appeal. Craft the CFP carefully, without issuing too many directives, and let your submitters show what they can do with it. And be sure to spend some time publicizing the CFP to the kinds of scholars who would be an asset to the event.

Member-Organized Panels

Member-organized panels are proposed by an ACCUTE member for the annual ACCUTE conference. Member-organized panels are not invitational: the organizer picks the topic but does not pre-select the participants. As with general submissions to the ACCUTE conference, paper proposals and submitted papers are peer reviewed, with the panel organizer acting as the first vettor. The organizing member is expected to attend the ACCUTE conference to act as Panel Chair. Note: member-organizers do not present on the panels they organize and are ineligible for ACCUTE travel funding unless they are submitting a paper on another panel.

Submitting a Member-Organized Proposal

If you would like to submit a panel proposal, email ACCUTE (info.accute@gmail.com) with the following information indicated clearly:

  • The proposed panel title and format
  • Your name, institution, and email address
  • The text of the CFP to a maximum of 200 words

If accepted, your CFP will be publicized to the ACCUTE membership in September with a deadline for submissions of Friday 19 November 2021. Submissions will come through the Online Proposal Submission Form on the ACCUTE website, and then be forwarded to panel organizers for vetting.

The panel organizer serves as the first vettor for the proposals, and should follow our vetting guidelines. After the papers are vetted, the organizer advises ACCUTE of the results, and ACCUTE sends out acceptances and rejections. Some proposals may be sent to a second assessor on the ACCUTE Board. Any submissions not selected for the panel will go into the “general pool” and will be considered for other panels on the ACCUTE conference program. 

Joint-Sponsored Panels

Joint-sponsored panelsare held at the ACCUTE conference but are co-sponsored by another association. They are initiated by an ACCUTE member who is also a member of the organization that jointly sponsors the panel. They are intended to foster links between ACCUTE and other scholarly associations, whether those associations regularly attend Congress or not. Of special interest to ACCUTE are those organizations that address fields that have traditionally been under-represented at our conference, such as American, Medieval, and Eighteenth-Century Studies, but other areas are welcome as well. While ACCUTE welcomes panels that correspond with the annual Congress theme, any topic that reflects ACCUTE’s mandates or the interests of its members will be considered.

(Please note: if you wish to host an ACCUTE-sponsored panel at another association’s conference, you should not send in a proposal as below. You should ask the organizers of the other association if they allow joint-sponsored panels. If they do, follow any process they have for proposals; as an ACCUTE member, you may then request permission to have the panel listed as co-sponsored in the ACCUTE program. Such panels will not appear as CFPs for our conference, but can be advertised through the co-sponsoring association’s CFP, ACCUTE’s blog, and other CFP sites.)

Submitting a Joint-Sponsored Panel Proposal

If you would like to submit a panel proposal, email ACCUTE (info.accute@gmail.com) with the following information indicated clearly:

  • The name of the co-sponsored association (e.g. NASSR, NAVSA, CCLA, etc.)
  • The proposed panel title and format
  • Your name, institution, and email address
  • The text of the CFP to a maximum of 200 words

If accepted, your CFP will be publicized to the ACCUTE membership in September with a deadline for submissions of Friday 19 November 2021. Submissions will come through the Online Proposal Submission Form on the ACCUTE website, and then be forwarded to panel organizers for vetting.

Organizers of joint-sponsored panels may choose to present a paper on their own panel. In such cases, the organizer should submit their individual paper proposal through the Online Proposal Submission Form.

Organizers of the joint-sponsored panels are responsible for choosing participants using the vetting or assessment protocols of the co-sponsoring association; ACCUTE does, however, ask that all submissions be vetted, and that organizers bear in mind the ACCUTE Vetting Guidelines. The organizers advise ACCUTE of the results, and ACCUTE sends out acceptances and rejections. Papers and panels are not subject to further vetting. If a joint-sponsored panel is selected for the ACCUTE program, the organizing member is expected to attend the ACCUTE conference to act as Panel Chair; if this is not possible, the co-sponsoring society should assign a Chair.

Ordinarily, each association is permitted one joint panel at ACCUTE, but two may be permitted if the response warrants.

Please note that anyone presenting a paper in a joint panel must be a member of either ACCUTE or the partner organization. To join ACCUTE, click here.