Monday, April 15, 2013

CFP: ImageTexT Special Issue: "Comics and Post-Secondary Pedagogy" (July 20, 2013)

ImageTexT Special Issue
"Comics and Post-Secondary Pedagogy"
Guest Editor: James Bucky Carter, Ph.D.
Co-Editor: Najwa Al-tabaa

The "Comics and Post-Secondary Pedagogy" special issue of ImageTexT is accepting paper submissions that address the teaching of comics with adult learners, defined as those in post-secondary settings such as colleges, universities, technical schools, community colleges, professional schools, etc., or in other settings in which adult education, enrichment, or training is a focus (prisons, the military, government, the workplace, extension programs, mutual aid movements, etc.).
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
  • Teaching comics in university courses
  • Teaching the self-contained or special topics comics course
  • Comics in the ____________ course (History, Philosophy, Graphic Design, Literature, Media, etc.)
  • Introducing students to comics/specific comics in courses that do not feature much comics content otherwise
  • Advocating for the incorporation of comics in your discipline/field/class: What works and what hasn't?
  • Using comics to inform or educate at the university level in ways beyond the traditional college course (student life, retention, etc.)
  • Teaching comics with non-traditional students
  • Using comics to educate in the workplace
  • Teaching comics in prison settings
  • Comics as educational materials in professional development or training programs
  • Using comics to assist college student or adult learners in English acquisition
  • Adults' concepts and precepts regarding comics and teaching comics
  • Using comics in medical, law, and business schools.
  • Using comics to teach those who teach others
  • Teaching the works of a specific comics artist
  • Using/creating comics as a medium of expression/critical thought for students/Integration of comics-creating assignments
Please send completed papers in MLA citation format to James Bucky Carter at jbcarter777@gmail.com by July 20th, 2013. Copy all submissions to Najwa Al-tabaa at naltabaa@ufl.edu.

Articles submitted should usually not exceed 10,000 words including notes and should be presented to generally accepted academic standards. Please submit all articles by sending an email with the submission attached (including images, video etc.). Articles should be submitted preferably in HTML, or as Microsoft Word, StarOffice, or OpenOffice documents. Webbed essays are encouraged.
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See this CFP also at: http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/news.shtml?/cfp/comics_and_pedagogy_cfp.shtml 

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