Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 21, 2010 - 11:02am
Call for Contributions
The Turn to Performance: A Special Issue of CCC Online
Guest edited by Jenn Fishman
Proposals due 6/15
Performance theorist Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett reminds, even challenges, us to reconsider our fundamental assumptions about how we classify, interpret, and remediate experience:
There are other senses beside the visual (and more than the five senses we have long assumed). There are other modalities besides texts and images. There are other practices besides reading and looking. There are other turns besides the textual and the pictorial.
The first special issue of CCC Online will examine the performative turn that is currently underway. Contributions spanning historical scholarship, quantitative and qualitative research, pedagogical reflection, and creative work are welcome, especially texts that address:
examples of past, present, or future pedagogical performances;
new or reviewed strategies for understanding and assessing students', teachers', and administrators' performances;
intersections of performance and literacy praxes;
retrospectives on past performances, including revivals of previously published scholarship and previously collected data;
performance-driven expansions of textual and pedagogical canons;
meta-reflections on the limits and possibilities for researching and representing writing performances with available technological resources;
recommendations for performance-savvy, twenty-first-century educators;
and so on.
Given the resources available through digital publication, contributors to this special issue are especially encouraged to innovate by practicing new definitions of scholarship, engaging in new displays of evidence and data, and staging new interactions between authors and audiences of scholarly publications.
To read the full CFC visit CCC Online . Contact Jenn Fishman (jennfishman.phd at gmail dot com) with questions ahead of the 6/15 proposal deadline.