Proposals are now being accepted for panels, at the Popular & American Culture Associations Conference, on pedagogy regarding all types (historical, political, social, cultural, ecological, ethnographic, etc) of this oft' overlooked non-fictional genre, the Personal Journal, and its integral relationship to cultural studies in its diverse forms and content.
All topics and approaches to teaching the personal journal are welcome, the three main pedagogy categories being a) as a stand-alone genre b) a genre incorporated into arts/humanities courses, and c) an object of study as a cultural artifact in any one of its other forms such as in television and film. Authors reflecting cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and political diversity, and authorial diversity of approach to the genre or its various forms are encouraged. Exploring the idea of garnering more recognition and incorporation of this writing genre and its versatility across the disciplines as a tool for analysis in its written, oral and visual forms is also encouraged. Papers on any facet of Personal Journal pedagogy are welcome!
Graduate students/future teachers are also welcome to participate, or register to attend the conference and personal journal forum. Those interested in the Personal Journal panel should contact the Personal Journal Chair, Lisette Davies Ward at email@example.com with any questions. Submit proposals of 150-250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a working title and a brief biography of around 100 words with your submission.
Conference Keynote Speaker:
Adilifu Nama, author of Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film, 2008, and Winner of Peter C. Rollins Book Award, 2009.
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