CFP: Teaching Globalization in First-Year Comp (4/25/07; CCCC, 4/2/08-4/5/08)

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Traywick, Deaver
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CFP: Thinking Globally, Teaching Locally (CCCC 2008)

Teaching a first-year composition course themed on issues of
globalization can be an uphill battle, especially if that course is
taught in one of this country's many rural colleges and universities.
While a rapidly contracting globe makes certain economic, environmental,
and cultural issues imperative, colleges in our nation's hinterlands
often lack significant economic and ethnic diversity. Even well-prepared
students can remain insulated in very local contexts, environments that
can facilitate hasty generalizations or a disempowering relativism.

This panel seeks papers that explore any aspect of teaching
globalization in the composition course, particularly in those taught at
rural colleges and universities. Questions this panel might explore
include: Why teach globalization in a composition classroom? Are there
ways to cultivate intellectual curiosity about international issues that
don't disempower students? Is a lack of diversity and international
exposure an impediment to this type of course? Is there a danger of
oversimplifying these complex issues in a class whose primary objective
is to improve writing?

Interested contributors should send a 250-word abstract by 4/25/07 to:

Deaver Traywick
Black Hills State University
(605) 642-6922

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