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CFW: Spatial Praxes, proposals due June 30, 2010
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Amy Kimme Hea, Ashley J. Holmes, and Jennifer Haley-Brown
Call for Webtexts (CFW)
(PDF version for printing can be found at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/14.2/loggingon/spcfw.html)
Many in our field have brought spatial rhetoric to the forefront of their research. Most notably, Nedra Reynolds’ Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference (2003) reminds composition and rhetoric scholars of the ways in which spatial relations are always rhetorical relations, imbricated in visual, literate, and technological cultures. Our need, as compositionists and rhetoricians, is to understand the broad impact of these spatial interrelationships on our research and teaching. Such material concerns have been examined in relationship to research methodologies (Porter & Sullivan, Kimme Hea), information space (Johnson-Eilola), place-based composition (Reynolds), virtual spatialities (Payne), spatial crises in academia (Mauk), and rhetorical history (Mountford). This range of approaches to spatial rhetorics also draws on an equally complex range of critical theorists from Foucault to Soja. To be certain, composition and rhetoric scholars are making substantial contributions to spatial projects. The less developed area of inquiry and the moment of becoming we would like to prompt is a fuller understanding of spatial praxes—and by praxes we mean the conscious, willed actions by which theory is transformed into practical activities. This special issue aims to exploit the design possibilities of webtexts to make public such spatial praxes. Across the submission categories, we will look for proposals that foreground praxes, not as “how to” but rather as meaningful areas of inquiry where theory and practice are constitutive.
We are seeking proposals for the following Kairos areas:
Questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:
* How are teaching and learning transformed by and transformative of space?
Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors if they have any questions. Please email questions and/or proposals for webtexts to the Guest Editors: Dr. Amy C. Kimme Hea, Ashley J. Holmes, and Jennifer Haley-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to widely circulate this CFW to other potential contributors.