Teaching Popular Culture - Deadline Jan 15, 2013
The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, "The Material Culture of Teaching," that explore popular culture in all pedagogical contexts and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Submissions should explore strategies for teaching about popular culture in the classroom and in non-traditional spaces (such as the media and public discourse). We welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Transformations publishes only essays that focus on pedagogical praxis and/or pedagogical theory.
For submission guidelines, please go to http://web.njcu.edu/sites/transformations/.
Send submissions or inquiries in MLA format (7th ed.) as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format to: Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors, firstname.lastname@example.org OR send a hard copy to:
New Jersey City University
Hepburn Hall Room 309
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Author(s) name and contact information
should be included on a SEPARATE page.
For submission guidelines go to www.njcu.edu/assoc/transformations
Possible topics for articles:
Defining popular culture
Popular culture as a pedagogical tool
Popular culture and technology
History and popular culture
Popular culture, memory, and nostalgia
Representations of race, class, and gender in popular culture
Popular culture in K-12 classrooms
Popular culture and the corporatization of education
Subculture, handmade culture, independent culture
Popular culture and sexuality
Erasures and omissions in popular culture
Popular culture and "normality"
Reading popular culture
Fandom and style
Controversies in popular culture: pornography, violence
Popular culture in national, transnational, and global contexts
Consumption of popular culture, reading and using popular culture