_SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education_ Seeks Papers for Issue 4.1: "The Singularity Plurality"

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Carter, Ph.D.
contact email: 
jbcarter777@gmail.com

CFP: SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education 4.1: “The Singularity Plurality”

While many authors of books and articles on the subject of comics and education integrate a diversity of sources into their works, as well they should, what happens when authors focus on the work or works of a singular presence? How can the writing or writings of one scholar inform how we teach comics or teach with them, or how we should do those things?

The editor of SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education is seeking articles that examine the works and theories of individuals in relation to how their ideas can or do shape the integration of comics into educational settings, the teaching of comics, and the possible futures of such.

Singular figures of submitter’s attention should be scholars or teachers of renown in education, composition and rhetoric, higher education, curriculum theory, media, religion, psychology, or other figures with pedagogical or political outlooks, philosophies and applications. A preference will be given to figures within English Language Arts pedagogy and K-12 curriculum but the editor’s interest is not limited to them.

For example, what does the work of Paulo Freire suggest about comics in the classroom? What avenues does the work of Alfred Tatum open up for comics’ potential in schools? The salient constructs in the work of Diane Ravitch? Teri Lesesne? Maxine Greene? John Dewey? Lev Vygotsky? Louise Rosenblatt? A figure associated with critical race theory? Visual discourse analysis? Cultural literacy? Arts education? Religion? Character education?

Perhaps the works of Franklin Bobbitt, Jane Addams, George S. Counts, Ralph W. Tyler, John Goodland, Henry Giroux, Elliot Eisner, William Pinar, Mortimer Adler, Nel Noddings, Aristotle, Michael W. Apple, Socrates, David Flinders, Steven Thornton, Richard Delgado, Mary Louise Pratt, Jean Piaget, Joan Kaywell, George Hillocks, James Gee, Peter Smagorinsky, Nancy Atwell, Smokey Daniels, E.D. Hirsch, Marshal McLuhan, Larry Andrews, Kylene Beers, Robert Probst, or Gloria Ladson-Billings, etc. can help us frame discussions and consideration of comics-and-education connections. Others?

Of course, established scholars are encouraged to submit their own singularity as well, in which they will explore the salient, previously-published constructs and concepts of their own work in relation to the comics and literacy/comics and education movement.

The “plurality of essays exploring the singularities of a specific figure’s works” will form the plurality singularity of issue 4 of SANEjournal.

As well and as always, the editor seeks rationales for teaching specific graphic novels and reviews of major books regarding comics scholarship, the craft of comics, and the teaching of comics. Examples of rationales and reviews can be found by visiting the archives section of the journal’s website.

Submissions will be accepted through November 2013 with an anticipated publication of June 2014 and should be in either MLA or APA style and adhere to other journal guidelines.

Register as an author at HTTP://WWW.SANEJOURNAL.NET to submit. Send questions to the editor, James Bucky Carter, at jbcarter777@gmail.com

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
professional_topics
rhetoric_and_composition