Essays on teaching HBO's The Wire (due September 3, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Naomi Crummey and Dr. Karen Dillon, Blackburn College
contact email: 
ncrummey@gmail; karenleedillon@gmail.com

Considered one of the greatest television programs and one of the greatest contemporary American narratives of all time, The Wire has received much scholarly and critical attention since its run on HBO from 2002 to 2008. With its rich critique of how American institutions continually fail the citizens they serve, The Wire has been taught in college classrooms across the country, including places such as Harvard, Duke, Drexel and Middlebury College. We seek submissions for a collection of scholarly essays titled All in the Game: Pedagogical Approaches to The Wire, which focuses on pedagogical uses of The Wire in the college classroom. Submissions may come from any field within the Humanities or Social Sciences and may address any aspect or season of the show so long as the focus is on using and teaching The Wire in the college classroom. For example, the editors will be contributing a chapter on using The Wire as the centerpiece of an inquiry and research based composition course.

Please send a 750-1000 word abstract (single-spaced), or five page sample of a completed essay, to ncrummey@gmail.com AND karenleedillon@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is September 3, 2013.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
professional_topics
rhetoric_and_composition
twentieth_century_and_beyond