CFP: AEQ: Media Literacy (11/30/03; journal issue)

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Ann Hawkins
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AEQ: Academic Exchange Quarterly
Spring 2004, Volume 8, Issue 1
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special section

SPECIAL TOPIC: Media Literacy


Despite the increasing body of theoretical and anecdotal work seeking to
define and examine the position of media in society, many in the academy
continue to balk at studying the role of media in the lives of students.
The study of media has been neglected in part because, unlike traditional
texts, media have been perceived as undermining cultural standards. The
connections, the argument follows, between media and popular culture,
between media literacy and critical pedagogy, or between popular culture and
post-modern theory are less than rigorous. This issue of AEQ will answer
this objection. Indeed, the predominance of media in our lives and our
students' lives demands that we reconsider what it means to be literate in
today's world. To ignore the media is to ignore a powerful set of
opportunities for the classroom.

Our collection for AEQ will examine theoretical and practical approaches for
integrating and creating media literacy into the classroom. The attendant
issues are as various as our media. How can teachers use critical media
literacy to empower students? How can we prepare students to recognize, to
engage, and to interrogate the power structures that they encounter inside
and outside the classroom? And, how can we provide students with the
language, skills, and methodology that ready them for these encounters?

Recognizing that many teachers are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with teaching
about the media, we seek essays that offer practical insights about
developing media literacy in our students. In addition, we are particularly
interested in essays that examine student writing as the site of the
critical encounter between students, texts, and the world--that is, as site
for integrating media studies and developing critical media literacy.

Who Should Submit:

We encourage submissions from scholar-teachers at all levels and across
disciplines who have incorporated media study or the teaching of media
literacy into their classrooms.

Please identify your submission with the key work: Media-Lit
Submission deadline
ß Regular deadline: any time until the end of November 2003. All accepted
submissions will be published in this Spring issue.
ß Short deadline: December or January. All accepted submissions will be
published in this Spring issue or in later issues.
Submission Procedure:

For additional information, please contact one (or all) of the editors for
this special feature

Dr. Peter Kratzke
Program for Writing and Rhetoric University of Colorado at Boulder
E-mail: Peter.Kratzke_at_Colorado.EDU

Dr. Ann R. Hawkins
Department of English Texas Tech University

Dr. Jeraldine R. Kraver
Department of English University of Northern Colorado

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