CFP: Globalization and Media across the Curriculum (1/14/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Donna Dunbar-Odom

Call for Papers

Citizens of the World:
Using Media to Introduce Globalization across the Curriculum

Across the humanities curriculum, from general education to upper
division courses, students are being asked to grapple with issues of
globalization and its repercussions. Out of these global changes, common
metaphors are emergingmetaphors such as borderlands and border crossings,
empire and transnationalism, to name a few. Such complex metaphors can be
intimidating to many undergraduates. This proposed collection explores
ways that media can be used effectively in a variety of classes in a
variety of disciplines to engage students with concepts of globalization,
connecting them to and among their general education courses.

Papers for an essay collection tentatively titled <i>Citizens of the
World: Using Media to Introduce Globalization across the Curriculum</i>
are invited on any aspect of the use of various media (film, music,
television, video, internet sites and communication, etc.) to introduce
students to globalization across the college humanities curriculum. How
can media help students conceptualize and analyze these abstract
concepts? More broadly, how can we use media to complicate and enhance
students’ understandings of race, ethnicity, sexuality, national
identity, and politics in a global context? How might media be used to
introduce students to theoretical approaches such as postcolonialism,
gender, transnationalism, ecology and environmentalism? We are interested
in submissions that successfully ground practice in theory in their
discussion of the integration of media and pedagogy in a world where
national and economic boundaries are becoming increasingly

Essays should not be more than twenty double-spaced pages (6000-7000
words) and should follow the most recent APA Style Manual. The deadline
for manuscripts is January 14, 2004. The editors welcome earlier
submission and also invite initial queries. Tentative publication date is
January 2005. Please send manuscripts to Donna Dunbar-Odom
( or Georgia Seminet
( at the Department of Literature and
Languages, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas 75429. (Please
feel free to forward this call to other listservs or individuals.)

Donna Dunbar-Odom
Director, First-Year Composition
Associate Professor of English
Dept. of Literature and Languages
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429

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