UPDATE: Citizens of the World Anthology (11/14/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Donna Dunbar-Odom

Note: We have revised our cfp to broaden the focus and to extend the

Call for Papers
Citizens of the World:
Introducing 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 effects. Out of these global changes, common
metaphors are emergingmetaphors such as borderlands and border crossings,
empire and transnationalism, to name a few. In addition, globalization
plays a growing part in our discussions of the "big" questions of
democracy, justice, and equality. This proposed collection explores ways
that students can be introduced to concepts of globalization in a variety
of classes in a variety of disciplines across the general education
curriculum in order to engage with these metaphors and address the "big"

Papers for an essay collection tentatively titled _Citizens of the
World: Introducing Globalization across the Curriculum_ are invited on
any aspect of how teachers have brought globalization into the classroom
across the college humanities curriculum. How might media help students
conceptualize and analyze these abstract concepts? More broadly, how can
we complicate and enhance students' understandings of race, ethnicity,
sexuality, national identity, and politics in a global context? How do
teachers introduce students to theoretical approaches such as
postcolonialism, gender, transnationalism, ecology and environmentalism
in a global context? How can the humanities serve to enable students
imagine themselves and to take their places as "citizens of the world"?
We are interested in submissions that successfully ground practice in
theory in their discussion of pedagogy in a world where national and
economic boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred.

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 November 14, 2004. The editors welcome earlier
submission and also invite initial queries. Tentative publication date is
January 2006. Please send manuscripts to Donna Dunbar-Odom
Donna_Dunbar-Odom_at_tamu-commerce.edu or Georgia Seminet
Georgia_Seminet_at_tamu-commerce.edu 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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