UPDATE: Visual Culture in the Literature Classroom (11/5/04 & 3/3/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Linda Joyce Brown
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Deadline Extended:

CFP: Visual Culture in the Literature Classroom: Essays in Pedagogy and Practice


Submissions are sought for a proposed volume of essays presently titled Visual Culture in the Literature Classroom: Essays in Pedagogy and Practice.


Essays should address how literature can be taught at the college level in conjunction with visual cultural forms such as cartoons, tattoos, illuminated manuscripts, the material reality of books/periodicals, cover art and illustrations, photography, websites, advertisements, and land/cityscapes. While innovative essays on film and painting will be considered, preference will be given to essays that address lesser-studied forms of visual culture. Essays may be theoretically or practically oriented and should be readable by an audience of both experienced and novice teacher-scholars. Ideally, essays will address pedagogical issues and approaches that subvert the traditional privilege given to verbal over visual cultural forms. Especially encouraged are proposals that consider how literary and visual culture can be analyzed conjointly to result in a more nuanced understanding and appreciation of both cultural forms as well as of the social and political conditions in which!
  both are produced or consumed. Essays that consider cultural production of any period and geographical location are welcome.


Please send abstract (under 500 words) and brief CV by November 5, 2004; complete essays will be due March 3, 2005. Email submissions and inquiries to brown_l_at_mitchell.edu; MSWord documents are preferred. Submissions may also be mailed to Linda Joyce Brown, Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature, Humanities Department, Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT 06320.

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