CFP: Theoretical Visions: Visual Texts, Cultural Contexts, and Pedagogical Applications (9/15/05; collection)

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Ljiljana Coklin
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Theoretical Visions: Visual Texts, Cultural Contexts, and Pedagogical

This edited volume investigates the function and place of visual texts in the
composition classroom in terms of pedagogical efficacy, theoretical education,
and practical application. We invite papers that broadly address one of the
following areas/issues: 1) the benefits and hazards of a range of teaching
strategies designed to help students critique avant-garde visual texts, 2) the
analysis of popular visual culture in terms of both its relation to
linguistic/verbal signification and its subordination to canonical/literary
texts, and 3) the significance of visual rhetoric of transnational cinema for
the production of globally aware academic writing and public servants. By
articulating specific and diverse incorporations of the visual text into
specialized courses and programmatic contexts, we intend to provoke debates
about not only the relative values--and strategic interventions--of visual
texts at the university level, but also the uses and abuses of visual/popular

Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, formatted according to MLA
style and sent by email as a Microsoft Word attachment to each of the three

Dr. Scott Herndon:
Program in Writing and Rhetoric – Stanford University

Dr. Brian Loftus:
Writing Program – UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Ljiljana Coklin:
Writing Program – UC Santa Barbara

Manuscripts should be received by September 15, 2005.

Ljiljana Coklin, PhD
Writing Program
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
tel: 805-893-8509 (x2613 message only)
fax: 805-893-7699

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