UPDATE: Anti-Disciplinarity in the Writing and Cultural Studies Classroom (9/30/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Claycomb

Submission deadline extended. We will also be accepting 500-word abstracts in lieu of full articles.

Call for Papers
Writing Against the Curriculum:
Anti-Disciplinarity in the Writing and Cultural Studies Classroom

Cultural studies critiques of disciplinarity have engendered a wide range of alternatives to the disciplinary norms that govern the American academy: multi-, inter-, pre-, post-, trans-, and anti-disciplinarity. Writing Against the Curriculum is a response to growing efforts by institutions and even governments to discipline the teaching of writing and cultural studies, particularly posing the "pre-disciplinary" early college writing classroom as a space in which to subvert disciplinary knowledge production and promote an activist critical pedagogy.

Indeed, any space that leverages the disciplinary challenges offered by writing, rhetoric studies or cultural studies (including, for example, Post-colonial studies, Disability studies, Diaspora studies and critical race theory, Performance studies, Gender studies, and Queer theory) may be an appropriate venue for anti-disciplinary inquiry. Therefore, we seek essays that use these notions as grounds to think through writing, writing-intensive, and cultural studies classroom as spaces in which to challenge the conventional organization and segregation of knowledges and epistemologies into discrete and highly regulated disciplines.
Essays might fall into or grow outward from any of the following four categories:

* Theoretical Interventions into Writing and Disciplinarity
* Writing Pedagogy as Anti-disciplinarity Practice
* Writing in the Anti-disciplines
* Writing outside the Disciplines/ Writing outside the Academy

This collection has been solicited by an interested publisher as part of a series on cultural studies, activism and pedagogy. Please send 500-word abstract and brief c.v., to Ryan Claycomb (ryan.claycomb_at_mail.wvu.edu) or Randi Kristensen (rkris_at_gwu.edu) by September 30, 2006.

Ryan M. Claycomb
Assistant Professor of English
West Virginia University
PO Box 6296
359 Stansbury Hall
304.293.3107 x33430

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