UPDATE: [Gender Studies] (Re)Constructing Queer Pedagogy (10/1/07; 4/10-13/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Nowell Marshall

Deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2007

39th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
April 10-13, 2008

Buffalo, New York

Despite the growth of composition studies and pedagogy as fields of interest
in recent decades and the simultaneous development of LGBT studies and queer
theory, these two areas of interest are rarely brought together. Drawing on
George Hillocks idea that theory forms the basis of coherent classroom
practice, this panel hopes to continue the discussion on queer pedagogy by
soliciting papers informed by theory, praxis, critical reflection, and

What is the role of the queer instructor in the classroom? What is the role
of the non-queer instructor in the queer classroom? What constitutes a
queer pedagogy? What are the practical concerns, limitations, and
advantages of such approaches? Which pedagogical strategies create a
queer-affirmative space in the classroom and/or the academy? How might we
as instructors employ, expand, and combine different pedagogical approaches
(expressivist, collaborative, cultural studies, feminist, social epistemic,
etc.) to construct an anti-oppressive/queer pedagogical space? What are the
implications of and the institutional barriers to such pedagogical models?

Submit 250-word abstracts by September 15, 2007 to Nowell Marshall
(Nowell.Marshall_at_email.ucr.edu). Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2008 Convention is posted online:

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable.

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