Pedagogy: Considering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Composition and Literary Study
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090
March 31-April 2, 2022
250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical considerations of diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) issues in literature and composition. Papers should address topics like the following: curricular/classroom concerns and imaginative solutions to the development of courses treating ethnic literatures, spiritual orientations, gender-identity readings, and/or creative work within communities of color; selection of materials and modes of presentation; expanding the canon; balancing of aesthetic, social, and political issues; multiculturalism and civic engagement/social justice through composition work &/or literary study; managing difficult discussions in the classroom; the impact of DEI issues and concerns, such as Black Lives Matter or the Me Too movement, on students’ writing life and identity &/or on encouraging empathic reading; and the challenges and rewards of a diverse curriculum. In this context, considerations of diversity in the Covid/Delta classroom are also welcome. The presentation should be integrated with current scholarship regarding the ongoing critical conversation on DEI issues within the discipline.
Submit to https://www.conftool.pro/cea2022