Pedagogy: Considering Diversity/Inclusion in the English Curriculum
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
April 8-10, 2021
250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical considerations of diversity/inclusion issues in the English curriculum. Papers should address topics like the following: curricular concerns and imaginative solutions to the development of courses treating ethnic literatures, spiritual orientations, and/or gender-identity readings; selection of materials and modes of presentation; multicultural vs. canonical (and whose 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 diversity 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/inclusion in the Covid classroom are also welcome. The presentation should be integrated with current scholarship regarding the ongoing critical conversation on diversity/inclusion issues within the discipline.
Submit to https://www.conftool.pro/cea2021