ICEA at MMLA: Embracing the Culture of the Digital Classroom

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2021
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Indiana College English Association
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Indiana College English Association Permanent Section cfp @ Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference November 4-7, 2021 Milwaukee, WI Embracing the Culture of the Digital Classroom

Unavoidable necessity has forced us to reach through restrictions previously thought impermeable, and allowed us to create classroom cultures that extend through the digital meeting room and our personal devices into our living spaces, vehicles, and travel. What does this newly ubiquitous culture mean for us, and for the academy? In what ways has learning and teaching (and the scholarship that stems from their union) adapted to allow this culture to thrive? What does this mean for us, as scholars, as students, as teachers? What will become of these new cultures when we are once again allowed to freely meet together in a brick-and-mortar room; will we embrace them, or once again ignore their potential?

The Indiana College English Association welcomes abstracts for papers tying into the conference theme of “Cultures of Collectively,” exploring how we have come together over the past year to explore new ways of collaborating in the literature, composition, creative writing classrooms, etc. Papers about student-teacher collaboration, co-teaching endeavors, and/or finding new ways to bring technology into focus upon learning are encouraged. All areas of English studies are welcome: composition, rhetoric, literature, linguistics, culture, drama, teaching, and more.

Please send 250-word abstract, title, full name, and institutional affiliation (if applicable), to session chair Stephen Zimmerly, University of Indianapolis,, by May 1, 2021

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