Fashioning the Everyday Digital Self: Pandemic and the Online Classroom, 21-22 March, 2022

deadline for submissions: 
March 5, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Debabrata Mukherjee Memorial Annual Students' Conference, 2022, Department of English, Jadavpur University


Prof. Debabrata Mukherjee Memorial Annual Students' Conference (Online), 2022, Department of English, Jadavpur University

Fashioning the Everyday Digital Self: Pandemic and the Online Classroom
21-22 March, 2022

The pandemic has brought the onset of a certain kind of a digital classroom- not replacing older forms of non-digital teaching practises entirely, but paving the way for possible creative integration of the two modes. While this transition has not been spontaneous, and the digital divide has excluded many from such ‘classrooms’, these changed circumstances have pushed students to navigate the digital space in many creative ways.
At the 2022 Debabrata Mukherjee Memorial Students’ Seminar, we hope to foreground students’ subjective experiences in, and with, the digital classroom. We want to encourage students to explore their complex first-hand experiences with the digital space, and in light of those, think through, the impacts of their encounters with digitality; the processes through which the digital space has reproduced their texts and contexts. We invite contributions that will examine, among other things, alternative learning practices, the entanglement of academic and personal spaces, and the fate of radical pedagogies under digital surveillance regimes. Contributions can experiment with a variety of formats for a 10 minute long presentation, ranging across testimonials, posters, performances, panel discussions, research papers, video essays, documentaries etc. Themes that can be explored include, but are not limited to:
Importing inequalities: gender, class, caste in the digital classroom
Aesthetics and poetics of digital texts
Digital space as a (de)generative environment
Personal space, surveillance, state
Teaching the digital classroom: role, pedagogy and purpose.
Digital space and new socialities
Radical pedagogies and the digital space
Digital human and data gathering
Abstracts of not more than 300 words are to be submitted at by March 5, 2022. Please write “Abstract: DMMS JU 2022” in the subject line. The best presentations in the competitive categories will be awarded. All queries can be addressed to