Revised deadline for Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism
This book, edited by KaaVonia Hinton and Karen Chandler, will be published by Routledge.
We are pleased to announce we are accepting abstracts for chapters for our book,Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism. This collection will be published by Routledge, and it is based on our popular 2021 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Assembly on American Literature (AAL) session, which focused on Black American
speculative fiction and issues of social justice. This collection will focus on equity, justice, and antiracism within different genres/modes of speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror). Each chapter will apply a theoretical lens or critical approach to a text and describe ways in which the text can be used to motivate middle and high school students to think, talk, and write about texts and issues ofequity, justice, and antiracism.Specifically, chapters will offer lesson ideas/learning activities aligned with the new NCTE standards for teaching English language arts, particularly the standards’ focus on instruction that supports antiracism and antibias (ABAR) instruction.
Each chapter (3,500 to 4,000 words, double spaced)will feature a/an:
●Introduction–Briefly introducing the focal text and author
●Rationale-Explaining the reason for teaching the text in middle/high school, including how it is ripe for discussion about equity, justice, and/or antiracism
●Theoretical lens or critical approach-Discussing how the theoretical lens or critical approach lends itself to exploring equity, justice, and/or antiracism and elucidating the text and how the approach is beneficial to middle/high school students
●Applying the lens-Grounding the theoretical lens or critical approach in teaching the focal text; offering essential questions to explore
●Assignments/Lessons-Offering strategies that help students read the text through a theoretical lens or critical approach
●Connections-Sharing ideas about how to use the theoretical lens or critical approach more generally with Black speculative film, other books, short stories, music, current or historical events, and so on.
●Assessment-Suggesting ideas for assessing/evaluating activities, lessons, strategies, or suggested pedagogical approaches
A partial list of relevant authors is provided below.
Please send a brief (200-300 word) abstract describing the focus of your chapter and a 50-word bio, including your current academic
affiliation, to: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com, by March 10, 2023. Please follow the APA Publication Manual, 7th Edition.
A partial list of relevant authors is provided below. Please send a brief (200-300 word) abstract describing the focus of your chapter and a 50-word bio, including your current academic affiliation, to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com by March 10, 2023.
● Proposal Due Date: March 10, 2023
● Proposal Acceptance Notifications: within one week
● Chapter Submission Due: May 2023
We are especially interested in submissions focusing on speculative texts by:
Virginia Hamilton * Jewell Parker Rhodes * Tomi Adeyemi * Kacen Callender * Ayana Gray * Dhonielle Clayton * N. K. Jemisin * Justina Ireland * Jordan Ifueko * Ashley Woodfolk * Rebecca Roanhorse * Samuel Delaney * Tananarive Due * Nalo Hopkinson * India Hill Brown * Tracey Baptiste * Daka Herman