Critical Pedagogies

Call for Proposals

Working Group on Critical Pedagogies

16th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association, May 31 - June 2

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Conference Theme: Interventions

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: February 16, 2017

The Cultural Studies Association’s Working Group on Critical Pedagogies invites submissions for a panel and a workshop to be constituted for the 16th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association.

Panel on Critical Pedagogies

In the spirit of the conference theme, “Interventions,” this call solicits papers that address pedagogical interventions. Perspectives from pedagogues working both inside and outside of the university are welcome. Panelists might address questions like the following:

  • How are critical pedagogues intervening in and shaping our conversations and understanding of the current social, political, and cultural context?
  • How might cultural studies scholarship be used in these conversations in classrooms and other pedagogical environments?
  • What pedagogical strategies are necessary to successfully intervene in the current historical conjuncture?

While this call seeks proposals that address the theme of interventions, any proposal that addresses critical pedagogies from a cultural studies perspective is welcome.

Participants must be current members of the Cultural Studies Association.

If you are interested in participating in the panel, please submit a 300-500 word abstract by February 16, 2017 after logging in to the Cultural Studies Association’s site (www.culturalstudiesassociation.org) and accessing the submission system. Indicate in your abstract that you are applying to the Critical Pedagogies panel.

When submitting your proposal, submit it as an individual paper submission and select “Critical Pedagogies” from the drop down menu of working groups.

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Critical Pedagogies Workshop

This call seeks proposals to test classroom assignments, exercises, and other activities informed by critical pedagogies in a workshop environment. This workshop will offer each participant a few minutes to contextualize one exercise or activity and then test it with the other workshop participants and receive feedback. This call welcomes participants whose curriculum and pedagogical approach is informed by cultural studies. Proposals that involve alternative or non-traditional approaches to teaching and/or activities designed for a non-academic setting are encouraged.

Participants must be current members of the Cultural Studies Association.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please submit a 300-500 word abstract by February 16, 2017 after logging in to the Cultural Studies Association’s site (www.culturalstudiesassociation.org) and accessing the submission system. Indicate in your abstract that you are applying to the Critical Pedagogies workshop.

When submitting your proposal, submit it as an individual paper submission and select “Critical Pedagogies” from the drop down menu of working groups.

The Critical Pedagogies Working Group includes a focus on culture and education, cultural pedagogy, and the curriculum of cultural studies. Pedagogy, broadly conceived and critically understood in this context concerns a wide range of issues taken up in cultural studies including but not limited to mass media, popular culture, subculture, public culture, nationhood, postcolonialism, political economy, identity, race, class, gender, sexuality.

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