JoLLE@UGA 2015 Winter Conference Call for Proposals
CALL FOR CONFERENCE PROPOSALS &/or
This year’s theme for the JoLLE@UGA Winter Conference and subsequent spring journal issue will be “Embodied and/or Participatory Literacies: Inspire, Engage, Create, Transform.” This theme welcomes wide-ranging notions of how one’s
understandings of language and literacy includes students’ and teachers’ construction and participation in the world through their bodies. The JoLLE@UGA Winter Conference has established itself as an inventive and creative place for students,
teachers, and researchers to bridge theory, research, and practice in hands-on and action-oriented ways.
The following questions below are meant to help you think about what embodied and participatory literacies might mean, and give ideas for submitting a conference proposal or manuscript for our themed spring issue. Note: You do not need to submit a
manuscript to submit a conference proposal, or vice a versa, to be considered for either, although you may.
What is the role of the body in literacy?
What practices promote participatory models of learning in literacy classrooms?
What forms of embodied and disembodied learning take place in the literacy classroom?
How are performative and participatory literacies essential to functioning in the 21st century?
How are bodily-kinesthetic modes of learning being utilized and practiced in the literacy classroom?
How are bodies being used as tools rather than obstacles of reading, writing, and language use?
How are non-traditional literacy practices such as dance, art, drama, etc. being used in the literacy classroom?
How might embodied and participatory practices be sites of resistance and social justice?
How are embodied and participatory literacy practice gendered?
How are 21st century literacies impacting the way students participate within the world?
How can classroom spaces be organized so as to support participatory and embodied learning?
In what ways are teachers and students part of “participatory cultures”?
How do children’s and young adult literature demonstrate embodiment and participatory literacies?
How do embodied and participatory notions of language and literacy combat the Cartesian mind/body dichotomy?
What is the role of out-of-school experiences and how are they used to engage students’ participation in literacy practices?
How do schools support, position, and/or control the use of bodies in the teaching of literacy, reading, writing, and language?
How are students and teachers using their bodies to interact with the social, cultural, and historical worlds around them?
CONFERENCE PROPOSALS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 5, 2014
See http://jolle.coe.uga.edu/conference-2015/ for more information
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR THEMED SPRING ISSUE ARE DUE BY FEB. 27, 2015.
See http://jolle.coe.uga.edu/about/submission-guidelines for more information
Dates: 6/30/2014 - 10/5/2014