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'I See You, I Hear You': Teaching Agency and Empowerment in Times of Crisis (NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA )

Philadelphia, PA
Organization: NeMLA
Event: NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, Pedagogy, Popular Culture, Rhetoric & Composition, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-03-11 to 2021-03-14 Abstract Due: 2020-09-16 Abstract Deadline has passed

This session proposes a re-examination of the undergraduate student writer's concept of agency during times of crisis. We aim to expand our critical understanding of what it means to teach students in a way that empowers, offers agency, and acknowledges the voice of the student during times of crisis, whether such crisis is a result of a global pandemic such as Covid-19, national issues such as police brutality, or the result of a personal struggle such as anxiety or loss and, thus, we welcome contributions that address agency, empowerment, and voice from a variety of academic perspectives. While not an exhaustive list, we are particularly interested in proposals that reconsider agency and empowerment in light of pandemics, surveillance, or times of instability by utilizing multi-modal composition, online learning, or social media as pedagogical tools. By September 16, 2020, please upload a 250-300 word abstract and A/V requests to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18554 NeMLA membership is not required to submit abstracts, but is required to present at the conference. Please direct inquiries to the roundtable co-chairs: Crystal Harris (cdhrris8@memphis.edu) or Andrea Bishop (abishop@memphis.edu).


Crystal Harris