>Teaching Through Testimony
>a special issue of
>Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
>How are "truths" and "facts" produced and used? Testimony comes in many
>forms ˝ autobiography, memoir, poetry, personal narrative, oral history,
>primary source material, historical documents, eyewitness accounts, and
>individual experiences. Using testimony as a pedagogical tool raises such
>questions as: How does one define subjectivity and objectivity? Who has the
>authority to speak and who is silenced? How do we theorize and analyze
>"experienceţ? What is the relationship between different experiences of
>trauma, both personal and historical? What is the role of community in the
>creation and validation of narratives of witness? What are the ethics of
>testimony? How are testimonial narratives mediated and represented?
>The editors of Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and
>Pedagogy seek articles (3,000 ˝ 8,000 words) and media reviews (books, film,
>video, performance, art, music, etc. ˝ 1,000 to 3,000 words) examining
>approaches to teaching testimony in a variety of contexts: creative writing,
>oral history, womenÝs and gender studies, anthropology, literature, history,
>psychology, sociology, art, photography, geography, religion, environmental
>studies, philosophy, working-class studies, ethnic studies, cultural
>studies, and others. Multidisciplinary approaches that focus on--or
>include--discussions of non-Western cultures are especially encouraged.
>Autobiographical criticism, narrative scholarship, photo-essays, and
>experimental work are welcome.
>Topics might include, but are not limited to:
>How teaching through testimony can be implemented at all levels, K-12 and
>How teaching through testimony can be relevant to progressive education.
>Hybrid genres: from confessional criticism to the lyric essay.
>How teaching through testimony relates to topics such as war, genocide,
>domestic abuse, conflict resolution, poverty, racism, citizenship and civil
>Teaching through testimony in non-academic spaces such prisons, shelters,
>homes for youth at risk, etc.
>How to incorporate trauma theory and theory of witness into the syllabus.
>Send two hard copies to: Jacqueline Ellis and Edvige Giunta, Editors,
>Transformations, New Jersey City University, Grossnickle Hall Room 303, 2039
>Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305 OR email submissions and inquiries
>to: [log in to unmask] Email submissions should be sent as
>attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format. For submission guidelines go to
>www.njcu.edu/assoc/transformations. DEADLINE: 15 November 2004.
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