>Subject: CFP: The Teacher's Body (9/1/05; journal issue)
>From: "Kathleen LeBesco" <[log in to unmask]>
>The Teacher's Body
>A Special Issue of The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural
>guest edited by Leda M. Cooks and Kathleen LeBesco
>Call for Papers
>While much critical attention has been given to the disciplinary moves
>which have created the student body in education, the significance of
>teachers' bodies remains central to the production of knowledge.
>Among other things, the teacher historically has represented the
>division between public (institutional) knowledge and private mind,
>between the Kantian idealized mind and the imperfections of the body.
>Western and Christian philosophy from the synoptic Gospels to Augustine
>to Locke, Kant and Marx (among others) has served to uphold the role of
>the teacher as the conduit through which knowledge is transferred to the
>student. In this view, the extent to which the teacher's body is
>an imperfection in the system--an impediment to the flow of
>information to the mind of the student--determines the true
>"objectivity" of learning. This debate over the place
>and role of the body in meaning making, we argue, was and is a central
>problematic for education and learning.
>For this special edition we seek articles that examine this problematic
>through the signification of the teacher's body and the spaces
>in which teachers perform their identities. Teaching as performance
>implies an audience even as that audience implies certain types of
>(expected) performances. We are looking for smart, lively essays that
>examine the construction of the teacher's body inside and
>outside the spaces of schooling and the meanings made about school,
>education and learning in that construction. We are interested in
>public/private dualisms that are creative of teacher's spaces,
>as well as the performances that are required of teachers to maintain
>their status as (in)visible containers of knowledge.
>Possible themes/topics/questions include, but are not limited to:
>* How do discourses assumed to be private (the body) become part of the
>public space in the process of evaluating intellectual competency?
>* What are the pedagogical functions of a teacher's body that is
>marked by difference (e.g., disabled, aging, youthful, bearing body art,
>visibly ill, exceptionally attractive, very thin/fat/short/tall, etc.)?
>* How are teachers' bodies marked through racial and racist
>knowledges even as these bodies are made and remade in and through
>interaction and performances in the classroom?
>* Given the phenomenological experience of being in one's
>teacher body, what pedagogies might such a reflexivity might present?
>* What kinds of pedagogical actions/interventions are possible from the
>space of the teacher's body?
>In this special issue, we want to move toward a pedagogical stance that
>opens up dialogue in and through the teacher's body. Through
>drawing attention to how the body performs through (non-) conformity, we
>hope not only to deconstruct power/body relations but to offer a means
>to disrupt them. This call for papers specifically address the
>interdisciplinary interests of critical pedagogy, critical geography,
>feminist studies, performance studies, and cultural studies (among other
>approaches) as they are concerned particularly with the condition of the
>body in postmodern thought, and specifically the political and cultural
>locations of the teacher's body in performance.
>Articles should be submitted in duplicate and should be 12-15 manuscript
>pages in length. Authors should submit manuscripts on disk. The disks
>should be prepared using MS Word or WordPerfect and should be clearly
>labeled with the authors' names, file name, and software program. A
>hardcopy printout that exactly matches the disk must be supplied. Each
>manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been
>published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously
>for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining
>permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are
>required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the
>publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the
>property of the publisher.
>All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with
>margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages
>consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a
>shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not
>exceeding 50 character spaces. On a separate page, attach a 2-3 sentence
>biographical statement that includes a complete mailing address, phone
>number, and fax number.
>Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos,
>photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files.
>Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and
>should follow these guidelines:
>* 300 dpi or higher
>* sized to fit on journal page
>* EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
>* submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files
>Notes should be treated as endnotes following Chapter 15 of The Chicago
>Manual of Style (13th edition, 1982).
>Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be
>included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should
>appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably
>identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be
>completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction.
>Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All
>original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side
>with the number, author's name, and top edge indicated.
>References should be treated as author-date references following the
>Chicago Manual of Style (14th edition). Include only references to books
>and articles actually cited in text. All references should appear at the
>end of the manuscript in alphabetical order. References in the text
>should cite the author's last name, year of publication, and page (where
>Complete articles must be received by both editors no later than
>September 1, 2005; advance inquiries are encouraged. Contact the
>editors at Leda Cooks ([log in to unmask]) and Kathleen LeBesco
>([log in to unmask]).
>Mail submissions (one disk plus one hard copy each) to BOTH:
>Leda M. Cooks, Ph.D.
>Associate Professor, Department of Communication
>University of Massachusetts, Amherst
>Amherst, MA 01003
>Kathleen LeBesco, Ph.D.
>Associate Professor, Communication Arts
>Marymount Manhattan College
>221 East 71st St.
>New York, NY 10021
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