CFP for NeMLA 2017, Baltimore March 23rd-26th: The first-year writing seminar is a course that fulfills many goals of transitioning students to college-level writing, reading, and discussion. It is one of the first places that students grapple with those “structures of feeling” that gather around social identity and difference. This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical approaches to affect and social identity in the writing classroom. What approaches help students struggle to write across the gap between feelings, social identity, and analysis? What pedagogies help create spaces of diversity for both feelings and minority identities in the first-year classroom? Proposed papers might offer metacognitive exercises, successful assignments, readings, or explore productive failures in the classroom. Please submit 300-word abstracts to the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16188. Make audiovisual requests at the time of submission.
Ann Kennedy, University of Maine-Farmington