Call for Papers

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January 14, 2019 to February 1, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Composition & Rhetoric, Literature, Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Teaching and Learning

Reminder: 2/1/19 Deadline


Open Call for Submissions

TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

The editors seek articles (6,000-10,000 words); methods and texts essays (3,000 to 5,000 words); photo-essays, and contributions to our new “Teaching Failures” section(2,500-5,000) for the forthcoming issue of Transformations.

Submissions should explore strategies for teaching in theclassroom and in non-traditional spaces. We welcome jargon-free essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Articles: Articles should explore teaching in ways that emphasize students’perspectives and classroom dynamics. Authors should engage relevant scholarly sources and theories. 

Methods and Texts: Methods and texts essays should analyze specific teaching strategies, tools, and/or resources.

Photo-Essays: Photo-essays should include no more than 12 images (500 ppi, jpg or.tiff files). An interpretative statement that provides context for the images (300-500 words) and captions of 50 words or less should also be included. Note that images can be reproduced in black-and-white only. Photoreproduction rights should be secured prior to submission.

Teaching Failures: Teaching Failures essays should focus on a particularly challenging classroom experience, a struggle with a specific teaching resource, or failure/success as related to pedagogical practice. More broadly, authors might explore the ways in which educational institutions and institutional structures define and engage failure and/or success (for example, academic silos, issues relating to academic freedom, work cultures, governance, etc.)

Transformations is a peer-reviewed semi-annual journal published by Penn State University Press which invites college teachers to take pedagogy seriously as a topic of scholarly articles.

Contact Info: 

Jason Martinek and Jacqueline Ellis

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