[Air-L] Call for chapter proposals: Social Media/Social Writing collection

Stephanie Vie ondiney at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 19:07:31 PST 2014

*Call for Papers (CFP)*

We invite contributions for an edited collection on social media and
writing within higher education entitled *Social Writing/Social Media:
Pedagogy, Presentation, and Publics*. The prospectus for this project has
been preliminarily approved by the WAC Clearinghouse's Perspectives on
Writing book series, an imprint of Parlor Press that publishes books in
free digital editions and low-cost print editions. We are committed to
moving this project through the review process in a timely manner, both
because of the timeliness of research on social media as well as our
collective interest in seeing this book in print as soon as possible.

This edited collection imagines social media broadly and encourages pieces
that examine specific social media spaces such as Facebook, Twitter,
LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc., within theoretical frameworks as well as pieces
that look at writing within larger social media categories, such as
micro-blogging, social networking, etc.

We ask authors to consider their proposed chapter for one of the following
three sections:

   - *Social media and pedagogy*: How are social media shaping and being
   shaped by educational issues related to writing studies? Pedagogy chapters
   should be theoretically informed and avoid atheoretical "what I did in my
   class" approaches. We welcome empirical and qualitative studies of
   pedagogical approaches. We especially welcome projects that engage in
   critical making pedagogies.
   - *Social media and personalities*: How do individuals use writing to
   create, maintain, and reshape their identities in relation to others? We
   are particularly interested in chapters that use critical, professional, or
   other theoretically informed approaches for examining social media and
   - *Social media and publics*: In what ways are social media being used
   to develop and sustain writing-related efforts in local and national
   communities? We are specifically interested in chapters that interrogate
   civic engagement, politics, and/or activism vis-à-vis writing and social

Contributors are encouraged to consider the following possible social media
topics (however, other areas are welcome):

   - Literacy practices and communal norms about writing
   - Student writing produced outside of class
   - Pedagogies of possibilities and resistances
   - Critical issues in/and group dynamics
   - Issues of identity, anonymity, and pseudonymity
   - Privacy and surveillance within social media
   - End-User Licensing Agreements, Terms of Service, and/or copyright law
   - Non-alphabetic rhetorical activity
   - Digital divide and access issues for faculty, students, and/or
   community stakeholders
   - Service-learning and community-based research efforts in the community
   facilitated by social media
   - Genre-based analyses of social media activities

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Douglas Walls
(Douglas.Walls at ucf.edu) and Stephanie Vie (Stephanie.Vie at ucf.edu) by
June 15, 2014. Submissions should include full contact information and a
brief biographical statement (including institutional affiliation) for all
proposed authors. Indicate which of the three sections (pedagogy,
presentation, or publics) where you see your chapter best fitting. Accepted
authors will be invited to submit full chapter drafts by September 15, 2014.

Initial queries are welcome. The editors will be in attendance at Writing
Research Across Borders (February), the Conference on College Composition
and Communication (March), Rhetoric Society of America (May), and Computers
& Writing (June) and would be happy to meet to talk over proposals and/or
chapter drafts.

Proposed Timeline:

   - Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2014
   - Notification of acceptance to authors: June 22, 2014
   - Deadline for first draft of accepted chapters: September 15, 2014
   - Editors' feedback on first drafts: December 15, 2014
   - Deadline for revised chapters: February 15, 2015

Douglas Walls, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Writing and Rhetoric

University of Central Florida

Douglas.Walls at ucf.edu

Stephanie Vie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Writing and Rhetoric

University of Central Florida

Stephanie.Vie at ucf.edu

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