Diversity and Technology (9/96)

Call For Papers

Computers and Composition: An International Journal for Teachers of Writing 
will publish a special issue on Computers and Diversity in August 1997.

The guest editors for this special issue seek original contributions employing a wide range of research methodologies, including rhetorical, theoretical, empirical, and historical. Papers should discuss computer-related pedagogical and programmatic issues of specific interest to members of the computers and writing community. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following broad areas:

Technology, particularly in the form of computers and the Internet, is being hailed by mass media and politicians as the great democratizer of civil society. Those of us who study, work, and teach in this new realm recognize that the picture is more complex than these representations presume. So, who are "we"? What happens when cultures meet (and often clash) online? What kind of subjectivities are being developed and fostered? Are boundaries erased, or are new boundaries being drawn? Is there a widening gap between the information "haves" and "have-nots?" Is the online world, including that produced in the classroom, one of respect for infinite diversity or the ultimate in the closed club?

We solicit abstracts of papers dealing with a broad range of topics in cultural diversity as they are impacted by technology, both in the classroom and out of it.

This special issue will be guest edited by Margaret Barber, Laura Sullivan, and Janice Walker , who encourage you to communicate with them about ideas, proposals, and drafts:

Margaret Barber
Dept. of English
University of Southern Colorado
2200 Bonforte
Pueblo, CO 81001
719-549-2651 (w), 719-545-3284 (h)
FAX 719-549-2705

or by e-mail at:

Margaret Barber barber@meteor.uscolo.edu
Laura Sullivan sullivan@ucet.ufl.edu
Janice Walker jwalker@chuma.cas.usf.edu

Please send a 500 word description of proposed papers by September 2, 1996. Proposals may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the editors. Drafts will be due by October 15, 1996, and final manuscripts by December 15, 1996. Final manuscripts should be submitted in both hard copy and electronic copy in Macintosh MS Word (Version 5.1 or 6) or in Macintosh Or Windows RTF format. The special issue will be published in August 1997.

KAIROS Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 1 No. 3 Autumn 1996