Hi everyone --
My name is Dale Jacobs. I've just taken a position in Composition and
Rhetoric at the University of Windsor for the fall and thought it would be a
good idea to join the CASLL listserv.
I did my first two degrees at the University of Alberta and then went to the
University of Nebraska for my PhD in Composition and Rhetoric. For the past
three years I have been an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University
in Greenville, NC.
I'm pleased to be coming back to Canada and I look forward to getting to
know all of you on the list.
I also thought that you would be interested in the following call for papers
for a collection that I am editing with a colleague from ECU.
How does emotion shape the work of teachers, scholars, and administrators in
Composition Studies? How are we schooled to use emotion in our professional
lives? What is the place of emotion, for example, in our various
professional relationships█with students, colleagues, research subjects,
administrators, advisees? A Way to Move: Rhetorics of Emotion and
Composition Studies poses these and other questions that seek to develop a
discourse of the emotions by which compositionists might begin to name and
interpret the affective dimensions of their work. Further, our title evokes
the Latin root of emotion█the verb motere, meaning "to move"█suggesting that
action, or movement, is an important component and result of emotion
studies. Submissions might focus on the politics of emotion, gendered
emotions, emotion as an ingredient for generating institutional and/or
social change, "appropriate" and "inappropriate" emotions, the emotionality
of doing research, emotion and the work of WPAs, emotion and the rhetorical
tradition, emotion and cultural difference, pedagogy and emotion, specific
emotions as responses to systemic problems. Contributions should both
theorize emotion and suggest implications for teaching, research, and
administration. We are open to essays that either focus on the general
concept of emotion or on particular emotions (i.e., shame, love, joy, etc.).
Send one copy of a 1 pg., single-spaced proposal, or full-length essay, by
November 1, 2000 to Dale Jacobs, Department of English Language, Literature,
and Creative Writing, 2100 Chrysler Hall North, University of Windsor,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4; and to Laura Micciche, Department of
English, East Carolina University, 2201 General Classroom Building,
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