Under the editorial guidance of series editor Professor Ernest Morrell of Teachers College, Columbia University, PETER LANG PUBLISHING (New York, New York) is pleased to invite book length manuscripts and book ideas for its newly initiated editorial program series focusing on “Black Studies and Critical Thinking” (BSCT). BSCT is an interdisciplinary series that offers a unique opportunity to study the social, economic, and political forces that have shaped and continue to shape the lives and experiences of Black Americans. Under this area, Professor Morrell is seeking specific manuscripts that examine Blacks in Youth and Childhood Culture—For example, Media and Popular Culture, K-12 Education, and Community and Cultural Wealth. Potential topics could examine: Youth in elementary and secondary education; Youth as consumers and producers of popular culture, the construction of black childhood and black adolescence in media and popular culture, neighborhood and non-school intervention programs in the Black Community; youth experiences in homes and families; and other topics.
If interested, you are invited to submit a BOOK PROSPECTUS to Professor Ernest Morrell which contains the following information: 1) author’s name, title affiliation and mailing address; 2) book rationale—2-3 pages; 3) scope of book and proposed length—-2-3 pages; 4) audience and competition—1-2 pages; and expected manuscript completion
CONTACT: Ernest Morrell, Ph.D. Professor, English Education Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th Street, Box #183 New York, New York 10027 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers for 3rd Annual "Is Hip-Hop History?" Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, PANELS AND PARTICIPANTS
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 3
Presented by The City College of New York Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, The “Is Hip-Hop History?” Conference is the first hip-hop conference hosted by a worker education program, it aims to provide a forum that features the work of researchers, hip-hop industry practitioners, artists, and working adult students. This year’s theme is “The Battle,” a metaphor for a particular type of emotionally charged artistic execution. “The battle” has characteristic martial airs that should not detract us from its additional function as a process and theory of creativity. These extended contests influenced early graffiti writers and break dancers to new heights of originality. In rap music it takes on ritualistic forms of acknowledgement, challenge and revision that leads hip hop scholars engaged in their own movement of ideas to argue that the battle is Hip Hop’s own dialectic. It is in this spirit that we issue a “holla” for papers. Keep it movin’.
When: Friday, February 25, 2012 & Saturday, February 26, 2012
The Harvard Educational Review (HER) is planning an upcoming Special Issue themed Expanding our Vision for the Arts in Education. This Special Issue intends to push beyond traditional understandings of arts teaching and learning to consider how education in and through the arts best suits the sophisticated demands of today’s students within the complex social and political landscapes that they inhabit.
Expanding our Vision for the Arts in Education will bring together the voices of practitioners, researchers, and youth who engage in innovative arts learning. In so doing, this issue will provide a launch-pad for ideas that will push the boundaries of what arts education looks like (or may look like) in our current educational ecosystem. Specifically, HER invites authors to submit proposals for manuscripts that address the ways in which high quality arts learning experiences of various forms can be successfully implemented to drive the learning and engagement of 21st century young people and adults in schools, through after-school programs, in formal and informal learning environments, and online in the digital world.
Dance Theatre Etcetera: Building a more just and joyful world through the arts
Spoken Word Poetry and the Common Core Standards A day of professional development from Dance Theatre Etcetera (Saturday) December 3rd, 10:30am-1:30pm At Dance Theatre Etcetera (480 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY)
-How can I enrich my curricula with the arts while responding to the demands of the new Common Core Standards?
-How can spoken word poetry enhance literacy, give students the tools to tell their stories, and develop their critical perspectives on self and society?
-Are there college programs or career pathways for students interested in spoken word poetry and other hip hop art forms?
Join leading writers/performers/educators Samara Gaev and Mahogany Browne as they facilitate a three-hour discussion and professional development, covering these topics and more.
Whether you’re a regular at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe already incorporating spoken word into your classroom, or simply interested in exposing yourself to new skills, you’ll walk away with fresh insights on igniting your students’ passion while preparing them for academic success.
Hiphop Literacies - Call For Papers /Proposals /Performers
Hiphop Literacies: The Globalization of Black Popular Culture, An Interdisciplinary Conference
The Ohio State University May 9th-11th, 2012
The 2012 Hiphop Literacies conference is designed to explore Hiphop as a site of knowledge formation, identity construction and learning. Various global Hiphop cultures have emerged as a response to numerous socioeconomic, political, and cultural factors influencing new youth identity formations so extensively that its methodology is now an important area of cross- and inter-disciplinary study. The diverse elements of Hiphop that have emerged from black and brown youth starting in the 70s have changed the ways in which we think about how identities are defined in social contexts. These Afro-diasporic cultural expressions have been significant points of interrogation for the extensive diversity of Hiphop. Emerging most publicly in the post-industrial age of global information, electronic mass media, and digital literacies, Hiphop affords new understandings of shifting of social boundaries that presents opportunities to uncover and legitimate new forms of learning. A major goal of “Hiphop Literacies” is to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching around the value of Hiphop, stimulate ongoing dialogue and outreach across various disciplines in the university and communities.