The editors of TECHStyle (TS) invite multimodal articles and reflections from teachers and scholars during the 2020-21 academic year. TS is one of the public wings of the Writing and Communication Program (WCP) and exists to provide a public humanities platform for scholars and their thoughts on academic research and pedagogy. In addition to representing the WCP, TS is a venue for ideas that don’t necessarily fit in journal articles or two-page teaching statements. This academic year, TS has three calls for papers:
1. Teaching During a Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has made working in academia even more precarious and perilous, but it has also led to creativity and innovation on the part of faculty. This article series allows authors to comment or reflect on working in higher education during the pandemic. What have your teaching experiences been and what changes have you been forced to make as a scholar-teacher because of COVID-19? What have you have learned by adapting to these strange circumstances, and how will this influence your future teaching?
If you would like to submit a short (300 to 500 word) reflection to be part of a collaborative article, please email Bianca (bbatti3[at]gatech.edu) with your submission by January 14th. If you would like to submit a longer (1,000 to 2,000 word) article on this or a related topic, please contact one of the editors (no deadline).
2. Black Lives Matter and Anti-racism
Black people have experienced systemic racism for as long as America has been an idea. Higher education has—despite efforts by some scholars—perpetuated the discrimination and dehumanization of Black people. How have the #BlackLivesMatter protests for racial justice in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others impacted your pedagogy and/or research? How does anti-racism influence your approach to class and assignment planning, readings, and/or student interactions? How has it affected the theories, texts, and/or archives you use in your research?
If you would like to submit a short (300 to 500 word) reflection to be part of a collaborative article, please email Kent (klinthicum3[at]gatech.edu) with your submission by October 12th. If you would like to submit a longer (1,000 to 2,000 word) article on this or a related topic, please contact one of the editors (no deadline).
3. Other Topics
TS accepts submissions of articles (between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length) or longer article series on any topic related to academia, scholarship, teaching, etc. If you have an idea you would like to discuss with an editor, please e-mail Alok (alok.amatya[at]lmc.gatech.edu), Bianca (bbatti3[at]gatech.edu), Mimi (mensley6[at]gatech.edu), Jeff (jeffrey.howard[at]lmc.gatech.edu), Katie (kathleen.schaag[at]lmc.gatech.edu), or Kent (klinthicum3[at]gatech.edu).