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Categories: Week 8: August 27

Here’s the tentative title that I came up:

“This is not a how-to manual but an invitation to engage: A Feminist Blogging Manifesto by a Chicana Feminist and a White Feminist Troublemaker”

Here are some key passages from the cfp that I would be interested in addressing/thinking about:

Given the fact that ignoring or rejecting technology wholesale is not a viable or palatable option for most of us, we must therefore continue to actively think about use the its use, of it, insist on approaching it with a critical eye, and ask questions at every turn about whose interests are being served, who benefits from our implementation of technology, and why when we choose to engage with technology in teaching and learning.

I like their emphasis on being critical, yet still engaging with, new online technologies like blogs. We could talk about our own critical relationships to blogs–especially in terms of the limits of blogs. Also, I think we should write some more about the idea of the “all-access pass” and its limits.

…articles that contribute to an increasing understanding of how to use technology for radical political change and resistance in a range of settings.

We still have tons to say about blogging and VCR: more specific examples maybe?

We are especially interested in discussions of ways such work, when addressed in educational contexts, deepens students’ understanding of the social realities that affect their lives and shapes their willed ability to intervene in these realities.

I wouldn’t mind talking more about my focus on feminist curiosity and failure/unknowingness.

Focused on teaching and anchored in concrete examples, articles may concern an entire course, a unit within a course, or a project that takes place outside the traditional classroom.

We could write a lot about out diablogical blog project…

We especially invite submissions from contingent faculty, graduate students, librarians, and academic technologists who are often particularly marshaled in support of digital teaching initiatives.

…and reflect on our contingent positions as grad student/adjunct/term faculty.

FYI: Here’s the specific information about submitting manuscripts–it only needs to be 4000 words and should be written in accessible prose.

I like the idea of offering some theoretical/personal explanation of who we are + our project and then creating a manifesto (with bullet points, of course!). What do you think?

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