Call for Short Essays: #MeToo and Academia
Composition Studies invites contributions to an occasional section of the journal called Where We Are, which brings together a small group of scholars to highlight where we are as a field on matters current and compelling. In the case of this installment, contributors may expand their reach to address not just the field of writing studies exclusively but academia more broadly.
We are seeking contributions for our Fall 46.2 (2018) issue that address #MeToo in relation to academic workplaces. Possible (not exhaustive) ways to contribute:
- Narrate experiences of harassment and/or assault in an academic workplace.
- Describe the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of university policies to address sexual harassment and assault.
- Detail how #MeToo has influenced (or fails to influence) teacher-preparation.
- Propose ways academics might engage #MeToo to build sustainable communities.
- Consider the rhetorical effects of viral writing practices about trauma as evidenced in the #MeToo movement.
- Reflect on potential long-term effects of the #MeToo movement on academic workplaces.
Submissions should be 800- to 1200-word first-person accounts contextualized within some aspect of the #MeToo movement. We will publish 6-8 essays. Complete drafts are due August 15, 2018. Please send submissions as .doc or .rtf attachments to email@example.com with a subject line of Submission for #MeToo WWA.