ATTENDING TO THE COMPLEXITY OF IDENTITY AND INTERACTION IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Submissions are sought for an edited volume titled Attending to the Complexity of Identity and Interaction in Language Education. This volume, drawing on postmodern and poststructural theory, will represent a novel attempt to reconcile critical approaches to identity and experience, with attention to the complexity of identity and interaction in and beyond the classroom. The volume will focus on classroom practices that
- apprehend and address the contextualized, sociohistorical construction of essentialization and idealization within communities and language learning classrooms therein;
- account for the dynamic, negotiated complexity of learner and user identity, and interaction, in the classroom; and
- equip learners for the challenges of interaction in a world characterized both by movement and diversity and simultaneous attempts to manipulate, control, and stifle such variety and dynamism.
The volume seeks to provide teaching professionals at all levels, in contexts around the globe, with a volume that transcends particular language teaching fields (e.g., ELT) and brings together common conversations and issues occurring in and across discursive spaces and discourse communities. The overarching working medium of the volume will be English, though contributors are free and encouraged to incorporate rich, translingual descriptions of conceptualized and actualized practice into their chapters.
Please submit a tentative title and abstract of up to 300 words to Nathanael Rudolph (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 April 2018. For more information, visit https://attendinginlanguageducation.wordpress.com.