Media & Environment: Teaching in/about the Anthropocene

Teaching Media Quarterly
Call for Lesson Plans: Teaching Media Quarterly Vol. 4, No. 2
“Media and Environment: Teaching in/about the Anthropocene”
Submission deadline: Earth Day, April 22, 2016

Teaching Media Quarterly seeks lesson plans that ask students to critically engage with the complex relationship between media and the environment. We ask for submissions that explicate the role of media discourses and media technologies in light of growing concerns about an array of environmental issues including, but not limited to, climate change, drought, food justice, resource extraction, and migration. We encourage pedagogical perspectives informed by research and activism that examine the natural sciences, journalism, materiality, popular culture, and cultural studies within the context of environmental thought.

We invite submitters to consider the following potential topics as inspiration:
– Media technology and their material consequences
– News media and climate change/justice
– Representations of nature and/or environmentalism in popular culture
– Green and environmentalist media
– Greenwashing and corporate communications
– Advocacy campaigns produced by students and/or social movements

Teaching Media Quarterly Submission Guidelines
All submissions must include: 1) a title, 2) an overview (word limit: 500 words) 3) comprehensive rationale (using accessible language explain the purpose of the assignment(s), define key terms, and situate in relevant literature) (word limit: 500), 4) a general timeline, 5) a detailed lesson plan and assignment instructions, 6) teaching materials (handouts, rubrics, discussion prompts, viewing guides, etc.), 7) a full bibliography of readings, links, and/or media examples, and 8) a short biography (100-150 words).

Please email all submissions using the TMQ.Submission.Template (2) (.docx) in ONE Microsoft Word document.

Review Policy
Submissions will be reviewed by each member of the editorial board. Editors will make acceptance decisions based on their vision for the issue and an assessment of contributions. It is the goal of
Teaching Media Quarterly to notify submitters of the editors’ decisions within two weeks of submission receipt. Teaching Media Quarterly is dedicated to circulating practical and timely approaches to media concepts and topics from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. Our goal is to promote collaborative exchange of undergraduate teaching resources between media educators at higher education institutions. As we hope for continuing discussions and exchange as well as contributions to Teaching Media Quarterly we encourage you to visit our website.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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