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Another CCCC’s nearly over (110)

Friday, April 8th, 2011

It’s Friday morning in Atlanta and the weather is . . . well, what the weather should be in April. WARM, bordering on hot. I’m in Atlanta for the annual CCCC’s conference, also referred to as C’s, attending sessions on everything from online teaching, to using comics in the classroom, and a plethora of other topics.

I’ve been here since Tuesday night when Boss and I arrived after a 13 hour drive from Atlanta, but I was thrilled to not be flying. Wednesday morning started out bright and early with a workshop rhetorically titled “Fuck Tradition”, and before anyone gets offended, you have to be willing to use the word fuck, rather than the more widely accepted and less offensive “eff” or “f***”, if you really want people to understand that you are willing to go out on that limb to “shake things up” so to speak. Had we used one of the more accepted and less offensive choices mentioned above, we would have proven our unwillingness to do the very thing we were asking our participants to do. Simply put, we wanted our participants to think about the way they queer their own teaching and research.

Enough about that. I have attended several sessions already and have a full day planned out for today, to be topped-off by going to the Braves home opener at Turner Park tonight. Does it get any better than that?

So while I am spending lots of time learning new things and questioning some old (like why people continue to teach online courses by attempting to replicate what they do in face-to-face classes in an online environment). Today I get to enjoy two sessions on comics (listening to one now), and then see some of my peeps from MSU present on embodiment and clothing, and assessment.

Here’s to Atlanta.