CFP: [Postcolonial] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (12/01/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wright
contact email: 
lwright@email.wcu.edu

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved and forthcoming volume, Approaches to
Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works, in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World
Literature. Since South African novelist J. M. Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003,
his work has received increased international attention – both in terms of the critical scholarship
it has generated and in terms of the pedagogical richness it affords instructors of literature. In
particular, the text that preceded Coetzee’s receipt of the Nobel Prize, his 1999 Booker Prize
winning novel Disgrace, has established and maintained a place at the forefront of Coetzee
studies, generating an amount of critical attention and continuously finding its way into an
increasing variety of undergraduate literature classes, including, for example, courses with
specific foci on the novel, postcolonial and world literature, postmodern fiction, animal rights
and ecocriticism, and ethics, as well as more general and introductory literature survey courses.

>From MLA: Approaches to Teaching World Literature, now numbering over eighty volumes,
collects within each book different points of view on teaching a specific literary work, a literary
tradition (e.g., metaphysical poetry), or a writer widely taught at the undergraduate level. The
series is intended to serve nonspecialists as well as specialists. The preparation of an Approaches
to Teaching volume begins with a wide-ranging survey of instructors, enabling the book to
include the philosophies, approaches, thoughts, and methods of scores of experienced teachers.
The result is a sourcebook on teaching the subject of the volume.

In order to submit a proposal, please click on the link below and complete the brief
questionnaire. This questionnaire is designed to gather information and also to give respondents
an opportunity to propose an essay for possible inclusion. All respondents are acknowledged in
the published volumes. Deadline is December 1, 2007. http://www.mla.org/survey_coetzee

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cfp categories: 
postcolonial