UPDATE: Teaching Literature through Travel/Study Abroad (2/15/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Vielma
contact email: 
bvielma@utpa.edu

CFP: Teaching Literature through Travel/Study Abroad (UPDATE: 2/15/07; RMMLA 10/4-6/07)

 Teaching Literature through Travel or Study Abroad Courses

*2007 RMMLA Conference in beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4-6, 2007.
*As of January 1, 2007, Americans will need a passport for all air and sea travel to and from Canada.

I seek papers for an exciting special session panel addressing study abroad courses or courses with any kind of travel component, whether international or national. This panel intends to explore methodologies and pedagogical issues relevant to courses in which place occupies a particularly prominent position as students visit or inhabit spaces of literary significance. Both literature courses and interdisciplinary courses which include a literature emphasis are invited.
Paper topics can be as varied as an examination of how visits to writers' homes and haunts supplement classroom study; a discussion of a successful literary pilgrimage with students; an observation of student perceptions of self as traveler; a how-to and/or a what-not-to-do for travel/study abroad courses. Other topics are also welcomed.
Presenters might consider, among other things, discussing their course design, rationale for text selection, travel itineraries, and successful assignments.

Send a 200 word abstract (as an attachment in MSWord with "RMMLA 2007" in Subject line of email) to Barbara Vielma at bvielma_at_utpa.edu by February 15, 2007, for consideration. Be sure to include name, phone number, mailing address, and institutional affiliation. Acceptances will be sent out by March 5, 2007. Non-RMMLA members may propose a paper but membership in RMMLA is required of all presenters by April 1st 2007.

Hard copies of submissions may be sent to-
Barbara Vielma
Dept. of English
University of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, TX 78539

Details can be found at www.rmmla.org.

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cfp categories: 
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