CFP: [20th] Teaching First World War Texts: A Dialogue between Literature and History (1/25; NACBS 11/6-8/09)
North American Conference of British Studies
November 6-8, 2009
Teaching First World War Texts: A Dialogue between Literature and History
Seeking proposals for a roundtable (4 panelists) offering interesting and
pedagogically articulate approaches to teaching First World War texts.
The aim of the roundtable is to foster a discussion largely between
teachers of literature and historyâ€"keeping in mind the complexly related
and often multi-focal nature of both disciplines. Stronger proposals
will correlate a specific classroom approach with a general pedagogical
A few questions/topics to consider:
**Texts and Interpretation: What authors, genres, nationalities,
scholarship/criticism do you use? What is the basis for these
selections? How do you present these materials? How do you expect
students to read/interpret/work with them?
**Curricular context: In what courses (literature or history) do you
teach First World War textsâ€"topic, period, survey? Lower-division,
upper-division, graduate? How do you integrate First World War texts
into more generalized courses (if applicable)?
**Most importantly, how are your text selection and mode of reading these
texts informed by both the curricular context and your pedagogy
(how you relate literature and history)?
Email 1-2 page abstract and brief CV by January 25, 2009 to
Assistant Professor of English
University of South Carolina, Aiken
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