CFP: [Victorian] Teaching the nineteenth century

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Aeron Haynie
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Call for Papers : Teaching the Nineteenth Century

30th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 26-28, 2009

What are the particular challenges of teaching the nineteenth century to
undergraduates? Aside from the contents of our individual courses, is
there common understanding about the nineteenth century that we want
students to gain? What challenges do we face teaching interdisciplinary
topics to students who may have little background in the history,
philosophy, science, or art of the nineteenth century?

Recent work in the scholarship of teaching and learning has suggested
that since disciplines vary in their ways of thinking, as well as in what
they value (Huber & Hutchings, 2005; Wineburg, 2003), the pedagogies used
to achieve that deep understanding of a discipline varyâ€"or should. What
are some 'best practices' of teaching interdisciplinary nineteenth-
century studies? For example, which literary and historical texts best
introduce students to the nineteenth century? Which projects or
activities have worked well?

I welcome paper proposals concerning any aspect of teaching the long
nineteenth century. Particularly welcome are proposals for papers on
teaching “green” issues, concepts of the natural, or issues of
sustainability in the nineteenth century.

Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) for 20-minute papers that provide
author's name and paper title in heading, as well as a one-page c.v., due
by Oct. 20, 2008 to
Aeron Haynie
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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