"Teaching the Tough Texts," South Central College English Association at SCMLA 2010 (October 28-30)
The South Central College English Association welcomes proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2010 SCMLA Convention (October 28-30) in Fort Worth, TX. Our session is entitled "Teaching the Tough Texts," and we are especially interested in presenters who will share strategies for introducing structurally complex or controversial writings to undergraduates. For example, some panelists might offer guidance on leading students through the labyrinthine prose of Henry James or Homi Bhabha. Others might discuss how to teach novels such as Twain's HUCKLEBERRY FINN or Ellis's AMERICAN PSYCHO, books that many readers have, for various reasons, deemed offensive.
Please submit a 200-350 word abstract and a brief CV to Travis Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 26, 2010. Panel selections will be announced in April 2010.
A complete CFP list for the 2010 SCMLA Convention is available online at http://www.ou.edu/scmla/