Teaching Global Romanticisms: Special Issue of Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons

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Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons

Special Issue: Teaching Global Romanticisms

The study of Romanticism as a global cultural movement continues to develop in complex ways. From the age of Wellek and Lovejoy to the diverse and overlapping fields of contemporary research, scholarship on the literature and culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries becomes a site for thinking about the relation of the local and national to the global. Ours is an exciting moment for teaching global Romanticisms, and new anthologies make it possible to be more comparative in our approaches than ever before. The Pedagogies series is a site where scholars can share ideas about new possibilities for innovative and effective teaching of Romantic Period literature. The majority of essays in the first few issues of this series have been on the teaching of British Romanticism, but for this upcoming issue we are looking for fresh discussion of European/Global/Non-Anglophone Romanticisms. For the purposes of this specifically-themed issue we are expecting a primary focus on writers not from England or the United States. Articles that take an ambitious approach to more than one author or tradition will be preferable, for this purpose, than studies of individual writers, but these could also be considered if approached in the spirit of informing new possibilities in effective teaching.

Articles should be in English, with translations provided of texts from other languages. Hyperlinks to texts in other languages are fine. Please send a 500-word abstract and brief (1-2 pp) vita to William Stroup at wstroup@keene.edu by December 15, 2010. The deadline for articles from accepted abstracts will be May 15, 2011. Articles should be between 3000-5000 words (excluding links), and all articles will be peer-reviewed. We value innovative use of the online publishing format: links to related resources, integrated into the article (though you must plan to ensure against "dead links" whenever possible), are highly encouraged. For examples of previous volumes in this series visit http://www.rc.umd.edu/pedagogies/commons/index.html

Please direct all inquiries to William Stroup, Associate Professor of English at Keene State College, at wstroup@keene.edu.