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CFP: New Edited Collection on Service Learning in the Literature Curriculum We invite proposals for an edited collection entit
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Dr. Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University and Dr. Laurie Grobman, Penn State, Berks
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We invite proposals for an edited collection entitled Service Learning and Literary Studies. Our use of the term service learning captures all curriculum-based community engagement. The proposed text will demonstrate that service learning can accomplish multiple learning outcomes as it enriches the study of literature in the college curriculum and meets community needs.
In addition to an introduction, two overview essays and a bibliography of service learning resources, the book will be arranged in two main sections:
Part I, Case Studies in Service Learning in Literary Studies, will include chapters that will demonstrate the ways in which service learning can enhance the literature course in a variety of contexts within upper level and general education literature courses.
We will look for essays that involve a variety of literatures in university literature departments:
Part II, Case Studies in Service Learning in Literary Studies in Other Contexts, will include essays that demonstrate the ways in which service learning can enhance courses involving literature in diverse contexts outside of traditional literature departments:
Each essay should combine theory and practice and include syllabi, writing assignments, logistics of planning service learning, and hurdles faced (and sometimes, but not always, overcome).
Please direct questions about content, format or scope of essay to editors at above address.
About the editors:
Roberta Rosenberg is professor of English at Christopher Newport University where she directs the Minor in Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship. In addition to publishing books and articles in the field of Women’s Studies, Rosenberg has written on American culture and literature in MELUS, Pedagogy, College Literature and other journals. In 2011, Rosenberg co-sponsored with Alice Villasenor, the first special session on service learning and literature at the MLA National Convention in Los Angeles. She is an Associate Editor of Va Engage Journal and has presented on service learning at the AAC&U Conference on High Impact Faculty Roles.
Laurie Grobman is professor of English and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, Berks.