CFP: At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy

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At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy
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We seek submissions for a new digital project that focuses on innovative teaching in American literary and cultural studies. An open-access site, At the Edge aims to highlight emergent approaches in the field and offer possibilities for shaping class meetings and course plans around those approaches.

We hope At the Edge will offer scholars and teachers a lively forum for reflecting on our teaching practices, exchanging ideas about how we make our discipline come alive for our students, and presenting exciting new finds from the digital archives, and in the process, opening our classrooms to a broad audience of fellow teacher/scholars in the field.

Please consider submitting in one of the following categories:

*Annotated Syllabi. If you have an innovative/interdisciplinary/experimental syllabus, consider sharing it with other scholars and teachers, along with reflections about its organizational logic and other issues.

*Short essays (3000 words or less) that reflect on using new methodologies in the classroom, collaborative or off-site uses of class time, the challenges of approaching familiar texts in unexpected ways, or experiences with introducing new or unconventional texts. How does your teaching reflect recent changes in the fields of American literary and/or cultural studies?

*Experimental assignments and/or teaching exercises. We hope At the Edge will provide a venue for teacher/scholars to talk about what we actually do in the classroom. Submissions in nontraditional formats, such as audio or visual clips, that take advantage of the digital platform, are particularly welcome.

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