Teaching Over-looked, Non-Traditional Medieval & Renaissance Texts

full name / name of organization: 
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
contact email: 
boechem@sunysuffolk.edu

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

•How can the author/text in question be used in a particular class?

•What audience (undergraduate/graduate) should the author/text in question be geared towards?

•What themes/ideas can one cover using the author/text in question?

It is important to try new things; submissions to "Short Essays: Teaching Non-Traditional Text" should encourage faculty to do just that.

Veteran faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit. More infomration may be found on our website.

Deadline for our December 2013 issue is currently November 25, 2013.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
medieval
poetry
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
theatre
theory