UPDATE: [18th] Call for Submissions: Encountering Ephemera

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Steinberger

Call for Submissions
Encountering Ephemera: Scholarship, Performance, Classroom

Seeking proposals for a volume of essays tentatively entitled
Encountering Ephemera: Scholarship, Performance, Classroom. The editors
are looking for an additional four-five 5-6,000 word manuscripts to fill
the twelve-essay volume. By presenting a wide range of definitions and
theoretical perspectives as well as a variety of pedagogical strategies
and approaches for teaching and exploring notions of early modern
ephemera, contributors will seek to address the following kinds of

• What do we mean by ephemera? (non-extant,
performative/gestural/anecdotal, non-canonical, additional definitions)
• How can ephemeral matters/texts complicate discussions of
plays/performance/cultural contexts?
• How can we problematize binaries between ephemera and canonical
• To what extent can ephemeral traces and remnants serve
pedagogical ends? What kinds of justifications are there for
incorporating ephemera in the classroom?
• What kinds of teaching strategies and lesson plans work and what
kinds are less effective in the exploration of ephemeral matters?

The aim of Encountering Ephemera is two-fold: (1) to work toward defining
ephemera as a complex and multi-faceted critical category in terms of its
literary, cultural, and historical significance and (2) to serve as a
handbook to provide pedagogical strategies and teaching tools for
exploring ephemeral matters in the undergraduate and graduate level

Please submit proposals (preferably by email) of no more than 500 words
by July 15, 2008 to:

Joshua B. Fisher
Campus Box 3052
Department of English
Wingate University
Wingate, NC 28174

Rebecca Steinberger
Department of English
Misericordia University
Dallas, PA 18612-1098

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