CFP: Shakespeare and the Classroom (9/12/03; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Oldrieve
contact email: 

X-posted from SHAKSPER

In celebration of 10 years of publication, Shakespeare and the
Classroom ( is
soliciting essays and studies concerning the teaching of Shakespeare and
other early period British authors and texts. Building on the work of
Ernest Boyer's Scholarship Reconsidered and the Carnegie Foundation's
Carnegie Academy of Teaching and Learning
(, and in response to the
recent publication of Elaine Showalter's Teaching Literature and Eve
Kosofsky Sedgwick's Touching Feeling, we are interested in starting a
regular discussion about the scholarly teaching of early British
literature and scholarly writing about teaching.

Some of the questions we hope that contributors will consider are:

What standards should be set for the scholarly teaching of Shakespeare
and early British literature and for scholarly writing about such

What methods for approaching the scholarship of teaching are most
appropriate for our particular field?

What benefit will accrue to our field by pursuing such scholarship?

What will it take to gain the same respect for the scholarship of
teaching in our field that we give to more traditional forms of

In addition we are, as always, interested in essays discussing the
benefits and applicability of specific classroom approaches to
Shakespeare and other early British writers.

The submission deadline for the fall issue is September 12, 2003, but
submissions will be accepted at any time for future issues as well. All
published essays will be listed in the MLA bibliography.

Inquiries and essays for consideration should be sent in hard copy or
electronically (the essays preferably as Word documents) to Susan
Oldrieve, Professor of English, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio
44017 email:

Thanks for your support of this project!

Eva McManus, Editor, Ohio Northern University
Susan Oldrieve, Associate Editor for Pedagogy, Baldwin-Wallace College

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