CFP: Teaching Post-Colonial Irish Literature (6/15/04; collection)

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Claire Schomp
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Call For Papers
Teaching Irish Literature as Post-colonial
Editors: Bridget Matthews-Kane and Claire Schomp
Deadline for Abstracts: June 15, 2004

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays on teaching Irish texts
as post-colonial literature. We hope to hear a balance of approaches from
established and emerging scholars in both Irish literature and post-colonial
studies, and we welcome contributions from scholars working in a variety of
disciplines or fields. While we want the collection to foreground a
theoretical approach, we are very interested in how these ideas play out in
the classroom; therefore, essays should strive to strike a balance between
the practical and the theoretical. We are also interested in receiving
abstracts that deal with a wide variety of genres (novels, plays, poetry,
short stories, prose).

The collection will contain four main sections. The first will deal with
broad theoretical issues (Can Irish literature be considered post-colonial?
How do you frame post-colonial concerns? How do you incorporate history into
a literature class? How do you balance a post-colonial approach with other
approaches such as modernism, feminism, or gender studies? How do you use
Irish literature with strong post-colonial themes in a
history/sociology/anthropology class? How do you incorporate Irish language
texts into the class? How do you align your pedagogical approach with
teaching post-colonial literature?) The second section will deal with
teaching individual Irish texts or authors as post-colonial. The third
section will have a comparative approach, containing essays on teaching
Irish texts in conjunction with post-colonial texts from other nations. The
forth section will encompass practical classroom activities. We therefore
seek syllabi, specific assignments, contextual guides, lists of helpful
documentaries and films, and other classroom materials you have created.
Please include a brief summary of how these components worked with a
specific audience (for example, course department, student background, type
of institution, etc.).

We seek one-page abstracts for finished articles of about 12-15 manuscript
pages. Please attach a one to two page CV as well. We regret that we can
only accept proposals in English. Send your abstracts (by June 15, 2004) to
Bridget Matthews-Kane at and/or to Claire Schomp at

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