CFP: Re-Thinking Ephemera in the Classroom and Beyond (6/30/05; collection)

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Joshua B. Fisher
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---Call for SubmissionsRe-Thinking Ephemera in the Classroom and BeyondSeeking proposals for a volume of essays tentatively entitled Re-ThinkingEphemera in the Classroom and Beyond. The editors are looking for 5-6,000word manuscripts to fill the roughly ten-essay volume. By presenting a widerange of definitions and theoretical perspectives as well as a variety ofpedagogical strategies and approaches for teaching and exploring notions ofearly modern ephemera, contributors will seek to address the following kindsof questions.· What do we mean by ephemera? (non-extant, performative/gestural/anecdotal,non-canonical, produced or circulated for singular or temporary use, othermeanings)· How can ephemeral matters/texts complicate discussions ofplays/performance/cultural contexts?· How can we problematize binaries between ephemera and canonical works?· To what extent can ephemeral traces and remnants serve pedagogical ends?What kinds of justifications are there for incorporating ephemera in theclassroom?· What kinds of teaching strategies and lesson plans work and what kinds areless effective in the exploration of ephemeral matters?The aim of Re-Thinking Ephemera is two-fold: (1) to work toward definingephemera as a complex and multi-faceted critical category in terms of itsliterary, cultural, and historical significance and (2) to serve as ahandbook to provide pedagogical strategies and teaching tools for exploringephemeral matters in the undergraduate and graduate level classroom.Please submit proposals (preferably by email) of no more than 500 words byJune 30th, 2005 to:Joshua B. FisherCampus Box 3052Department of EnglishWingate UniversityWingate, NC ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Apr 27 2005 - 10:58:45 EDT