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

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua B. Fisher
contact email: 

This is an addendum to the call for papers sent out several weeks ago.

**Note that preliminary manuscript drafts (5-6,000 words) for accepted
proposals will be due AUGUST 31, 2005**

Call for Submissions
Re-Thinking Ephemera in the Classroom and Beyond

Seeking proposals for a volume of essays tentatively entitled Re-Thinking
Ephemera in the Classroom and Beyond. The editors are looking for 5-6,000
word manuscripts to fill the roughly ten-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 questions.

· What do we mean by ephemera? (non-extant, performative/gestural/anecdotal,
non-canonical, produced or circulated for singular or temporary use, other
· How can ephemeral matters/texts complicate discussions of
plays/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 the
· What kinds of teaching strategies and lesson plans work and what kinds are
less effective in the exploration of ephemeral matters?

The aim of Re-Thinking 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 classroom.

Please submit proposals (preferably by email) of no more than 500 words by
June 30th, 2005 to:

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

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