UPDATE: Approaches to Teaching Early African American Poetry (1700-1900) (4/25/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

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UPDATE: New Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 4/25/07
Approaches to Teaching Early African American Poetry (1700-1900) (4/15/07; 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Special Session Topic Panel: M/MLA 2007 Annual Convention, November 8-11, Cleveland, Ohio

This panel will provide a forum to take a fresh look at themes and forms of early African American poetry (the influence of African oral traditions and cultural practice; the use of classical forms and allusions; racial realism; epic, allegoric, elegiac, and dialect poetry, etc.,) and to explore innovative ways to engage our students in poetry written by African Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries. Proposals for papers that discuss courses designed with a strong emphasis on classroom performance, collaborative student projects, or integration of computers and digital resources into course format are especially welcome. Papers should describe pedagogical goals of classroom praxis, discuss the integration of resources such as visual and audio media, e-texts, the Internet, etc., and include examples of in-class and/or on-line activities.

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract by April 15, 2007. E-mail submissions to satya_at_bradley.edu <mailto:satya_at_bradley.edu> are preferred.

Further information related to the M/MLA/2007 conference is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/ <http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/>

Anne Herbert, Lecturer in English
Dept. of English
Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Bradley Hall 397
Peoria, IL 61625-0258
(309) 677-3306

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