CFP: [General] Teaching Eng at Military Colleges and Academies

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Lea Williams
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Please consider being part of a roundtable discussion I am hoping to
organize at the College English Association’s annual meeting in
Pittsburgh on March 26-28, 2009. The subject of the discussion will be
the challenges and rewards of teaching English at military colleges and
academies. It can be difficult to assert the importance of studying
literature and writing to any college student given that students have
become more focused on obtaining an education that will guarantee them a
job and financial stability. Certainly, teaching students whose primary
goal is to commission in the military can add additional challenges to
that task. Join our discussion in order to share information about your
English program and ideas for teaching to our unique audiences. Possible
topics might include, but are not limited to the following:

• Recruiting English majors and minors and keeping departments
• Making the study of literature relevant
• Designing composition courses to engage the military student
• Engaging students in creative writing
• Teaching as a civilian in a military environment
• Teaching war literature to military students
• Teaching at a military institution in a time of war.

If you are interested, please submit a proposal of no more than 250 words
to Professor Lea Williams at by Oct. 15th. Ideally,
there will be 6 participants and each roundtable participant will speak
for 5-7 minutes in order to allow for ample time for discussion. If you
would like to visit the College English Association website, the address
is If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,
Lea Williams
Assistant Professor of English
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, Vermont 05663
Ph: 802-485-2601
Fax: 802-485-2408

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