Teaching Washington Irving (American Literature Association, Boston, May 26-29, 2011)

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The Washington Irving Society invites papers discussing the use of Irving in the classroom for its sponsored panel at the American Literature Association in Boston on May 26-29.

Possible topics include innovative assignments or projects involving Irving's texts, the role of Irving in the literary survey, teaching beyond "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," or various topical subjects to which Irving's work might be relevant (for example, literature and economics in American literature, representations of race, imagining the past, gender and early American literature, religion in America). Papers in which the teaching of Irving intersects with other authors, particularly in compelling or novel ways, are especially welcome. Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief CV to Christopher Apap at ccapap@hotmail.com by January 10.