Innovative Approaches to Teaching Dante (Special Issue)

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Call For Papers:
Innovative Approaches to Teaching Dante

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching
Special Issue

Alison Langdon

Essays are sought for a special issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching on innovative approaches to teaching Dante. Topics may include specific assignments or units as well as courses. The special issue will complement rather than overlap with the planned second edition of the MLA Approaches to Teaching Dante volume.

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART) is a journal of essays designed to assist teachers in communicating an understanding of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Since we believe that excellent research and inspired teaching are dual aspects of a revived medieval/ Renaissance curriculum, SMART essays are scholarly and pedagogical, informative and practical. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies. All papers are judged by at least two peer reviewers.

To ensure interdisciplinary consistency for SMART, contributors should double-space manuscripts and format them according to the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, with endnotes rather than footnotes. Papers should be submitted blind, without the author's name appearing and without embedded comments from other reviewers. Papers vary greatly in length but typically are at least seven double-spaced pages, or about 2,500 words. Images in JPEG or TIF format are acceptable. Discursive notes should be held to a minimum to facilitate an easily readable text. The concept of intellectual rigor requires that information of the type often relegated to notes be integrated with the main discussion, while the practical needs of teachers require that information about texts and sources appropriate to students at all levels be included in the text or references. In balancing the need for documentation with that for practicality, we urge your cooperation and assistance.

Submissions should be submitted electronically by e-mail to Alison Langdon at the following address: Selected essays will be forwarded to the managing editor of SMART for assignment to blind peer review. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2015.