MMLA 2015: Pedagogy of Short Story (proposal submission by April 10)

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Limitations in time and scope often prevent teachers from extending the reading list beyond the realm of canonical texts--this panel would like to explore ways to include non-canonical short stories.

In light of the 2015 MMLA Convention theme, we are especially interested in the use of science fiction in schools and colleges, but feel free to extend into further genres (in any literature/culture). Discussions on the influence of curricular and time limitations, or goals and methodologies are welcome, as are case studies of texts being taught outside of the expected/recommended reading list.

Please send a 250-word abstract with a short CV to Ildi Olasz at olasz@nwmissouri.edu by April 10, 2015, and include "Pedagogy of Short Story" in the subject line. (Please also check out the other panel call for MMLA short stories: "Short Story and the Novel.")