CFP: Essay collection on teaching survey courses (Proposals due Nov. 1)

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Gwynn Dujardin, James M. Lang, John Staunton • WVUP series on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
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Seeking proposals for a collection on approaches to teaching literature surveys.

This collected edition, part of a West Virginia University Press series on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, aims to help instructors think creatively about the form and function of the literature survey course. Proposals are welcome on any topic, though are encouraged in the following areas: histories and theories of the literature survey course; traditional and innovative course designs, particularly alternatives to "coverage" models; specific in-class practices, assignments, and other practical approaches to survey pedagogy; institutional challenges or opportunities in revising survey courses; and avenues for opening up the survey through digital humanities or through innovative pedagogies such as Reacting to the Past, service learning, or inquiry-based learning.

Send 2-page essay proposals with brief bio or CV to by November 1, 2015.