Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural studies or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

Please submit a 300 word abstract before September 30 through the NeMLA website --> https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16285

Applicants are not required to be NeMLA members at the time of submission, but accepted speakers must join by December 1, 2016.

For more information contact Matthew Overstreet at mwo4@pitt.edu.