Pedagogy of the Literature Classroom: The Power of Language

deadline for submissions: 
April 25, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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SAMLA’s conference theme Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships calls for us to explore the power and impact of language. This panel looks to examine language, specifically considering pedagogical approaches to teaching various aspects of language and the power of language in literature classes, from introductory survey classes to comprehensive seminars.

Topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Teaching how language forms identity in literature
  • Examining the role of literature and language to form personal relationships
  • Considering literature as an avenue for the study of language’s power
  • Identifying literature that uses language to build and limit relationships
  • Exploring the impact of current pedagogical trends on the teaching of language and literature (i.e. the flipped classroom, distance learning)
  • Creating identity through various critical lenses, such as Marxist criticism, psychoanalysis, and poetics
  • Incorporating interdisciplinary approaches to teach the connection of literature and language
  • Applying the language of literary works to current political rhetoric

Submit 200-250 word abstracts to by April 25. Please include a brief bio and any A/V requests.

SAMLA 91 will be Nov 8-10, 2019 in Atlanta. All panelists must be SAMLA members before the registration deadline. Presentations should be in English but work on language traditions is welcome.