Making Lit Lit: Forging Connections Between Student Experiences and Literature

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Jacobs

This panel at the 2021 NeMLA convention in Philadelphia, "Making Lit Lit: Forging Connections Between Student Experiences and Literature," will consider how to apply current pedagogical best practices to make literature and culture classes more relevant and engaging, and as a result, more fruitful.
 Presentations--which do not have to be read papers--can be on pedagogical innovations that have been researched and/or implemented in the literature and culture classroom, as well as on applied linguistics or other pedagogical studies that were not specifically on the teaching of literature and culture but could be applied to it (such as those on motivation/investment, needs analysis, TBLT, project-based learning, etc.).
  This is a panel (and conference) for all who are interested in the teaching of language, literature, and culture, no matter their stage in their academic career. Abstracts are due by September 30, and decisions will be sent out by October 15. Please be sure to clearly state the pedagogical implications in a way that will be accessible and useful to an audience who teaches a wide variety of langauges in a wide variety of contexts.
  For more information on this panel, and to submit abstracts, please follow this link:  

For more information on the conference itself, as well as on NeMLA's abstract formatting guidelines, please see this link: