Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges

deadline for submissions: 
December 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
José Eduardo González/University of Nebraska
contact email: 

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Borges's work by focusing on topics such as philosophy, religion, mythology, detective fiction, gender relations/gender conflict, politics, the fantastic, history, popular literature, film and other arts, translation. Borges’ works are taught in so many different courses and contexts (Modern Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Religion) that we welcome essays teaching Borges in non-traditional settings or to non-literature students. Contributors are also invited to propose essays on topics not mentioned above.

If you would like to propose an original essay for this volume, please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words in which you describe your approach or topic and explain its usefulness for both students and instructors. The focus of your essay should be pedagogical, and the abstract should be as specific as possible. Please attach a short CV.

If you plan to quote from student writing in your essay, you must obtain written permission from the student. Proposed essays should not be previously published. Abstracts and CVs should be sent to the volume editor by Dec 15th, 2020. Please send electronic submissions, comments, or queries to José Eduardo González (jgonzalez2@unl.edu). Send any supplemental materials (e.g., course descriptions, course plans, syllabi, assignments, bibliographies, or other relevant documents) as separate attachments. Surface mail submissions can be sent to José Eduardo González, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68516.