New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession

deadline for submissions: 
April 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Katie Little


Call for Papers


New Chaucer Studies:  Pedagogy and Profession

The mission of the New Chaucer Society is to "provide a forum for teachers and scholars of Geoffrey Chaucer and his age.”  As the working conditions of those teachers and scholars change, this forum needs to expand to reflect those changes.  For this reason, NCS is happy to announce the launch of a new on-line venue, New Chaucer Studies:  Pedagogy and Profession, through the New Chaucer Society: This peer-reviewed, open access journal offers brief essays on teaching, service, and institutional environments/ cultures.  

We would like to invite submissions for this new project from a wide range of contributors, including independent scholars and educators at K-12/primary and secondary schools. We are particularly interested in essays concerned with usefulness -- to readers across institutions and non-institutional settings.  Some areas for inquiry might include the following:  the effect of the pandemic on our profession; strategies for equity and inclusivity in teaching, recruiting, and hiring; strategies for addressing or rectifying institutional constraints (budgets, criteria for tenure, etc.); teaching methods for medieval literature; including medieval literature in a Gen Ed curriculum and/ or at the level of K-12 and primary and secondary schools; recruiting graduate students for the study of medieval literature; the impact of curricular change on medieval courses; issues of hiring, tenure and promotion; the workings of professional organizations, journals, and conferences; graduate training for a shrinking number of academic jobs; outreach to the public and to colleagues in other disciplines.  We also welcome collaborative essays or responses unified around a single topic.

We are now seeking contributions for Vol. 3 Issue 1 (Spring 2022) Open Topic.  Please submit essays of 3000 words through our site at  by April 1, 2021 for consideration.