Teaching Women Travellers of the Eighteenth Century

deadline for submissions: 
September 7, 2021
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ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
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ABO's pedagogy series, Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women, seeks submissions for an article grouping on Teaching Women Travellers in the Eighteenth Century. 

This Collection: This collection focuses on the teaching of literary and historical texts, as well as other forms of artistic production, created by and about female travellers in the long eighteenth century. Articles should provide ideas on how a specific text or aspect of the artist/discourse/writer can be taught most effectively and to best impact in different university and college contexts, and thus increase the profile of women travellers in eighteenth-century studies classrooms. Submissions should focus on a strategy for teaching a single text or group of short texts, or will locate an approach or module within the context of a commonly-taught course or framing (in the context of a survey, for example, or course on the novel or theatre, on the sister arts, on gender and sexualities, on travel literatures, on transatlantic/continental dialogues, on studies of empire and colonialism).

The Series: ABO's Concise Collections pedagogy series seeks to promote the teaching of eighteenth-century women writers and artists who remain underrepresented in university classrooms, beyond a small collection of now-canonical authors. Each issue will have a curated collection of 4-6 articles on teaching the work of a specific woman or group of female creatives, mixing essays focused around teaching individual works with pieces suggesting ways to bring these women into common course topics and syllabi. 

"Teaching Charlotte Lennox” will appear in Spring 2022; “Teaching Women Travelers” in Fall 2022; and “Teaching Mary Prince” in Spring 2023. We also welcome submissions on open topics in teaching 18C women, for inclusion in our regular Pedagogies section of the journal. 

Submit proposals by September 7 2021 to pedagogy editor tiffany.potter[at]ubc.ca, or complete articles by 15 March 2022 to the ABO platform: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/submit.cgi?context=abo

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