Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
Montreal, Quebec October 15-18 2014
Following the models of ASECS and MLA, these panels will invite presentations on teaching eighteenth-century literature, history, arts and science in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. We will consider strategies for great teaching and student engagement; new teaching technologies and pedagogical research; and the political and economic issues around teaching our discipline in times of fiscal restraint.
Session 1: Teaching the Eighteenth Century
Presentations on different aspects of the way that we teach the eighteenth century. Topics may include:
*innovative course designs or pairings/groupings of texts
*particularly effective classroom strategies and assignments
*new approaches to canonical texts
*technology and teaching
*online or mixed-mode teaching
*hasn’t literature always been a “flipped classroom”? and other questions on the current Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
*strategies for raising the departmental profile of eighteenth-century studies when budgets are tight
Please submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation, with a one-sentence biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10.
Session 2: New Texts, the Canon, and the Classroom, or, Does Anyone Teach Clarissa anymore?
We seek participants for a panel discussion on the texts we choose to teach in undergraduate and graduate courses on the eighteenth century. What are the arguments for teaching primarily from the canon, or for teaching less-known works that might long have been considered less valuable or less important? What is the process behind our decisions on what gets left out and what added in during the course-design process? To what degree does the availability of online essays for sale affect the choices we make in texts and assignments? What less canonical texts do you teach and why? What absolutely cannot be left out? And does anyone teach Clarissa anymore?
Send a proposal to contribute to this important conversation: panelists will speak for 5-10 minutes each, followed by a spirited discussion.
Please submit a proposal and one-sentence biography to email@example.com by April 10.
Department of English
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC V6R 2M4 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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