Event Aug 01

Abstract Aug 01

Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature (edited collection of essays)

Event: 08/01/2013
Abstract: 08/01/2012
Categories: Comparative, Pedagogy, World Literatures, Australian Literature, Postcolonial
Location: Publication
Organization: Modern Languages Association

Call for Papers: Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature

Edited by Nicholas Birns, Nicole Moore and Sarah Shieff

A new volume in the Modern Languages Association Options for Teaching Series

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, to be edited by Nicholas Birns, Nicole Moore, and Sarah Shieff. The volume is designed to offer teachers strategies for teaching Australian and New Zealand literature in a range of global contexts. The opening section will help instructors orient students to the histories, contexts, and concerns of these national literatures, both as they differ from and resemble each other. A second section will offer approaches to teaching canonical figures such as Patrick White, Christina Stead, Janet Frame, and Witi Ihimaera. A third will discuss teaching techniques emphasizing global, Asia-Pacific, and postcolonial connections, and a fourth will address the teaching of Australian and New Zealand literature in a variety of courses (for example, as part of a course on children’s literature, on literature and the environment, or on Indigenous literatures) and classroom settings. If you are interested in contributing an essay (3,000-3,500 words) to one of these sections, please send a summary proposal to Nicholas Birns (birnsn@newschool.edu), Nicole Moore (n.moore@adfa.edu.au), or Sarah Shieff (sshieff@waikato.ac.nz) by 1 August 2012.

Contact Email: sshieff@waikato.ac.nz