[Msa-discuss] CFP: Radical Modernist Pedagogy in Canada
dean.irvine at Dal.Ca
Wed Oct 14 22:43:37 EDT 2009
Concordia University, Montreal
28-31 May 2010
Radical Modernist Pedagogy in Canada
Canada boasts a great number of teachers and professors amongst its =
writers. For many, teaching presents an opportunity to shape the =
values of both readers and writers of literature. Modernist writers =
such as A.J.M. Smith worked to legitimize Canadian literature as an =
academic field within Canadian universities, while Earle Birney helped =
to institute Canada=92s first creative writing MFA in 1965. But pedagogy =
is not, of course, limited to the university classroom: Ezra Pound=92s =
famous =93Ez-university=94 was akin to a correspondence course in which =
writers exchanged letters with the American poet, receiving in return =
a literary education that included enclosed pamphlets and recommended- =
reading lists. Contemporary scholars and teachers continue =
individually and collectively to push the boundaries of pedagogy: the =
Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project (http://www.editingmodernism.ca =
), for example, includes within its mandate experiential-learning =
pedagogies to train students and new scholars, as well as web-based =
pedagogies to =93appeal to communities of readers beyond postsecondary =
institutions.=94 Might experimental modernist pedagogical strategies =
offer new ways of thinking about our contemporary practice as teachers =
of modernist literature?
Papers on radical modernist pedagogy in Canada might explore but are =
not limited to the following questions:
=95 In what locations, venues, or media did radical modernist pedagogy =
take place? (i.e. living rooms, public parks, CBC radio, etc.)
=95 What form(s) did women=92s radical pedagogy take?
=95 What is the relationship between teaching and writing?
=95 Did technological advances offer new pedagogical possibilities?
=95 How has radical modernist pedagogy been documented?
Please submit a 700-word proposal, 100-word abstract, and a 50-word =
biographical note to Karis Shearer (karis.shearer at mcgill.ca) and Dean =
Irvine (dean.irvine at dal.ca) by November 15, 2009.
Note: Submitters must be members-in-good-standing of ACCUTE.
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