We invite proposals for participation in a roundtable on teaching the Renaissance / early modern period to be held at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, May 26 to 28, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Proposals should anticipate how the speaker will contribute to this session in a presentation lasting between 10 to 15 minutes. The goal of the roundtable is to generate discussion of pedagogical philosophies and strategies relevant to teaching any aspect of the early modern period, including, but not limited to, early modern and Renaissance cultures, genders, social and political history, literatures, philosophy, political theory, races and ethnicities, and religions.
Aspects to be considered could include, for example:
- the role of social justice in a post-2017 Renaissance classroom
- historiographical challenges to teaching in light of current disagreements about the status of truth
- the role of research in teaching the Renaissance
- how contemporary feminist and critical race theories can shape our approach to early modern women’s polemical writing in the classroom
- defending the humanities in teaching early modern literatures and cultures
Please submit your proposal together with a brief (100-word) bio indicating your name, institutional affiliation, position (graduate student, faculty member, independent scholar, etc.) and full contact information to both Margaret Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Feb. 2nd, 2018.
For more information about the CSRS/SCER, visit our website at http://csrs-scer.ca/