CFP II: Special Topic Issue of THE SIMMS REVIEW

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Forum:  Simms on the Syllabus

 In conjunction with the upcoming special topic issue of The Simms Review on “Simms’s Circle,” the editor invites contributors to take part in a published forum discussing Simms on the Syllabus.  The forum will feature less-formal, more reflective pieces that discuss Simms as a focus of teaching — his place on the curriculum and in the classroom.  Consider, for example, the following:

 ·         Which Simms texts work particularly well in the classroom…which are difficult to teach?

·         What works have you taught successfully in the past, or which works do you hope to teach in the future?

·         In what courses is the author’s study essential?

·         In what contexts does Simms best fit on the curriculum?

·         Which authors, genres, movements, or literary periods does Simms pair or converse with the best?

·         What place does Simms have in identity studies, like AfAm, Gender, Queer, Disability, etc.?

·         How does Simms’s work fit with transatlantic studies or (post-)colonialism?

·         Outside of the literature classroom, where should Simms be taught?

 Submissions to the forum should be between 500-1,500 words and should be written in a conversational manner.  Firm conclusions are not required; speculative ruminations and think-pieces will be welcome.  Please send your thoughts to tclsimms@mailbox.sc.edu by October 15, 2014 for full consideration for the forum.  Please also feel free to contact the editor, Todd Hagstette, at any time if you would like to discuss a proposed tack or ask any questions about the journal or the special issue.  Thank you.