CFP "Teaching the 19th Century" NCSA 4/13-16/2016

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Call for Papers
September 28, 2015
Nebraska, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, British History / Studies, European History / Studies, Literature, Nationalism History / Studies

Call For Papers - NCSA 2016 - Lincoln, NE
Special Session: “New and Novel Ways of Teaching the Nineteenth Century”


In the spirit of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association's conference theme, “The New and the Novel in the 19th Century/New Directions in 19th Century Studies," the NCSA Graduate Student Caucus invites submissions for the panel “New and Novel Ways of Teaching the Nineteenth Century.”  The panel will be held at the annual meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 13-16, 2016.


One of the greatest challenges of any educator is bringing the past to life in an accessible, engaging way for students. This panel seeks to collect and present innovative ways of teaching the nineteenth century in a college or advanced high school classroom. Topics could include: teaching and discussing nineteenth century texts, incorporating visual and audio material, developing multi-modal and digital assignments, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to the classroom, or teaching the controversial. Papers can focus on an individual assignment or activity or a more general philosophy or pedagogical practice. We also welcome alternative interpretations of the theme.


This panel is open to scholars from all disciplines, although graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration. Please email a 250-word abstract and one-page CV to by Monday, September 28, 2015.  For more information on NCSA or the 2016 conference, please see


The NCSA Graduate Student Caucus:


Amy Arbogast, University of Rochester

Angie Blumberg, Saint Louis University

Ashley Rye-Kopec, University of Delaware

Contact Info: 

Please email a 250-word abstract and one-page CV to Amy Arbogast, University of Rochester; Angie Blumberg, Saint Louis University; or Ashley Rye-Kopec, University of Delaware @ by Monday, September 28, 2015.