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Humanist Archives: March 8, 2019, 6:37 a.m. Humanist 32.525 - MLA 2020 cfp: The State of the Syllabus

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        Date: 2019-03-07 16:11:04+00:00
        From: Katherine Harris 
        Subject: CFP MLA 2020: The State of the Syllabus

Hi All:

CFP: "The State of the Syllabus" Roundtable

The syllabus plays multiple roles in academe: it serves as a guide to a
course for students; an intellectual provocation; a description of a field;
a representation of scholarship; a contract. With the advent of projects
such as the Open Syllabus Project and repositories such as Humanities CORE,
along with the popular use of social media, the syllabus has emerged as an
open and connected space for conversation and argument. It renders
pedagogical labor visible as it is shared, along with other materials, in
repositories and social media streams. Such openness carries with it both
possibilities and risks.

For this session at MLA 2020, we seek short provocations on roles that the
syllabus plays -- for instance, the syllabus as open document; the syllabus
as contract; the syllabus as blank slate. Proposals should posit a
"syllabus" as concept and articulate it in 200-300 words. At the session
itself, participants will offer 5 minute position papers on their concept
and then invite the audience to a moderated conversation about the current
state of the syllabus.


Politics, syllabus, pedagogy, open

Rebecca Frost Davis, Katherine D. Harris, Matthew K. Gold

Please send a short proposal (200-300 words) by 3/20/19 to 
rebeccad@stedwards.edu, katherine.harris@sjsu.edu, and mgold@gc.cuny.edu

Thank you.
Dr. Katherine D. Harris
Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Jose State University
Research Blog: http://triproftri.wordpress.com/
Co-Editor, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities

Author, Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual, 1823-1835

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