Teaching Romantic Drama

Teaching Romantic Drama

Guest Editor: Thomas C. Crochunis

Call for Papers: "Teaching Romantic Drama"

Proposals are invited for an online collection of essays on "Teaching Romantic Drama," to be edited by Thomas C. Crochunis. The Romantic Pedagogy Commons, designed to explore and highlight emerging teaching theories and practices in Romanticism, seeks teaching materials, both traditional or digital, and papers that explore ways of teaching drama of the Romantic era.

You are invited to submit an essay proposal (with title and 200-word abstract) on some aspect of "Teaching Romantic Drama." Essays for this volume may vary in length from 3,000 to 10,000 words, and you should indicate the proposed length of your submission. Please submit your proposal to Thomas C. Crochunis by June 30, 2006.

Contributors may wish to address any of the following questions: How does Romantic drama enrich or complicate our teaching of the period and its culture? How does Romantic drama change how we construct English language dramatic and theatrical history? What are some of the best places in our courses to introduce and build upon the issues raised by the drama of the Romantic period? What role can performance activity play in our Romantic-era literature, culture, and history classrooms? How extensively must we renovate our own classrooms, our places of performance, to engage students with Romantic drama's histrionics? What different ways of knowing does Romantic drama draw us into as teachers? How does technology affect what we do with Romantic drama in our classes? What are the gains and pitfalls of using online dramatic texts?

While this collection is mainly intended for teachers of undergraduate courses on British and European Romantic literature, the editor welcomes contributions about approaches to teaching Romantic drama in courses at multiple levels of the curriculum—from general education to introductory courses for majors, from advanced undergraduate to graduate courses in literature or dramatic history. We welcome a broad range of approaches, including pieces focusing on dramatic and historical analysis as well as ones exploring drama through theatrical practice. Contributions by scholars of theatre and drama more broadly or by theatre practitioners are welcome.

The online format of the Commons can accommodate publications which include resources such as sample syllabi, lesson plans, links to handouts, primary reading texts, or in-class exercises, web pages or samples of web-based student activities, full-color illustrations and designs, sound files, digital video, and so on. In your proposal, please include comments about your plans to use these kinds of elements. If you'd like to see examples of what's possible in this medium, you might take a look at the Romantic Circles Praxis volumes:

Generally we encourage all submissions to include the following elements: (1) a guide to further reading, and (2) links to useful online resources. For this particular issue, we especially encourage links to visual, sound, and multi-media materials.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Romantic Circles editorial staff will adapt the code and design of essays and materials to site standards, so submissions may be in MS Word or HTML format. Final essays (and permissions) will need to be submitted to Thomas C. Crochunis as e-mail attachments by October 15, 2006.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: June 30, 2006. Please submit your proposal to Thomas C. Crochunis: <tccroc@ship.edu>. If you have questions about the proposed volume, or wish to discuss possible topics, please contact the editor:

Thomas C. Crochunis
Assistant Professor of English
Shippensburg University