Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition: Teaching Dante
Country: United Kingdom
Abstr. due: 01.07.2018
Dates: 25.10.18 — 27.10.18
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Samford University
Samford University invites paper proposals for its third biennial Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition Conference: Teaching Dante, to be held in Birmingham on October 25-27, 2018. This conference is designed to encourage excellence in undergraduate teaching across the curriculum, with a particular emphasis on core curriculum and general education courses. Specialists and non-specialists are encouraged to submit proposals; however, all presentations should be designed with the non-specialist audience in mind and should directly address curricular and/or teaching strategies. Proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary connections are strongly encouraged.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, teaching Dante in the following contexts: the freshman core, introductory writing courses, great books curricula, and general education classes, as well as interdisciplinary courses devoted to autobiography, spiritual memoir, political theory, epistemology, virtue and character development, intellectual history, etc. We are also interested in approaches to teaching Dante in discipline-specific curricula outside of the English major (psychology, history, philosophy, music, art, education, communication studies, astronomy, etc.), as well as presentations that focus on the use of new technologies to teach Dante. In addition, we welcome explorations of individual works and how they may be employed in a variety of course and curricular settings. Presentations are limited to twenty minutes, and we invite panel proposals of three related papers.