The contest was devised in the hopes of celebrating recent pedagogical innovation, inspiring creative new approaches, and creating an additional forum for conversations about Romantic pedagogy—both its boons and challenges. Teachers of all ranks may submit teaching materials, and a panel of three to four finalists will be selected to discuss their pedagogy during a panel, open to the public, at the annual NASSR conference.
Exemplary submissions consider how teaching revivifies Romanticism, in any of its myriad forms. For a list of previous winners and their syllabi, see the Pedagogies section of the Romantic Circles website. Submissions might include a course that rethinks the period; a part of a course that addresses a specific author, theory, or literary problem; a special project, assignment, or a particular pedagogical technique. We welcome the use of multimedia resources, digital techniques, and courses designed to use multi-modal digital platforms for learning and communication, but they are by no means required. Courses and projects should be recent—within the past two academic years—or projected to be taught in the following one.
After submitting a small packet of material, finalists are chosen via author-blind peer review by a committee …read more