Co-authors of the book Bring on the Bard Kevin Long (Associate Professor of Theatre - Harper College, IL) and Mary T. Christel (Retired English Teacher – Adlai E. Stevenson High School) are serving as co-editors of English Journal: Teaching Shakespeare column. We are placing a call for submissions.
This column serves as a forum for teachers to share instructional activities, innovative lessons, and useful tools they have developed to help students enter a Shakespearean text.
Writers for the column might consider how the strategies they discuss are relevant to those teaching struggling readers and emergent English learners, as well as those teaching students with advanced literacy skills. The editors invite stories about the language of the plays and poems, innovative ideas about staging, multimodal interpretations of the texts, and how reading Shakespeare may help students explore culture and identity.
Writers are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary approaches to Shakespeare, particularly how his works intersect with history, politics, economics, or other unique fields of study. We are particularly interested in examining how Shakespeare can be used in unexpected contexts or with unlikely text pairings. How might Shakespeare fit into a course on American literature or contemporary world literature?
Inquiries, submissions, or suggestions for future columns should be directed to the editors, Kevin Long and Mary T. Christel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions of 1,200-1,400 words should be sent as attachments. The full call is attached.
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