Novel Ideas

Call for Papers – Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle


Edited Collection CFP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle

Co-Editors: Dan Bivona, Arizona State University; and Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet, circa 1880

This collection explores a possible relationship between the fin in the fin de siècle (the turn of the nineteenth century) and pedagogy. We welcome essays about fin de siècle literature and culture that theorize:

*Teaching the end/decline, or teaching at the end

*The pedagogical/didactic, implications of catastrophic thinking

*Teaching as inaugurating, offering (or not) a new beginning after the end

Geographically and theoretically, this volume it is not limited to Britain, the U.S., and Continental Europe. We encourage submissions that leave the precincts of the “West.”

We invite contributions focusing on:

Examples include but are not limited to:

500-word abstracts and 1-paragraph bios to and by August 1, 2012.