Preliminary Survey for an exciting new initiative: “Teaching Celtic Literature in the Generalist Classroom!”

Hello, all!

I am very excited to announce that Dr. Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and I are embarking upon a new collaborative project on “Teaching Celtic Literature in the General Education Classroom.”

This project will culminate in two volumes of materials–one focused on Celtic Literature up until 1800, and one focusing on post-1800 Celtic literature. Each volume will include cultural overviews and essays on various subjects of note related to particular texts written by Celtic specialists, teaching essays written by instructors who regularly incorporate Celtic materials into one or more of their courses, sample syllabi from general education courses that include Celtic texts, and appendices of resources such as available editions and facing-page translations of texts and electronic resources. The volumes are intended to work both together as a set, and separately, for those who would like to focus more on earlier or on later texts.

We are currently in the preliminary stages of this project, and are looking for input from those who might be interested in contributing to or in using such a resource. If you regularly teach one or more Celtic texts in any of your literature or humanities courses, or you would be interested in doing so, please fill out the following survey, which will help us develop the books around practical advice and insight on what will be most beneficial in this resource:

If you know of others who might be interested in filling out this survey, please direct them to the link as well. All those who respond to the survey will be acknowledged in the books, and there is an opportunity as well for those who propose ideas and teaching suggestions to contribute an essay, and/or sample materials.



About Melissa Ridley Elmes

Professor and writer; Unrepentant nerd; chaotic good. Author of Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems. PhD, MFA. She/hers. Views my own.
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