CONGRESS CANCELED Teaching the History of the English Language: Curricular Pressures and Interdisciplinary Solutions (A Roundtable)

Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

Description

As English departments experience changes in student demographics and enrollments, History of the English Language (HEL) courses confront new calls for justification and purpose. The course increasingly supports programs in linguistics, literature, writing, medieval studies—and more recently—general education. In this roundtable, scholars discuss interdisciplinary strategies for teaching HEL and making it relevant for diverse curricular needs. Building upon work in the recently published volume Teaching the History of the English Language (MLA, 2019), presenters will cover issues such as course organization and thematic focus, connecting medieval Englishes to book history, creative writing, and present-day linguistic diversity. Alison Langdon

 
May 7th, 3:30 PM

CONGRESS CANCELED Teaching the History of the English Language: Curricular Pressures and Interdisciplinary Solutions (A Roundtable)

Schneider 1320

As English departments experience changes in student demographics and enrollments, History of the English Language (HEL) courses confront new calls for justification and purpose. The course increasingly supports programs in linguistics, literature, writing, medieval studies—and more recently—general education. In this roundtable, scholars discuss interdisciplinary strategies for teaching HEL and making it relevant for diverse curricular needs. Building upon work in the recently published volume Teaching the History of the English Language (MLA, 2019), presenters will cover issues such as course organization and thematic focus, connecting medieval Englishes to book history, creative writing, and present-day linguistic diversity. Alison Langdon