Session Title

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

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)

Organizer Name

Chris C. Palmer; Trini G. Stickle

Organizer Affiliation

Kennesaw State Univ.; Western Kentucky Univ.

Presider Name

Alison Langdon

Presider Affiliation

Western Kentucky Univ.

Paper Title 1

Teaching HEL: An Overview of Challenges and Strategies

Presenter 1 Name

Chris C. Palmer

Paper Title 2

Intertwined Histories: Teaching HEL via the History of the Book

Presenter 2 Name

Sarah Noonan

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

Paper Title 3

Medieval Etymologies and Literary Analysis

Presenter 3 Name

Megan E. Hartman

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

Paper Title 4

A Linguistics-Based, Topical Approach to Teaching HEL

Presenter 4 Name

Andrew J. Pantos

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver

Paper Title 5

DARE-ing the HEL Classroom: Using Present Day, Naturally Occurring Data to Demonstrate Language Change

Presenter 5 Name

Trini G. Stickle

Start Date

7-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1320

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

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May 7th, 3:30 PM

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