CFP: A special issue of English Studies in Canada on “Pedagogies of the Archive”

CFP for a special issue of English Studies in Canada on “Pedagogies of the Archive”

 Guest editor: Jason Wiens

Significant work has been done in recent years on the changing nature of the archive and of archival research.  Most of this work has tended to focus on the archive as a site for research; less has been done on the archive as a pedagogical resource.  The ongoing transformation of the archive from the analog to the digital has increasingly made site-specific archival materials available anywhere, including the graduate and undergraduate classroom.  This special issue invites papers that discuss new ways of integrating archival research into the classroom.  Possible topics to be explored may include:


  • Digital versus print archives
  • Archival research and inquiry-based learning
  • Archives and the flipped classroom
  • Sound and visual archives in the classroom
  • The undergraduate student as archival researcher
  • The creation of archives in the classroom
  • Oral archives and histories
  • Reconciliation and the archive
  • TEI and new methods of close reading
  • Archival documents and the creative writing classroom
  • The ethics of archival research
  • Genetic / textual critical methodologies


Please submit a 300-400 word proposal (including title, institutional affiliation, and brief biography – maximum 50 words) by August 31, 2018.  Acceptance of proposals will be communicated by September 15, 2018.  Completed articles of 6000-9000 words are expected by May 31, 2019.  Articles will then undergo peer review.

Please send proposals to:

Dr. Jason Wiens (University of Calgary):

Categories: Non ACCUTE CFPs

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