Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment

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A proposed book, sponsored by the Literatures in English Section of ACRL

Timeline for development of book

December 31, 2002 -- Proposals for chapters due to editors. See below for guidelines and contact information.

January 24-27, 2003 -- ALA - Philadelphia - Literatures in English Section Publications Committee reviews proposals

January 31, 2003 -- Notification of acceptance of proposals

July 31, 2003 -- Chapters due to editors

Call for Contributions to Proposed Book Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment

The Publications Committee of the Literatures in English Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, is calling for proposals for contributions to a book with the working title of Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment.

Contributions to the book should address the challenges faced by faculty and librarians when teaching the research process or research methodologies to students in language and literary studies. Literary studies and their supporting library collections can be simultaneously conservative and cutting-edge. "The book" continues to be of utmost importance to the discipline, but networks, databases, and digital works all impact the research process of the literary scholar.

This collection of essays will attempt to make sense of these challenges and examine new approaches to teaching research methods to students of all levels.

Proposals should include the following information:

1. Working title of chapter.

2. A one page summary or a one page outline of the contents and approach of the chapter.

3. An explanation of the significance of this chapter, or how this chapter differs from what has already been published.

4. Estimated length. (Range: 3,500 to 15,000 words)

5. Publication record of author(s). If the author has no previous publications related to the book's topic, include a statement about the author's qualifications relevant to this chapter.

6. Name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone, and fax numbers of author(s) of this chapter.

Deadline for proposals: All proposals must be postmarked or received by email no later than December 31, 2002. Proposals should be submitted to:

Kathy Johnson
Co-Editor, Teaching Literary Research
Central Reference Services
225A Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100
(402) 472-2553

Steven Harris
Co-Editor, Teaching Literary Research
John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
University of Tennessee
Knoxville Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
(865) 974-8693

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