Teaching the Eighteenth Century Now: Pedagogy as Ethical Engagement (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850) (Paperback)

Teaching the Eighteenth Century Now: Pedagogy as Ethical Engagement (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850) By Kate Parker (Editor), Miriam L. Wallace (Editor), Tiffany Potter (Contributions by), Ziona Kocher (Contributions by), Kate Parker (Contributions by), Teri Doerksen (Contributions by), Christine D. Myers (Contributions by), Diana Epelbaum (Contributions by), Matthew L. Reznicek (Contributions by), Travis Chi Wing Lau (Contributions by), Emily C. Casey (Contributions by), Eugenia Zuroski (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Kate Parker (Editor), Miriam L. Wallace (Editor), Tiffany Potter (Contributions by), Ziona Kocher (Contributions by), Kate Parker (Contributions by), Teri Doerksen (Contributions by), Christine D. Myers (Contributions by), Diana Epelbaum (Contributions by), Matthew L. Reznicek (Contributions by), Travis Chi Wing Lau (Contributions by), Emily C. Casey (Contributions by), Eugenia Zuroski (Contributions by)
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Description


In this timely collection, teacher-scholars of “the long eighteenth century,” a Eurocentric time frame from about 1680 to 1832, consider what teaching means in this historical moment: one of attacks on education, a global contagion, and a reckoning with centuries of trauma experienced by Black, Indigenous, and immigrant peoples. Taking up this challenge, each essay highlights the intellectual labor of the classroom, linking textual and cultural materials that fascinate us as researchers with pedagogical approaches that engage contemporary students. Some essays offer practical models for teaching through editing, sensory experience, dialogue, or collaborative projects. Others reframe familiar texts and topics through contemporary approaches, such as the health humanities, disability studies, and decolonial teaching. Throughout, authors reflect on what it is that we do when we teach—how our pedagogies can be more meaningful, more impactful, and more relevant.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

About the Author


KATE PARKER, professor and chair of English, teaches pre-1800 English and European cultural studies and feminism and sexuality studies at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, a regional comprehensive university in the University of Wisconsin System.

MIRIAM L. WALLACE, formerly professor of English and gender studies at New College of Florida, is dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Praise For…


"Where do eighteenth-century teachers know from? True to its title, this remarkable collection shares the processes of some of the field's most gifted and creative teachers. Anyone still trying to woo (and serve) their students with the eighteenth century should read this in its entirety."
— Manushag Powell

"This collection provides timely, cogent advice at a time of disciplinary disruption. At once deeply personal and highly theoretical, each essay explores how our classrooms are being transformed by a changing academic environment. And although it is titled Teaching the Eighteenth Century Now, it is really about our disciplinary future and how our work in the classroom can provide a rubric for both continuity and positive change."
— Cynthia Richards

"This timely and stimulating collection asks what teaching means in this historical moment and questions the relevance of the period study. Founded on the premise that, as academics, 'teaching is in fact what we do most of the time,' the essays offer insights, provocations, and inspiration for us all."
— Catherine Ingrassia

"Wallace and Parker's Teaching the Eighteenth Century Now includes an impressive collection of essays by scholars whose teaching is grounded in a deep understanding of eighteenth-century literary culture. This volume responds to the need for pedagogical models that show how many of today's most urgent critical debates and crises are rooted in questions that emerge from eighteenth-century art and culture."
— Patricia A. Matthew


Product Details
ISBN: 9781684485031
ISBN-10: 1684485037
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2023
Pages: 196
Language: English
Series: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850