This NeMLA panel, "Making Lit Lit: Forging Connections Between Student Experiences and Literature," will consider how to apply current pedagogical best practices to make literature and culture classes more relevant and engaging, and as a result, more fruitful.
Presentations--which do not have to be read papers--can be on pedagogical innovations that have been researched and/or implemented in literature and culture classes, as well as on applied linguistics studies that may not have been specifically on the teaching of literature and culture but could be applied to it (i.e. those on motivation/investment, needs analysis, authentic/non-learner-centered materials, TBLT, project-based learning, etc.).
This is a panel (and conference) for all who are interested in the teaching of language, literature, and culture, no matter their stage in their academic career. Abstracts are due by September 30, and decisions will be sent out by October 15. Please be sure to explain the pedagogical implications clearly and to explain them in a way that shows their applicability to diverse teaching contexts.
Please consult this page for more information and to submit an abstract: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18721
For more information on the conference itself, as well as on NeMLA's abstract formatting guidelines, please see this page: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html