Teaching Tools

Teaching Tools

We invite the submission of sample course syllabi, assignments, and short reflections on a “teachable moment”—a passage, a conflict, a scene, a pattern of meaning, or a character—from a novel. Submissions should be sent to one of the Affiliate Website Editors listed below.  Short, 500-word narrative descriptions could focus on any one of the following:       

  • The significance of an individual novel or novelist for teaching a particular area of literary studies
  • Your own experience teaching this novel, and the challenges and opportunities it raises
  • Pedagogical issues surrounding the teaching of this text
  • Specific activities or exercises, discussion questions, or innovative projects
  • A list of bibliographic resources for teaching this novel
  • Links to multimedia or other supplementary documents useful for teaching the novel
  • Afterthoughts or reflections connecting the teaching of this text to broader social engagement or scholarly inquiry



The Long 18th Century | Affiliate Website Editor: Joel P. Sodano, University at Albany, SUNY  

     Submissions: jsodano.ac@gmail.com

19th-Century Novels & Young Adult Literature | Affiliate Website Editor: Paula Reiter, Mount Mary University  

     Submissions: reiterp@mtmary.edu 

20th- & 21st-Century Novels & Interdisciplinary Approaches | Affiliate Website Editor: Claire Barber-Stetson, Marquette University  

     Submissions: claire.barber-stetson@marquette.edu

World Literatures, Speculative Fiction, & Graphic Novels | Affiliate Website Editor: Katherine E. Bishop, Miyazaki International College, Japan  

     Submissions: kbishop@sky.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp

Digital Humanities & the Novel | Affiliate Website Editor: Kathryn Huie Harrison, Georgia Institute of Technology  

     Submissions: kathryn.huie@lmc.gatech.edu