Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MMSM: MLA Survey for 2nd Edition of Teaching BEOWULF

The Modern Language Association (i. e. MLA) is in the process of organizing a second edition of their publication Approaches to Teaching Beowulf and has posted a brief survey for educators. The survey, available at the MLA's web site, must be completed (online seems to be preferred) by 15 December 2009.

The following release was sent to MLA members:

Dear Colleague:

I write on behalf of the MLA Publications Committee to ask for your help in an important professional project. We are beginning preparation of the volume Approaches to Teaching Beowulf, 2nd ed., edited by Howell D. Chickering, Jr., Allen J. Frantzen, and Robert F. Yeager, and would very much like you to participate.

We ask, first, that you respond to a brief questionnaire available on the MLA Web site at We are particularly interested in your response to the final item concerning whether you would be willing to contribute an essay to the volume. Like other books published in the Approaches to Teaching series, this one will contain not only a discussion of the most important and useful materials available to the teacher of Beowulf but also a selection of essays by instructors.
We hope that you will be willing to share with other colleagues your experience in teaching Beowulf. The questionnaire will be available on the Web site until 15 December 2009, and all responses will be transmitted directly to the volume's editors.

You are receiving this message because you are a member of a division or discussion group whose members we believe would be interested in contributing to this volume, and we encourage you to pass it along to other colleagues who you think might also be interested. We would appreciate whatever assistance you can offer to this project and look forward to hearing from you.


David G. Nicholls
Director of Book Publications
Modern Language Association of America

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