CFP: Teaching Hub at the APA Eastern 2021- Teaching Core Texts: Mary Wollstonecraft

Submission deadline: July 17, 2020

Conference date(s):
January 4, 2021 - January 7, 2021

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Conference Venue:

APA Eastern Division
New York, United States


Teaching Core Texts: Mary Wollstonecraft

The APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) seek panelists for a session on teaching Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Thoughts on The Education of Daughters, and related texts as part of the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the 2021 APA Eastern Division meeting, January 4-January 7, 2021 in New York, NY.

We envision approximately three to four different presentations on interesting or innovative approaches to teaching Wollstonecraft’s work. We hope to focus the discussion mainly on pedagogy, but would be interested in various approaches to content, if they are tied to conversations about teaching. One reason to focus on Wollstonecraft is to further the goal of broadening the canon. Of particular interest would be a discussion of using the work of Wollstoncraft, who engages with canonical texts, in place of those texts themselves. What is the value of presenting the canonical authors through the views of their marginalized contemporaries?

Format: Teaching Hub sessions are expected to be highly interactive. Proposals should indicate how audience members will participate in the session. One format is a presentation followed by Q&A. Others might have participants working through an interactive experience. Consistent with the ethos of the AAPT, we expect presentations to be short, maybe fifteen minutes, engendering the sharing of ideas about different ways to teach the text among participants. 

Submissions: Proposals of no more than 500 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to Dustin Webster at by Friday July 17th, 2020. Please use the subject line “APA/AAPT Wollstonecraft”. Please include in the body of the email a brief note about your approach to and experience with teaching her work. Accompanying materials such as handouts, syllabi, etc. are welcome. Please anonymize any additional materials you include. We hope to select presenters by Friday, July 31st 2020.

Deadline for Proposals: Friday, July 17th 2020

Submit Proposals to: Dustin Webster,

Email Subject Line: APA/AAPT Wollstonecraft

Selection of Presenters: Friday, July 31st 2020

If you have any questions about the session, please feel free to contact Dustin Webster at For questions about the Teaching Hub at the Eastern APA, contact Rebecca Millsop at

The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub is a series of interactive workshops and conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings. Jointly organized by the APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), the Teaching Hub aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.

For general information about the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub, please check out the AAPT website and Facebook page and the CTP website and Facebook page.

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