On Friday, January 9, 2015, at the MLA conference in Vancouver, Lisa Berglund (SUNY-Buffalo State) chaired a roundtable on "Teaching with the OED." The program was arranged by the Discussion Group on Lexicography. The topic of the session was "Strategies for using the Oxford English Dictionary in literature, creative writing, linguistics, and history of the English language courses."
The program included:
- Kate Levin (Barnard College): “Great Things of Small…We Can Create”: Using the OED to Teach Paradise Lost."
- Elizabeth Dyrud Lyman (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville): "Gravity! The Infinite Proliferation of Ideas: Using Metaphor to Activate Audience Imagination."
- J. Lawrence Mitchell (Texas A&M University): "The OED in HEL."
- Rachel Norman (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill): "A high-tech dictionary in the classroom: Getting students excited about etymology."
- David Silva and Laurel Stvan (University of Texas-Arlington): "Engaged Etymologies: Active Learning in the Teaching of Word Formation and Etymology."
- Tara Williams (Oregon State University): "The OED as Object, Entertainment, and Dictionary in the Literature Classroom."
For abstracts, click on this link: http://commons.mla.org/?get_group_doc=170/1420656453-2015_MLA_356_abstracts.pdf