115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Repurposing 19th Century American Literature: Teaching to Non-traditional Students

Presiding Officer: 
Geoff Cohen, University of California, Riverside

The panel will consider the social capital created by connecting non-traditional students with iconic 19th century American texts. What does it mean when a 1st generation Latina from Boyle Heights tells you that Maria Cummins' The Lamplighter is her favorite novel? What does it mean when a diverse group of first year students sees Walden as a tool for creating the educational experience they desire rather than one that is proscribed for them? What does it mean to teach Moby Dick to Dream Act students in the Age of the 45th?

Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session