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1. Writing in the Windy City: Chicago-Based Ethnic American Literary Cultures in K–12 Curricula

Thursday, 9 January, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Belmont, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada

Presiding: Anita Mannur, Miami Univ., Oxford

Speakers: John Alba Cutler, Northwestern Univ.; Olga Herrera, Univ. of Saint Thomas, MN; Amanda Marek, Univ. of Saint Thomas, MN; Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez, Univ. of California, Riverside; Mirelsie Velazquez, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

Session Description:

This invitation only workshop aims to create dialogue among scholars who examine Chicago-based ethnic American literature and K–12 educators who currently teach or wish to adopt novels, poetry, essays, and memoirs by ethnic American writers whose work focuses on Chicago.


  • Teaching – Literature

  • American Literature – General

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