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231. New Approaches to Teaching the Literature Surveys

Friday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Back Bay D, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: James Martin Lang, Assumption Coll.

Speakers: Phillip J. Barrish, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Evan Carton, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Coleman Hutchison, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Rebecca Olson, Oregon State Univ.; Timothy Rosendale, Southern Methodist Univ.; Chris Walsh, Boston Univ.; Tara Williams, Oregon State Univ.

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Session Description:

How can we move the literary survey course beyond a pedagogical model that prioritizes coverage over learning? This roundtable features panelists who have experimented with innovative approaches to teaching the surveys. The audience will be invited to participate in a discussion designed to help the discipline as a whole think anew about the purpose and form of literary surveys.


  • Teaching – Literature

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