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63. "What like a Bullet Can Undeceive!": Veterans in the Literature Classroom

Thursday, 3 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Fairfax A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Liam Corley, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona

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Speakers: David Buchanan, Univ. of Denver; Sue Rowe Doe, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins; Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville; Douglas Higbee, Univ. of South Carolina, Aiken; Dominick Rolle, Emory Univ.; Roger C. Thompson, Virginia Military Inst.

Responding: Elizabeth Dale Samet, United States Military Acad.

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Session Description:

Participants will discuss text selections and assignments designed to engage veterans and share strategies for managing discussions in mixed classrooms. We will also discuss how literary texts such as Emerson's essays, The Red Badge of Courage, O'Brien's The Things They Carried, and poems by Wilfred Owen and Brian Turner reveal new facets when studied with recent veterans.


  • Teaching – Literature

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