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65. After the Heath: Teaching US Multilingual Literature

Thursday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Willow B, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English

Presiding: Sandra L. Dahlberg, Univ. of Houston, Downtown

Speakers: Mary Pat Brady, Cornell Univ.; Angela Calcaterra, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Robert Jarrett, Univ. of Houston, Downtown; Alison Tracy Hale, Univ. of Puget Sound; Jennie Wang, Providence Univ.; Sandra Abelson Zagarell, Oberlin Coll.

Responding: Paul Lauter, Trinity Coll., CT

Session Description:

This roundtable explores the pedagogical and critical impact of the Heath Anthology on multilingual literatures of the United States. The roundtable will address the increased visibility of non-English US literatures, ways the Heath altered pedagogical practices, traditionally trained teachers' use of the Heath's non-English materials, non-English texts, and notions of Americanness in the classroom and in criticism.


  • American Literature – General

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