Teaching Early American Literature - NeMLA 4/7-11 (abstracts by 9/15)

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John J. Kucich / NeMLA
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The increasing availability of Native American texts written before 1900 has only deepened questions about how best teach them. Issues of authenticity, literariness, scholarly ethics and cultural sovereignty come to the fore in early Native American literatures. How do these issues play out in literature or composition courses? How do teachers connect these texts to contemporary issues facing native communities? Papers that explore a variety of pedagogical approaches to this topic are welcome. Please send 1-page abstracts by September 15, 2009, to John J. Kucich at jkucich@bridgew.edu.