Creating Safer Spaces in English Composition Courses After the 2016 Election

Country: USA

City: Pittsburgh

Abstr. due: 30.09.2017

Dates: 12.04.18 — 15.04.18

Area Of Sciences: Political science; Cultural science;

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Organizers: Northeast Modern Language Association


This roundtable will look at pedagogical strategies for examining the 2016 election in Standard Freshman English Composition courses. English Composition instructors are struggling with approaching relevant concepts (ex. argument) and reading selections that do not alienate portions of the classroom with every choice. While it would be ideal, it is not necessarily feasible or responsible to be bi-partisan with every lesson plan. Submissions should present pedagogical approaches that stimulate constructive inquiry, application of course concepts, and/or address concerns of partisan discourse (in the texts, by instructors, or students).

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