Though certainly not an exhaustive list, the following sources (published 2012-2018) have been instrumental in shaping our NCTE 2018 panel presentation, “Raising (Critical) Voices: Preparing Teachers for Critical Pedagogies in the ELA Classroom.” By sharing this list, we hope these resources also might help others think through the challenges of teaching critically in the 21st … Continue reading NCTE 2018: Critical Literacy Resources
NCTE 2016: Teaching Speculative Fiction
Part One: Imagining New Worlds When teaching speculative fiction in the high school or undergrad classroom, it can be difficult to get students to “transfer” the experiences of fictional characters off the page and into the real-world contexts of their own lived experiences—especially with a novel as complex as China Mieville’s The City & The … Continue reading NCTE 2016: Teaching Speculative Fiction
Fall 2015 Syllabus: Adolescent Literature
Sharing my syllabus for this fall's ENG 341: Adolescent Literature course
Language, Limits, and Gertrude Stein
Some musings on TENDER BUTTONS from 2011 -- many of which I now find kinda' silly.
Teaching the Texts of the 2010s: ALA Conference Presentation (May 2014)
Info and handouts from my presentation ("'Literature as Equipment for Living': Teaching the Texts of the 2010s") at this past weekend's ALA conference.
When Identification Fails: George C. Wolfe and Kenneth Burke
I wrote this. It won an award. Ergo, you should read it.