Sunday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Lone Star C, JW Marriott
Literature and the Public Sphere: Connecting Classroom and Community
Program arranged by the forum TM The Teaching of Literature. Presiding: Mary McAleer Balkun, Seton Hall Univ.
Speakers: Kristin Kelly, Univ. of North Georgia; Jason T. McEntee, South Dakota State Univ.; Tara Propper, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Laura L. Runge, Univ. of South Florida
This session focuses on the interconnections, both actual and possible, between what we teach in the literature classroom and the world beyond that classroom. This can mean looking at literature that engages public events, ideas, and issues or exploring the ways literature can be a venue or catalyst for public engagement.