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Teaching Fiction and Immigration

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Organizer: Vivian Kao

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This seminar invites proposals centered on the practice of teaching fictional texts that focus on immigration and immigrant experiences. Proposals may address the teaching of fictional texts of any time period, genre, medium, or geographic/linguistic origin. Case studies of single texts or whole courses grounded in pedagogical scholarship or literary theory are especially welcome. Of special interest are proposals that address teaching fiction about immigration in non-traditional contexts, spaces, or institutions, such as prisons or correctional facilities, healthcare facilities, dual enrollment or K-12 bridge programs, second-language (L2/ESL) programs, residential learning communities, distance-learning or online programs, technological or polytechnic colleges and universities, or 2-year colleges. Proposals that address teacher-student interaction, or that include data about student responses to the curriculum or teaching methods, are also welcome.

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