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634. Early American Networks of Writing

Monday, 11 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Michigan–Michigan State, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition and the Discussion Group on Bibliography and Textual Studies

Presiding: Matt Cohen, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1. "Family Matters: Literacy, Alliance, and the Structures of Native Education in Early America," Hilary E. Wyss, Auburn Univ., Auburn

2. "Alphabet Cards and the Construction of the Colonial Self in Samson Occum's Atlantic-World Pedagogy," Daphna Atias, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

3. "Plantation Pedagogies: Transatlantic Networks of Early Black Literacy," Shevaun E. Watson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

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  • General Literature – Rhetoric and Rhetorical Theory

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – English and American

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