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733. Service Learning in Literary Studies: New Ways to Read Texts and Communities

Wednesday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Fairfax A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport Univ.

Speakers: McKew Devitt, Univ. of Vermont; Michele A. Fazio, Univ. of North Carolina, Pembroke; Laurie E. Grobman, Penn State Univ., Berks; Shealeen Anne Meaney, Sage Colls.; Lara Smith-Sitton, Georgia State Univ.

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Session Description:

Our roundtable will analyze the impact of service learning in literature classrooms while highlighting the ways in which this pedagogy is now being practiced nationally through a collaboration of scholars and academic organizations (MLA, SAMLA, NWSA, Campus Compact, and others) interested in new ways of reading literary texts and communities.


  • General Literature – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – General

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