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553. Cognitive Pedagogies

Monday, 11 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago A–B, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Nancy Lincoln Easterlin, Univ. of New Orleans

Speakers: Linda L. Carroll, Tulane Univ.; Nancy Lincoln Easterlin; Colin Irvine, Augsburg Coll.; Judith P. Saunders, Marist Coll.; Lisa Zunshine, Univ. of Kentucky

Session Description:

Cognitive approaches to literature have been expanding for more than two decades. More recently, teaching strategies and new course designs have been influenced by cognitive approaches. This session demonstrates a few of the varied courses arising from this interdisciplinary endeavor and encourages audience discussion of its triumphs and challenges.


  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • General Literature – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – General

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