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769. Reading the "Difficult" Poem: Experimental Pedagogies from Workshop to Literature Classroom

Wednesday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Beacon A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Merle Lyn Bachman, Spalding Univ.

Speakers: Alan Golding, Univ. of Louisville; Andrew R. Mossin, Princeton Univ.; Laura Mullen, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Marthine Satris, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

Marthine Satris's Annotation:
my panel!

Session Description:

This roundtable takes a fresh look at teaching the “difficult poem” by challenging institutionalized habits of reading. Participants will discuss specific issues and pedagogical practices emerging from literature and creative writing classrooms and will invite audience members to join in.


  • General Literature – Poetry

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – English and American

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