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Monday, 29 December

488. Why Study Literature in School and College, and How Do We Judge Good Reading?

10:15–11:30 a.m., Continental 5, Hilton

A linked session arranged in conjunction with the Presidential Forum The Way We Teach Now (202)

Presiding: Gerald Graff, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

1. “Reading and Readings, Beauty and Truth,” Mark W. Edmundson, Univ. of Virginia

2. “Trusting the Text,” David Steiner, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York

3. “How We Read Trumps What We Read,” Gerald Graff

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