Proposal Title

Aesthetic Readings of Literary Narratives for Social Justice

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-101

Start Date

24-3-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

24-3-2017 10:50 AM

Presentation Type

Paper

Abstract

This paper examines and critiques current literary practices in the secondary classroom through an interdisciplinary lens that knits together research from the fields of neuroscience, literary theory, philosophy, and critical theory. Through an exploration of the potential of the aesthetic to transform reader behaviors and attitudes, this work begins to build the rationale for a new literary canon and social justice–oriented pedagogy in the US education system.

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Aesthetic Readings of Literary Narratives for Social Justice

U-Hall 3-101

This paper examines and critiques current literary practices in the secondary classroom through an interdisciplinary lens that knits together research from the fields of neuroscience, literary theory, philosophy, and critical theory. Through an exploration of the potential of the aesthetic to transform reader behaviors and attitudes, this work begins to build the rationale for a new literary canon and social justice–oriented pedagogy in the US education system.