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Instructor Info:Rachel Conrad
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Term: 2014F
Meeting Info: Tuesday
12:30 PM - 03:20 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 112
Description: This seminar in social and literary studies of childhood will take up multiple perspectives on young people as writers of poetry. We will explore the work of recent scholars in childhood studies, literary studies, children's literature studies, and critical literacy studies who contemplate questions about young people as consumers and/or producers of culture; as potential poets in the future and/or actual poets in the present; as objects of adult teachers' pedagogical ideas and/or as subjects producing and performing their own ideas and artistry. Examples of youth-written poetry are drawn largely from late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century US contexts. This semester, the course will involve collaboration with youth at a local high school. Previous coursework in childhood studies, literature, or creative writing is recommended.