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2017 MLA Annual Convention

When: January 5-7, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Institution: 2017 MLA Annual Convention
Facilitators: Doris Sommer, and Emory University professors

 

MLA is the largest scholarly meeting in the humanities. The annual MLA convention brings together thousands of members every year to discuss new research, participate in workshops, and build their professional networks. In the 2017 MLA Annual Convention, two workshops focused on Pre-Texts.

 

Pre-Texts: The Arts Teach

This workshop explored the international pedagogical project Pre-Texts, a teacher-training program that develops readers by using texts as prompts for making art. Pre-Texts offers an approach for advocacy for the arts and humanities as necessary for civic engagement. Participants addressed opportunities for integrating the program into K–16 foreign language curricula.

 

Presiding: Doris Sommer, Harvard University

Speakers: Vialla Hartfield-Méndez, Emory University; Dennis Looney, MLA; Karen A. Stolley, Emory University.

 

Pre-Texts: The Arts Teach in Languages Other Than English

This workshop focused on how Pre-Texts can be integrated in foreign language curriculums. 

 

Presiding: Michael B. Prince, Boston University

Speakers: Vialla Hartfield-Méndez, Emory University; Dennis Looney, MLA; Karen A. Stolley, Emory University.