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The Institute for Writing & Thinking at Bard College invites teachers of
American literature to the 2012 IWT Curriculum Conversation:
Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Facing the Challenge of
Teaching an American Classic
Despite the controversy it has provoked since its publication in the United
States in 1885, Huckleberry Finn has nonetheless been a cornerstone in the
secondary and college curriculum for generations. In this, the fourth annual
IWT Curriculum Conversation, writing-to-learn practices are the starting
points for a rigorous reading of Huckleberry Finn, for multiple readings
through the lens of other texts—fiction as well as nonfiction, literary as
well as historical—and for looking closely at how the text teaches students
about irony, history, language, and thinking. Join us to learn innovative
approaches to reading and teaching what Toni Morrison calls “this amazing,
Friday, March 16, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Fee: $140 (includes morning coffee, lunch, and anthology of
For online registration and full details about this and other Institute
programs, visit: www.writingandthinking.org or contact Judi Smith at
[log in to unmask] or 845-758-7484.