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ERIC Number: EJ1097176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Teaching Illinois: Developing a Course on State Literature
Capo, Beth Widmaier
CEA Forum, v35 n1 Win-Spr 2006
What makes someone an "Illinois Author"? What role do these writers play in American literature? How has Illinois been presented as a setting in literature? These were a few of the questions prominent on a promotional brochure last Spring semester for a new course the author would be offering in the Fall. Now that the course has been successfully completed, the author would like to share why developing a course on state literature is valuable, and how to go about doing so. Thus this article is structured around answering questions that she had. While this essay is specific to a course on Illinois, the author believes that useful information can be extrapolated to other situations and may help the reader to develop a course on the literature of their own state.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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