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3 Approaches to Teaching McCarthy’s The Road

A while back, I blogged about teaching genre and convention in an introductory literature course geared towards the non-major. As I mentioned, I like using the post-apocalyptic narrative to teach genre and convention because students are familiar with this kind

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Teaching Genre and Convention using the Post-Apocalyptic Narrative

I recently finished teaching an 8-week, introductory fiction and intensive writing class–a course I’ve taught six times as the instructor of record, including three times during the regular semester. The course aims to teach non-majors how to read and discuss

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Amy Rubens
Amy Rubens

I'm an Assistant Professor of English at a state-sponsored university in South Carolina and have over ten years of experience teaching at the college level.

I regularly teach courses in composition, professional writing, creative writing, and American literature.

My primary research interest is the medical humanities, particularly the depiction of contagious disease in American literature and lifewriting. I also have research interests in digital writing, social media, and the ways electronic environments shape notions of health.

I'm inspired by the great outdoors and enjoy hiking and backpacking. When I'm not reading, writing, or hiking, I like to blog and spend time with my family members (both human and animal).

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