July 10-July 21, 2023

Academic Program

The virtual program of study for this institute will be composed of synchronous and asynchronous activities. To allow for full participation across different time zones, most whole-group activities will take place in two 2-hour sessions, from 11:30-1:30 and 2:15- 4:15 EDT. Small group work and 1:1 consultations will be scheduled before or after, based on participants’ preferred meeting times. The program will include two or more virtual public lectures by visiting scholars, scheduled from 5:30 – 7:00 EDT.

Participants will receive books in advance of the seminar. The complete schedule is under development and will be posted below.

The primary research project will be a revision of curricular unit that combines learning objectives as defined by the participant’s state standards and is informed by others adapted from literature-instruction’s past, especially its currently-marginalized concern with citizenship.

A “zine” by Hannah Edber, a participant in the 2021 “Good Reader” seminar. Click on the image to see the full pdf.