Lucy R. Littler

Research & Publications

My research and teaching are inextricably linked. In addition to exploring the dynamics of race in American literature and culture, I'm interested in how teachers teach and how students learn. Specifically, I want to find ways to help students transfer what they learn from one situation to the next, from the classroom to the world beyond it.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

“The Implications of ‘Chosenness’: Unsettling the Exodus Narrative as a Model for Black Liberation in Randall Kenan's A Visitation of Spirits,” The Southern Literary Journal, Fall 2011.

Open Access Resource Publications:

 “Teaching with Popplet,” Open Access Resources, Associated Colleges of the South, Summer 2017. View this tutorial here.

“Teaching with Instagram,” Open Access Resources, Associated Colleges of the South, Fall 2015. View this tutorial here.

 Selected Conference Presentations:

"A Pedagogy of Brave Space: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond the High Impact Classroom," American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Network Meeting on Diversity, Learning and Student Success, March 2018. 

 “Blending to Help Students LEAP: Achieving Curricular Goals and Preserving Student Autonomy,” Conference on Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts, Bryn Mawr, May 2017Watch this presentation here.

“Beyond the Flip: Blended Learning in the Literature Classroom,” Conference on Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts, Bryn Mawr, May 2015. Watch this presentation here.

 “Defining Blackness in the Promised Land: Exodus and Racial Belonging in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Denver, CO, October 2012.

 “Ethnicity as Commodity: Multiculturalism and American Exceptionalism in Mona in the Promised Land,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Rochester, NY, March 2012.

“(De)Naturalizing Whiteness as Commodity: Race as Realist Narrative in E. L. Doctorow’s Ragtime,” College English Association (CEA), St. Petersburg, FL, April 2011

The Double Consciousness of Barnum Kinsey: How Whiteness Traumatizes White People in Edward P. Jones’s The Known World,” NeMLA, Montreal, Canada, April 2010.

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