Laura E. K. Von Wallmenich, Ph.D.
"Inventing Anne Bradstreet: Teaching Critical Thinking in a Survey Course." American Literature Association. San Francisco. May 24, 2008.
This paper is part of a panel on teaching early American Literature, organized by the Society of Early Americanists. The paper explores pedagogical solutions to the problem of teaching students to think critically about literary history, when they must, at the same time, rely heavily on the professor for the historical and cultural contexts that make the texts 'intelligible.'