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"Understanding Global Identities through Literature, Language, and Media"

The Centers for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Latin American Studies (LAS), and Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) present:

An Educators’ Workshop: “Understanding Global Identities through Literature, Language, and Media” 

January 19-20, 2018

Dates/times: Friday, January 19 - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Location: The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Cost: $45 (Including online registration fee - and 1 dinner + 1 continental breakfast + 1 lunch).
Registration: Click on the link below to register.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, Jan. 19:

2:00 – 2:30: Registration/meet and greet. Marshall 490.

2:30 – 3:00: Intro to the program and participants. Marshall 490.

3:00 – 3:45: "Brazilian Identity: Race, Class, and Citizenship in Brazil." Antonio Da Silva. Marshall 490.

3:45 – 4:30: “Iranian Identity and the Book of Kings: Approaches for Educators.” Austin O’Malley. Marshall 490.

4:30 – 5:00: Break (and walk to location of the keynote talk)

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Keynote address: "What Is World Literature Teaching in 2018?" David Gramling. Chavez 110.

6:45 – 8:45 pm: Welcoming Dinner, Networking. Chef Alisah’s Bosnian Restaurant.

Saturday, Jan. 20:

9:00 – 9:45: Activity: Generating a list of literary selections and films that can be used in the classroom. Marshall 490.

9:45 – 10:30: "Online Resources for Second and Heritage Language Learners in the Global World." Edgar Mauricio Vargas Blanco, New Mexico Highlands University. Marshall 490.

10:30 – 10:45: Break

10:45 – 11:30: "Exploring Cultures through Experiential Learning: Russian and Sonoran Foodways Project." Naomi Caffee. Marshall 490.

11:30 – 12:30: Excerpts from “Reel Bad Arabs” (1/2 hour) and discussion about how to be sure global identities aren’t misrepresented when viewed through U.S. literature and films. Marshall 490.

12:30 – 1:30: Group lunch

1:30 – 2:30:  “Middle Eastern Films that You Can Use in Your Classroom.” Julie Ellison-Speight. Marshall 490.

2:30 – 3:15: "The Tangled Web of Balkan Identites: Case Study - Bosnia." Lisa Adeli. Marshall 490.

3:15 – 3:30: Break
3:30 – 4:30: Concluding conversation: lessons learned and curricular connections. Marshall 490.
Registration now full