Session Information

Description: Panelists address how using a local resource can transform our approach to humanities education and encourage a practice of civic engagement. Cleveland’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, “the only juried prize in the nation for books that confront racism and celebrate diversity,” is rooted in the idea that literature is a vehicle for social justice. We explore Gikandi’s questionDoes literature still have the capacity to transform the public sphere?”

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Ali Black, Cleveland State U

Gabrielle M. W. Bychowski, Case Western Reserve U

Cara R. Byrne, Case Western Reserve U

Jeff Karem, Cleveland State U

Katharine G. Trostel, Ursuline C


Cara R. Byrne, Case Western Reserve U