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 Andrew Newman Zoom lecture

In 1990, then Governor Bill Clinton walked into an English class in rural Arkansas as they were studying Macbeth, and recited a soliloquy from the tragedy that he had memorized during his own senior year. The moment represented a remarkable convergence between literature, politics and the history of education.


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Andrew Newman


Andrew Newman is a Professor of English, affiliated with History, at Stony Brook, and the author of two books in early American studies. His current research project, supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, is a cultural history of literature instruction in American high schools.


A former high school English teacher, Patricia A. Dunn is a professor in the English department whose areas are the teaching of writing, rhetoric, disability studies, and young adult literature. Her latest book is Disabling Characters: Representations of Disability in Young Adult Literature (2015). She is currently working on a book through Teachers College Press, Columbia University, about using student-produced, juxtaposed visual representations as a way to process abstract concepts.