115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Loving Gertie: Antebellum America meets the Post-Traditional Student

Geoff Cohen, University of California, Riverside

This paper argues that antebellum American literature provides post-traditional students with social capital, with the means with which to negotiate American society and, importantly, with personal capital through the recognition of their own cultural practices and the possibilities of new understanding.