S238. The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Pedagogy of Protest

Florida Salon 5, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


This panel considers writing as an instrument for political protest and social dissent. Panelists will explore theoretical reasons for using the literature and music of protest in the classroom, in addition to delivering practical, portable pedagogy that encourages well-researched and considerate expressions of dissent. This panel recognizes the personal as a form of social and political consciousness, invoking Adrienne Rich when she writes, “We must use what we have to invent what we desire.”


Jenny Molberg is the author of the poetry collection Marvels of the Invisible, recipient of the Berkshire Prize. She is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she coedits Pleiades.

Kyle Dargan has authored four poetry collections, most recently Honest Engine. He has received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He edits Post No Ills magazine and directs American University's MFA program.

D. Gilson is the author of I Will Say This Exactly One Time: Essays; Crush with Will Stockton; and Brit Lit. He is an assistant professor of English at Texas Tech University.

F. Douglas Brown is the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient for Zero to Three. He also coauthored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten. Mr. Brown teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow.

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman teaches creative nonfiction writing at Northern Kentucky University, where she is an assistant professor. Her work has recently appeared in Hippocampus and Brevity. Her first book, a memoir titled Sounds Like Titanic, is forthcoming.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside