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TLIT 458 - The Modern Novel - Nicole Blair: Home

This course guide is designed for students in Nicole Blair's Spring 2019 class on The Modern Novel!

What this guide is useful for

This guide is meant as a platform for you to get started on your curated exhibit project for Dr. Blair's class. It contains some information on where to locate primary sources, as well as access to literature-related databases.

TED Talks about Storytelling

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

What does this mean for your collection and curation project? Think about which voices are not being heard, which ones you could highlight, which voices dialogue with the novel or novels of your choice.

Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis. In a visionary talk, she imagines how museums can more accurately represent history by honoring the lives of people both extraordinary and everyday, prominent and hidden -- and amplify diverse perspectives that should have always been included.

Subject Librarian

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Alaina C. Bull

Please note...

I am substituting for librarian Alaina Bull during the first half of the Spring 2019 quarter. She is UW Tacoma's Literature librarian!