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Click on a date below to see a copy of any "MnWE News" sent to MnWE listserv members every two months. If you'd like to receive the "MnWE News" emails directly, send your permanent email address to editor richard at jewell dot net. All are welcome. MnWE never shares your email address, and you may unsubscribe at any time using directions at the bottom of every email. In addition to the email news, subscribers receive occasional forwards about Upper Midwest writing and literary events.
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May-June 2022 Early Summer Issue:
 

     1.  SUCCESSFUL MnWE CONF. AT MN
          HUMANITIES CENTER & ON ZOOM
         

2.  Politics: LAWS AGAINST CRITICAL RACE
          THEORY IN COLLEGE

3.  Pedagogy: CASUAL BUT HIGHLY USEFUL
          CLASSROOM ASSESSMENTS

4.  Equity/Diversity Literary Resources (in each issue)

5.  Free Teaching/Learning E-Newsletters (in each
          issue)

6.  About MnWE (in each issue)

March-April 2022 Spring Conference Issue:

1.  MnWE 2022: TH.-FRI., APR. 7-8, AT MN HUMANITIES
                 CENTER & ON ZOOM

2.  THURS. PLENARY: WE ARE MEANT TO RISE:
                 VOICES FOR JUSTICE

3.  FRI. PLENARY: “CHANGING THE NARRATIVE
                 THROUGH GENERATIONAL LENSES”

4.  OTHER CONFERENCE EVENTS THURSDAY-FRIDAY

5.  Equity/Diversity Literary Resources (in each issue)

6.  Free Teaching/Learning E-Newsletters (in each issue)

7.  About MnWE (in each issue)
                 

Jan.-Feb. 2022 Winter Issue:

1.  PROPOSALS FOR CONF. DUE AT MnWE.ORG FEB.
            2.  
CAN MnWE MEMBERS OFFER BETTER TCHG?
            3. 
Analysis: WHERE WILL ALL THE PhDs GO?
           
4.  Equity/Diversity Literary Resources
(in each issue)
             
5.  Free Teaching/Learning E-Newsletters (in each issue)
             
6.  About MnWE (in each issue)

 

Nov.-Dec. 2021 Late Fall Issue:
    

1.  MLA CONTEST: GUIDELINES FOR A+ PAPERS

2.  Analysis: PMLA–“THE END OF ENGLISH”?

3.  Teaching: DISTRACTING STUDENTS

4.  Review: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

5.  Equity Literary Resources (in each issue)

6.  Teaching/Learning E-Newsletters (in each issue)

7.  About MnWE (in each issue)
                     

Sept.-Oct. 2021 Fall Issue:
 

            1.  NOBEL: TANZANIAN-BRITISH AUTHOR  

          2.  POET LAUREATE GWEN WESTERMAN                                     

          3.  TEACHING: HELP IMPOVERISHED STUDENTS

          4.  BOOK REVIEW: LAROSE BY LOUISE ERDRICH
 

5.  NEW: BIPOC & LGBTQ LITERARY RESOURCES

6.  Teaching/Learning E-Newsltrs. (in each issue)

          7.  About MnWE (in each issue)
             

July-Aug. 2021 Back to School Issue:

1.  CHRONICLE’S HELPFUL HINTS FOR WEEK 1

2.  FUTURE OF ENGLISH I: NEW BEST PRACTICES

3.  FUTURE OF ENGLISH II: HIGHER ED
               “INDUSTRY” ANALYSIS

4.  BOOK REVIEW: David Treuer’s The Rez 

5.  Free Teaching/Learning E-Newsltrs. (in each
                      issue)

6.  About MnWE (in each issue)
                        

May-June 2021 Early Summer Issue:

1.  WHAT IS “INCLUSIVE” TEACHING?

2.  HOW DO YOU MENTOR BIPOCS AND LGBQTS
                IF YOU’RE SWMC?

3.  NEW MLA HANDBOOK RELEASED APRIL 2021
                FOR FALL

4.  BOOK REVIEW: Colson Whitehead’s The
               Underground Railroad

5.  Free Teaching/Learning E-Newsletters (in each
                      issue)

6.  About MnWE (in each issue)
 

March-April 2021 Spring Issue:

                 1.  MnWE ZOOM CONFERENCE MARCH 25-26 GREAT
          SUCCESS

                2.  UMN-HARVARD-COLUMBIA DEBATE ON
          DEMOCRACY 1 PM, APR. 21
    

     3.  IS THE CAT IN THE HAT BLACK? MINSTRELSY
          AND DR. SEUSS
(and Black Book Resources)

                4.  REVIEW: Cristina Henriquez’s Book of Unknown
          Americans
(and Latinx Book Resources)

                5.  NEWS BRIEFS: Developmental Ed Needs, Stressed
          Online Students, Adjunct Problems, and Lost PhD
          Programs

                6.  Free Teaching/Learning E-Newsletters (in each issue)

                7.  About MnWE (in each issue)
 

Jan.-Feb. 2021 Winter Issue:

    1.  MARCH ZOOM CONF.: PROPOSE BY 1/24,
         REGISTER BY 3/18

    2.  EXERCISE: WRITING POLITICS FOR THE   
         INAUGURATION?

    3.  IS BEING BLACK IN COLLEGE BAD FOR HEALTH?

    4.  “OUR DISCONTENT”: A REVIEW OF CASTE BY
         ISABEL WILKERSON

    5.  MINNESOTA HUMANITIES CENTER: “HOW CAN WE
         BREATHE” & NATIVE AMERICAN BOOKS


    6. FREE PROFESSIONAL E-NEWSLETTERS (in each issue)

      7. ABOUT MNWE (in each issue)
 

Nov.-Dec. 2020 Late Fall Issue:

    1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2021 CONFERENCE

    2. NEW WEEKLY NEWSLETTER RACE ON CAMPUS

    3. CAN INCLUSIVE ZOOMING BUILD A BETTER
        SOCIETY?

    4. HOW ARE YOU TEACHING IN THESE TIMES?

    5. IS STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SUFFERING?

    6. FREE E-NEWSLETTERS (in each issue)

      7. ABOUT MNWE (in each issue)

 

Sept.-Oct. 2020 Fall Issue:

1. NEW NOBEL LAUREATE LOUISE GLÜCK, PAST U.S.
    WINNERS

2. WHAT DOES SCIENCE PROJECT FOR ACADEMIC
    YEAR 2020-2021?

3. WHAT DO YOUR ONLINE STUDENTS WANT YOU TO
    KNOW?

4. HOW IS YOUR OWN ACADEMIC LIFE?

5. FREE E-NEWSLETTERS (in each issue)

6. ABOUT MNWE (in each issue)
  

July-Aug. 2020 Late Summer Issue:

1. CURRENT TEACHING PREDICTIONS

2. HOW CAN YOU BEST TEACH ANTI-RACISM?

3. NEW ANTI-RACIST BOOKS (Thirty-five Free Online)

4. YELLOW MEDICINE REVIEW AND STRIVE
     PUBLISHING

5. FREE E-NEWSLETTERS (in each issue)

6. ABOUT MNWE (in each issue)
    

May-June 2020 Late Spring-Early Summer Issue:

1. ONLINE IN FALL? MAIN MN COLL./UNIV. RESOURCES

2. ONLINE TEACHING STYLES?

3. BEST ONLINE DELIVERY METHOD?

4. MORE RESOURCES

5. FREE ONLINE OPEN-RESOURCE TEXTS

6. LIST OF FREE TEACHING/LEARNING E-
    NEWSLETTERS
(in each issue)

7. ABOUT MNWE (in each issue)


March-April 2020 Pre-Conference Issue:

1. JOIN US FOR OUR MARCH 20-21 CONFERENCE AT
    MINNSTATE-MANKATO!

2. GOING TO THE MnWE CONFERENCE?

3. LUNCHTIME KEYNOTES AND KEYNOTERS

4. MORNING PLENARIES

5. MANKATO: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER

6. LIST OF FREE TEACHING/LEARNING E-NEWSLETTERS (in each issue)

7. ABOUT MNWE (in each issue)


January-February 2020 Winter Issue:

     1.  CONFERENCE PROPOSALS: DEADLINE EXT. TO JAN. 26

     2. WHAT WILL THE CONFERENCE OFFER? 

  
   3. CONF.: NAT’L. SCENIC BYWAY; DAKOTA-U.S. WAR &
         MASS HANGING

     4. ALSO IN MANKATO

     5. LIST OF FREE TEACHING E-LETTERS
(in each issue)

     6. ABOUT MNWE
(in each issue)

November-December 2019 Late-Fall Issue:


     1. CAN YOU SEND A CONFERENCE PROPOSAL BY 1-19?

     2. “THE DANGERS OF FLUENT LECTURES”   

  
   3. LABOR CUTS: UM-DULUTH, PRIVATE-COLLEGE UNIONS

     4. HOW CAN YOU START TEACHING TONI MORRISON?

     5. FREE TEACHING E-LETTERS
(in each issue starting 11-'19)

     6. ABOUT MNWE
(in each issue)
 

 

September-October 2019 Mid-Fall Issue:
 

     1. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE MARCH 2020 CONF.?

     2.  READER-RESPONSE TEACHING–TRYING/RENEWING IT

  
   3. CHECK OUT THE CHRONICLE’S EMAIL NEWSLETTER.

     4. OCTAVIA BUTLER FOR TEACHING LIT (REVIEW)

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives
 

May-June 2019 post-conference issue:
 

     1.
WHAT HAPPENED AT APRIL 5-6 CONFERENCE?

     2. SHOULD WE TEACH COLLEGE READING IN OUR OWN COURSES?

     3. KEYNOTE ON DIVERSITY & CHILDREN’S LIT: WHAT WAS SAID?

     4. “I READ IT BUT DON’T UNDERSTAND IT” KEYNOTE: WHAT WAS SAID?

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives


March-April 2019 issue:

     1. WHAT IS THE APRIL 5-6 CONFERENCE ABOUT AND WHERE IS IT?

     2. WHO ARE THE LUNCH KEYNOTERS AND A.M. PLENARY SPEAKERS?

     3. WHAT ARE BREAKOUT TOPICS AND PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS?

     4. MISC.: HOTELS ARE FILLING QUICKLY! GIVE AWAY OLD BOOKS?

     5. SIGN UP BY APR. 1 FOR GRAD CREDIT FOR ATTENDING MnWE!

     6. RESPONSES TO JAN.-FEB. “PRONOUN WARS” & “GRAPHIC NOVELS”

     7. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives
 

January-February 2019 issue:
 

     1. FEB. 10: FINAL CHANCE TO PROPOSE FOR THE MnWE CONFERENCE

     2. THEME AND KEYNOTERS FOR MnWE APRIL 5-6

     3. METHODS: GENDER PRONOUN WARS?

     4. SHOULD WE TEACH USING GRAPHIC NOVELS?

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives
 

 

November-December 2018 issue:

     1. PROPOSAL FOR MnWE CONFERENCE APRIL 5-6?

     2. “A SELF-CARE STRATEGY FOR BELEAGURED ACADEMICS”

     3. METHODS: WEEKLY CORRESPONDING WITH STUDENTS?

     4. HOW DO DEPARTMENTS AND COMMITTEES WORK WELL?

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives


September-October 2018 issue:
 

     1. IS YOUR WORK VALUABLE?


     2. NEW CFP: 2nd CHANCE TO PRESENT DURING CCCC (Deadline: 11-1)

     3.
METHODS: ARE WE READY FOR GENERATION Z?

     4. 2019 MnWE CONF. APRIL 5-6: HOW DO WE TEACH AND USE READING?

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives

 

July-August 2018 issue:

     1. NEWS: FEWER TEENS THAN EVER READ BOOKS.

     2. METHODS: “STRUCTURED SILENCE” ENCOURAGES DISCUSSION.

     3. WEEK 1 MADNESS: GRAB STUDENT INTEREST IN FOUR WAYS.

     4. DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR THE 2019 CONFERENCE, “CONNECTING READING & WRITING”?

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives

 

May-June 2018 issue:

     1. ETHICS, FUN AT MARCH MnWE CONFERENCE, UNIV. OF MINNESOTA

     2. ADJUNCTS: “FREEWAY FLYERS” AS “ROADS SCHOLARS”

     3. METHODS: USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RHETORICAL EXAMPLES

     4. 2019 CONF.: “CONNECTING READING & WRITING,” NHCC, APR. 5-6

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving,
         Grad Credit, Representatives
 

Mar.-Apr. 2018 Conference Issue:
 

     1. MnWE CONF. FRI.-SAT, MARCH 23-24, UMN-TC:  REGISTRATION!
            
     2.  FRIDAY PLENARY PANEL: “POLITICS & PEDAGOGY” KEYNOTE: TIMOTHY LENSMIRE, “Rereading and Mobilizing White People for Antiracism”

     3. SATURDAY PLENARY: “LABOR IN WRITING AND ENGLISH”KEYNOTE: KIRSTEN JAMSEN, “Our Bold North: Expansive, Ethical, & Relational Perspectives on Writing and the Work of Writing Educators

     4. LOCATION, DINNER, AND HOTELS

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving, Grad
         Credit, Representatives
 

 

Jan.-Feb. 2018
 

     1. PROPOSALS DEADLINE EXT. TO JAN. 26 FOR MnWE CONF. 3/23-24, UMN
    
     2. MNWE UMN KEYNOTERS FOR MARCH 23-24 CONFERENCE
   
     3. REMINDER: MINNSTATE DISCIPLINE MTG. 2/23 FOR ENG., EAP/ESOL, & READING
     
     4. ANTI-FAKE NEWS RESEARCH SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS?

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving, Grad
         Credit, Representatives
 

 

Nov.-Dec. 2017

     1. MnWE CONF. MARCH 23-24, UM-TWIN CITIES: “POINTS OF THE COMPASS: THE ETHICS OF OUR TIME.” PROPOSALS  DUE 1/19
    
     2. MnSTATE DISCIPLINE MTG. IN ENG., EAP/ESOL, & READING 2/23
  
     3. TIPS: TEACHING “COLLEGE 101”
   
     4. REVIEW: IS DIGITAL WRITING DYSTOPIAN?

     5. About MnWE:
Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving, Grad
         Credit, Representatives
 

Sept.-Oct. 2017
 

     1. THEME FOR THE 2018 MnWE CONF. AT UMN:
         “POINTS OF THE COMPASS: THE ETHICS OF OUR TIME”
    
     2. TYCA-MIDWEST CONFERENCE IN ST. PAUL THIS WEEK,
         OCT. 5-7
  
     3. STANFORD U.: WHEN CAN YOU USE COPYRIGHTED
         MATERIAL?
   
     4. TIPS: HOW CAN YOU TEACH TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF
          INTELLIGENCE?

     5. ABOUT MnWE: Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving the
         Listserv, Graduate Credit, Representing MnWE

 

July-August 2017
 

     1. 2018 MnWE CONFERENCE: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
         “POINTS OF THE COMPASS: ETHICS OF OUR TIME”
    
     2. CHRONICLE STARTS NEW TEACHING NEWSLETTER

     3. TIPS:
DISCOVERING STUDENTS’ VOLITIONAL STRATEGIES
   
     4.
REVIEW: TOO MUCH NEGATIVITY IN TRADITIONAL LIT
         CRIT.?

 

     5. ABOUT MnWE: Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving the
         Listserv, Graduate Credit, Representing MnWE

 

May-June 2017
 
     1. MnWE CONFERENCE FEATURED IN MARSHALL, MN NEWS
    
     2.   STUDENTS ADDICTED TO CHECKING PHONES

     3. QUICK NEW TIPS FOR USING TECH IN CLASSROOMS

    
     4.
YELLOW MEDICINE REVIEW

 

     5. ABOUT MnWE: Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving the
         Listserv, Graduate Credit, Representing MnWE
 


March-April 2017
 

     1. MnWE CONFERENCE “CONNECTING LANDSCAPES” 3/31-4/1,
         SW MN STATE U.

     2. ANTI-TRUTH ISSUES, PART II—“AN ERA OF FAKE NEWS”

     3. RESOURCES FOR FIGHTING FAKE NEWS

     4. “HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT STUDENTS”

     5. ABOUT MnWE: Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving the
         Listserv, Graduate Credit, Representing MnWE


Jan.-Feb. 2017
 

     1. MnWE CONFERENCE “CONNECTING LANDSCAPES” 3/31-4/1,
         SW MN STATE U.

     2. ANTI-TRUTH ISSUES, PART II—“AN ERA OF FAKE NEWS”

     3. RESOURCES FOR FIGHTING FAKE NEWS

     4. “HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT STUDENTS”

     5. ABOUT MnWE: Forwarding the News, Joining/Leaving the
         Listserv, Graduate Credit, Representing MnWE
 

                

  

Mission:
Transforming writing and English

into teaching and learning experiences using methodologies that serve students best

 

Vision:
Bringing scholarly ideas and practical pedagogy together
to create our futures

 

 

  

Donald Ross of the University of

Minnesota and Taiyon Coleman of St. Catherine University run a breakout session about literature. In a later year, they jointly provided a MnWE keynote.

 

 

   

Geoffrey Sirc of the University of Minnesota runs a small breakout after his keynote presentation. Many University of Minnesota faculty have given presentations at MnWE, as well as faculty and graduate students from many other universities, colleges, and high schools.

 

 

  

MnWE started in 2007. The cofounders

were Richard Jewell, here giving a welcome after lunch, and Donald Ross, second picture above. MnWE has drawn presenters from Minnesota, the states and province around it, and at least five other states and countries.

  

 

  

 

During a 2016 breakout, Beata Puschner presents on improving classroom inclusion of ELL students. MnWE attracts a variety of people in other departments and positions, too, from ESL and Reading to Library Science and college-in-the-high-schools faculty.

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Format updated 30 Aug. 2019