• English Studies as a Site for Healing: A Conversation about Place-Based and Indigenous Pedagogies in the English Classroom

      Stone, Jennifer; Brook Adams, Heather; Snoddy, Tayler; Mack, Samantha; Nicolet-Lloyd, Hailey; Nasruk Davis, Arlo (2017-09-11)
      This article summarizes a roundtable discussion from the 2016 Alaska Native Studies Conference among professors and students from two English Studies courses at the University of Alaska Anchorage: History of the English Language and History of Rhetoric. Jennifer and Heather discuss how the courses are traditionally taught and how they redesigned the courses to incorporate place-based and indigenous pedagogies. Then, Tayler, Samantha, Hailey, and Arlo--students from a range of backgrounds who took one or both of the classes--describe how the courses encouraged them to develop critical perspectives, build new knowledge through undergraduate research, and experience personal and professional transformations that led to advocacy. The dialogue provides a range of pedagogical perspectives and considers English Studies as a potential site for cultural and historical healing.
    • Understory 2015

      Bourne, Douglass; Morgan, Danielle; Ariah, Jade; Olsson, Wolfgang Q.; Swanson, Cody; Conklin, Beth; Rennie, Jovell; Foran, Robert W.; Maxim, Victoria; McCarver, Jessica; et al. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-05-01)
      Understory is an annual publication supported by the Department of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Special thanks go to former Provost Elisha “Bear” Baker for his generous support of Understory and to LitSite for funding the prizes and helping with general operating costs. The journal showcases literary and artistic works by undergraduates, provides students with practical experience in producing a literary journal, and fosters relationships between graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.