HPU Associate Professor of English
Dr. Elaine Leilani Madison addressed the 2007 Conference on
College Composition and Communication (CCCC) annual convention
in New York City on March 22.
Madison presented “Negotiating Conflicting Identities:
A Model for Nonviolent Classroom Communication” during
the session “When Students are ‘True Believers’:
Critical Thinking and Identities of Ideology.”
At HPU, Madison teaches Shakespeare, background to Western literature,
and introductory literature and composition courses. As a result
of teaching classical, biblical, and medieval European literature,
she became interested in the question of the literary canon–what
works a person must read in order to be able to understand the
literary tradition of the West. Her interest grew into her current
work on a book redefining the Western literary tradition.
Each year, the CCCC convention draws college faculty members
from around the world to hear award-winning keynote speakers,
attend presentations by colleagues on the latest innovations
in education, and network to gain knowledge of best practices
in the field.