The workshop on ‘Contemporary Trends in American Literature’ was conducted by Department of English on 20/12/2017 in Hall B at 2.30 pm. Dr. Kristen Hemmy, Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Department of English Language, Literature & Translation was the presenter.
The seminar started with the welcome address given by Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharjee, Head of English Department.
Dr. Kristen Hemmy commenced the workshop by giving some brief details about the history of American Literature by providing some sample works for each period.
This workshop also explored approaches of “Creative Writing: Teaching Poetry as Archive” and addressed the question of how to make the students practice creative writing. She also gave information about websites and communities where the students can publish their literary works.
Dr. Kristen Hemmy also spoke about planning, delivering and assessing the effectiveness of lectures in American Literature courses.
The workshop concluded with an interactive discussion and question-answer session.