Hibsman Presents on Rebels and Bad Guys at 2018 PCEA Conference

Posted on 4/6/2018 8:36:06 AM

Tim Hibsman (English Department) presented "Learning from the Rebels, What Can the Bad Guys Teach Us?" on March 24 at the 2018 PCEA (Pennsylvania College English Association) Conference.

We love the hero, but often we learn more from the antagonist. It is important to understand one's opponent—especially if you wish to defeat them. What can be learned from those we view as our adversaries?

This is the question Hibsman posed in his recent presentation at the PCEA conference. Self-centered learning, Hibsman explained, is not an effective learning tool. Instead, understanding differing viewpoints, consequences, persuasion, and cause and effect from both sides provides a balanced and more dynamic learning experience.

The Pennsylvania College English Association provides a forum for the debate and discussion of ideas surrounding literature and literacy studies. It strives, moreover, to promote and foster inquiry into our world as it is presented in literature of all genres. Equally important with promoting literary inquiry, the PCEA actively strives to give voice to those who endeavor to create new kinds of literacies. The PCEA organization has been serving English professionals since before 1970.

Department of English