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Robert Canter

Robert Canter, Senior Instructor

Robert Canter, Senior Instructor | Virginia Tech
Robert Canter, Senior Instructor

Department of English
219 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Robert Canter is a senior instructor in the Department of English. Canter has delivered numerous national conference presentations on teaching, literary theory, film and history, and is currently developing a reader and rhetoric on empathy in/as literature.

  • American Literature (all periods)
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Literary Theory & Teaching Praxis
  • Film
  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Composition
  • Technical Writing
  • BA, SUNY Buffalo, 1984
  • MA, University of Virginia, 1986
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  • Professional Editor (Academic and Scientific Journals, Textbooks, Projects, and Documents)
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“The Truth Shall Make You Freire,” Philosophy and Literature, October, 1995, Vol. 19, No. 2. 

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Elements of Argument, 6th Edition

  • National and regional conference presentations on American Literature, history and film, literary theory, teaching praxis, pedagogy and politics
  • Department presentations on teaching theory and praxis, using music and film in literature and composition classrooms

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