Friendship and Identity in Literature, Film, and Adolescence

During this innovative, collaborative institute, teachers (9-12) examine how friendship is understood, portrayed, and experienced from literary, social, cultural, theoretical, and pedagogical perspectives. Alongside colleagues and guest scholars including Robert Pinsky, and through literature and scholarship, teachers explore friendship’s cultural/social contexts and factors including gender, race, class, loyalty, reciprocity, social media, and power dynamics.