Invisible Man: English Department Collaborates on eBook
by Erin Hughes, English Department Chair
Shahidah Kalam-Id Din, Sara Moses, Lisa Turner and I will be serving on a teacher advisory board for Adam Bradley, English professor at University of Colorado-Boulder and director of the Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture.
Bradley is a leading scholar on Ralph Ellison, and Ellison's longtime publisher, Random House, has asked Bradley to edit an "enhanced ebook of Ellison's Invisible Man."
Here's where we come in: PC teaches the book in eleventh grade. Having taught Invisible Man many times and knowing both the value and challenges of teaching the novel, we are working closely with Bradley to develop a mutual understanding of how best to share Ellison's work with high school students. It's an exciting collaboration, complete with discussions of Ellison's manuscripts, newspaper articles he used as the basis of vignettes in the book, editing decisions and more.