Reading While Walking

A Reflection on Interdisciplinary Co-Teaching

  • Katharine Anne Keenan University Wisconsin Parkside
  • Darwin Tsen Carthage College


This reflection focuses on how the opportunity to co-teach across disciplines illuminates the interconnections between literary criticism and ethnographic methodology. We discuss the value of walking as a way of knowing and of creative genres as modes of representation. Through the class’s final project, a multimedia map of Kenosha, we see the benefits of a combined literary and ethnographic approach in our students’ rigorously observed and sensitively rendered presentations.

Developing Teaching: Reports and Reflections