“A Foreigner Teaching in America”

Culture clash experienced by foreign faculty teaching in the U.S. Any observations to share?

Thinking of some literary versions: David Lodge, and of course Nabokov’s delightful Pnin.

Also, what about those of us domestic Americans who have taught outside the U.S.? How was it different? (For me in Paris: no office space, large lecture halls, much less one-on-one with students, better-prepared freshmen. Lifetime contracts come easily, but only to part-time jobs, so you need three to five of those.)

CHE

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About caesarc2019

Cheryl Caesar lived in Paris, Tuscany and Sligo for 25 years; she earned her doctorate in comparative literature at the Sorbonne and taught literature and phonetics. She now teaches writing at Michigan State University. She gives readings locally and has published poems in Writers Resist and The Mark Literary Review; and Poetry Leaves, The Trinity Review, The Mojave River Review and Total Eclipse (forthcoming).
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