Robert Waxler

Robert Waxler

Podcast: Convicted Reading, or, Literature in Alternative Sentencing


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Robert Waxler is an English professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Waxler co-founded the internationally known Changing Lives Through Literature program in 1991, and is the co-founder of the UMass Dartmouth Center for Jewish Culture. He has served as Chairman of the English Department, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of Continuing Education. He has authored or co-authored several books, including Changing Lives Through Literature, Finding a Voice, Transforming Literacy, Losing Jonathan, and Courage to Walk. He is currently at work on a new book, Story and Real Life, exploring the relationship between linguistic narrative and the contingent experience of everyday life.