In the college classroom, biofiction has a powerful impact on students, oftentimes motivating them to go above and beyond the assignment. Given its uncanny power, Michael Lackey wondered if students could make significant contributions to biofiction studies by interviewing authors of specific novels. As he discovered, the answer is yes. In this introduction, he describes how he came upon the idea of mentoring undergraduates in the art of interviewing authors of biofiction, and clarifies how he prepared students to conduct public interviews of authors at both the University of Minnesota Morris and Georgia College.
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- innovative pedagogy
- the art of interviewing
- undergraduate research