Welcome to readers who are visiting to learn more about Andrew Kaufman's Books Behind Bars course at the University of Virginia, which I featured in a recent column in the Chronicle of Higher Education as well as in my forthcoming book project from Harvard University Press. If you are interested in doing some additional reading about Kaufman's work, check out the following places:
“Can Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment Prevent Crime?” Feature story in University of Virginia Magazine, with video interviews (May 16, 2012).
“Humans and the Humanities,” a pair of companion essays by Kaufman and a student in the course published in insidehighered.com, Mary 14, 2011.
“WithGood Reason”--an NPR feature about Books Behind Bars from May 30 through April 6, 2011, with audio clips from Kaufman, students, and residents.
The Richmond-Times Dispatch feature about Books Behind Bars on April 26, 2011.
Kaufman's course is also profiled in a new book by Ken Bain, What the Best College Students Do.
As I mentioned in the article in the Chronicle, I am interested in hearing from faculty who know of other excellent example of grounding the curriculum, so please post below or e-mail me with information about others whose work I might profile for this ongoing series.