Nella Larsen's vels Quicksand and Passing, published at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, fell out of print and ere thus little kwn for many years. Now widely available and taught, Quicksand and Passing challenge conventional tragic mulatta and passing narratives. In part 1, Materials, of Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Nella Larsen, the editor surveys the can of Larsen's writing, evaluates editions of her works, recommends secondary readings, and compiles a list of useful multimedia resources for teaching. The essays in part 2, Approaches, aim to help students better understand attitudes towards women and race during the Harlem Renaissance, the vels' relations to other artistic movements, and legal debates over racial identities in the early twentieth century. In so doing, contributors demonstrate how new and seasoned instructors alike might use Larsen's vels to explore a wide range of topics-including Larsen's short stories and letters. The relation between her writing and biography, and the vels; discussion of gender and sexuality.