NOTE: As of September 2020, this course will be limited to 3rd year English Ph.D. students and 4th year Ph.D. U. students, for whom it is mandatory
Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
This seminar, required of and limited to Year-3 doctoral students, addresses the teaching of English literature at the university level. It is designed to provide the foundations for an informed, self-reflexive pedagogy and to help students develop effective methods for teaching English to undergraduate and graduate students. Guest faculty will discuss a range of pedagogical challenges and solutions. (Credit/Non-credit)
What has it meant, what might it mean, and what should it mean, to “profess” (pro-fateri, to confess before, to declare and admit before, to claim a knowledge you don’t have, to affirm an allegiance, to teach) in a literature department today, mostly in front of undergraduates? In a large university or small college? In a lecture? In a seminar? In remarks on written assignments? In assigned grades?
Course Reading List
Suggested readings and a schedule of exercises will be distributed on the first day of class.
Course Method of Evaluation and Course Requirements
- Discussion and presentations
Term: S-TERM (January 2023 to April 2023)Date/Time: Tuesday / 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Room JHB 616 (Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street)