Northwestern University

Tue 3:00 PM

Graduate Workshop: Teaching Tough Texts

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 2-500, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Student

Contact: Tom Popelka   1.847.491.3106

Group: Searle Graduate Events

Category: Academic

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Teaching Tough Texts
When: Tues 3/12, 3:00 – 5:00 PM 
Location: Kresge 2-500

NOTE: This workshop will take place in Kresge Hall, #2-500, not at the Searle Center.

Have you ever seen your students' initial enthusiasm for a famous book quickly sour when they read the first page? Or perhaps you recall your own bewilderment when you first attempted Dostoevsky or Derrida? This workshop focuses on the classroom strategies you can use to make foreign, historically-remote, or experimental texts intelligible to your students. We will discuss different approaches to unpacking these tough texts and the diversity of ways in which we can encourage our students to engage critically and sensitively with them.

Workshop Facilitators:

Rachel Ricci is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science. She currently teaches Political Theory courses at Loyola University Chicago. In the past she has taught in Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies and served as the Head Teaching Assistant for the Political Science Department. She has been leading workshops for the Searle Center since 2008.

Jade Werner is a Ph.D. candidate in English. She has won the English Department Outstanding TA award and currently works for the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities as Coordinator of the Undergraduate Affiliates Program. She has been leading workshops for the Searle Center since 2008.

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