The Political Classroom

Professor Suvir Kaul, English

Monday, September 23 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Bronwyn Wallace, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

Location: English Department Graduate Lounge (Fisher-Bennett Hall 330)

Summary: How is the literary classroom political? Especially when we teach texts or topics that do not immediately or explicitly announce themselves as politically charged, how do we, with our students, navigate their cultural and ideological commitments? What politics do we bring into the classroom with us as teachers, and how do we choose to disclose or conceal those commitments? What political or ethical questions and dilemmas inhere in the study of literature itself? Professor Suvir Kaul will share with us his experience as a teacher of poetry and of the literatures of the eighteenth century.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the English department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.