Literary Theory and Method in the Classroom

Professor Rita Copeland, Kahn Endowed Term Professor of Classical Studies, English, and Comparative Literature

Monday, September 30 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Sarah Nicolazzo, CTL Graduate Fellow, Comparative Literature

Location: Cherpack Lounge, 543 Williams Hall

Summary: A historical strength of comparative literature, as a field, is our shared interest in broad questions of literary theory and methodology. But how do we bring this strength into our teaching? How do we teach theory at the undergraduate level, and how might we reshape what “theory” means in the contemporary classroom? How do we transform the teaching of a text into an occasion to teach the broader methods of the field? Join us for a conversation with Professor Rita Copeland, as we think through these questions and consider ways to integrate our identities as scholars and teachers.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Comparative Literature department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.