Convener: Bridget Swanson, CTL Graduate Fellow, Germanic Languages and Literatures
Location: The Max Kade Center, Room 329 A (3401 Walnut St.)
Summary: With the wide variety of available DVDs, the easy access of images via the internet, and the rise of social media platforms, images – both still and moving – have become an integral part of contemporary culture. In the classroom, we now teach and expect students to skillfully navigate both literary and visual worlds. Nevertheless, the seductive simplicity of the visual medium can at times mask the methodological challenges of working with images. In this workshop, award-winning Professors Timothy Corrigan and Catriona MacLeod will discuss the challenges and opportunities of teaching with images and will share strategies for effectively integrating visual media into the classroom.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the German department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.