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  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Fisher-Bennet Hall 330, Graduate Lounge

This workshop focuses on various ways instructors can teach theory in a humanities classroom. This discussion puts pressure on the divide between primary texts and theory by asking: How can we guide students to theoretical concerns through source materials? How do we teach close reading of theoretical texts? Other topics include: addressing the inherent bias of periodization in theory, assigning theoretical texts with canons of different periods, using different strategies and exercises to help students learn complex concepts, among others. The workshop features Professor Melissa Sanchez of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, who will bring concrete examples from her research and teaching expertise on the intersection of early modern literature and queer and feminist theory. Please contact Howie Tam at if you have any questions. 

Light snacks and coffee will be served!