Who's Afraid of Theory: CTL Workshop organized by Sarah Nicolazzo (Comp Lit) with Melanie Adley (GSWS)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:00am

Please join us in the English Graduate Student Lounge in Fisher-Bennett for a Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop with Melanie Adley (GSWS) 

Who's Afraid of Theory?
Helping Students Access Difficult Texts

Join us for a CTL workshop with Melanie Adley, Associate Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, as she discusses her strategies for helping students access difficult theoretical material in the introductory classroom. We will discuss how to prioritize basic concepts for teaching without letting go of nuance and complexity, how to teach difficult texts in mixed-level classrooms, and how to encourage discussion and engagement, even in large classes. While Melanie will be speaking specifically about her experience teaching theory in her introductory course Gender and Society, we will also discuss the ways that these strategies can help us teach difficult literary texts at the introductory level as well.