This January, I moved into a new position at Georgia Tech: I'm now the First-Year Semester Abroad (FYSA) Postdoctoral Fellow, reporting jointly to the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) and the Office of International Education (OIE). In my new role, my responsibilities will be shared equally between FYSA@GTL and the FYSA program overall, and I will focus largely on education research/assessment, curriculum design, and program development. I'm excited to carry forward what I've learned as the Assistant Director for FYSA@GTL, working with OUE and OIE staff to build FYSA as it expands to a second host campus in England, FYSA@Oxford. Although I'm out of the classroom this spring semester, I'll still be working closely with first-year students, designing a new GT 1000 course for FYSA's Summer Orientation and preparing to teach English 1101 and English 1102 for FYSA@GTL in Fall 2022.
Check out the official announcement here: oue.gatech.edu/oue-unitstaff-highlights-january-2022
Are you fed up with inadequate, outdated, toxic, or just downright racist ways of teaching poetry that remain embedded in college-level curriculum today? Have you developed an innovative way to guide students toward a better, more socially justice understanding of poetry cultures, histories, and practices? If so, we invite you to share your findings in a new volume on antiracist, inclusive teaching strategies for college poetry classrooms, Unsettling Poetry Pedagogy.
My colleague, Caroline Gelmi (UMass Dartmouth), and I decided to launch this project in response to an especially lively conversation about poetry pedagogies at this year’s ACLA Annual Meeting, part of a seminar we’d organized together called “New Poetry Pedagogies.” We quickly realized that now is a crucial time for putting antiracist teaching and research directly in conversation with each other, and this volume aims to do just that, offering productive, tangible ways for poetry classrooms to confront social injustice in the very materials we teach and how we teach them.
The deadline for submissions is November 5, 2021.
For more details and guidelines on how to submit, check out our website, available here: https://unsettlingpoetrypedagogy.sites.umassd.edu/
And don't hesitate to contact me and Caroline with your questions. We're excited to hear about your ideas!
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"Exterior of the Institut du monde arabe in Paris, France," photo by Lizzy LeRud, 2021