Great discussion in our last class on how our study can change our lives... and those of others by our example (if they're willing). Let's keep talking about how literature--and art in general--can change the world. The idea is central to postcolonial studies.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Specific criteria are determined by Shenandoah University within the following broad general guidelines: excellence in teaching; civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to value-centered education; and service to students, the institution, and the community. To nominate an outstanding professor, submit an email letter to Dr. Rodney Bragdon <firstname.lastname@example.org> within the next week or 10 days. The letter should explain the ways in which the professor meets these criteria:
- Must be a full-time SU faculty member, but not necessarily a member of the United Methodist Church.
- Must have an exceptional reputation as a teacher in terms of knowledge of the subject, course organization, clarity of instruction, and availability to students.
- Is expected to contribute to the welfare of Shenandoah University and to the greater community.
- Is expected to show interest in scholarly and professional achievement. Recitals and lectures before learned societies are considered on an equal footing with publications, research, application of professional expertise, or postgraduate study.
- Should demonstrate reasonable concern for student welfare in areas beyond the academic.
- Collegiality in the candidate shall be defined as cooperation with and respect for colleagues even when there is basis for debate.
Monday, February 25, 2013
|David's Story cover|
- What does David do to the hit list he finds?
- What happens during Dulcie's nightly visitations?
- What does the narrator practice doing at malls?
- Who is Ouma Ragel's father?
- What industry does Thomas try to hire David to join?
- Why does David delve so deeply into Le Fleur/Griqua research?
- Why does the narrator abandon the narrative?
Saturday, February 23, 2013
|Virginia Tech Graduate Center|
Next Friday, March 1st, at 5:00 p.m., in HHH 222 are the time and place for answers.
Representatives from the Virginia Tech Graduate School will be in Halpin-Harrison Hall, room 222, next Friday, March 1, at 5:00 p.m., to answer your questions about graduate school over free pizza. Click here for a list of Tech's graduate programs. SU faculty will also be on hand to answer any other questions.
All SU students from any major and any academic level are invited. Questions? Email Dr. Michelle Brown at email@example.com or visit me in Henkel 218.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Here's McIntosh's list, with thanks to Danielle for supplying it. Let's continue this conversation. In the meantime, take note of McIntosh's list. How many items of privilege do you carry around without even thinking about them?
Video poem by DeDe Hunt
Trailer for the film Black Venus, about Ms. Baartman
How does gaining a better understanding of Sara Baartman through these clips enhance our understanding of gender- and race-based themes in Zoe Wicomb's novel David's Story?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
How do these clips from the film Witness to Apartheid inform your reading of Zoe Wicomb's David's Story? Submit a 2 paragraph comment to this post by midnight, February 20.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
|Dr. Elizabeth Colton|
Photo: American Committee
on Foreign Relations
Dr. Elizabeth Colton will speak on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Byrd Board Room. She will also speak during Dr. Gina Daddario's 2:00 class in HHH 107, which is open to anyone on campus.
Dr. Colton's talk is titled "Diplomacy and the Media: At Home in the World's Hot-Spots."
Dr. Colton taught at the Department of Mass Communication at Shenandoah in the 1990s. She left in 2000 and joined the Foreign Service where she worked as an Officer and Spokesperson at the American Embassy in Riyadh, Algiers, Khartoum, Baghdad and Islamabad.
Before the Foreign Service and Shenandoah, she worked for ABC News, NPR, NBC News, etc. Finally, remember those Iraqi soldiers in the Gulf War who surrendered to a journalist? She was that journalist.
This talk will be of especial interest to students with an interest in international politics, journalism, and the Foreign Service.