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My Teaching

Undergraduate Seminars:

Modes of Reading English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (Oct. 2010-May 2011)

This module offers an introduction to the practices of criticism. Form, genre and literary inheritance will be among the topics addressed. The module aims to enable students to work with a variety of critical approaches, and to develop an informed awareness of the possibilities available to them as readers and critics. Thematically organised lectures provide a frame of cultural reference on which the students will draw in their close readings in seminars. The module is taught in four units. In 2010-11, the units are: (1) Speaking with Others; (2) Shocks and Sympathies; (3) Nation, Culture, Place ; (4) The Angel of History.

• Taught critical, literary, and cultural theory and literary texts in a weekly seminar group with approximately 10 first-year undergraduates

• Engaged students with varied and innovative teaching methods

• Evaluated two formative and two assessed essays for each student

• Delivered one-to-one written and verbal feedback and guidance on all four assessments

• Key Theories Taught: Feminism, Post-colonialism, Marxism

• Key Authors Taught: Angela Carter, Sam Selvon, Hanif Kureishi, Allen Ginsberg

Undergraduate Lectures:

The Eighteenth Century English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (May 2011)

• Delivered a lecture and a seminar on the country and the city in Frances Burney’s Evelina for approximately 15 students

• Conducted two exam review sessions

• Key Texts Taught: Frances Burney’s Evelina

The Romantic-Period Novel English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (9 December 2010)

• Co-taught an undergraduate seminar of approximately 20 students (with regular instructor, Francesca Scott)• Delivered a lecture on sexuality and gender roles in Jane Austen’s Emma

•Led half the group in a seminar activity and discussion

• Key Texts Taught: Jane Austen’s Emma

Workshop Facilitation:

Society, Economics and Empire in the British Novel, 1688-1815 English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (22 February 2010)

• Co-led a workshop on Family, Property, Political Economy for MA students (with regular instructor Professor Karen O’Brien and another PhD student)

• Delivered a mini-lecture to initiate discussion on Jane Austen’s Emma and suburban spaces

• Key Texts Taught: Jane Austen’s Emma

Teacher Training:

Teaching Practice for Postgraduate Tutors, organized by Dr. Nick Monk, English & Comparative Literary Studies, Coventry, UK, (October 2010-May 2011)

Great Expectations: An Introductory Day for Postgraduates beginning English Literature and/or Creative Writing Teaching, organized by the Higher Education Academy's English Subject Centre, 17 May, 2010

Other Teaching:

English Language Assistant (Class Instructor, Teacher’s Assistant, Tutor)

Education National (A department in the French federal government that oversees education), Aurillac, France (October 2004–April 2005

• Taught English language and literature to French youth aged 10–18 year

• Raised students’ awareness of English and Canadian literature

• Created and implemented lessons to classes of 15+ students

• Prepared individual students for their university entrance exams

• Taught alongside experienced teachers, learning from their experience

• Improved students’ writing, oral, and reading skills in English