Nov. 1st, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM: Saturday Symposium - WW1@ Memorial Hall Lobby, MEM 127, Univeristy Museum and Morris Library:
-Join UD alumni and friends for a day of discussion, history, and museum tours focused on World War One.
This year marks the centenary of the start of the “War to End All Wars,” a global conflict that had a profound impact on the shape of the modern world. This day-long event on the UD campus will feature talks by faculty from the departments of English, History, and Women and Gender Studies that explore the war’s impact on literature, gender roles, the nature of modern warfare, and the special role of the State of Delaware.
The day will also feature talks, lunch, guided tours of special exhibitions of World War One materials in the University Museums and the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, housed in the Morris Library.
Nov. 11th, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Composition Program Brown Bag Lunch: "Teaching in the Internet Age: What's On (the) Line?"@ Memorial Hall, 3rd floor lounge:
In this era of rapidly evolving internet and communication technologies, online learning in higher education is booming. In this brown bag session, Lauren Hornberger will lead a discussion about online writing instruction in particular. Topics may include why and how writing is currently being taught online, available technologies for delivering course content and facilitating interaction, types of assignments and activities that work particularly well in the online environment, and strategies for ensuring student engagement. We will also explore possibilities for implementing the best of traditional writing instruction in the online classroom as well as how online teaching strategies may inform our approaches to face-to-face instruction. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Feb. 18th, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: Faculty Lecture Series - Stephanie Kerschbaum@ TBD:
Apr. 13th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: William Andrews- "Work, Privilege, and Class in American Slavery"@ TBD:
Hundreds of articles, book chapters, monographs, and scholarly and popular editions devoted to the pre-Civil War African American slave narrative have been published during the last 40 years, but the treatment of class distinctions and divisions among the enslaved, as portrayed in these narratives, has received little attention. Professor Andrews’s lecture, “Work, Privilege, and Class in American Slavery,” offers an introduction to his work-in-progress, a study of more than 50 slave narratives published in English between 1840 and 1865 and the impact of class on these narrators’ assessments of slavery, their fellow slaves, and their masters and overseers as well as the narrators’ own self-representations in their antebellum autobiographies.