Category Archives: Teaching

Drown Recap: Multimodal Workshop

On January 19th a crowd of instructors gathered for an informative workshop led by assistant professor Dr. Brooke Rollins and featuring presentations by Dr. Amardeep Singh and Dr. Nicole Batchelor. For those unable to attend the event, we here at … Continue reading

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Drown Recap: Teaching Argument Workshop

The time has come. Classes have ended, seminar paper deadlines are past or quickly approaching and soon free-time will be discovered again. Since the submission of proposals we have waited, pushing ideas to the back of our minds, fighting the … Continue reading

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That Time I Decided to Teach Tinder: Using Titillating Titles in Academia

First, an admission: I love a good title. In my opinion, a catchy title can go a long way in getting someone’s attention and hopefully securing it for long enough that s/he continues to read the content. And, in an … Continue reading

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October, you bring me gifts!

Editor’s Note: Brenda was kind enough to share her blog post on her teaching experience here. To read more about Brenda’s travails through graduate school and life, check out her blog here. I just completed my 5th week of teaching … Continue reading

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Film Club Review: Modern Times

Roger Ebert said that movies are empathy machines. It is difficult and some would say impossible to see through a character’s eyes and not begin to develop empathy with them. Movies can bypass the language barrier that writing necessarily can’t, … Continue reading

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What Nourishes Us?: Summer Reading 2016

“Reading to me was fundamental, as fundamental as food.”  –Bich Minh Nyugen, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner As in the past two years, Lehigh’s Summer Reading Program for the Class of 2020 is centered around a theme; for 2016, it’s Food: What Nourishes Us? The books … Continue reading

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“You can live in an unreal world wherever you are”: An Interview with Leonard Cassuto

by Emily Shreve and Laura Fitzpatrick At the beginning of March, Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess, graciously took some time out of his visit to sit down with us for a chat about his graduate school experiences, his thoughts on … Continue reading

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Review of Evernote

I am writing this post from Evernote, a note-taking app/software and organizational system. I had tried out Evernote a few years ago, when I got my iPad, but didn’t really see the practical utility; I was using it as a … Continue reading

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Why You Should Consider Rare Book School

I just spent a week at Rare Book School—a program based at UVA that offers book-related courses to scholars, collectors, librarians, booksellers, etc—learning about the principles and best practices of scholarly editing. It was an incredible, valuable, and exhausting experience, … Continue reading

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In Praise of GLO’s Teacher Development Series: Writing-to-Learn

I can’t recommend the Graduate Life Office’s Teacher Development series, run by Greg Reihman, highly enough. Perhaps you’ve never attended because you’ve thought “I have years of teaching experience! I don’t need that!” or “Those things always cater to non-humanities … Continue reading

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