"Queering Classroom Norms"

April 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 410

Dr. Stacey Waite is Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Waite’s most recent book, Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing, was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2017. Waite’s newest scholarly project, The World as We Wish it Were: Speech Acts, Performance, and the Question of What Matters in the Teaching of Writing, was the recipient of a $10,000 community partnership grant and is a manuscript-in-process. Dr Waite will speak on "Queering Classroom Norms." The abstract is as follows:

"Queer pedagogies are, indeed, sometimes about queer content, queer voices, and queer representations--but they are also about our approaches and methods as we imagine any course we teach. Everything from how we compose a syllabus to the kinds of writing we ask students to do can reveal to us our own normative thinking about what it means to teach, to learn, and to write. This presentation invites us all to think through our own conventional pedagogical moves and values (however radical we imagine them to be)."

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
UHM SEED Ideas; UHM Creative Writing Program; UHM Phi Beta Kappa, LLL Dean's Special Fund, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Daphne Desser, (808) 737-7506, desser@hawaii.edu, https://www.staceywaite.com/

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