“When Politics in the Classroom Get Weird”: October, 2015

Wednesday and Thursday, October 7 and 8, 12:30-1:30
A class discussion that is politically engaged ventures easily into minefields, where students raise questions and have disagreements that demand a response from the instructor, but the “right answer” is far from obvious. What kinds of texts and assignments spark those discussions for you, and what have you learned about the best ways handle them? Are there texts that you hesitate to teach because you worry that their politics might detract from their pedagogical utility or make your students uncomfortable (in a bad way)? How do you draw those lines, and what do they mean for you as a teacher?

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