Online Teaching and Learning
Instructor: James Skidmore, University of Waterloo
Taught in English
The following course is being offered in Fall 2020.
This graduate seminar will explore the theory and practice of online teaching and its impact on student learning. Students will assess the efficacy of different approaches, analyze online courses currently on offer in higher education, learn about the role of technology in content delivery and community building, and develop their own approaches by designing their own online course in their discipline.
“Ill Schooled in Bolted Language”: Shakespeare’s Tragic Flaw
“Debasing Dissent: The Role of The News Media in the Devaluation of Black Canadian Activism”
Public Writing – Turning an Academic Paper into a Blogpost
Learn to speak about your research with confidence!
The Centre for Career Action has confirmed their spring 2020 workshop listing to support graduate students. All workshops will be run online and those who register will receive information or a link to attend depending on the platform being used.
All up-to-date workshop information can be found on our website which will be updated throughout the term.
In the midst of writing your thesis? Not sure what you can use, or how to ask permission? This webinar is for you.
WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 10 – 11:30 am
An English Undergraduate Event
Attention all current and prospective English Majors!
You are invited to attend Careers For English Majors 2020, a reception and roundtable discussion featuring UW English alumni.
Meet UW English grads and hear them talk about their careers, offer advice, and take your questions. Refreshments will be provided.
The Wilfrid Laurier Department of Communication Studies presents a talk by Dr. Ghislain Thibault: Look Up! A Media History of Aerial Communication.
Grading assesses how students have performed; effective commenting improves how they will perform. When providing feedback on English papers it’s easy to fall back on a narrow range of commenting strategies or to simply use the strategies your own instructors used.
In 2019, the Barbie doll turned 60. Plasticity in body and persona allowed the Mattel toy company to position and reposition their high-achieving money-maker as relevant by exploiting social trend, political movements and historical shifts. As a complex international celebrity and feminist bête noir, Barbie is a mirror helping us to reflect on ourselves.
This lecture is based on my book, Plastic’s Republic, a poem collection centering on the Barbie doll as an enduring cultural icon. I will examine her creation, her impact on female beauty and discuss how her mouldable nature made her a “capital doll” and free market diva. Following the book’s themes, I will elaborate the philosophical, feminist and social issues she engenders and discuss how Barbie became plastic surgery’s prophet by spawning “plastic positive” humans. Finally, plastic’s reach extends to the dollification of romantic relationships via silicone sex dolls and ends (un)naturally in our plastic infused lives and smothered oceans.
I will follow the lecture by reading from Plastic’s Republic.
Professional Foundations Workshop Series
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs launched a graduate professional skills credential, Professional Skills Foundations (Foundations) in October 2018, which has attracted over 350 graduate students from all six faculties!