Lectures by Jaszi, Licata, Wang, April 29, 2022

Spring 2022 BLC Fellows Forum
Instructional Development Research Projects

The Soviet 1960s: A Multiliteracies-Based Approach to Second-Year Russian
Sabrina Jaszi, GSR, Slavic Languages & Literatures
This presentation focuses on an intermediate Russian course taught through engaging and relatable youth-centric works of the period of cultural liberalization following Stalin’s rule. Employing an integrated approach to reading, writing, and communication, the course places literary and non-literary texts at the center of the curriculum. Elements include three thematic modules containing primary and secondary texts, sample lesson plans and activities, and a list of grammatical and lexical topics.

Designing a Language-Specific Course in Raciolinguistics 
Gabriella Licata, GSR, Spanish & Portuguese
Raciolinguistics theorizes how language and race are co-naturalized, providing researchers with a critical framework to analyze how systemic discrimination manifests in how we perceive people and their language use. I propose a theoretical and practical course on raciolinguistics that can be an integral component to Spanish language/linguistics programs or any language-centered program of study that seeks to incorporate raciolinguistics. 
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Breaking Boundaries: Global Perspectives, Digital Humanities-Inflected Pedagogy and the Teaching of Italian History and Literature
Zhonghua Wang, GSR, Italian Studies
This project entails the incorporation of Digital Humanities (DH)-inflected pedagogy into the Italian history and literature curriculum. DH methods facilitate a laboratory-based learning environment that values collaboration, creativity, and transdisciplinarity, and serve as a meaningful analytical approach to rethink the Italian literary canon, and to challenge methodological nationalism and Eurocentric paradigms.
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Friday, April 29, 2022
B-4 Dwinelle & via Zoom (registration required), 3-5 pm

This lecture is sponsored by the College of Letters and Science.
Berkeley Language Center * B-40 Dwinelle Hall #2640 * blc.berkeley.edu

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 x19, victoria@berkeley.edu, with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.