Apr 29, 2022: Spring BLC Fellows Forum

April 15, 2022

Instructional Development Research Projects

The Soviet 1960s: A Multiliteracies-Based Approach to Second-Year Russian

Sabrina Jaszi

Graduate Student, 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

Graduate Student, 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. 

Breaking Boundaries: Global Perspectives, Digital Humanities-Inflected Pedagogy and the Teaching of Italian History and Literature

Zhonghua Wang

Graduate Student, 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.

Friday, April 29, 2022
B-4 Dwinelle & Zoom, 3-5 pm
This lecture is sponsored by the College of Letters and Science.

BLC Fellows spring 2022