Research in Teaching

The HRC has developed a new program to integrate research and teaching programs into undergraduate curricula. This program supports events that bring research into the classroom, innovate pedagogy, or combine research and teaching in unexpected ways.

English 400 : Shakespeare's Romances (Spring 2011)
Joseph Campana, Assistant Professor of English

These guests will demonstrate and discuss textual scholarship, Marxist criticism and new economic criticism, eco-criticism, source study, religious studies, gender studies, and the history of sexuality. In being exposed to these approaches through close contact with working scholars, students in this course will gain a deeper understanding of how research is conducted, how scholars define an archive of materials and select appropriate critical approaches, and how a scholarly project is conceived and carried out.
Each visiting scholar will present current research in a public brown-bag lunch, discussing articles, writing, publishing, archives, and research methods.

February 22, 2011
Douglas Bruster - Professor of English, UT-Austin
12:00 - 1:00 PM, 3076 Duncan Hall
March 10, 2011
Vin Nardizzi - Assistant Professor of English, University of British Columbia
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Second Floor Conference Room RMC/Ley Student Center
March 31, 2011
Diane Cady - Associate Professor of English, Mills College
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Anthropology : Becoming a Doctor (Spring 2012)
James Faubion, Professor of Anthropology

This course will shed light on the work of medical historians and the professionalization of medicine as a discipline, the changing epistemologies of medical knowledge, and the changing understandings of the scope and content of the medical cosmos.

Speakers and dates to be announced.


The Emergence of the Invisible Deviant circa 1950 and What That Meant for Queer U. S. History
Speaker: James A. Schultz
Professor of German and Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages, UCLA
When: Monday, September 27, 2010
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: 119 Humanities Building
Abstract: Lesbian/gay history and transgender history have usually been written independent of, sometimes in explicit competition with, each other. Focusing first on a constellation of noteworthy events around 1950, this talk outlines the patterns that emerge if one tracks the combined history of same-sex and cross-gender in the United States from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century.