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Internationalizing the Humanities Classroom: A Case Study at HKU and Manchester

Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:
Date : 20 March, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:00nn - 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Jessica R. Valdez, Assistant Professor, School of English, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Many humanities scholars are discussing methods to internationalize, globalize, and decolonize the classroom. This TEF explored ways to link up classrooms at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Manchester in ways that would encourage international collaboration and decolonize the Victorian literature curriculum. This talk will present our plans to interlink the course, “Global Victorians,” at both HKU and UoM in Spring 2020. Students will work together to analyze nineteenth-century objects at museums in their respective cities, and they will also work on collaborative online annotations of poetry using technology made possible by COVE, The Central Online Victorian Educator, a scholar-driven open-access platform for peer-reviewed Victorian material related to teaching. As part of this collaboration, Dr. Clara Dawson, lecturer at the University of Manchester, visited the School of English in Fall 2018 to collaborate with Dr. Jessica R. Valdez and other staff members.

About the Speaker
Jessica R. Valdez is an assistant professor of English at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British literature and culture, the novel, and literary theory. Her current book project is tentatively titled, Plotting the News: Nation and Newspaper in the Victorian Novel, and she is also working on an article on late-Victorian serialized dystopian novels for a special issue of Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. Her writing has appeared in Studies in the Novel and Victorian Periodicals Review. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

For information, please contact:
Mr. Thomas Lau , CETL
Phone: 3917 4807; Email: kanclau@hku.hk​