Teaching Fictions, Topic of Brown Bag Lunch Program at DeSales, Wednesday, February 22
Dr. Gregory Skutches, assistant professor of humanities at DeSales University, will speak on the study of fictional literature and why it has been unsuccessful in the institutional setting at noon, on Wednesday, February 22, in the lounge of the Trexler Library. The program, "EN 115: Teaching Fictions," is part of the Brown Bag Lunch series at DeSales and is open to the public free of charge.
According to Skutches, the title of the Brown Bag Lunch is a pun, the teaching of fiction and the fictions of teaching. He also mentions that everyone loves listening to stories, yet the study of fictional literature has failed at the college level.
"After an unflinching exposition of this failure," continued Skutches. "I'll take a scholarly but candid and irreverent look at the teaching of fiction, past and present with some hopeful thoughts for the future. I'll draw heavily on my own failures in EN 115."
The Brown Bag Lunches series was established in fall of 1999. Each presentation runs an hour long, and there's a question and answer session at the end.
For more information, contact Loretta Ulincy, public services librarian at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100 ext. 1346.
Press Release: Teaching Fictions, Topic of Brown Bag Lunch Program at DeSales, Wednesday, February 22 | Posted on: 2/10/2006
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu