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Pre-Conference: Dreaming of Theatre History: Pedagogy in the Trenches
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Pre-conference co-sponsored by Theatre History and Theatre as a Liberal Art.

7/23/2014 to 7/24/2014
When: 7/23/2014
3:30 PM
Where: ATHE Conference
Scottsdale, Arizona 
United States
Contact: Jeanne Willcoxon
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Theatre History and Theatre as a Liberal Art Pre-Conference:

“Dreaming of Theatre History: Pedagogy in the Trenches”

 

DAY 1: Wednesday July 23rd

 

3:30-4:00      Registration

 

4:00-4:30      Opening Session: Introductions, Expectations, and Dreams

Chairs:           James M. Brandon, Hillsdale College

Jeanne Wilcoxon, St. Olaf College

 

4:30-5:30      Session #1-- Engaging Students: Innovative Assignments and Approaches (Chair: Jeanne Wilcoxon, St. Olaf College)

 

Presenters:   Drew Chappell, Chapman University and CSU-Fullerton

“Responding to Art by Creating Art: Calling for Arts-based Responses to Texts in Non-major Courses”

 

                        Elizabeth Dyrud Lyman, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

“Shattering History!  Hands-On Activities for Introducing Historiographic Methods”

 

Daniel Smith, Michigan State University

“Project-Based Learning and the Theatre History Classroom”

 

5:30-5:45      Break

 

5:45-7:00      Session #2— Disrupting the Order: Pedagogical Interventions

            (Chair: James M. Brandon, Hillsdale College)

 

Presenters:   Kevin T. Browne, University of Central Arkansas

                        “Student Ownership of Curricula: The Research Project”

 

                        Matthew Gray, Northeastern University

                        “Theatre Pedagogy as an ‘Affinity Space’”

 

                        Devair Jeffries, The Florida State University

                        “Engaging with African American Women in Theatre and Academia”

 

                        Rick Jones, Stephen F. Austin State University

                        “Teaching It Backward: A Modest Proposal for Theatre History II”

                                   

7:00-7:15      Break

7:15-8:00      Pedagogy in the Trenches – Large Group Roundtable

 

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Theatre History and Theatre as a Liberal Art Pre-Conference:

“Dreaming of Theatre History: Pedagogy in the Trenches”

 

DAY 2: Thursday July 24th

 

7:30-8:00      Complimentary Coffee & Light Breakfast (Courtesy of an ATHE Pre-Conference Grant)

 

8:00-9:00      Session #3—Working Digitally in the Classroom: Archives and Practices (Chair: James M. Brandon, Hillsdale College)

 

Virginia Anderson, Connecticut College

“Theater and Culture in the Digital Age”

 

Cindy Brizzell-Bates, SUNY/Empire State College

“Flipping Over History! Teaching Theater History in Online and Blended ‘Flipped’ Courses”

 

Jeanne Wilcoxon, St. Olaf College

“Dramaturgy, Digital Archives and Teaching Theatre History”

 

9:00-9:15      Break

 

9:15-10:15    Session #4— Sinking or Swimming: Folding Courses Together as Survival Strategy (Chair: Jeanne Wilcoxon, St. Olaf College)

 

                        Anne Beck, Eastern New Mexico University

                        "Dramatic Analysis for Film and Theatre Students: Begin with

Aristotle but end...where? and how?

 

                        James M. Brandon, Hillsdale College

                        “One, Two, Three, Four?  How many courses does it take to put

Theatre History at the Core of the Major?”

 

                        Mark E. Lococo, Loyola University—Chicago

“Placing Theatre History at the Core of a Liberal-Arts Theatre

Major”

 

10:15-10:30   Break

10:45-12:00    Strategical Dreaming: Large Group Roundtable

 

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