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Dissonant Methods

Undoing Discipline in the Humanities Classroom

edited by Ada S. Jaarsma & Kit Dobson

contributions by Kathy Cawsey, Rachel Jones, Kyle Kinaschuk, Namrata Mitra, Guy Obrecht, Katja K. Pettinen, Kaitlin Rothberger, Ely Shipley & Martin Shuster

The University of Alberta Press
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Jun 2020
Higher, General
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Dissonant Methods is an innovative collection that probes how, by approaching teaching creatively, postsecondary instructors can resist the constrictions of neoliberalism. Based on the foundations of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, whereby educators are asked to explore teaching as scholarship, these essays offer concrete and practical meditations on resistant and sustainable teaching. The contributors seek to undermine forms of oppression frequently found in higher education, and instead advance a vision of the university that upholds ideals such as critical thinking, creativity, and inclusivity. Essential reading for faculty and graduate students in the humanities, Dissonant Methods offers urgent, galvanizing ideas for anyone currently teaching in a college or university.

Contributors: Kathy Cawsey, Kit Dobson, Ada S. Jaarsma, Rachel Jones, Kyle Kinaschuk, Namrata Mitra, Guy Obrecht, Katja K. Pettinen, Kaitlin Rothberger, Ely Shipley, Martin Shuster

About the authors

Ada S. Jaarsma is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University.

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Kit Dobson is an assistant professor of Canadian literature at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. He is the author of [ Transnational Canadas: Anglo-Canadian Literature and Globalization] (WLU Press, 2009).

Smaro Kamboureli is a Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Canadian Literature at the University of Guelph. Her publications include Retooling the Humanities: The Culture of Research in Canadian Universities, co-edited with Daniel Coleman (2011), [ Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature], co-edited with Roy Miki (WLU Press, 2007), and [ Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada] (2000; WLU Press, 2009), which won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Criticism. She is the editor of Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature in English Canada (1996, 2006).

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