Friday, October 15 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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This workshop will explore how a more informed understanding of Chinese and Euro-American rhetorical traditions can inform teaching in a diverse classroom. Such understanding of these traditions can help instructors better appreciate and leverage students’ own orientations to learning and writing. Faculty participants will develop classroom strategies that operate as codes of intercultural conduct to help instructors and students contest their own biases, accept their limitations, cultivate space for dialogue, and learn from all forms of knowledge.
LuMing Mao is Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. He also serves as Director of International Initiatives in the College of Humanities and Director of Global U Humanities Summer Program for the University. Mao’s scholarship is located in the intersections of rhetoric, writing, culture, history, philosophy, and linguistics. He is deeply committed to studying rhetorical and other symbolic practices across time and space through a comparative lens, especially those practices that have been under-represented, mis-represented, or not represented at all. One of his current projects, which is to be published by MLA, is titled The Art of Recontextualization: Studying Chinese Rhetorics Comparatively.
Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning
CITRAL, UC Santa Barbara Library, Room 1576