• Mon, November 22, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • King's University College
  • Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre or Virtually
  • Free
  • Alumni and Development

Celebrating Excellence in Teaching
Monday, November 22 at 4:00 pm
Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre or Virtually

Professor John Grant, Political Science, will present this year's Christopher Perrin Beatty Lecture on the topic of “When students build a political theory hall of fame: some reflections."

About the talk: Since 2014, Professor Grant has organized exam study sessions in his introductory political theory course by playing a game where students debate and select the most consequential terms in political thought. In his lecture, Professor Grant reflects on this process and suggests that the results are a window into how students address the political struggles of our own time.

Professor Nigel Joseph, lecturer with the Department of English, French and Writing, will present the first Part-Time Faculty Lecture on "Bookish selves and coordinated publics."

About the talk: Professor Joseph explores the seeming paradox that while humanities departments, largely through a training in disciplined "reading" of selected texts, encourage the development of a selfhood that is unique, complex, and capable of sympathy and cooperation, that selfhood has proved unable to resist the depredations of an inequitable and rapacious industrial culture, and in fact helps to constitute it. The solution may lie in both a different style of reading as well as in a different set of selected texts.

These lectures recognize excellence in teaching at King's and are presented by both the full-time and part-time Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award Recipients.

King’s students and employees are invited to attend this event in person in the Kenny Theatre. Registration is not required for in-person attendance.

To attend this event virtually, please register to receive the login information: