Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, the Ronni Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies for Linfield College's English Department in McMinnville, Oregon, will be conducting three professional development sessions at the University of Kentucky in October.
Made possible by funding from the College of Arts & Sciences, The Graduate School, Department of English, and Department of History.
Connecting with Your Audience: Performance Techniques to Enhance Teaching and Communicate ResearchMonday, October 9th
9:30-11:30 a.m. and repeated at 3:30-5:30 p.m., with refreshments
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Niles Gallery
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Note: These sessions are designed for graduate students and postdocs in ALL disciplines.
Whenever you teach a class or present your scholarship, you're a performer: you want to capture the audience's attention and transform its stance toward your topic. How can you make your audience lean forward, eager to follow the intellectual journey you're leading--even when they know nothing about your field? This interactive workshop will offer accessible strategies from theater, voice training, and improv to help you engage your students and colleagues. Whether you're teaching your first section or entering the 3MT competition, you can learn to use your voice, body, and environment more effectively to make your performance click. Please bring a short description of a topic that you anticipate needing to teach or present.
Public Speaking in the Profession: How to Deliver Conference Papers and Job TalksTuesday, October 10th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
W.T. Young Library, Alumni Gallery
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Note: This session is designed for graduate students and postdocs in English, History, and other humanities and social sciences.
You've written a wonderful paper, but how do you turn it into a compelling presentation? There is a wide gap between composing your ideas on the page and sharing them with a live audience at a conference or job talk--and that gap makes the difference between enchantment and boredom. This participatory workshop will allow you to practice the most effective strategies for presentation: how to use your voice and body, how to revise your prose for oral delivery, how to engage your audience in the intellectual excitement of your argument, and how to respond to challenging questions. Please bring the first page of a paper that you would like to give as a talk.