Pedagogy of the Depressed

Pedagogy of the Depressed

by Christopher Schaberg


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This book is one English professor's assessment of university life in the early 21st century. From rising mental health concerns and trigger warnings to learning management systems and the COVID pandemic, Christopher Schaberg reflects on the rapidly evolving landscape of higher education.

Adopting an interdisciplinary public humanities approach, Schaberg considers the frequently exhausting and depressing realities of college today. Yet in these meditations he also finds hope: collaboration, mentoring, less grading, surface reading, and other pedagogical strategies open up opportunities to reinvigorate teaching and learning in the current turbulent decade.

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ISBN-13: 9781501364570
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/13/2022
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Christopher Schaberg is Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2011), The End of Airports (2015), Airportness: The Nature of Flight (2017), as well as The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth (2018), and Searching for the Anthropocene: A Jourbaney into the Environmental Humanities (December, 2019). He is co-series editor, with Ian Bogost, of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series.

Table of Contents

Prologue: No Place Like Home
Introduction: The Depressed
1. We're All Screens
2. Early Warnings
3. Learning Management
4. Against Sheep
5. Trigger U.
6. Ecophobia
7. Environmental Humanities?
8. Public Humanities?
9. Skimming the Surface
10. Autotheory
11. Beginnings
12. Chance Meeting
13. Theory Today
15. Night Writing
16. Less Grading
17. Tenure
18. Exhaustion
19. Well-Rounded
20. Turning Kids into Capital
21. Writing Together
22. Adjusting
23. First-Year Seminar
24. Pitt's Law
25. Into the Unknown

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