Month: April 2020

Teaching Orientalism through Art Practice: ‘Othered’, the Virtual Exhibit

Teaching Orientalism through Art Practice: ‘Othered’, the Virtual Exhibit

Introduced and edited by Katherine Blouin and Girish Daswani How do you teach Orientalism to upper-level undergraduate students Anthropology, Classical Studies, and History? How do you help students critically and creatively engage with the material read and discussed throughout term? How do you assess students' understandings of imperial entanglements through time and space without replicating … Continue reading Teaching Orientalism through Art Practice: ‘Othered’, the Virtual Exhibit

Writing Ancient Near Eastern Mythology Fan Fiction: A Creative Way for Students to Engage with Course Content

Writing Ancient Near Eastern Mythology Fan Fiction: A Creative Way for Students to Engage with Course Content

by Tracy Spurrier In the summer of 2013, I taught Egyptian and Mesopotamian mythology for the first time. It was a lovely experience! Also intimidating trying to figure out how to best teach ancient myths to students at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. I decided to focus on telling them stories that they would … Continue reading Writing Ancient Near Eastern Mythology Fan Fiction: A Creative Way for Students to Engage with Course Content