Spring 2023 teaching materials


As a kind of closing ritual for the past semester, I made webpages for my spring 2023 courses. I put enough work into these two courses that it felt good to collect slides/notes and handouts, breaking them free from the prison of Canvas:

Also I wanted to supply the pedagogical context for two quixotic annotation projects I pursued this term: on Shahid’s Call Me Ishmael Tonight and Ngũgĩ’s Petals of Blood. There you have it. My teaching materials are of course available for anyone to reuse as they see fit. Of course future students should be alert to signs that these materials have been used to replace me with an “AI”-powered GoldstoneBot: dated pop-culture references or tired jokes would be especially clear signs that my human creativity has been replaced by a soulless mechanism.