Getting the grain: the teaching of two poems reconsidered
04 March 2020, 5:30 pm–7:15 pm
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Room 828UCL Institute of Education20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
In this seminar, So Young Lee discusses the problems that teaching poetry presents and how this can be illustrative of wider curricular and pedagogical challenges. She questions of knowledge and remembrance as these arise in two poems.
She will look at the poems in relation to Lyotard’s conception of the immemorial.
Lyotard is concerned with a kind of repression in dominant conceptions of knowing and thinking, and with the insulation from experience that this effects.
What is at stake in reading the poems is not so much the seeking of essential meanings, as a turning of attention to what cannot be fully grasped or contained.
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About the Speaker
So Young Lee
PhD Candidate at UCL Institute of Education
So Young Lee is completing her doctoral thesis ‘Poetics of Alterity: Education, Art, Politics’.
She has published ‘Thinking in Nearness: Seven Steps on the Way to a Heideggerian Approach to Education’, ‘Ethics is an Optics: Ethical Practicality and the Exposure of Teaching’ in the Journal of Philosophy of Education, and ‘From Heidegger to Translation and the Address of the Other’ in Tetsugaku.
So Young worked for eight years as a primary school teacher in South Korea and has lectured at Deagu National University of Education (2013-14, 2016) and at the University of Warsaw (2018).