CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE

Teaching Assistant: Two positions

VIC 202Y1Y
Forms of Representation

This course explores representation as a cultural and political problem. Representation is both a means of depicting or constructing reality and a means of constituting individual and collective subjectivities. We will consider literary and other modes of representation in their historical contexts.

Texts include: Aristotle’s Poetics, the Bible, Auerbach’s Mimesis, Russian Formalist literary theory, Picasso’s Les demoiselles d’Avignon, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Barthes’ Mythologies, and Foucault’s The Order of Things.

Estimated course enrolment: 80
Hours of work: 190 hours
Class schedule: TR 12-1 (lectures); R1, R2, R3, R4 (tutorials)

Dates of appointment: 1 September 2017 to 30 April 2018

Salary: $43.65 per hour as per CUPE agreement

Qualifications: MA in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of critical and literary theory relevant to the course. Scholarly expertise relevant to the course material (as shown, for example, by dissertation research). At least two years of prior experience as a Teaching Assistant in position(s) involving tutorials or as a Course Instructor. Evidence of effective teaching and communication skills. Knowledge of some of the literature in the original language is a preferred qualification.

Duties: The TA will conduct two weekly tutorial sections, hold regular office hours, meet periodically with the instructor, and mark student essays. The TA will also keep a record of student progress, which will be used by the instructor to help determine final marks.

Application Procedure: Submit an application form, a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature (agardner@chass.utoronto.ca).
Closing date for applications: July 14, 2017

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to make application.

The Centre’s Hiring policy is available in the Centre office and at the CUPE Local 3902 office.

 

 

 

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CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE

Teaching Assistant: one position
VIC 203H1F
Empires I

This course examines the literary and non-literary representations that accompany imperial conquests and hegemony from pre-modern times to the emergence of the modern nation-state. We compare the establishment, interpretation and reinvention of cultural forms of empire (e.g. Ottoman, Persian, Roman) at local, national, transnational and global levels.

Texts include:
Virgil, Aeneid; Augustine, Confessions; Dante, Inferno; Geoffrey of Monmouth / Wace, Roman De Brut; Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra; Milton, Paradise Lost. Works by Aristotle, Bakhtin, Said, and Ricoeur.

Estimated course enrolment: 45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule: F 10-12 (lectures); F12, F1 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2018

Salary: $43.65 per hour as per CUPE agreement

Qualifications: MA in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of critical and literary theory relevant to the course. Scholarly expertise relevant to the course material (as shown, for example, by dissertation research). At least two years of prior experience as a Teaching Assistant in position(s) involving tutorials or as a Course Instructor. Evidence of effective teaching and communication skills. Knowledge of some of the literature in the original language is a preferred qualification.

Duties: The TA will conduct two weekly tutorial sections, hold regular office hours, meet periodically with the instructor, and mark student essays. The TA will also keep a record of student progress, which will be used by the instructor to help determine final marks.

Application Procedure: Submit application form, a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature (agardner@chass.utoronto.ca).
Closing date for applications: July 14, 2017

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to make application.

The Centre’s Hiring policy is available in the Centre office and at the CUPE Local 3902 office.

 

CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE

Teaching Assistant: one position
VIC 205H1S
Empires II

This course examines the literary and non-literary representations that accompany imperial conquests and hegemony from the emergence of the modern nation-state through more recent developments in globalization. We compare the establishment, interpretation and reinvention of cultural forms of empire (e.g. British, Japanese, Spanish) at local, national, transnational and global levels.

Includes Texts By:
Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Melville (Moby Dick), Achebe (Things Fall Apart), Coetzee (Disgrace), and Endo (Silence). Readings by Levinas, Buber, bell hooks, Gadamer, and Latour.

Estimated course enrolment: 45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule: F 10-12 (lectures); F12, F1 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 January 2018 to 30 April 2018

Salary: $43.65 per hour as per CUPE agreement

Qualifications: MA in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of critical and literary theory relevant to the course. Scholarly expertise relevant to the course material (as shown, for example, by dissertation research). At least two years of prior experience as a Teaching Assistant in position(s) involving tutorials or as a Course Instructor. Evidence of effective teaching and communication skills. Knowledge of some of the literature in the original language is a preferred qualification.

Duties: The TA will conduct two weekly tutorial sections, hold regular office hours, meet periodically with the instructor, and mark student essays. The TA will also keep a record of student progress, which will be used by the instructor to help determine final marks.

Application Procedure: Submit an application form, a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature (agardner@chass.utoronto.ca).
Closing date for applications: July 14, 2017

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to make application.

The Centre’s Hiring policy is available in the Centre office and at the CUPE Local 3902 office.