Patricia Donahue

Professor of English, Lafayette College

Patricia Donahue is a professor of English at Lafayette College, where she has taught a variety of courses, including Critical Theory, Rhetorical Theory, Early Modern Literature, and writing. She was the founding director of Lafayette’s College Writing Program, a Carnegie Scholar in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and is editor of the journal READER. Her scholarship focuses on reading theories, disciplinary and pedagogical histories, and the construction of difficulty. In addition to being widely published in several journals, she is co-author of The Elements (and Pleasures) of Difficulty and co-editor of Reclaiming Pedagogy: The Rhetoric of the Classroom and Local Histories: Reading the Archives of Composition.


Thursday, March 28

12:15-1:30: Reports from the Lafayette Classroom: Faculty and Students

“A Titus Andronicus Playlist”

Abstract: Prof. Donahue and students in her fall 2018 First-Year Seminar “Spectacles of Revenge” discuss how a Titus Andronicus playlist project enabled them to bridge the text’s past and present and engage its racial and ethnic complexities.