Grand Rounds Week 1: Introduction, Syllabus, and Welcome to Blogging

One week ago was the first day of my Honors 135 course, Grand Rounds: Exploring the Literary Symptoms of Illness through Narrative. It was exciting to start and to meet all my students, and I’m really looking forward to an interesting and enlightening semester.

I’ve been struggling to decide exactly how I would like to showcase my course and my thoughts about teaching on this blog. For the time being, I’ve decided to focus on my own instruction materials. I might discuss new ideas that arise in class, but to honor the sanctity of our classroom discussion, I might withhold these thoughts until the end of the semester and reflect on the course as a whole at that time.

And so, here are the openly licensed materials from our first day of class:

Honors 135 Syllabus

Lesson Plan Week 1

How to Create WordPress Blog


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6 responses to “Grand Rounds Week 1: Introduction, Syllabus, and Welcome to Blogging

  1. This sounds like a wonderful course. Good luck with it!

  2. Hey Trisha! I’m working on a project for a conference next year, and I thought you’d be interested in submitting something for it too. It’s at the University of Iowa, and it’s called The Examined Life Conference: Writing, Humanities, and the Art of Medicine. Here’s the link, if you’re interested:

    Have fun with your class! It sounds brilliant!


    • Hi Allie!

      Wow, thank you so much for thinking about me. What project are you working on?

      As it turns out, I was accepted to lead a discussion about my research at The Examined Life conference this year! It sounds like a fascinating conference, and I’m really excited to go. Will you be attending this year?

      Thanks for your ongoing support; I really appreciate it!

      • That’s great! I’m so excited that you’re going, I knew it would fit your research! I’m still debating on whether or not I’m going this year. My project proposal is still in the works, but I’m hoping to present next year. Best of luck!

      • Thank you! Hope to see you there, if not this year then next!


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