Back Session 725

Sunday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 10A, ACC

Trigger Warnings

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Program arranged by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages. Presiding: Monica Miller, Georgia Inst. of Tech.

Speakers: Elizabeth Freeman, Univ. of California, Davis; Renea Frey, Xavier Univ., OH; Brandon Manning, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas; Bethany Mannon, Penn State Univ., University Park; Meredith Wallis, Stanford Univ.

The 2014 UCSB student senate resolution, which requires syllabi to include “trigger warnings” about potentially upsetting course content, has prompted debate on the purpose of difficult course materials, the nature of trauma, and the meaning of such warnings. Participants discuss their pedagogical assumptions for why they use or don’t use trigger warnings in their syllabi and classrooms.

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