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Jenny Lawn’s teaching and research areas span Gothic studies, gender studies, New Zealand fiction, materialist approaches, crime fiction, contemporary fiction and narrative genres. Jenny is based at the Auckland campus.
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Cultural Studies (200200): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Maori Literature (200504): New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature) (200505): Postcolonial Studies (200211)
My teaching equips students with the conceptual and practical skills to become astute readers and sophisticated writers across a range of genres and contexts. Versatility and constant striving for the highest quality of engagement with students are hallmarks of my approach. Using a flexible and responsive repertoire of teaching practices, I have developed, and successfully delivered, papers that contribute to programmes in English, Expressive Arts, Media Studies, and Communication. Putting ideas into action through working (and playing) with texts is a key teaching ideal that I carry across these programmes, and a way of making the most of fertile areas of overlap in teaching methods and learning materials between these disciplines. In recent years I have focused my pedagogical practice on: (i) applying the tools available in a blended learning environment with careful regard to students’ learning needs; (ii) giving particular thought to the flow of ideas and activities as students transition from one level of progress to the next; (iii) opening channels of feedback in multiple ways during the course; and (iv) helping to foster a community of practice with my tutoring team, and, more recently, across staff in my academic unit.
Postgraduate supervision is a great pleaure and a privilege. I aim to be flexible, open-minded, and attentive to student needs in a holistic way. I welcome any expressions of interest in the following areas of interest:
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