Meaning Systems in the Flipped Classroom

Presenter: Professor Henry Sussman, Visiting Professor of Germanic Language and Literature, Yale University

Meaning Systems in the Flipped Classroom
In this session, Professor Henry Sussman explores how best to "upload" students using remote learning strategies, so that when we do "test" them by means of in-class challenges (collectively taking over the exegesis; divvying the material into fodder for small-group reports), they feel confident & even exuberant. How well the exercise succeeds is a function of how confident & well-informed the students feel. 
The session will include "hands-on" activities. 

Thanks to Sigi Jottkandt for organising Prof Henry Sussman's presentation. Sigi will introduce Prof. Sussman at the presentation. 
Questions about the session, or the Flipped Classroom community of practice to Kar Ming Chong (, UNSW Business School.

Bio: Around the turn of the millennium, Henry Sussman's ongoing interests in critical theory, Romanticism, modernism, post-modernism, and psychoanalysis took a systematic turn. Much of the writing since then (The Task of the Critic, 2005; Around the Book, 2011; Playful Intelligence, 2014) has explored the systematic and cybernetic underpinnings of a wide range of cultural artefacts, with Kafka, Benjamin, Borges, Derrida, Deleuze/Guattari, and psychoanalysis perennial favourites. He currently co-edits (with Bruce Clarke) the "Meaning Systems" series at Fordham University Press; and, on a platform of indispensable encouragement and support furnished by Sigi Jottkandt and David Ottina, founded and co-edits (with Jason Groves) "Feedback," a theory-driven weblog publication out of Open Humanities Press ( He's constantly on the lookout for new posts in 11 interrelated topical areas, including yours.
16th Jul 2015, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

G23 (Orange Room at the PLACE, 
UNSW Business School
) - next to the UNSW Bookshop

Staff Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff



Justine O'Sullivan