J. Michelle Coghlan is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Manchester, where she teaches modules on American literature to 1900, radical memory, and US food matters. Her first book, Sensational Internationalism, won the 2017 Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize, and she recently edited The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Food.

Innovative Teaching: Some Reflections on its Pitfalls & Promises

The term “innovation” is often bandied about in UK HE, frequently from on high. It carries with it a whiff of business speak and bureaucracy—certainly, if so-called tech bros ran the university, they’d be calling on us to “always innovate!” in the way Frederic Jameson once exhorted us to “always… Continue reading