Davisville, 3/14/16: Prof. Frances Dolan, recently named one of the best teachers in town

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Professor Frances Dolan

Frances Dolan, an English professor and Shakespeare expert, just won the 2016 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. On today’s program we talk about what constitutes good teaching, why Shakespeare is relevant, the value of literary analysis, and why she tells her students in the classroom that she can see them—that last part has to do with technology. This is an interesting discussion with someone who’s clearly very skilled at her profession.