INTERNATIONAL HERBERT MARCUSE SOCIETY
"Herbert Marcuse taught me that it was possible to be
an academic and an activist, a scholar and a revolutionary."
—Angela Y. Davis
An Invitation to Share
Teaching Materials and Pedagogical Praxis
Course Syllabi and Educational Materials
For Use in Our Teaching
Purposes / Principles / Practices / Experiences / Critical Reflections
Featured here are a wide range of materials submitted by teachers, scholars, artists, organizers, and others who are teaching and learning in the critical and radical traditions of which Herbert Marcuse and Angela Davis are such an important part. Please accept this invitation to inspire and teach and learn from each other as colleagues, comrades, and friends: share your own work here, enabling us to join together to explore, encourage, and extend the long legacy of teaching for freedom and liberation.
We welcome a wide variety of contributions, including the following:
course syllabi from any relevant subject area
notes on experiences with particular handouts, props, framing questions, teaching strategies
ways of creating community through teaching
educational materials for relevant courses, reading groups, workshops, or other community activities and cultural projects
recommendations and reviews of books, films, videos, and other sources relevant to critical pedagogy
notes, stories, memoirs, and critical reflections on educational theory and practice
Contributions may be presented in any language.
As Prof. Charles Reitz said when he submitted two syllabi from recent courses (see above):
"Neither course is on Herbert Marcuse as such,
but both invoked his critical theoretical perspectives as I have adapted them."
Studying critical theory
Photograph (1936) by Carl Van Vechten / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
To sit and dream, to sit and read,
To sit and learn about the world
Outside our world of here and now –
Our problem world –
To dream of vast horizons of the soul
Through dreams made whole,
Unfettered, free--- help me!
All you who are dreamers too,
Help me to make
Our world anew.
I reach out my dreams to you.
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (New York: Vintage Classics Edition, 1995), 546.
If you are interested in sharing here your teaching materials on any subject and/or your critical reflections on education, please send to:
Andrew T. Lamas (University of Pennsylvania) email@example.com