As a consultant with the UW Center for Teaching and Learning I work with instructors across campus supporting the Center’s mission of advancing teaching excellence by way of: holding individual consultations on instructional development, conducting workshops on evidence-based teaching strategies, and contributing to campus-wide events, such as the Teaching & Learning Symposium, TA Conference, Faculty Fellows Program, and Technology Teaching Fellows Institute.
I previously taught, as a graduate instructor, courses in Japanese language, comparative literature—introduction to genres and the comparative method, and on the topics of mythical motifs in literature and animals in fiction—as well as in the Interdisciplinary Writing Program (WAC/WID), where I taught expository writing as a tool of critical thinking and engagement in disciplines such as English, cinema studies, philosophy of science, biology, bioethics, environmental studies, geography, and political science.
My research revolves around narrative, namely the intersections of orature and literature as well as of science and literature. In my doctoral project I examined functions of questions in narrative works as they transition from the oral tradition (oral genres in oral societies) to literature (after the invention of the printing press). My work has since bifurcated into examining two sides of the functionality of questions: narrative mechanisms of questioning on the one hand, and on the other the applicability of questions in narrative-based contexts such as fiction, social interactions, and teaching and learning.
- Milan Vidaković. "Magic Questions: The Rhetoric of Authority in South Slavic Epic Song." Oral Tradition 33.1 (2019): 51-88.
- Milan Vidaković. "Irony Called into Question: Don Quixote's Alazon and Eiron." Papers on Language & Literature 53.2 (Spring 2017): 166-90.
Milan Vidakovic. "Questions in Narratives from Oral Tradition to Literature." Diss., 2016.
Adviser: Marshall Brown
Courses taught in the Dept. of English:
ENGL 198/199/297/298/299: Writing in the Disciplines
Biology SP20 WI20 AU19
English AU15 SP15
Phil of Science AU14 AU13 WI13 WI11
Envir Studies SP14 SP13
Cinema Studies WI14
Geog of Food SP12
Geog of Health Care WI12
Geog of Inequality AU11 AU10
Comp Politics SP11
ENGL 131: Expository Writing SP10 WI10 AU09
ENGL 108: Preparing for College Writing & Research AU15 AU14 AU13
Courses taught in the Dept. of Asian Languages & Literature:
JAPAN 111/112/113/134: Japanese Language
- Milan Vidakovic selected as Hanauer Fellow for 2015-2016 - July 15, 2015