At RIT, I teach in both the English Department and the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Program, anchoring my courses with historical material that prompts students to complicate familiar concepts and ways of knowing. I often shape my courses around the relationship between the digital and the physical:
- analyzing Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World using a digital commonplace book assignment;
- combining letterpress printing workshops with digital archive exploration to teach media archaeology;
- and close reading the early modern sonnet form as the basis for XML and text encoding practice.
My goal as an instructor is to help students understand and think beyond cultural and disciplinary boundaries through student-centered, project-based pedagogy. Below you’ll find examples of syllabi from some recent courses at RIT and the University of Kansas.
Digital Feminist Archives
University of Kansas | Fall 2018
Digital Approaches to Early Women Writers
University of Kansas | Spring 2018