Category Archive: session-talk

Mar 08

Literary Analysis & Data Visualization Tools

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I often assign literary analyses that ask students to work with data visualization tools such as Wordle, Prezi, Google Maps, Voyant, and Many Eyes. While it’s fun to play around with literary texts in word clouds and word trees, it is much more difficult to use visualizations for an effective “distant reading” to use Franco Moretti’s term. In the …

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Mar 07

Proposal: Quizzes as Games

There is a bunch of stuff I want my students to know in my literature courses, but that I am not qualified or don’t want to teach- identifying countries on a map, translating key terms from other languages, grasping basic historical information, grammar.  Is there a low-stakes, self-directed, automated, and (maybe even) fun way of …

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Mar 07

Technology in the Graduate Classroom

Much of the conversation on the utilization of technology in the classroom revolves around undergraduate classes, but in this Talk session, I’d like to discuss whether graduate students can or should likewise be asked to use Twitter, ebooks, blogs, Premiere, etc. in their seminars. Should graduate students create posters about Derrida, for instance, or digital …

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Mar 06

Session Proposal – The Value of Discourse Game

Materialist theories in the area of Composition in the last 10-12 years have reveled that much of the way we talk about what happens in our classrooms controls how we act toward our students, how they respond, and what the public sphere thinks about the work we do in classrooms. Linda Adler-Kassner argues in her …

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Mar 06

Session proposal: The open-source textbook

I propose a session discussing open-source educational materials, particularly open-source textbooks. What would an open-source textbook look like? What is the difference between open source and open access? What are the advantages of an open-source textbook? What are the potential drawbacks of using an open-source textbook? of creating an open-source textbook? What other types of …

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Mar 05

Working with digital archives in the classroom

Archives have gone digital. From the Modernist Journals Project to bloggers with a knack for collecting rare books, the archive itself no longer has a stable relationship to space, place, or institution. I propose a discussion about successful integration of online digital archives in the everyday classroom. What do digital documents do that the traditional …

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Mar 05

Session Proposal

Digital Humanities

We all may remember this gem from the MLA Jobs List Tumblr last fall: Many of us will be faced with this task in our job searches, and we should have an answer to give committees who know they want a digital humanist, but aren’t able to articulate what a digital humanist is or does.  …

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Mar 04

Session Proposal

Teaching “Academic” Writing in the 21st Century: a collaborative talking group in which we identify (and perhaps begin to articulate solutions for) the challenges of teaching academic writing in the digital age. Some framing questions might be: What constitutes “academic” writing today? What (and who) determines if a non-peer-reviewed source is “scholarly”? How do we make …

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