education's digital future

how to do things with books and screens: digital pedagogy in literature seminars

Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:00 pm
Location: 
Pigott Hall, Room 252

The Department of Comparative Literature presents

Petra Dierkes-Thrun

Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature and the Program for Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

"How to Do Things with Books and Screens: Digital Pedagogy in Literature Seminars"

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

12:00pm | Pigott Hall, Room 252

How can faculty and graduate student teachers develop and incorporate new digital pedagogy ideas in their traditional face-to-face literature seminars today, without needing much technological expertise or extra support? This talk will discuss specific examples of innovative close reading and collaborative writing exercises, social media activities involving the public, and digital research and writing projects aimed at fostering students' thoughtful and creative engagement with traditional humanities contents and methods online.