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Welcoming our new Scholars’ Lab Fellows!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with 9 new graduate fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year! Joining an illustrious community of past recipients of Scholars’ Lab Fellowships, the new cohort hail from 5 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Virginia. James Ambuske, Jennifer Foy , and Emily Senefeld join us as…. More.

One Teach, One Drift

Like Sarah, Brandon and Gwen, I also drove over Afton Mountain to teach at Washington & Lee a couple of weeks ago. As I played peek-a-boo with the trucks on I-64 on that rainy, foggy morning I must admit I gained a bit more respect for Wayne Graham’s daily commute – but that is a…. More.

On co-teaching and gratitude

This post developed out of a response to Claire Maiers’s comment on Brandon’s post from last week about our co-teaching venture at Washington and Lee University. She asked us to go into a little more detail about how co-teaching actually worked for us: how we planned class time and decided who would lead what and…. More.

Washington and Lee Trip

Cross-posted at my personal website. Last week Sarah and I drove to Washington and Lee University as part of a new collaboration enabled by a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South. As part of the endeavor, Scholars’ Lab fellows are guest teaching pieces of an Introduction to Digital Humanities course. Our task, in particular, was to co-teach…. More.

Ivanhoe and Imaginative Analysis

When I wasn’t working as a Praxis fellow this year, I taught first-year writing.  In the class, we tackled the course subject—ghost stories—through a variety of topical lenses, looking at horror stories and films, web comics, and ghost hunting TV shows.  Although the course focused on argumentative writing, at the students’ request, I ended up…. More.

“Go litel boke!”

“Go, litel boke, go, litel myn tragedye,” cries Chaucer at the close of his Troilus and Criseyde. As he hands his book off to the vicissitudes of manuscript production—memorably evoked in his poem to Adam Scriveyn[1]—the persistent fear that scribes may “miswrite the” or “mysmetre” the work troubles the poet’s mind. Iteration is a problem.…. More.

An Ivanhoe example and guidelines for getting started

As I mentioned previously, any Ivanhoe game can be played on any topic.  Being interdisciplinary ourselves (Classical Archaeology, English, Religious Studies, and Sociology), our group has naturally tended toward interdisciplinary games: the suffragette journalism game, the Elgin Marbles debate game, a sci-fi game, etc.  We all had a great time on these games, and I…. More.

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