Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Summer 2016

It’s been a busy end of the semester:  wrapping up classes, the inauguration of a new president at Widener, several days of faculty development workshops (including a discussion of reimagining promotion and tenure featuring NAC&U colleague David Saloman, from the Sage Colleges).

I’m particularly proud of the students in ENGL 301: Methods of Literary Study—they created this blog for their final projects on literature of The Great War.  All work written and edited by the students, and all elements of design and user experience came together through their collaboration.

Another exciting development:  the prospectus and abstracts for “Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English” has gone off for review.  You can visit the MLA Commons site for thoughts from our contributors as well as pedagogical resources.

As for this summer, here’s where you can find me:

  • at the Media Arts Council Gallery for the final gathering of the State Street Reading Series, hosted by Widener’s English and Creative Writing program
  • in my office, drafting our self-study report for re-accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • at the annual conference for The Space Between Society, where I’ll be giving a paper on Mass Observation and women’s diaries during World War Two, as well as attending the board meeting to share updates on the journalThe Space Between:  Literature and Culture 1914–1945
  • making some progress, hopefully, on “Literary Couples and 20th Century Life Writing:  Narrative and Intimacy”

In the fall:  teaching senior seminar on Ulysses and ENGL 101.  Happy summer!