The semester is well underway at Widener English, as you can see here! This fall, I’m teaching ENGL 101: Reading, Thinking, Writing, with a focus on narrative medicine and medical humanities; and ENGL 409: Senior Seminar, with a focus on Joyce’s Ulysses. We’re looking forward to welcoming Ted Howell, PhD candidate at Temple University, who will… Read More Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Fall 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… Read More Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Summer 2016
My second book, Engagements with Narrative, isn’t out yet, but some blurbs are coming in — and they are not negative! Highlights include: “Clear and authoritative…flashes of wit” “Particularly clear-eyed in its analyses of feminist plotting” “Wide-ranging, well-informed, and appealing” “The most enjoyable and accessible introduction to story-making” “This is a book that will become a… Read More Engagements with Narrative: Some Early Reviews
I turned in “Engagements with Narrative” to Routledge this past week. Check out the blurb here!
I just got back from the AAC&U Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success at Vanderbilt University. While I learned a great deal about HIPs, and about what it means to make meaningful interventions in student learning at the institutional level, I also learned a cool tool: Cmap. A wide variety of uses for teaching… Read More Mapping a Promotion Portfolio
In addition to finding me in the classroom, you’ll be able to find me in assessment meetings as we revise our first-year writing program and our departmental goals and objectives — and hopefully you’ll find me in my office making some long-awaited progress on Erotic Biography. Online and off, I’ll be: Attending the Annual Meeting for… Read More Where to Find Me this Semester, Online and Off
I was prompted by this post from Cathy Davidson on making online professional engagement visible and this piece in the Chronicle on #altmetrics to use TweetLibrary and Storify to archive my tweets. I began using Twitter for professional purposes in 2009, shortly after receiving tenure. It’s been an important part of my working life, but… Read More Creating a Twitter Archive: Making Online Professional Engagement Visible