Teaching with The Pulter Project
May 9, 2020
Hosted by Wendy Wall and Leah Knight, co-directors of The Pulter Project
Keynote: Frances E. Dolan (University of California, Davis)
“Mucking about with a Poet in the Making"
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We seek proposals exploring innovative ways to integrate The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making into the classroom. This digital site presents multiple versions of the striking religious, political, scientific, and personal poetry of seventeenth-century writer Hester Pulter. If we include Pulter’s works in courses on poetry, religion and literature, science and literature, women’s writing, and/or early modern history, what new knowledges come to light? How, we ask, does the material form of the text shape a student’s reading experience, and alter understandings of authorship and literary production? How might creative pedagogies utilize a hands-on site and/or enable the digital publication of undergraduate and graduate student work?
Topics may include reflections on:
- proposed or past syllabi and assignments that partake of the project to illuminate new ways of understanding religious experience; political protest writing; early modern women’s writing; mourning; fantasies of the cosmos; physics; astronomy, death, etc.;
- using the “versioning” of texts to teach theories of authorship, materiality, intellectual property, and/or literary production;
- reading formats in the classroom: anthologies, print, digital sites, rare book rooms, EEBO;
- assignments other than the standard paper;
- the challenges of teaching early modern women writers; and
- curricular challenges and triumphs.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Leah Knight and Wendy Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 10, 2019.
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