My students have been working their way through Titus Andronicus over the past two weeks. I knew it was ambitious to tackle that play with first-year students who do not, on the whole, express any real enthusiasm for early modern drama. There have been successes so far, most notably their reaction to seeing a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which I’ve written about in TECHStyle. But teaching Titus has been another story.
Because considering one conference in one week isn’t enough, I’m organizing a panel at the Sixteenth Century Studies and Conference this fall. Sponsored by Iter and Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, it should be good fun. [Read more…] about SCSC Panel Announced
OK. So I’ve begun my DH activities for the day. You can follow me at DH: Diane Jakacki. I’ll be tweeting throughout the extravaganza, but I’m already finding that I’m being more focused on getting things accomplished. Submitted my Fall ENGL1102 course description, and after the good feedback at RSA I’m going to expand the concept of student digital editions with a dialogic examination of the history plays, using the Queen’s Men’s The Famous Victories as a counterpoint to Shakespeare’s Henriad. This is going to be fun!
Getting my thoughts together for tomorrow’s Day of DH extravaganza. So far day looks like this:
- submit CFP for SCSC early modern panels
- Skype with imageMAT team to map out milestones for next three months
- finish marking students’ #DigitalBard wiki projects
- start transcribing Edwin Nunzeger’s entry on Richard Tarlton for the Tarlton Project
- finish transcribing interview with Nirmal Trivedi and Karen Head for TECHStyle
hopefully I’ll be able to keep things rolling. Follow my exploits:
Day of DH: D. Jakacki
Yesterday morning we ran three panels on digital teaching methods for early modern studies, sponsored by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Great presentations by Michael Ullyot, Tom Lolis, Sarah Neville, Tara Lyons, Jason Boyd, David Stymeist, Patricia Fumerton, Eric Nebeker, and Christine McWebb. We generated some good discussion and I got to talk about My boy Tarlton. I’ll post more info later, but it was particularly gratifying to hear another speaker in an unrelated session refer to our work (never had that happen before!)