I enjoyed participating in the Jane Marcus Feminist University Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center on September 9. We had a productive Feminist Digital Pedagogy Breakout Session. A description of it is below.
Inspired by Jane Marcus’s groundbreaking work, participants in this breakout session will discuss feminist approaches to teaching literature, history, and culture using digital tools. After considering recent examples, from Smith College’s MOOC on the Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World to Margaret Konkol’s article in Hybrid Pedagogy, “Public Archives, New Knowledge: Moving Beyond the Digital Humanities/Digital Pedagogy Distinction,” we will brainstorm new ways to teach students to formulate complex arguments in digital projects—such as interactive maps, applications (apps), e-books, podcasts, and videos—and strategies for incorporating tools, activities, and projects in existing courses. Participants of all levels, from the curious to the experienced, are encouraged to join this session.
Amanda Golden is an Associate Professor of English at New York Institute of Technology. She is the author of Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Routledge, 2020) and editor of This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016). Her research and teaching interests include American and British literature from the nineteenth century to the present, modernism, poetry and poetics, literary archives, composition, and the digital humanities.