[Humanist] 23.206 ELN special issue on experimental literary education

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 206.
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        Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 21:05:27 +0100
        From: Jeffrey C Robinson <Jeffrey.C.Robinson at Colorado.EDU>
        Subject: "Experimental Literary Education" with Table of Contents

[Following is a more complete account of ELN 47.1 than was given in Humanist 23.204. Clearly there are items of direct interest to many of us here. --WM]

English Language Notes 47.1 (Spring/Summer 2009)
Special Issue:  “Experimental Literary Education”
Editor: Jeffrey C. Robinson

ELN 47.1 (Spring/Summer 2009), a special issue on “Experimental Literary 
Education,” brings together twenty-four essays by nationally and internationally 
recognized scholars and writers reporting on a wide range of new possibilities 
for higher education in the literary arts.  Some essays address the dramatic 
changes in aspects of “the field,” that imply a radical reshifting of educational 
experience; others assume such changes in detailed testimonials about learning 
activities within and beyond or in revised versions of the traditional classroom.  
And still others note reverberations of educational change at the institutional 
level in universities and colleges.  From this collection emerges a call for a 
serious re-thinking of the paradigms governing literary education in the 21st 
century.  There is, to our knowledge, no comparable intervention presently 
available; “Experimental Literary Education” ought to stimulate the imaginations 
of anyone deeply involved in literary education—from students, to 
administrators, to teachers.  


Introduction: Experimental Literary Education
   Jeffrey C. Robinson, University of Colorado at Boulder

I.	The State of the Profession

The Dream Department
   Lyn Hejinian, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Humanities and Academic Change
   Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara

What Can Race Theory and Queer Theory Teach Us about the State of Literary 
   Marlon B. Ross, University of Virginia

The State of the Profession: Work, the Humanities, and Transformation
   Melissa Mowry, St. John’s University

Internationalizing the Curriculum: Nations, Languages, Religions
   Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

English Studies, Transnationalism, and Form
   William Keach, Brown University

   David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University

II.	Reports on Experiments in Literary Education

Poverty, Representation, and the Expanded English Classroom
   Kate Crasson, Lehigh University

Re-contextualizing Literary Education: A Multi-Variable Experiment in Learning 
and Performance
   Diana E. Henderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mapping Literature Courses with Google Docs and “the GRID”
   Lejla Kucukalic, Columbia University

On Game Playing and the Uses of Uncertainty
   Eric S. Mallin, The University of Texas at Austin

A Sotyl Thinge withouten Tonge and Teeth: Soul’s Dialogue with Body, and 
Literature’s Dialogue with Philosophy
   Robert Pasnau, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Elizabeth Robertson, University of Colorado at Boulder

Teaching Unstable Animal Identities in Medieval Narrative
   Timea Szell, Barnard College

“You May Have Changed My Life”
   Marjorie Curry Woods, The University of Texas at Austin

Experimental What?
   Gerald Graff, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sound and Song in Poetry: Music as a Form of Explication
   Elissa S. Guralnick, University of Colorado at Boulder

Recitation Considered as a Fine Art
   Jerome McGann, University of Virginia

An Aesthetic of Glimpses
   Elizabeth Robinson, Naropa University

Biocultures Manifesto
   Lennard J. Davis, University of Illinois at Chicago
   David B. Morris, University of Virginia

Tales from the Cutting-Room Floor
   Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Pomona College

The Global Middle Ages: An Experiment in Collaborative Humanities, or 
Imagining the World, 500-1500 C. E.
   Geraldine Heng, The University of Texas at Austin

Poetry and the Digital World
   Stephanie Strickland, Independent Scholar

Designing Doctoral Education after Katrina
   Molly Anne Rothenberg, Tulane University

Jeffrey C. Robinson
Professor Emeritus of English
Department of English
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0226

             "Thinking is not worrying."
                      Barbara Guest

"Appearances do not deceive if there are enough of them."
          Laura Riding

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