Over at Scribbles on the Wall, Mariana Llanos has a great post about why we need more diversity in children’s literature. I don’t know much about that genre, but I know that this is something we struggle with when transforming literature courses to be more inclusive. For this campaign, I would like to offer an […]
Fairy tales aren’t easy. We might think through a Disney-induced cultural memory that we have a handle on the genre, but we aren’t the target audience. Some medieval romances were written for a courtly audience. I don’t know about you, but I’m not part of a court with its concerns and expected knowledge of participants. … More Reading Fairy Tales as a Genre
On Monday, we started talking about the nature of genre through the thought of Mikhail Bakhtin and how genres aren’t only what we read, but everything we write and speak too. Today, we’ll look at a way to help students practice writing in genres that they might not expect in the college classroom. Some of … More Playing with Genre
Do you remember your freshman year in college? What about your writing class? Were you annoyed that you had to even take a writing class? I mean, you already knew the 5-paragraph essay, so you were set, right? Or were you tired of talking about writing when you had come to practice medicine or start … More Teaching with Storium: What is a Writing Class?
With Teacher Appreciation Day and May the Fourth right next to each other, I thought we would celebrate one of the best pedagogues from a galaxy far, far away: Yoda. As a nerd and an educator, these are my two feast days. Yoda has been an educator for 800 years, so let’s see what we … More Master Yoda’s Pedagogy
Game designers have to think rhetorically as they plan their projects. They research settings, locations, and time periods for authenticity. They think through who makes up their audience and what kind of tone will be most effective to reach that audience. They take aesthetics and document design seriously. And most importantly, game designers take so … More Let’s Learn with Storium!
Do you want your students to be excited about archives? Do you want them to look forward to carefully paging through manuscripts and early printed books? Is your greatest wish to watch students delighting over marginalia and manicules? Well, then this is the post for you. Cultural Archives Project In this project, we situate digital platforms … More Cultural Archives Project