Join us on 19 March 2021 at 5 pm UK / 1 pm EST for the next installment of our #RSVPDigitalSalon 2021 series, “Teaching With Nineteenth-Century Periodicals Online”! We’ll learn more about how to teach periodicals effectively online during a time when many have had to adapt their syllabi to distance learning. Our panelists and topics include:
Melissa H. Range, Using Digital Newspapers in Teaching Nineteenth Century African American Writers
Melissa Range is the author of two collections of poetry: Scriptorium, a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series (Beacon Press, 2016), and Horse and Rider (Texas Tech University Press, 2010). Her third collection, in progress, is an archivally driven collection that examines the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century United States. Range is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Originally from East Tennessee, she teaches creative writing and American literature at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.
Jennifer Phegley, Introducing Periodicals to Undergraduates: Serial Reading Blogs and Wiki Magazine Projects
Jennifer Phegley chairs the English Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is the author of Educating the Proper Woman Reader: Victorian Family Literary Magazines and the Cultural Health of the Nation and Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England as well as several edited collections and numerous articles on authorship, publishing, periodicals, and pedagogy. Her current project, Magazine Mavericks: Mary Elizabeth Braddon, John Maxwell, and the Emergence of New Readings Audiences in Mid-Victorian England, has been supported by a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship, a Curran Fellowship, and an NEH Summer Stipend. She started teaching online courses in 2010 and never looked back!
Lindsy Lawrence, Indexing Poetry in the Digital Classroom
Dr. Lindsy Lawrence is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. She has published work on Elizabeth Gaskell, serial poetry publication, and Neo-Victorian themes in contemporary television series such as Downton Abbey. Her recent publications include an article on women poets in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period (2019). She also published a recent article on the Victorian Christmas serial tradition in contemporary television and Doctor Who for the Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies. She teaches a variety of courses in composition, cultural studies, and eighteenth and nineteenth-century British literature with a focus on publication history, gender roles, and digital humanities. She is Co-Director of the Periodical Poetry Index.
James Mussell, “Mechanical exigencies” and the enabling difference: looking again at the look of the page
James Mussell is Associate Professor in Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press (2007) and The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age (2012). He is one of the editors of the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018); and books on W.T. Stead (2012) and Oliver Lodge (2020). He is currently working on a monograph, Whispers of Print, and an edited collection on letterpress printing.
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