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why i hate writing learning objectives*

[*even when they’re labeled “course goals”] I’ve been puzzling over the course goals etc etc for a new grad seminar in pedagogy I’m teaching this spring, and I think I finally pinpointed the single most frustrating aspect...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 4 Jan 2015

incremental learning (on all sides)

Now that the term is over, I’m doing my usual review of the previous semester, and a question came up in my mind: why is it so much easier to improve your teaching incrementally rather than all at once? Why do the attempted, full-scale reinventions...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 28 Dec 2014

blau’s literature workshop: interpretive dependence

Apart from his interesting views about the theory/practice split in literature teaching,  Blau has some good insights into the “interpretive dependence” we help instill and reinforce in literature students when we teach in the conventionally...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 22 Oct 2014

blau’s literature workshop: some premises

I’ve been thinking about Sheridan Blau’s The Literature Workshop for a while now, because I’m slated to create and teach an advanced graduate course in pedagogy in the spring, and I’ve been looking for approaches that would give...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 26 Aug 2014

principles of literary history

In order for literary history to fulfill some function beyond summary, it needs to reshape, reorganize, reintegrate existing literary histories, so that what is old and what is new make better sense together side by side.  Greater complexity or comprehensiveness...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 10 Jul 2014

dh and the “discipline” of english studies

[image of Ermenonville, Le temple de la philosophie, courtesy of Parisette and Wikimedia commons] I spent a few days listening in on the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium conference at UH this weekend, and was impressed by a number of presentations....
From: The Long Eighteenth on 14 Apr 2014

bousquet and moral panic

A few people have forwarded me Marc Bousquet’s latest essay (article behind paywall) about the “moral panic” in literary studies, along with SEK’s follow-up, and I’ve seen surprisingly little push-back from the presumed subjects...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 9 Apr 2014

MLA 2014, pt III: The Revised Draft of the MLA Forums, Open Hearings, plus updates

Hi folks, I won’t be attending MLA this year, but I wanted to provide a few 18c updates for those attending and those staying at home: The Revised Draft of the MLA Forums is now up and open to comments.  You’ll see that, as a result of...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 8 Jan 2014

MLA 2014, pt II: sessions organized by the late-18c division, Jan. 9-11

And now for the later 18c. Below you will find the sessions organized by the Late 18c Division for this year. As with the other post, please feel free to share your thoughts about these sessions, or about MLA more generally, below. Thanks, DM 113. Have...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 4 Jan 2014

MLA 2014, pt I: sessions organized by the restoration and early 18c english literature division

In light of earlier posts urging continued representation of all three sub-periods in our 18c MLA sessions, I would urge any ASECS members attending MLA this year to attend as many sessions as possible and show your support. Below you will find the sessions...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 4 Jan 2014

Gikandi, Preface: armored men and quarantines

[image of James Drummond, 2rd Duke of Perth, from National Gallery of Scotland and Wikipedia; cf. also, Gikandi, x-xii] I believe this image is as good a place to start as any in this densely argued book.  In his Preface, Gikandi describes an early...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 14 May 2013

collaborative reading of simon gikandi’s slavery and the culture of taste, may 13th-19th at the long 18th

OK, I’m calling the Gikandi collaborative reading for next May 13th-19th.  Who’s in? When I initially floated this proposal, a number of people responded on and off the blog. Could I now get volunteers to commit to responding to a single...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 21 Apr 2013

Proposal for a Race and Empire Caucus at ASECS

[I just saw this announcement on the Eighteenth-Century Questions group at Facebook, and thought it would be a good idea to cross-post at the Long 18th.  Take a look, and if you're interested or have further questions, please reply to Suvir Kaul or Ashley...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 19 Mar 2013

one definition of a “public good”: not just unprofitable, but impossible to profit from . . .

Robert W. McChesney’s Salon piece nails the higher education/journalism analogy, and reveals something that all our talk about “business models” fails to acknowledge: There is probably no better evidence that journalism is a public good...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 9 Mar 2013

18th century blog round-up resumes: march edition

I haven’t done one of these round-up posts for a while, but it seems as if some interesting new blogs have been coming online (along with others I’ve followed for awhile), and I wanted to call your attention to them.   Here are some links: The...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 1 Mar 2013

asecs 2013: initiative for digital humanities, media, and culture workshop, wed. april 3rd

Laura Mandell, of 18thConnect, has asked me to post this announcement for all interested ASECS attendees: The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) will be hosting a special workshop at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 6 Feb 2013

welcome to the university of pret a manger

I think any academic who reads this TNR piece about “emotional labor” at the upscale English coffee/food chain, or the essay that inspired it in the London Review of Books, will recognize the similarity between the weird emotional demands...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 3 Feb 2013

new blog alert: James W Schmidt’s Persistent Enlightenment

I recently discovered a new blog by James W Schmidt, whose anthology What is Enlightenment?: Eighteenth-Century Answers and Twentieth-Century Questions I’ve always admired. It’s called Persistent Enlightenment, and it proposes to examine “the...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 31 Jan 2013

Robert Scholes’ Rise and Fall of English, take two

I finished Scholes’s Rise and Fall the other day, and when I was done I felt that it was a lucid attempt to grapple with the largest questions surrounding the future of English Studies, as these problems were perceived circa 1998. Some of these...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 29 Jan 2013

simon gikandi’s slavery and the culture of taste: a collective reading?

When I arrived at MLA, I learned that Gikandi’s book, Slavery and the Culture of Taste had just been awarded, along with Greenblatt’s The Swerve, the James Russell Lowell Prize. Would readers of the Long 18th be interested in arranging a collective...
From: The Long Eighteenth on 5 Jan 2013

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