Teaching with the Yellow Nineties Online

[Reposted from the Floating Academy] A couple of years ago, Connie introduced us to The Yellow Nineties Online, a project edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra and Dennis Denisoff at Ryerson University dedicated to producing a TEI-edition of late Victorian periodicals including not only the Yellow Book but also periodicals like the Evergreen and the Pagan […]

Twitter in the Victorian Studies Classroom

[Reposted from the Floating Academy] For the past few semesters, inspired by Joshua Eyeler’s post on “Teaching with Twitter; or Adventures in Student Engagement,” I’ve had a social media participation component in my classroom. I’ve now used Twitter at all levels, from the freshman writing seminar to the graduate classroom. It’s worked well in all […]

NAVSA 2014

[Reposted from the Floating Academy] Along with other Floating Academy bloggers, including Daniel Martin, I’ve just returned from NAVSA 2014 in London, Ontario.  It was a wonderful conference as always, and we all owe a huge thanks to Chris Keep and the conference organizers at Western.  I realized that I have now been attending NAVSA […]

NAVSA 2014

I am headed to London, Ontario next week for the North American Victorian Studies Association annual conference on “Classes & Classification.”  I’m looking forward to reconnecting with colleagues at Western, where I did my postdoc, and meeting with fellow Victorianists.  I’ll be presenting on a paper on “Classifying Nineteenth-Century Disability in the Digital Archive” on […]

Digitizing Women Writers: Part Two

[Re-posted from the Floating Academy.] Last fall, I posted about two projects that take different approaches to digitizing women’s writing:  one on Charlotte Yonge, and one on Oliver Schreiner.  This spring, I was lucky to participate as an editor in the second annual meeting of the Digital Mitford Project. Around 15 of us gathered on […]