Teaching Whitman with Whitman, Alabama

PALS is pleased to have another guest post by Matthew Luter. See Luter's first post here. In this post he explores teaching Walt Whitman with Whitman, Alabama and explains the digital project that he has designed to go along with the reading. I teach a yearlong American literature survey regularly. And I tend to use … Continue reading Teaching Whitman with Whitman, Alabama

Reflections on Teaching Moby-Dick Through Collaborative Digital Annotation

PALS warmly welcomes Nadhia Grewal to the site for a guest post on Moby-Dick. Grewal explains how she helped her students tackle reading the book through a digital annotation activity. Find other PALS Moby-Dick content here, here, and here. In 'Inventing the Nation: Mid-Nineteenth Century American Literature', an undergraduate class in the English and Comparative … Continue reading Reflections on Teaching Moby-Dick Through Collaborative Digital Annotation

Early American Library History and Digital Humanities Using Hamilton

PALS Note: This week PALS is pleased to present a series of posts with reflections on teaching approaches for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical in various classroom contexts. We hope that these posts are a fruitful spark for continued discussion on ideas for teaching Hamilton in the classroom. (Here are the links to the other … Continue reading Early American Library History and Digital Humanities Using Hamilton

Teaching English Graduate Students to Write

When thinking about teaching and writing for PALS about teaching, I also spend a fair amount of time reflecting on how I was taught over the course of my educational career. One aspect of my education that I have thought a lot about is how I was taught to write. And within that larger topic, … Continue reading Teaching English Graduate Students to Write