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Call for Pedagogical Proposals: The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making

Wednesday, September 18, 2019   (0 Comments)

Call for Proposals

We seek proposals exploring innovative ways to integrate The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making into the classroom. This digital site presents multiple versions of the striking religious, political, scientific, and personal poetry of seventeenth-century writer Hester Pulter.

If we include Pulter’s works in courses on poetry, religion and literature, science and literature, women’s writing, and/or early modern history, what new knowledges come to light? How, we ask, does the material form of the text shape a student’s reading experience, and alter understandings of authorship and literary production? How might creative pedagogies utilize a hands-on site and/or enable the digital publication of undergraduate and graduate student work?

Topics may include reflections on:

  • proposed or past syllabi and assignments that partake of the project to illuminate new ways of understanding religious experience;
  • political protest writing;
  • early modern women’s writing;
  • mourning;
  • fantasies of the cosmos;
  • physics;
  • astronomy, death, etc.;
  • reading formats in the classroom: anthologies, print, digital sites, rare book rooms, EEBO;
  • using the “versioning” of texts to teach theories of authorship, materiality, intellectual property, and/or literary production;
  • the challenges of teaching early modern women writers;
  • assignments other than the standard paper;
  • and curricular challenges and triumphs.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Leah Knight and Wendy Wall at by Dec 10, 2019.

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