Glenn Hendler, Associate Professor and Chair of English
Department, Fordham University
Thursday, March 7
1:50 to 3:15 p.m.
Library room 110 in the back of the University
Learning Commons, Queens Campus
If you have any questions please contact the CTL at CTL@stjohns.edu.
In this talk Glenn Hendler—co-editor of the widely taught volume
Keywords for American Cultural Studies—will describe how the
project morphed from a traditional edited collec-tion into a
collaborative digital humanities project called The Keywords
Collaboratory. The Collaboratory—a wiki-based online writing
space—extends the research agenda of the book by enabling work on
new and emerging keywords. But it is above all a teaching tool that
has been used in dozens of classrooms around the country to prompt
students to work collaboratively in the production of new knowledge
about the way we think about American culture. Discussion will thus
include both the intellectual and pedagogical value of thinking
through keywords and the practicality of collaborative online
writing assignments in the American Studies classroom and in other
disciplines and interdisciplinary fields.
Glenn Hendler is currently the chair of the English department at
Fordham University, where he has also served as director of the
undergraduate program in American Studies. Hendler is the author of
Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century
American Literature and the co-editor of three volumes: Sentimental
Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture
(with Mary Chapman); an edition of Walt Whitman's temperance novel
Franklin Evans; or, The Inebriate (with Christopher Castiglia); and
Keywords for American Cultural Studies (with Bruce Burgett).
Hendler and Burgett are cur-rently compiling a revised and expanded
second edition of Keywords, and Hendler is working on a book on
representations of riots in the U.S. in the nineteenth century,