"Commonplace Book Assignment"
- Joseph M. Adelman
- Lauren Coats, Gabrielle Dean
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- Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: A commonplace book is a form of personal archive, a means of recording and arranging textual passages of particular value to the collector for future use. This exercise, which has students create a traditional, analog version of the commonplace book, can be productively adapted to digital platforms. Andrew Goldstone, for instance, has an online version, and Alan Jacobs has written provocatively of the similarities between the commonplace book and microblogging platforms like Tumblr. Valuable as a stand-alone exercise, as a way to support attentive reading and textual analysis, it can also serve as a springboard for other activities: collection-building projects that develop principles of selection and organization, discussions of the subjective and affective aspects of archiving (Benjamin), or essay assignments that address the selected passages.
- This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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