• Annotating Walt Whitman’s Poetry

    Author(s):
    Carol Singley
    Editor(s):
    Michael Roy
    Date:
    2020
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Open, DPih Syllabus, Practice, Learning objectives, Assignment, Tool, Annotation, Digital pedagogy, Collaboration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/r5pr-9a50
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: An open-source technology for enabling open peer review makes its way into the curriculum with this repurposing of CommentPress to empower students of Walt Whitman’s poetry to annotate his poems; see “Notes for Select Whitman Poems.” Part of the larger Looking for Whitman project, this assignment asks students to collaboratively annotate Whitman’s poems in full public view. This exemplifies the power but also the perils of openness. How much should teachers insist that their students make public their thoughts and impressions? What does it mean when one’s not-yet-fully-formed thoughts, once shared in the safety of the closed seminar room, become part of the Web’s permanent record? And to what extent does current copyright law inhibit such open work on materials not in the public domain?
    Notes:
    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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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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