New Project: Embedding Digital Literacies in HEIs

I recently began a new position as the DARIAH Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher. I am based in the discipline of digital arts and humanities in University College Cork. The project, Embedding Digital Literacies in HEIs, is headed by Dr Orla Murphy, director of the digital arts and humanities programmes in UCC. DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for … Read more

“Imagine. . .”: John Lennon as an Entry Point to Learning about Transcendentalism

*As part of my studies in the Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education I was asked to write a Teaching Portfolio section on entry points to learning. We were asked to connect this entry point with Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. In this abridged version I introduce the difference between MI and entry … Read more

A Domain of One’s Own: Taking Control of Digital Selfhood

I attended Jim Groom’s talk in Cork (31st march 2017) and want to say a few words while it’s fresh in my mind. For those of you unfamiliar with Groom’s work, he is a co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, a company that provides domains and web hosting to students and educators. Groom was here to talk … Read more

Kerouacking the Classroom and Talmudic-Style Annotation of Poetry

I teach a final year seminar called America With[out] Borders, and among the required readings are long poems by Lorna Dee Cervantes and Claudia Rankine. I have taught Cervantes’s “Bananas” and “Coffee” in other modules previously, but have rarely been satisfied with the lectures. These are challenging poems that require deep, well-researched readings. Students rarely enter … Read more

Teaching Philosophy

*I decided that posting my Teaching Philosophy here is long overdue, so below is the most up-to-date version as of 15th December 2016* From day one my students are asked to define themselves as public scholars whose contributions are not just part of “making the grade,” but also a means of breaking down the fourth … Read more