Teaching

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

Concepts and Collaboration in Digital Humanities I (DH1001), 2015 – 2016

  • This module introduces students to the fundamentals of digital humanities history and theory. It lays the foundations for subsequent modules by introducing students to a variety of issues of concern in contemporary digital humanities practice. Students explore and evaluate the emerging digital communities and collaborations among scholars, review the literature and debates on the changing nature of scholarship, on communities of practice, peer review, collaboration and “critical friends”. The changing nature of academic debate and the impact of digital tools in research and on the production of academic work and topics such as digital rights management, licensing and copyright are introduced. Students engage with local, national and international networks, and begin to explore the creation of a digital “presence”. I design, deliver and examine this module.

Concepts and Collaboration in Digital Humanities II (DH2001), 2015 – 2016

  • This module further develops students’ understanding of a range of theoretical and conceptual views on a variety of issues of concern in contemporary Digital Humanities practice. Students explore and evaluate the emerging digital communities and collaborations among scholars, review the literature and debates on the contested nature of scholarship, the changing nature of academic debate and the impact of digital tools in research and on the production of academic work. I design, deliver and examine this module.

U.S-Hispanic Fiction: Latino Writers in Focus” (HS2046), 2013 – 2016

  • My work on this module includes curriculum design, delivery and examination. My section of the course examines a selection of Chicana/o poetry, drama, and theory within relevant cultural and socio-political contexts. Authors covered include Lorna Dee Cervantes, Gloria Anzaldúa, Rodolfo “Corky” González, José Montalvo, Carmen Tafolla, and Josefina López.

American Gothic Literature (EN2007/2009), 2015

  • This 10 credit seminar introduces students to a range of 19th and 20th century gothic texts, including authors such as Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Flannery O’Connor and Harper Lee.
  • A student, Cian O’Connor, was awarded Programme Winner in the Literature 1710-Present category in the Undergraduate Awards 2015 for his essay, Some Aspects of the Grotesque in the Short Fiction of Flannery O’Connor’ which he originally completed as part of the continuous assessment for this module.

Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Studies First Year Tutorials (HS1001), 2013-2015

  • I taught a series of tutorial aimed at improving knowledge competencies and develop transferable research, critical and communication skills.

Modern English Tutorials (EN1001), 2010 – 2012

  • I designed, delivered and examined tutorials for first year English Students in areas of 19th and 20th century literature, film, drama from a range of time periods, Renaissance and Caribbean poetry. I also taught introductions to critical analysis in literature, film, drama and poetry, academic writing, presentation skills, research and information literacy, referencing and plagiarism, and study skills.

 

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING

Contemporary Literary Research: Skills, Methods and Strategies (EN6009), 2016 – 2016

  • By means of team-teaching and self-paced interactive work, the module will familiarise students with appropriate bibliographic styles, research techniques, research methodologies, and information resources skills. It will enable students to develop further their existing skills in formulating and communicating research ideas in the contemporary networked scholarly environment. I design, deliver and provide mentorship for the digital scholarship component of this module.

Research Methods (LL6901), 2013 – 2016

  • This module is delivered to Masters students in the School of Languages Literatures and Cultures. As part of it, I teach dissemination methods, social media engagement for academics, and social scholarship.

Editing Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (PG6010) 2014 – 2016

  • This module, open to research students introduces a range of concepts relating to editing and publishing, including the changing face of publishing in the digital age. Students are also introduces to HTML, XML and TEI. As part of this module, students are guided in the creation of an online class publication.

Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (PG6011) 2015 – 2016

  • This course provides professional training for postgraduate students in the humanities and social sciences. Framed by recent discussions on the future of academic scholarship and publishing, it will introduce students to a range of digital skills and key concepts for online publication of a range of texts / contexts / materials within the humanities. Geared towards key issues of employability and academic dissemination, skills include: TEI, XML, HTML, social media as a marketing and dissemination tool, crowdsourcing, transcription, working with a digital archive.

Tutorials for the MA in Digital Arts and Humanities, 2014 – 2016

  • I design and deliver tutorials covering a range of topics including academic blogging, social media for research, crowdsourcing, writing, editing and publishing online, and digital methodologies.