Public Humanities beyond the Classroom
This multifaceted work-in-progress emerged from student-faculty research I conducted with Madeline Scully (’18) with the support of the Digital Humanities Lab at PLU. It is a collaboration with current and past PLU students, and we have also published work by writers beyond PLU. Our main goal is to create a space where college students and graduates who are passionate about Jane Austen and her afterlives can apply their Humanities education and other forms of critical thinking to the study of her work in a public humanities setting. Our essays have recently been featured in the popular period drama website, Willow and Thatch (here and here). As part of this project we also gather and create pedagogical resources. Currently, we’re at work creating anti-racist resources for teachers of Austen’s work, a critical conversation timeline tracing feminist readings of Austen’s work, and every week we highlight scholarship of teaching, recent Austen scholarship, and digital Austen resources in our Twitter feed. You can follow us @janeatplu.