This book is a collection of essays offering a wide range of approaches to teaching with commonplace books. In the medieval period and beyond, commonplace books promoted a blend of excerpting, memorization, creative writing, and journaling, making them the analogue equivalent to modern-day digital journaling, bookmarking, and note-taking tools. Covering a variety of methods for introducing students to the medieval and Renaissance reading practice known as commonplacing, this volume provides instructors with concrete guidelines for using commonplace books as a teaching and learning tool. The enclosed essays provide a point of reference for best practices as well as concrete models for teaching and learning with commonplace books, helping instructors develop more student-centred, inclusive curricula.
"Introduction," by Andie Silva and Sarah E. Parker
Part 1: Why Teach Using Commonplace Books?
Chapter 1: "Resources, Materials, and In-Class Activities for Introducing Undergraduates to Commonplacing as Praxis," by Nicole Hagstrom-Schmidt
Chapter 2: "Rebuilding the Brit Lit I Survey around the Commonplace Book," by Dana Schumacher-Schmidt
Chapter 3: "Student Commonplace Books and Verse Miscellanies, ca. 1516–2022," by Joshua Eckhardt
Chapter 4: "Teaching with Commonplace Books in the Age of #RelatableContent," by Vimala C. Pasupathi
Part 2: Adapting the Commonplace Book Assignment
Chapter 5: "Productive Disruptions: Using Commonplace Books to Resist Eurocentrism," by Andie Silva
Chapter 6: "Encoding Early Modern Commonplace Books in the Classroom," by Laura Estill
Chapter 7: "Opportunities with Omeka: Commonplacing on the Digital Platform," by Alison Harper
Chapter 8: "Poetry at Play: Commonplace Books in a Game-Themed Literature Survey," by Nora L. Corrigan
Chapter 9: "Managing the Commonplace Book Assignment: Putting this Volume to Practice," by Sarah E. Parker