- Classroom & Event Support
- Funding and Grants
- Learning Technologies and Consulting
- Technician Support for Classes & Events
- Video Services
- Exam Scan Service
This project extends an effort initiated under the Teaching with Technology Institute to construct interactive graphic editions of poems to provide undergraduate and graduate students a new way of experiencing such fundamental poetic devices as rhythm, allusion, metaphor, analogy, and ekphrasis. While the students in my courses are keenly interested in how poems work, they frequently lack a strong grounding in poetic devices, the study of which had once been a standard feature of any literature curriculum. The purpose here would be to allow multiple ways of looking at a given poem, for example, by instantly mapping its stresses and arranging them into rhythmic patterns, playing musical examples of the same patterns, highlighting syntactic parallels hidden in the text, and revealing on-screen images and quotes referenced in the poem. The purpose here will be to present a new and inviting way of reading, a kind of "pop-up video" approach to rich literary texts.