Associate Professor Kenneth Sherwood delivered the keynote address “Born Digital-Literature and Pedagogy” for the Creative Writing Festival at Suffolk Community College, Long Island, New York, providing insights into the teaching of born digital literature to college students.
The conference for SCC faculty and students celebrates literature and the teaching of creative writing. Sherwood addressed the audience on the incorporation of born digital literature into the curriculum for creative writing and introductory literature classes. Born digital literature includes creative work that incorporates code in its composition and display.
Sherwood gave an overview of the varieties of born digital literature produced in the last two decades, related his teaching experiences from IUP classes (introduction to graduate level), and made the case for a read/write pedagogy in which students not only read digital literature but are taught to make it. The talk also featured a brief exhibition of works written and coded by IUP English students/graduates Eliza Albert, Melissa Clark, Andrew Chonoiski, Brian Humphreys, and Jessica Showalter.
Sherwood teaches in the IUP English Department and co-directs the
Center for Digital Humanities and Culture. Courses he has designed or co-designed include the undergraduate course, ENGL 421 Digital Writing, and graduate courses ENGL 771/871 Postmodern Topics: Digital Literature, ENGL 781 Digital Literacy,and ENGL 757/857 Digital Composition, Literature and Pedagogy.
Learn more about the Ninth Annual SCCC Creative Writing Festival's
Conference Day 2016.
Department of English