Humanities 597, Winter 2014
Society for cinema and media studies micro-seminar.
Add code required, by permission of instructor.
Course meetings and requirements: Friday, march 14, 3-5pm, Communications 202. Pre-conference seminar session. Please note this is the last day of instruction for winter quarter. Conference, March 19-23. Attend at least 4 panel sessions and 1 workshop at the conference. 2 required sessionis will be announced when the preliminary program has been posted online in December 2013; other sessions should be selected according to your interested. Monday, March 24, 1:00-3:00pm, Communications 202. Post-conference seminar session.
Humanities 597, Winter 2013
Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age:
A Microseminar with Cathy N. Davidson (1 credit, C/NC)
Instructor: Kathleen Woodward (English and Simpson Center)
Location: Communications 202 unless otherwise listed
Friday, February 8, 9:30-11:00 am Friday, February 15, 9:30-11:00 am Thursday, February 21, 7:00-8:30 pm (Lecture by Cathy N. Davidson, Kane 210) Friday, February 22, 9:30-11:00 am (Colloquium with N. Cathy Davidson) Friday, March 1, 9:30-11:00 am
In her recent writing, Cathy N. Davidson argues that new forms of thinking are required by our distributed and digital workplace, and new forms of learning must be embraced by our educational institutions. She identifies self-learning, collaboration, and participatory learning as key capacities demanded of us in the digital twenty-first century. This microseminar is designed to frame the visit of Katz Distinguished Lecturer Cathy N. Davidson to the University of Washington in February 2013 when she will give a public lecture entitled “Now You See It: Why the Future of Higher Education Demands a Paradigm Shift” and a colloquium under the title “On Learning and Teaching: Digital Knowledge.” We will read and discuss Davidson’s Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (2011), which she describes as a field guide and a survival manual for the digital age. We will also read The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (2009), a report Davidson co-authored with David Theo Goldberg for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2009), as well as essays published in American Literature and PMLA.
Cathy N. Davidson teaches at Duke University, where she co-directs the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge and is the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. A past president of the American Studies Association and former editor of American Literature, she is the author of Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (1986) and, with Linda Wagner-Martin, the co-editor of The Oxford Book of Women’s Writing in the United States (1995). In 2002, Davidson co-founded, with David Theo Goldberg, HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). In July 2012, she was named the first educator on the six-person Board of Directors of the Mozilla Foundation.