Please join us on Friday, May 25 at 12pm in COMM 202 (Simpson Center
seminar room) for a Public Humanities Roundtable. Since this is the 18/19C Graduate Research Cluster’s final event of the academic year, and it’s a
lunchtime meeting at the end of the quarter, we’ll be providing Pagliacci
pizza!These short talks and the following discussion will focus on
innovative ways scholars are connecting with new publics in the university
and in wider communities. Although the focus will be on nineteenth-century studies, the range of topics addressed will be applicable across
disciplines and specializations.
Sarah Faulkner (English) is a PhD candidate whose work focuses on women’s writing, nationalism, and the historical novel in the Romantic period. She is also active in Jane Austen fandom, having been the primary organizer of last fall’s JaneFest. She will discuss the intersection of fan culture and academic research, and the possibilities of greater engagement where the two meet.
Whitney Buccicone (UW Libraries) is the Special Collections Cataloging Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries. She is responsible for creating records that allow users to find the materials they need to complete their research. She will be discussing cataloging as a form of outreach for special collections and libraries.
Courtney Floyd (English, University of Oregon), our featured speaker and a PhD candidate focusing on Victorian fiction and disability studies, will be discussing podcasting as a method for outreach and teaching. Using her personal podcast, Victorian Scribblers, and one she’s producing with her students as examples, Courtney will talk about podcasting as a means for advocating for the humanities and for making literature, and our work with it, more accessible to a wider public.