Monday, October 20, 2008

Teaching Milton and his time

[also via the LRS ...]

University of Manchester, Centre for Enquiry Based Learning
07 Nov 08, 10:00
No charge, but we reserve the right to charge a £15:00 non-attendance fee.
Last Date for registration: 31 Oct 08

This day conference will examine new pedagogies and new technologies for the teaching of John Milton and his time. Sessions already scheduled will address:

*Interdisciplinary teaching
*The problems and challenges associated with making Milton relevant
* New teaching styles such as Enquiry Based learning
*The impact of information technologies and web 2.0 practices upon pedagogy
*Teaching textual and material culture in partnership with libraries and archives

Sessions have been planned in partnership with a range of institutions, including Chetham's Library, John Rylands Library and the MIMAS service (

Scheduled speakers and participants include Sharon Achinstein, Gordon Campbell, Tom Corns, Rosanna Cox, Jerome de Groot, Karen Edwards, Thomas Luxon and Marcus Nevitt.

Programme: (subject to alteration)


Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.45
Multiple Miltons: relevance, discipline, text
Karen Edwards (Exeter); Sharon Achinstein (Oxford); Discussant: Roger Pooley (Keele)

11.00 - 11.45
Round Table Discussion on interdisciplinary Milton
Led by John Coffey (Leicester)with respondents Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway) and Gordon Campbell (Leicester)

11.45 - 12.15

12.15 - 1.00
Electronic Milton 1
Marcus Nevitt (Sheffield); Rosanna Cox (Kent); Discussant: Jerome de Groot (Manchester)

1.00 - 2.00
Lunch and Competition: Best teaching tip for seminars

2.00 - 2.45
Electronic Milton 2
Tom Luxon (Dartmouth) via video conference; Tom Corns (Bangor); Discussant: Jonathan Gibson (English Subject Centre)

2.45 - 3.00
Short Break

3.00 - 4.15
Material Culture
Developing and teaching a new MA course using EBL
Staff from the John Rylands Library and Chetham's Library with academics from the Manchester English Department

3.00 - 4.15
Material Culture
Discussion Groups: New technologies, new pedagogies, new possibilities?
Chaired by postgraduates: Jonathan Olson (Liverpool), Joel Swann (Keele), Matthew Yeo (Manchester)

4.15 - 4.30
Tea and closing discussion

Programme Enquiries :
Jerome De Groot

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