Engaging English (F21 ENGL 20200-002 Purdue) Dashboard


image of surfingThis class will teach you how to surf (the Internet) and about the various ways that English studies have been transformed over the last few decades.  Starting with some basic close-reading and analysis skills (aided by annotation at COVE Studio), we will then explore how those skills have been increasingly applied to new areas of inquiry (tv, film, culture, critical theory, and politics).  Throughout, we will employ new digital tools that change the way we approach our subjects of inquiry, including Web annotation, timeline-building, gallery-building and GIS mapping.  As we proceed, we will consider the nature of English studies:  What is an English department and how does it relate to the rest of the university?  What can you do with an English degree?  Why is it necessary to fight for English in an increasingly STEM-oriented world?  

See below, "Galleries, Timelines, and Maps," in order to add items to our collective map, timeline and gallery exhibit. Click on the links below to begin.

Galleries, Timelines, and Maps

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Individual Entries

Chronology Entry
Posted by Callie Perry on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 20:18
Posted by Kat Payne on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:23

Saint Petersburg was formerly referred to as Leningrad and was also the location of the Bloody Sunday Massacre in the year 1905. At the time, Russia was losing in a war against Japan in the east; depsite how large the frigid country was, word of that loss was able to travel to the larger cities, especially Saint Petersburg, which forced tensions to run high.

At the time, Czar Nicholas II had been in charge since the year 1894; he had caused Russia to become even more corrupt than it had been before. Vladimir Lenin was gathering forces at this time who were aimed at toppling Czar Nicholas II. A conference occurred in Saint Petersburg in the year 1904, instituted by Czar Nicholas II's grandfather, Alexander II; however, nothing came from that meeting. Instead, the reformers decided to take a more drastic route. Thus, on 22 January 1905, the...

Posted by Kat Payne on Monday, November 1, 2021 - 16:49