Welcome to my teaching Home Page (Until recently this has also been my research blog; new postings can be found at my research blog, http://dpod.kakelbont.ca/ my previous research/blogs can be found here and here).
I am a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge. In the department, I am responsible for teaching most of our courses on medieval literature, the History of the Book, and the English language. I also share responsibility for our first year introductory course, English 1900, and a second year poetry class, English 2100. You can find out more about my teaching by following this link.
My main research interests include Old English language and literature, the history of the book, editorial and textual scholarship, humanities computing, and reception-oriented criticism. My current research projects include
- The Visionary Cross Project (http://www.visionarycross.org/). This is an international project studying the “Visionary Cross” cultural matrix in Anglo-Saxon England, particularly as it is represented in the Ruthwell Cross, Bewcastle Cross, Brussels Cross, and the Vercelli Book poems The Dream of the Rood and Elene. We are currently in the process of digitizing the Ruthwell Cross, funded by SSHRC and the AHRC.
- The Lethbridge Journal Incubator (http://www.uleth.ca/lib/incubator/ and http://www.journalincubator.org/). This project addresses the problem of sustainability in the publication of scholarly journals, by aligning its costs with university educational missions. Work on this project involves developing robust and generalisable XML-based workflows for journal production and training material for student assistants. The result will be an open source production process and business model that will able to encourage academics to experiment with new forms of scholarly publication.
- Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (go::dh). This is a Special Interest Group dedicated to bridging the divide that separates high income economies from mid- and low-income economies in the practice of Digital Humanities.
- abdah.org This project is working towards the establishment of a Campus Alberta Digital Arts and Humanities.
In addition to these research projects, I have been active for the last several years in academic and research administration. I am currently co-president (English) of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs, a Canada-wide association that both draws together humanists who are engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation and participates in international efforts to call attention to the importance of digital technology in the practice of the humanities through partnerships with other agencies. I am also co-editor of Digital Studies / Le champ numérique and associate editor of Digital Medievalist (http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/journal/), a journal I helped found. In previous years I have been Chair and CEO of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) (http://www.tei-c.org/) (2006-2010), founding director of the Digital Medievalist Community of Practice (2003-2009), and chair of my department (2004-2007).
Posted: Monday December 4, 2006. 07:47.
Last modified: Friday November 30, 2012. 08:54.