We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming (aka the episodes we recorded before COVID-19) to bring you a special series about writing and teaching during a global pandemic.
Our first guest for this series is Dr. Danielle Lee, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Old Westbury. In this episode, we talk to Danielle about teaching online, processing trauma through art, and documenting the narratives that emerge during a crisis. You can follow Danielle on Twitter @dlitephul.
- Pandemic Pedagogy Facebook group
- “Panic-Gogy”: Teaching Online Classes During The Coronavirus Pandemic (NPR)
- Anne Applebaum, “The Coronavirus Called America’s Bluff” (The Atlantic)
“Moments like this are when we get some of our best writing, at its most authentic and raw.”Danielle Lee
“As an archivist, I see these narratives, these social media posts, these blog entries, things on YouTube–these are our modern archival documents.”Danielle Lee
“We have to remember that as writers, as appreciators of literature, we study literature for its representation of the human condition. And we have to remember our humanity most of all, above everything else…We can be physically isolated, but we don’t have be creatively isolated. Share. Reach out. Create.”Danielle Lee