“Do not seek the old in the new, but find something new in the old.”
--Siegfried Zielinski, Deep Time of the Media
This year will mark my third working with the Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP. So far it has provided me the opportunity to be a part of a diverse variety of projects from teaching fifth graders how to explore poetry through the works of William Wordsworth to lending a hand in the development of a database that will aid those researching paratextual verse from English texts published before 1700.
The Humanities and My Rhetorical Situation
Here is a story that might sound familiar to many of you: As a student pursuing a career in the arts and humanities, I began a journey that did not start with me pushing myself to achieve the goal of becoming a professional writer. Rather, my educational choice had responded to my desire to challenge myself intellectually and, ultimately, to achieve a type of success on a very personal level.