Doran Larson, the Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences and Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, and Will Rasenberger ’19 presented an introduction to the American Prison Writing Archive (APWA) at the 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). The event took place at the University of Victoria, Canada, on June 12.

According to its website, the DHSI provides an “environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach.”

Participants share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies through a program of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures.

Rasenberger is coordinating undergraduate activities at the DHSI this summer.

“Prison Writing Instruction and the American Prison Writing Archive,” an essay by Sean Moxley-Kelly of the University of Arizona-Tempe, appears in a new book on contemporary educational practices and theories for teaching writing in prisons. Prison Pedagogies: Learning and Teaching with Imprisoned Writers, edited by Joe Lockard of Arizona State University and Sherry Rankins-Robertson of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, was recently published by Syracuse University Press.

Larson is the founder and project director of the American Prison Writing Archive.

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