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Bridget A. Draxler

Academic Biography:
During the eighteenth century, disciplinary boundaries didn't exist in the same way they do today. The writers and philosophers were also scientists, political activists, and economists. This interdisciplinary approach to knowledge is what drew me to the eighteenth century for my graduate work, but it is also what drew me to Monmouth College. I am thrilled to facilitate interdisciplinary conversation at Monmouth as the Communication Across the Curriculum director; these conversations are not only reminiscent of the Age of Enlightenment, but also foundational to a liberal arts education.

Research Interests:
Civic Engagement

Digital Humanities

Eighteenth-Century Literature & Culture

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:


PUBLICATIONS

Hsieh, Haowei, Bridget Draxler, Nicole Dudley, and Jon Winet. “The ‘City of Lit’ Digital Library—A Case Study of Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration.” The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. (2012), pp. 203-12. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2232856

Draxler, Bridget, Haowei Hsieh, Nicole Dudley, and Jon Winet. “‘City of Lit’: Collaborative Research in Literature and New Media.” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 1 (2012). http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2012/city-of-lit-collaborative-research-in-literature-and-new-media/

Draxler, Bridget, Haowei Hsieh, Nicole Dudley, and Jon Winet. “Undergraduate Peer Learning and Public Digital Humanities Research.” E-Learning and Digital Media. 9.3 (2012), pp. 284-97. http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/content/pdfs/9/issue9_3.asp

Draxler, Bridget. “Adaptation as Interpretation: Eighteenth-Century Methods in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom.” The Eighteenth-Century Novel. 8 (2011). http://www.amspressinc.com/ecn.html

Hsieh, Haowei, Bridget Draxler, Nicole Dudley, Jim Cremer, Lauren Haldeman, Dat Nyugen, Peter Likarish, and Jon Winet. “Facilitating Content Creation and Content Research in Building the ‘City of Lit’ Digital Library.” The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. (2011): pp. 145-48. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1998076.1998104

LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION

“UCOL” UNESCO City of Literature Mobile Application Research and Development Team, 2010-present http://dsph.uiowa.edu/vwu/ucol/project/

“Fresh Threads of Connection: Mother Nature and British Women Writers” exhibit, University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum, 2009 http://www.uiowa.edu/oldcap/PastExhibitsattheOldCapitolMuseum.shtml

Courses Taught:
ENG110 Composition and Argument
COMM101 Fundamentals of Communication
ENG299 Writing Fellows
INTG Citizenship Local Heroes

Education:
Ph.D. The University of Iowa 2011
M.A. The University of York 2006
B.A. St. Olaf College 2005

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 159 Ctr for Sci & Busi
Email: bdraxler@monmouthcollege.edu