This article explores how to incorporate medieval materials, such as vellum and goose feather quills, in writing-focused courses. Through reflective writing, students link the tactile experience of medieval materials to their emerging understanding of their own writing processes as mediated by the material and digital environments in which they compose.
Materially Engaged Reading in the Writing Classroom
Jenny C. Bledsoe is a PhD candidate in English at Emory University specializing in medieval literature, book history, and gender studies. She is completing her dissertation on the early thirteenth-century Katherine Group, its manuscript context, and reception history.