August Video conference on Teaching


Hello VSAO members,
I hope all of you are well. Long-time member, Prof. Martin Danahay, has sent the following invitation to all members for a terrific online event this August.
Here is his message:
I will be hosting a videoconference workshop on teaching Victorian literature and culture online so that we can share ideas and resources and provide mutual support as we face Fall 2020 remote teaching. I have created a very simple calendar with dates from Monday August 17th to Friday August 21st 7:00 – 9:00 pm for this meeting. I’ve tried to pick some dates where our minds will be focused on teaching but when we also still have time to make changes to our syllabi. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please follow these steps:
1. Go to
Simply click on the dates/time that work for you
2. Email me a copy of your syllabus; complete or incomplete syllabi are welcome. I see this as a workshop in which we can discuss your options if you still have gaps in your syllabus.
3. I have created a simple wiki at
and have posted my syllabus for ENGL3P33 Victorian Literature. I will add syllabi to the wiki as I receive them from you via email.
4. I will email a link for the videoconference 24 hours before the meeting.
If these dates don’t work for a large number of people I may change them, but I had to start somewhere and so chose the week of August 17th – 21st at random. Normally many people might be traveling during August, but of course these are not normal times which is why I am hosting this discussion in the first place.