The essays compiled in Poetry in Pedagogy: Intersections Across and Between the Disciplines offer praxes of poetry that cultivate a community around students, language, and writing, while presenting opportunities to engage with new texts, new textual forms, and new forms of text-mediated learning. The volume considers, combines, and complements multiform poetry within and beyond existing Teaching & Learning paradigms as it traverses Asia, The Atlantic, and Virtual Space. By virtue of its mélange of intersecting trajectories, across and between oceans, genres, disciplines, and sympathies, Poetry in Pedagogy informs interdisciplinary educators and practitioners of creative writing & poetry involved in examining the multiform through international, cross-disciplinary contexts.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction – A Poetics of Poetry in/and Pedagogy: The Multiform of Tertiary Education in Asia and the Atlantic (Dean A. F. Gui) Part I Anagnorisis 2. Oulipo in Hong Kong: Welcoming Unconventional Forms in Poetry Writing Workshops (James Shea) 3. Trans-Contemporary Word Culture: Late Antique Cento, Twentieth Century Cut-up, and Craft Culture in the Canadian Rockies (Stephanie Laine Hamilton) 4. Expanding Genre and Identities in Digital Poems: Generating Ethos and Pathos through Code-Switching and Shifting Multimedia Platforms (Shirley Geok-lin Lim) Part II Catharsis 5. Smuggling Creativity into the Classroom (Jason S. Polley) 6. Using Video Poetry to Teach Biotechnology (Mary Jacob and Stephen Chapman) 7. An Exploration of Elliptic and Hybrid Poetry from a Geomorphological Viewpoint (W. Brian Whalley) Part III Mimesis 8. Found Poetry and Communal Memory-making in the L2 Classroom (Jason E. H. Lee) 9. (Re)Orienting Borders with Hybrid Poetry in Tertiary Pedagogy (Pauline Felicia Baird) 10. Edifying and Frangible Creative Artforms: A Working Definition for Interstitial Poetry and Its Conceptual Framework for Virtual Environments (Dean A. F. Gui) 11. Conclusion – Intersectional Poetry and Techno-Cultural Mobility: Reconstructing Creativity, Space, and Pedagogy as Global Practice (Jason E. H. Lee)
Dean A. F. Gui is an Instructor at The English Language Centre of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Dean A. F. Gui is a poet, an English teacher, and a doctoral student. His thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Jason S. Polley and Dr. Tammy Ho (HKBU), investigates the transformative potential of poetry in virtual environments.
Jason S. Polley is an Associate Professor at the Department of English Language & Literature of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Jason S. Polley teaches Indian English fiction, comics, literary journalism, and experimental criticism. He’s co-editor of the 2018 volume Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong. He also has two creative nonfiction books: Refrain and Cemetery Miss You.