A Field and Its Forms

Metaliteracies for Nineteenth Century Studies

By the end of their PhD studies…


By the time they teach their first course….


By the time they write their first article…


By the time they publish their first book…


As soon as possible….


… Scholars should be able to (SSBAT):

  • outline the social, economic, and institutional factors that determine who is able to engage with their scholarship
  • analyze the ways in which the policies and practices that surround them may contribute to systemic inequality and white supremacy
  • describe the potential for others to rehost or reuse the primary-source scans of the texts they work with
  • provide citations for primary sources in ways that reduce barriers to entry for other readers
  • assess policies related to article-sharing, preprint publication, postprint publication, and self-archiving of scholarly work and take this information into account when they submit articles to journals
  • advocate for policy changes that reduce barriers to access to scholarship and education in our disciplines
  • describe how a student or colleague might gain access to paywalled secondary sources without an institutional affiliation
  • identify the ways in which a specific scholarly or educational platform might allow third parties to use data from readers without their informed consent
  • compose a handout or in-class statement explaining what student data instructors and institutions have access to, how each party uses it, and how to opt out of data collection
  • create an assignment prompt that addresses students as co-participants in the process of knowledge creation

What would you add to this list? 



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