The Golden Echo

Exploring a Hermeneutic of Hope

Christopher Adamson

I am a faculty developer interested in how the current crisis in education calls for a grounding in philosophy of education and a commitment to public scholarship. Within my home discipline of Victorian studies, I focus on medievalism and the connections between liturgy and literature. In my current project, “‘A Sacramental Moment’: Liturgy and Time in the Victorian Reception of the Past,” I propose that understanding the use of liturgical forms in Victorian texts enables a more nuanced view of literature than the secularization narrative provides and can even shed light on the way we currently receive the Victorian past or wield medieval discourses.

As an Education Technology Integrationist at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of South Dakota, I support instructors in developing significant learning experiences through the use of technology in the classroom.

Previously, as the Graduate Student Coordinator Fellow at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, I provided the primary contact for all graduate students in the Digital Scholarship Internship Program, facilitating their professional development and involvement on digital projects. As the Digital Scholarship Pedagogy Lead, I specialized in facilitating faculty and students in integrating digital pedagogy and multimodal projects such as collaborative, student-driven blogging and digital storytelling in the classroom.

Here you will find my teaching materials and my thoughts on education and literature. Like “The Golden Echo,” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, my blog explores a hermeneutic of hope, a way of reading that affirms that poetry matters, the humanities matter, and you matter.