TEXTUAL TECHNOLOGIES: An Interactive Genius Workshop

TEXTUAL TECHNOLOGIES: An Interactive Genius Workshop

In anticipation of the 14th Annual Sequels Symposium, E3W invites you to the second and final Prequels event of the semester – “Textual Technologies: An Interactive Genius Workshop.” Facilitated by Yvette DeChavez (PhD candidate, Department of English) and Dr. Jeremy Dean (Education Czar of Genius), this workshop will explore the history of Genius (formerly Rap Genius) and its pedagogical purposes, while also working hands-on with the site’s forthcoming functions. This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 12, from 3:305:00pm in FAC 9 and is designed for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.

In preparation for the hands-on portion of the workshop, Dr. Dean invites participants to sign up for Genius accounts here: http://genius.com/beta. This beta account allows you to play with a new Genius function that enables you to annotate any website, like the New York Times, Wikipedia, or a friend’s blog.

Here are some examples.

Please also mark your calendars for this year’s Sequels SymposiumApril 9-10 at the University of Texas at Austin. Sequels, an annual symposium sponsored by the Ethnic and Third World Literatures specialization in the Department of English, hosts distinguished E3W graduates and honors their recently published books. This year’s keynote speakers are Shaka McGlotten (Purchase College, SUNY) and Jeremy Dean (Education Czar at Genius).


Allison Haas

Lauren Grewe


The Department of English

Ethnic & Third World Literatures (E3W)






Email: SequelsE3W@gmail.com

Website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/e3w/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTAustinE3W