A Playful Portrait
DAWN INGMENS:It’s something we made for the professor who spends too much of his time thinking about thinking. We thought he should be doing something about it.
ANGEL: About what?
MARY MARGARET O’MALLEY: About thinking of course.
GIRL POET: What happened?
JENNIFER: Well, first we got him to understand The Alice Fallacy.
DAWN INGMENS:That was critical.
MARY MARGARET O’MALLEY: Thinking.
JENNIFER: It started with Geoffrey’s Gen-X questions about Keats, but we all got in on the act—Chris, Margaret, me. The games began soon enough.
DAWN INGMENS:And what’s he doing now? Lecturing again. Hopeless. You give him something to play with and he can’t help talking about it.
IVANHOE. Education in a New Key
by Jerome McGann, in collaboration with Johanna Drucker
and Bethany Nowviskie
IVANHOE (http://patacriticism.org / ivanhoe) is a re-
search and pedagogical project for humanities scholars
and students working in a digital age like our own, where
books are only one among many cultural sources and ob-
jects of critical reflection. It is designed within the frame-
work of the traditional goals of humanities education: to