Innovations in the Use of Online Applications By A Remote International Finnegans Wake Reading Group


Chapter Title

Innovations in the Use of Online Applications By A Remote International Finnegans Wake Reading Group

Book Title

Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues, Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies

Chapter Author(s)

Emilio Williams, Julie Boldt, Arthur Kolat, Renee Wehrle


Dr. Stephen Jackowicz, Dr. Ismail Sahin





  • The COVID-19 Pandemic forced education online, making clear the need for increased research and experimentation within the digital humanities; virtual classroom environments require new pedagogical approaches to both synchronous and asynchronous teaching.
  • Our international Finnegans Wake reading group, organized by James Elkins and consisting of scholars, recent graduates, and students, developed various case studies for such digital tools and their pedagogical applications.
  • We experimented with various cloud-based applications for annotating, organizing, visualizing, and presenting information about James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, one of the most complicated literary works ever written. Using Perusall, Google Drive, Twine, Creately, and Miro, we developed innovative new reading, learning, and teaching methods.
  • Members of the group also created a host of new methods for presenting and sharing literary knowledge in intuitive and accessible ways.
  • This chapter examines the group’s experimental ethos and our scholarly output to present both a model for further inquiry into the uses of cloud-based applications in collaborative textual exegesis and a summative assessment of new tools for collaborative research and online classroom pedagogy.


Williams, E., Boldt, J., Kolat, A., & Wehrle, R. (2021). Innovations in the use of online applications by a remote international Finnegans Wake reading group. In S. Jackowicz & I. Sahin (Eds.), Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues, Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies (pp. 363-388). ISTES Organization.

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