ANG6750 Digital HumanitiesWinter 2015
This course will be an introduction to Digital Humanities. Students will read and discuss in detail Matthew K. Gold’s collection of essays Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012; open-access edition 2013). In their introduction to A Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell, 2004), the editors Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth write:
This collection marks a turning point in the field of digital humanities: for the first time, a wide range of theorists and practitioners, those who have been active in the field for decades, and those recently involved, disciplinary experts, computer scientists, and library and information studies specialists, have been brought together to consider digital humanities as a discipline in its own right, as well as to reflect on how it relates to areas of traditional humanities scholarship.
This course will consider the various aspects of Digital Humanities, its emergence as a discipline, its increased visibility and popularity beyond academe, and its usefulness for students engaged in more traditional literary study.
This course will dovetail with the seminar ‘Écritures numériques et éditorialisation‘.
- Three in-class presentations on secondary criticism: 75%
- One poster presentation: 25% (to be delivered on 23 April 2014)
- Matthew K. Gold, ed. Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012; open-access 2013) http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates
- 15 January 2015: Introduction
- 22 January 2015: ‘Defining the Digital Humanities’ / Seminar ‘Écritures numériques et éditorialisation’ (Presentations 1 & 2)
- 5 February 2015: ‘Theorizing the Digital Humanities’ (Presentations 3, 4, 5 & 6)
- 12 February 2015: ‘Critiquing the Digital Humanities’ / Seminar ‘Écritures numériques et éditorialisation’ (Presentation 7 & 8)
- 26 February 2015: ‘Journée d’étude “Bibliothèques numériques”‘
- 12 March 2015: ‘Practicing the Digital Humanities’ / Seminar ‘Écritures numériques et éditorialisation’ (Presentation 9, 10, 11 & 12)
- 2 April 2015: Poster workshop
- 16 April 2015: ‘Envisioning the Future of the Digital Humanities’ (Presentations 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18)
- 23 April 2015: Poster presentation
(Please note that this intensive class will meet from 9am to 1pm on selected Thursdays on the above dates, except on 26 February from 9am to 5pm, and on 12 March from 10am to 2pm.)
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