We will begin by familiarizing with the critical debates in the field of DH and discussing the different ways in which technology has changed the humanities, and how the humanities can be helpful to better understand the technology and infrastructure that surround us.
We will then alternate hands-on workshops on DH methodologies, lectures, class discussions, and student presentations on existing digital projects. Our inquiry will especially focus on cultural texts set in New York City that we will briefly analyze through traditional literary approaches, before exploring them through digital tools. Finally, we’ll work together towards a final public-facing project that will enrich the existing scholarship on one or more of primary texts we will have engaged. Some of the projects that have been developed by students in my past courses include Let My People Know and The Beats in/and Italy.
My hope is that, in addition to learning new critical tools and skills to interpret literature, you will also a) learn transferable skills and b) your final project will be a valuable addition to your CV and/or digital portfolio when you’ll enter the job market.
We will offer two sections of the course:
- The online synchronous section (#31768) will meet on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.
- The in-person section (#31769) will meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00am to 12:15pm.
Things to Know:
- The course counts as an English major elective at the 300-level.
- If you’re looking for a definition of what Digital Humanities is/are, feel free to play with/refresh this website until you find one that piques your interest!
- No prior knowledge of digital tools and methods is required.
- Any student from the Humanities and Arts who’s interested in reaching a public audience can benefit from this class.
- Some of the tools we’ll be exploring include Text Analysis, Web Development, Digital Archiving, Digital Mapping, and Digital Storytelling.
- Be ready to participate in class and work on your individual and group projects and you’ll do great in the class.
- If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me at veritas44 AT gmail.com