ANG6092 Readings in Contemporary Theory
Winter 2022

An Introduction to Digital Humanities

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 is an introduction to Digital Humanities, with a literary perspective. It considers 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. Students will read and discuss in detail essays selected from the three volumes of Debates in the Digital Humanities (edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Kleins between 2012 and 2019, available in open access from Minnesota Press), along with several other key texts published in the last decade.

There will be a series of talks offered by the “Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques” (in English and in French) during the term that will also be part of the course. (These will take place outside of our Thursday PM slot and students unable to attend them live will be able to watch recordings.)

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This content has been updated on January 19, 2022 at 12 h 44 min.