Archive | September, 2012


The Pleasure of the Hypertext

I feel compelled to make a brief comment on Fitzpatrick’s third chapter, “Texts” – and in a somewhat anecdotal way, which I apologize for in advance.  A good chunk of the chapter is devoted to finding the right questions to ask about digital texts, about what they gain or lose of the traditional “codex”, over […]

Everything is Copacetic

We again had some very interesting discussions about practicing and teaching Digital Humanities, and I was very happy to hear from classmates who’ve had some real world experience, and some strong opinions.  I am very excited that someone is working on a history of jazz slang, baby!  I’m down with that!  That’s real cool, man!  […]

Collaborating on Curriculum

I want to teach. Having an interdisciplinary background (American Studies), a wide range of interests, but limited teaching experience, combined with a highly competitive job market, limited opportunities, and a trend away from survey classes, I find myself applying to teach a wide-range of specific subjects (in after-school, college prep, and undergraduate programs). As a […]

Pedagogy, Access, Waltzer, and Reid

After hearing Dale’s great presentation on access during our last class and after reading some of the discussions going on here on the DH Debates group forum and blog, I couldn’t help but pick up on that theme throughout some of the readings this week. In particular, I found Luke Waltzer’s and Alexander Reid’s chapters […]

On Liberal Arts Campuses and Comp-Rhet Classes

My university—Fordham University—does not (yet) allocate the resources to DH that CUNY does. We do not yet have a Digital Humanities Center, and our DH community is just beginning to coalesce around a Digital Humanities Initiative (faculty) and GSDH (graduate student) group. Given these structural limitations, I read “Why Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital […]

Anxieties and Articulation in Debates In The Digital Humanities

NOTE: All quotes from Debates in Digital Humanities   It seems that a lot of scholars writing in the DH field have been constrained technologically and fill in their own gaps with critiques that, while warranted, expose a level of disappointment with accessible canons of text:   If we do not theorize our technological approaches […]

“What is your project doing to address accessibility for people with disabilities?”

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting piece on accessibility and DH.  The thoughtful piece focuses on physical disabilities.  I am eager to disrupt discussions of accessibility that remain solely inside the boundaries of physical disabilities.  I would like to see us include all disabilities and see us expand our culture of access so […]

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