Cover of: Debates in the digital humanities | Matthew K.. Gold

About the Book

" Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital humanities promises to transform the liberal arts--and perhaps the university itself. Indeed, at a time when many academic institutions are facing austerity budgets, digital humanities programs have been able to hire new faculty, establish new centers and initiatives, and attract multimillion-dollar grants. Clearly the digital humanities has reached a significant moment in its brief history. But what sort of moment is it? Debates in the Digital Humanities brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions. From defining what a digital humanist is and determining whether the field has (or needs) theoretical grounding, to discussions of coding as scholarship and trends in data-driven research, this cutting-edge volume delineates the current state of the digital humanities and envisions potential futures and challenges. At the same time, several essays aim pointed critiques at the field for its lack of attention to race, gender, class, and sexuality; the inadequate level of diversity among its practitioners; its absence of political commitment; and its preference for research over teaching.Together, the essays in Debates in the Digital Humanities--which will be published both as a printed book and later as an ongoing, open-access website--suggest that the digital humanities is uniquely positioned to contribute to the revival of the humanities and academic life.Contributors: Bryan Alexander, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education; Rafael Alvarado, U of Virginia; Jamie "Skye" Bianco, U of Pittsburgh; Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology; Stephen Brier, CUNY Graduate Center; Daniel J. Cohen, George Mason U; Cathy N. Davidson, Duke U; Rebecca Frost Davis, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education; Johanna Drucker, U of California, Los Angeles; Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M U; Charlie Edwards; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona College; Julia Flanders, Brown U; Neil Fraistat, U of Maryland; Paul Fyfe, Florida State U; Michael Gavin, Rice U; David Greetham, CUNY Graduate Center; Jim Groom, U of Mary Washington; Gary Hall, Coventry U, UK; Mills Kelly, George Mason U; Matthew Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland; Alan Liu, U of California, Santa Barbara; Elizabeth Losh, U of California, San Diego; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Willard McCarty, King's College London; Tara McPherson, U of Southern California; Bethany Nowviskie, U of Virginia; Trevor Owens, Library of Congress; William Pannapacker, Hope College; Dave Parry, U of Texas at Dallas; Stephen Ramsay, U of Nebraska, Lincoln; Alexander Reid, SUNY at Buffalo; Geoffrey Rockwell, Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts; Mark L. Sample, George Mason U; Tom Scheinfeldt, George Mason U; Kathleen Marie Smith; Lisa Spiro, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education; Patrik Svensson, Umeå U; Luke Waltzer, Baruch College; Matthew Wilkens, U of Notre Dame; George H. Williams, U of South Carolina Upstate; Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library"--

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: ContentsIntroduction: The Digital Humanities Moment
Matthew K. Gold	Part I. Defining the Digital Humanities
1. What Is Digital Humanities and What's It Doing in English Departments?
Matthew Kirschenbaum
2. The Humanities, Done Digitally
Kathleen Fitzpatrick
3. This Is Why We Fight: Defining the Values of the Digital Humanities
Lisa Spiro
4. Beyond the Big Tent
	Patrik SvenssonBlog Posts
The Digital Humanities Situation
Rafael Alvarado
Where's the Beef? Does Digital Humanities Have to Answer Questions?
Tom Scheinfeldt
Why Digital Humanities Is "Nice"
		Tom Scheinfeldt
An Interview with Brett Bobley
Michael Gavin and Kathleen Marie Smith
Day of DH: Defining the Digital HumanitiesPart II. Theorizing the Digital Humanities
5. Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities
Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell
6. Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship
Johanna Drucker
7. This Digital Humanities which Is Not One
Jamie "Skye" Bianco
8. A Telescope for the Mind?
Willard McCartyBlog Posts
Sunset for Ideology, Sunrise for Methodology?
	Tom Scheinfeldt
Has Critical Theory Run Out of Time for Data-Driven Scholarship?
	Gary Hall
There Are No Digital Humanities
	Gary HallPart III. Critiquing the Digital Humanities
9. Why Are the Digital Humanities So White?, or, Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation
Tara McPherson
10. Hacktivism and the Humanities: Programming Protest in the Era of the Digital University
	Elizabeth Losh
11. Unseen and Unremarked On: Don DeLillo and the Failure of the Digital Humanities
	Mark L. Sample
12. Disability, Universal Design, and the Digital Humanities
	George H. Williams
13. The Digital Humanities and Its Users
	Charlie EdwardsBlog Posts
Digital Humanities Triumphant?
	William Pannapacker
What Do Girls Dig?
	Bethany Nowviskie
The Turtlenecked Hairshirt
	Ian Bogost
Eternal September of the Digital Humanities
	Bethany NowviskiePart IV. Practicing the Digital Humanities
14. Canons, Close Reading, and the Evolution of Method
Matthew Wilkens
15. Electronic Errata: Digital Publishing, Open Review, and the Futures of Correction
	Paul Fyfe
16. The Function of Digital Humanities Centers at the Present Time
	Neil Fraistat
17. Time, Labor, and "Alternate Careers" in Digital Humanities Knowledge Work
	Julia Flanders
18. Can Information Be Unfettered?: Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon
	Amy E. EarhartBlog Posts
The Social Contract of Scholarly Publishing
	Daniel J. Cohen
Introducing Digital Humanities Now
	Daniel J. Cohen
Text: A Massively Addressable Object
	Michael Witmore
The Ancestral Text
	Michael WitmorePart V. Teaching the Digital Humanities
19. Digital Humanities and the "Ugly-Stepchildren" of American Higher Education
	Luke Waltzer
20. Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities
	Alexander Reid
21. Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities?: Process and Products in the Small College World
	Bryan Alexander and Rebecca Frost Davis
22. Where's the Pedagogy?: The Role of Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities
	Stephen BrierBlog Posts
Visualizing Millions of Words
	Mills Kelly
What's Wrong with Writing Essays
	Mark L. Sample
Looking for Whitman: A Grand, Aggregated Experiment
	Matthew K. Gold and Jim.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class 001.3071
Library of Congress AZ182 .D44 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination p. cm.

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Open Library OL25121628M
ISBN 13 9780816677948, 9780816677955
LC Control Number 2011044236

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