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Debates in the digital humanities

"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, Umē U; Luke Waltzer, Baruch College; Matthew Wilkens, U of Notre Dame; George H. Williams, U of South Carolina Upstate; Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2012
Univ Of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2012
xvi, 516 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
9780816677948, 9780816677955, 0816677948, 0816677956
Digital humanities moment / Matthew K. Gold
What Is digital humanities and what's it doing in English departments? / Matthew Kirschenbaum
Humanities, done digitally / Kathleen Fitzpatrick
This is why we fight : defining the values of the digital humanities / Lisa Spiro
Beyond the big tent / Patrik Svensson
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
Interview with Brett Bobley / Michael Gavin and Kathleen Marie Smith
Day of DH : defining the digital humanities
Developing things : notes toward an epistemology of building in the digital humanities / Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell
Humanistic theory and digital scholarship / Johanna Drucker
This digital humanities which Is not one / Jamie "Skye" Bianco
Telescope for the mind? / Willard McCarty
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 Hall
Why are the digital humanities so white?, or, thinking the histories of race and computation / Tara McPherson
Hacktivism and the humanities : programming protest in the era of the digital university / Elizabeth Losh
Unseen and unremarked on : Don DeLillo and the failure of the digital humanities / Mark L. Sample
Disability, universal design, and the digital humanities / George H. Williams
Digital humanities and its users / Charlie Edwards
Digital humanities triumphant? / William Pannapacker
What do girls dig? / Bethany Nowviskie
Turtlenecked hairshirt / Ian Bogost
Eternal September of the digital humanities / Bethany Nowviskie
Canons, close reading, and the evolution of method / Matthew Wilkens
Electronic errata : digital publishing, open review, and the futures of correction / Paul Fyfe
Function of digital humanities centers at the present time / Neil Fraistat
Time, labor, and "alternate careers" in digital humanities knowledge work / Julia Flanders
Can information be unfettered? : Race and the new digital humanities canon / Amy E. Earhart
Social contract of scholarly publishing / Daniel J. Cohen
Introducing digital humanities now / Daniel J. Cohen
Text : a massively addressable object / Michael Witmore
Ancestral text / Michael Witmore
Digital humanities and the "ugly-stepchildren" of American higher education / Luke Waltzer
Graduate education and the ethics of the digital humanities / Alexander Reid
Should liberal arts campuses do digital humanities? : Process and products in the small college world / Bryan Alexander and Rebecca Frost Davis
Where's the Pedagogy? : The role of teaching and learning in the digital humanities / Stephen Brier
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 Groom
Public course blog : the required reading we write ourselves for the course that never ends / Trevor Owens
Digital humanities as/is a tactical term / Matthew Kirschenbaum
Digital humanities or a digital humanism / Dave Parry
Resistance to digital humanities / David Greetham
Beyond metrics : community authorization and open peer review / Kathleen Fitzpatric
Trending : the promises and the challenges of big social data / Lev Manovich
Humanities 2.0 : promise, perils, predictions / Cathy N. Davidson
Where is cultural criticism in the digital humanities? / Alan Liu Full-text (Open Access) Available to Stanford-affiliated users. Rutgers restricted Connect to this resource online