Over the course of the last year or so, “DH” has increasingly been subjected to scrutiny and critique, while (simultaneously) a rhetoric of transformation has accrued around DH as an enterprise. Is DH in need of transformation? Do the digital humanities cloak a conservative agenda? Can we imagine a critical, politically engaged DH (and is it perhaps here at work already)? What does the future hold for the digital humanities?
- Chun, Remarks from MLA 2013 “Dark Side of Digital Humanities” Panel
- McPherson, “Why are the Digital Humanities So White? Or, Thinking the History of Race and Computation” (DDH)
- Earhart, “Can Information Be Unfettered? Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon” (DDH)
- Liu, “Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?” (DDH)
- Lothian and Phillips, “Can Digital Humanities Mean Transformative Critique?“
- Charette, “Why Conservatives Should Embrace the Digital Humanities“
- Rhody, “The Boolean Logic of the Digital Humanities“
- #transformDH tumblr
- Postcolonial Digital Humanities
No exercise due.
PUBLIC WRITING and FIELDWORK AUDITS
Please send a brief accounting of your public writing activities since April 10th (including links) to me by the time the class meets. Please also send me your final Fieldwork audits, including your self-assigned tallies.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 10:00 AM, 2115 Tawes Hall