CFP for MLA 2019: What Do We Teach When We Teach DH?

What Do We Teach When We Teach DH? (A special session on digital humanities pedagogy at MLA 2019) Over the last decade as digital humanities research has flourished, the MLA convention—as well as other venues—has witnessed increasingly vigorous discussions about teaching digital humanities. We now find ourselves in a discipline that is not so new (acknowledging, of course, that DH is as old as the computer itself) and simultaneously at a moment when we need…

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REED London: Humanistic Roots, Humanistic Futures at MLA 2017

This is the transcript of a paper I gave as part of the “Digital Scholarship in Action: Research” panel at CSRS (Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies) in Philadelphia on January 6, 2017. The attendant PowerPoint is stored and indexed on the MLA Commons Open Repository Exchange, and is available here: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:14373/ “REED London: Humanistic Roots, Humanistic Futures” In November of this past year the executive board of the Records of Early English Drama approved my proposal to develop…

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Trying to Move the Needle: Expanding the DH Reviewer Pool

Today it was #Brexit. Two days ago it was #nobillnobreak. Two weeks ago it was #Orlando. Friends and colleagues in Texas are attending workshops on how to deal with campus carry. Friends and colleagues in the U.K. and Europe are wondering about … everything. I don’t mean to conflate the profound and disturbing events and trends that have led to fear and hatred and tragedy on so many levels. What can we do in the face of all of…

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