Teaching with Digital Humanities
Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Published by: University of Illinois Press
298 pages, 156.00 x 235.00 x 23.00 mm, 2 black & white photographs, 3 tables
- ISBN: 9780252083983
- Published: November 2018
Travis and DeSpain curate conversations on the value of project-based, collaborative learning; examples of real-world assignments where students combine close, collaborative, and computational reading; how digital humanities aids in the consideration of marginal texts; the ways in which an ethics of care can help students organize artifacts; and how an activist approach affects debates central to the study of difference in the nineteenth century.
A supplemental companion website with substantial appendixes of syllabi and assignments is now available for readers of Teaching with Digital Humanities.
"Accessible, timely, and practical." --Legacy"Relevant not only to practitioners and theorists of digital humanities but also to students and scholars of 19th-century American literature. . . . Highly recommended." --Choice"In this compelling collection of essays, Travis and DeSpain explore the many ways in which digital humanities scholarship is remaking the pedagogy of nineteenth-century American literature. Teaching with Digital Humanities highlights the virtues of estrangement--how we can better see books, manuscripts, and newspapers once they've been tagged, aggregated, or otherwise reconfigured. Both the material forms of texts and the contents they convey are ripe for fresh analysis in a digital environment. This book is an invaluable guide to teaching within a new horizon of possibility introduced by digital methods."--Kenneth M. Price, coeditor of The Walt Whitman Archive