Reassessing the Argumental Middle Ground

Recent discussion on the role of the academic is under dispute. Should they be more public? Should they be posting their latest work on Twitter and Facebook? Should academic work be more accessible? These questions do not come with an easy answer. However, there is a common trend that links a healthy number of the … Continue reading Reassessing the Argumental Middle Ground

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What would Crusoe’s Pinterest Board look like?

Adeline Koh from “Introducing Digital Humanities Work to Undergraduates”argues that “you and your students are all already digital humanists, because you all use technology in your daily lives.” Although there may be a sharper divide between digital humanists work and just simply using technology, she does make a point that we may be more organically … Continue reading What would Crusoe’s Pinterest Board look like?

Another “Woven” Approach to Creative Analysis

Mark Sample's essay, in many ways, diverts from the typical attitude that many English professors share. Unlike those who feel that the best way to evaluate a student in an English class is to require them to write an essay, Sample compares the essay to the standardized test in which "the only thing an essay … Continue reading Another “Woven” Approach to Creative Analysis

The Unthinkable Mind does Close Reading

Using Lynda Barry’s Syllabus as inspiration, there is a lot that can be done when combining drawing, digital humanities, and literature. Here’s a fresh and creative way to approach close reading: Read the passage (a couple pages, a paragraph, a sentence) and ask students to draw a spiral on their paper while they listen to the … Continue reading The Unthinkable Mind does Close Reading

The Outcome of Digital Pedagogy without the Overpowering Digital World

A  new and innovative form of teaching is presented in Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. With the exception of tumblr (which is far from the focus of her text), Barry explains her inspiring from of pedagogy that requires a substantial amount of unique student engagement, yet, is able to do so without the overpowering … Continue reading The Outcome of Digital Pedagogy without the Overpowering Digital World

Let’s help the digital humanities grow by participating in the Day of Digital Humanities! Last year, the event took place on May 19th. Teachers, encourage your students to mark the day in their calendars and consider giving extra credit to students who participate in the event! Let’s start creating awareness now, so when the day … Continue reading

The Digital Humanities, English and Beyond

Matthew Kirschenbaum offers some crucial information regarding the digital humanities and its effects on English departments across the nation. At the core of his article, we recognize just how much the digital humanities have grown and influenced the format of pedagogical, literary, and scholarly content in the past few decades. However, it is also noted … Continue reading The Digital Humanities, English and Beyond