The Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities is about researching media through new media: for example, playing games to better understand their politics and mechanics, exhibiting new media art to witness how people engage it, building stories to become more familiar with their structures and narratives, making wearable technologies to…[Read more]
The following is a response delivered at the end of the Critical Infrastructure Studies Panel, which took place at the January 2018 Modern Language Association Conference in New York City. This response argues that the call for critical infrastructure studies can ultimately help us mobilize a critically informed resistance to capital and set of…[Read more]
Lisa Marie Rhody deposited Beyond Darwinian Distance: Situating Distant Reading in a Feminist Ut Pictura Poesis Tradition in the group Computer Studies in Language and Literature on MLA Commons 5 months, 1 week ago
Looking from a distance, as a condition of knowledge, participates within a long-standing Western tradition of power relations. This article considers the use of “distant reading” as theorized by Franco Moretti in his book by the same title and suggests that the method of literary analysis that uses such a metaphor should be aware and critical of…[Read more]
Document annotation is almost as old as writing. The designers of the World Wide Web envisioned a system that would allow people to publicly annotate any document. The advent of cloud computing has finally made this feasible: distributed annotation systems like Hypothes.is allow users to save annotations privately, or share them with the public.…[Read more]
Laura R. Braunstein deposited “And There Was a Large Number of People”: The Occom Circle Project at the Dartmouth College Library in the group Computer Studies in Language and Literature on MLA Commons 7 months, 1 week ago
The Dartmouth College Library’s Occom Circle Project produced a scholarly digital edition of the papers of Samson Occom (1723–1792), a Mohegan Indian and the most widely published Native American writer of the 18th century. This chapter describes the development of the Dartmouth College Library’s project management process. The Library at the t…[Read more]
PDF of slides for a panel presentation on Jane-Austen and Regency-themed video games.
I piloted this course as “Introduction to Digital Humanities” during fall 2016 at Portland State University’s English department. Revising my syllabus for inclusion in university-wide cluster courses, I retitled it “Digital Literary Studies.”
Dene M. Grigar started the topic Thursday Night Literary Reading of Experimental Works in the discussion Computer Studies in Language and Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
<p>MLA members who are also involved in the Electronic Literature Organization are hosting an evening of readings & performances during the Modern Language Association conference. The event takes place in the Connelly Auditorium (room 806) in the Terra Building at The University of the Arts, on January 5, 2017, from 8-10 p.m. The University of th…[Read more]
CFP: Culture Analytics Workshop at SocInfo 2016
The Culture Analytics Working Group invites proposals for papers to be part of a day-long workshop on Culture Analytics at this year’s International Conference on Social Informatics.
Previous workshops have focused on the intersections of text and media, on UX design, on multiscale data-driven…[Read more]
In an essay entitled “Digital Blake,” J. Hillis-Miller (2006) asks a question which dominates discussions of William Blake’s relationship to New Media: “[w]ould Blake have approved of the William Blake Archive?” (p29). The Archive has itself been the focus of enormous theoretical reflection. The “Articles about the Archive” section on the Archive…[Read more]