The long awaited Earhart/Jewell collection of essays, The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age, is now available. See http://press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=353224
Published: November 16, 2010
A history of the humanities in the 20th century could be chronicled in “isms” — formalism, Freudianism, structuralism, postcolonialism — grand intellectual cathedrals from which assorted interpretations of literature, politics and culture spread. The next big idea in language, history and the arts? Data.
TEACHING DIGITAL MEDIA
Guest Editor: Mary McAleer Balkun
The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000 – 10,000 words) and media reviews (books, film, video, performance, art, music, etc. – 3,000 to 5,000 words) that explore the uses of digital media in all pedagogical contexts and disciplinary perspectives.
Submissions should explore the application or impact of any form of digital media on teaching and learning, including but not restricted to digital/digitized materials, specific software, social media, virtual environments, audio or visual media, and the internet. We welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Transformations publishes only essays that focus on pedagogical praxis and/or pedagogical theory.
Possible topics for pedagogy-related articles:
Teaching digital media as a subject Distance Learning
Digital texts Mapping software/ Social geography
Creation of new knowledge Collaboration
Virtual worlds Digital storytelling
Unintended consequences of using digital media Authorial/ Ownership issues
Creative commons Ethics and digital media
Access issues Social media/social networking
Technologies of plagiarism Libraries in the digital age
Email and the historical record Politics of knowledge
Globalization and digital media Faculty development
Portability of learning materials Censorship/ Self censorship
Class/race/gender and digital media Digital media and the arts
Personal vulnerability in the digital world Creating digital media
Immediacy/Ubiquity of information Discipline shifts
Deadline: November 30, 2010
|In recognition of the importance of new academic formats, the PCA/ACA has established an Award for excellence as an Electronic Reference Site that a committee agrees has met the necessary qualifications for contributing significantly to the study of Popular and American Culture. It is awarded annually to the Electronic Reference Site that best demonstrates the following: Quality of research/scholarship, use of hypertext/networking of electronic medium, use of supplementary/secondary materials, contribution to popular and American studies scholarship, breadth of archived material, ease of searching, and updatability.|
This roundtable will consider how digital tools and digital methodologies are shaping eighteenth-century studies. Participants might reflect on the following questions, applied to both students and faculty:
- What sorts of new research and teaching models are emerging in the digital age?
- What drawbacks should scholars and teachers be wary of as we are confronted with these new possibilities?
- How are collaborative, interdisciplinary projects affected by the digital humanities?
- What lessons might we learn for our use of twenty-first-century technologies from eighteenth-century observations about print technology’s influence upon learning, knowledge, and communication?
- Conversely, in what ways does the media culture of the twenty-first century shape our understanding of the eighteenth?
SHARP (the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) has just begun a new review series on electronic scholarly resources.
If you (or one of your graduate students) would be interested in doing a 750-word review of an online scholarly resource (such as The Whitman Archive or The Cather Archive) or a subscription database (such as “African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century”), please contact Katherine Harris at email@example.com. Any questions can be directed towards Prof. Harris as well.
I’ve already had some interest expressed in the category of “Digital Texts and the Spatial Turn,” so let me know if anyone else is interested (firstname.lastname@example.org)