Teaching with Digital Humanities
Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature
How to use and build digital projects and how to incorporate into already established curriculum
Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain present a long-overdue collection of theoretical perspectives and case studies aimed at teaching nineteenth-century American literature using digital humanities tools and methods. Scholars foundational to the development of digital humanities join educators who have made digital methods central to their practices. Together they discuss and illustrate how digital pedagogies deepen student learning. The collection's innovative approach allows the works to be read in any order.
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.
"Relevant not only to practitioners and theorists of digital humanities but also to students and scholars of 19th-century American literature. . . . Highly recommended." --Choice
"Accessible, timely, and practical." --Legacy
"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
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