Cover for TRAVIS: Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Click for larger image
Ebook Information

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

Jennifer Travis is a professor and chair of English at St. John's University. Her most recent book is Danger and Vulnerability in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Jessica DeSpain is an associate professor of English language and literature, editor of The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, and codirector of the Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is the author of Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book.

To order online:

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Kim Stanley Robinson - Cover
Kim Stanley Robinson

Robert Markley

The Plays of Georgia Douglas Johnson - Cover
The Plays of Georgia Douglas Johnson

From the New Negro Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement

Edited and with an Introduction by Judith L. Stephens

American Literary Realism - Cover
American Literary Realism

Edited by Gary Scharnhorst

Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction - Cover
Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction

The New Memory of Latinidad

Ylce Irizarry

Waging War on War - Cover
Waging War on War

Peacefighting in American Literature

Giorgio Mariani

From Slave Cabins to the White House - Cover
From Slave Cabins to the White House

Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture

Koritha Mitchell

Spoon River America - Cover
Spoon River America

Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town

Jason Stacy

Slapstick Modernism - Cover
Slapstick Modernism

Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

William Solomon

Roger Zelazny - Cover
Roger Zelazny

F. Brett Cox

Jean Toomer - Cover
Jean Toomer

Race, Repression, and Revolution

Barbara Foley

Slumming in New York - Cover
Slumming in New York

From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem

Robert M. Dowling

Critical Digital Humanities - Cover
Critical Digital Humanities

The Search for a Methodology

James E. Dobson

Out of This World - Cover
Out of This World

Speculative Fiction in Translation from the Cold War to the New Millennium

Rachel S. Cordasco

Splattered Ink - Cover
Splattered Ink

Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Sarah E. Whitney

Longfellow Redux - Cover
Longfellow Redux

Christoph Irmscher