DIGI 2305: Digital Humanities: September 2011 - April 2012
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Class schedule

Sep 12Introduction
Sep 14Introduction to Digital Humanities
Sep 19Introduction to Digital Humanities
• Smith, Martha Nell. “Democratizing Knowledge.” Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities 26.5 (2005): 12-15. Print. online
Sep 21Introduction to Digital Humanities
• Unsworth, John. “What is Humanities Computing and What is Not?” Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie 4 (2002): 71-84. Print. online
Sep 26History of the book
• Wikipedia: “History of books
Sep 28History of the book
Oct 3History of the computer
• Wikipedia: “Computer”: introduction, “History of computing,” and “Programs.”
Oct 5History of the computer
• Wikipedia: “Turing test”: introduction and “History.”
Oct 17History of the Internet and World Wide Web
Oct 19Web 2.0
• Wikipedia: “Web 2.0”: introduction, “History,” and “Characteristics.”
• Wesch, Michael. “The Machine is Us/ing Us” YouTube online.
Oct 24Identity and the Internet
• Dominick, Joseph R. “Who Do You Think You Are? Personal Home Pages and Self-Presentation on the World Wide Web.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 76.4 (1999): 646-58. Print. online | online
Oct 26Identity and the Internet
Creative Learning
Gulliver’s Quality Books and Toys
Oct 31Text analysis: introduction
Nov 2Text analysis: Google Tools
Nov 7Text analysis: text encoding and XML
Nov 9Text analysis: text encoding and XML
Nov 14Text analysis: ludic analysis
• Rockwell, Geoffrey. “What is Text Analysis, Really?” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003): 209-19. Print. online
first assignment due
Nov 16Text analysis: online tools
• Sinclair, Stéfan. “Computer-Assisted Reading: Reconceiving Text Analysis.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003): 175-84. Print. online
Nov 21Text analysis: computational stylistics
• Craig, Hugh. “Stylistic Analysis and Authorship Studies.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Print. <www.digitalhumanities.org/companion>. online
Nov 23Text analysis: further examples
Nov 28Text analysis: in-class workshop
Nov 30Visualization
Dec 5Visualizationsecond assignment due
Dec 7Mid-term test
Jan 9Human-computer interaction
Jan 11Digital pedagogy
Jan 16Digital pedagogy
• Martinez, Monica. “Teacher Education Can’t Ignore Technology.” Phi Delta Kappan 92.2 (Oct 2010): 74-75. online
• Maher, Damian. “Using the multimodal affordances of the interactive whiteboard to support students’ understanding of texts.” Learning, Media and Technology 36.3 (September 2011): 235-50. online
Jan 18The study of gaming
• Rockwell, Geoffrey. “Gore Galore: Literary Theory and Computer Games.” Computers and the Humanities 36.3 (2002): 345-58. Print. online
Jan 23The study of gaming
• Gazzard, Alison. “Teleporters, Tunnels & Time: Understanding Warp Devices in Videogames.” Breaking New Ground: Innovation in Games, Play, Practice and Theory. Proceedings of Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) 2009. online
Jan 25The study of gaming
Jan 30Digital security, privacy, and accessibility
• Poritz, Jonathan A. “Who Searches the Searchers? Community Privacy in the Age of Monolithic Search Engines.” Information Society 23.5 (2007): 383-89. Print. online
Feb 1Social computing
• Jordan, John W. “A Virtual Death and a Real Dilemma: Identity, Trust, and Community in Cyberspace.” Southern Communication Journal 70.3 (2005): 200-18. online
Feb 6Social computingthird assignment due
Feb 8Social computing and text analysis
Feb 13Social profiling: The Numerati
Feb 15Social profiling: The Numerati
Feb 27The posthuman
• Porush, David. “Post Media Human Modern: How Nature Was Finished When It Invented the Human Brain.” The Yearbook of English Studies 37.2 (2007): 146-63. online
Feb 29The posthuman: RoboCop
Mar 5Social profiling and posthuman: Feed
Mar 7Social profiling and posthuman: Feed
Mar 12Hypertext
Mar 14Hypertext
• Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Transformation of Narrative and the Materiality of Hypertext.” Narrative 9.1 (Jan. 2001): 21-39. online
Mar 19Hypertext
• Jhave. Teleport: A tiny tale of inter-body tourism. 2006. bleuOrange 4 (2011). online.
fourth assignment due
Mar 21Copyright and open access
• Amiran, Eyal. “The Open Access Debate.” symplokē 18.1-2 (2010): 251-60. online
Mar 26Information management
Mar 28Information overload
• Richtel, Matt. “Hooked on gadgets and paying a mental price.” Intermedia 38.3 (July 2010): 14-19. online
Apr 2Review
Apr 4Review

Marc R. Plamondon, Ph.D. Department of English Studies Nipissing University