D-Ped 12/5: Trends in Digital Humanities


In this seminar session devoted to trends in the digital humanities, we (Jason W. Ellis, Margaret Konkol, Patrick McHenry, and Olga Menagarishvili) will discuss ways to enrich our teaching and research with DH approaches and techniques. We will demonstrate how to use widely-used programs, open source tools, and easy techniques for DH scholarship. We will also explore the tone or tension between DH and traditional (i.e., non-digital, analog) humanities. Exploring potential anxieties surrounding DH will … Continue reading

Ellis Presents Paper at 1st Int’l Philip K. Dick Conference

First-year Brittain Fellow Jason W. Ellis delivered his paper, “Philip K. Dick as Pioneer of the Brain Revolution,” at the first international Philip K. Dick conference held at the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany on 15-18 November 2012. The conference brought together scholars from Australia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the United Kingdom, and the United States to discuss their interdisciplinary research focusing on Dick’s fiction and lasting cultural influence across media. In his conference paper, … Continue reading

October 27: Research and Pedagogy Colloquium

The Writing and Communication Program’s Research Colloquium, originally scheduled for Thursday at 11 AM, has been resecheduled for this Thursday, Oct 27 from 11-12 in Skiles 002. Michelle Gibbons will present on “The Speech Examplar in the Multimodal Classroom”, which discusses using “I have a Dream” and other MLK speeches in the classroom. Malavika Shetty will speak about “The Impact of Orality: Using the Personal Essay to Explore and Develop Oral Language Skills in the … Continue reading

Disciplinary Boundaries and the Multimodal Classroom

Disciplinary Boundaries and the Multimodal Classroom: Professional Resistance in English Departments Three key themes: 1. The Multimodal Classroom: Digital Pedagogy (Michelle DiMeo) 2. Interdisciplinary Research and the Job Market (Chris Weedman) 3. Navigating the Disciplinary Minefield: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Composition (Kate Tanski) 1. The Multimodal Classroom How do we articulate the benefits of a multimodal curriculum to those who are resistant to such change? “Extending the Conversation” offers a … Continue reading