Part I: Introduction to Digital Humanities

Week 1 – January 21 Why go digital in the humanities – and what do modes and media have to do with it? Introduction to the seminar.

Week 2 – January 28 The Why and How of Tools. Discussion of tools for different purposes of data collection, analysis, and communication. Readings:

Week 3 – February 4 Towards a Critical Digital Humanities. Readings:

Week 4 – February 11 The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities. Readings:

Week 5 – February 18 What’s Next?  Readings:

Part II: Introduction to Media Studies

Week 6 – February 25

EVENT: CTDH Conference, February 28-29

Week 7 – March 3 What is a medium? What is mediation? What is remediation?  Readings:

Week 8 – March 10 General Discussion

Week 9 – March 17 Spring Break

Week 10 – March 24 What are media affordances? Readings:

Week 11 – March 31 Bringing the Digital and the Multimodal into Media Studies. Readings:

Part III: Introduction to Multimodal Scholarship

Week 12 – April 7 Thinking in Multimodal Terms. Readings:

Week 13 – April 14 Analyzing Multimodality. Readings:

  • Virginia Kuhn, “Multimodal,” (2016)
  • Stephanie Kerschbaum, “Modality
  • Kay L. O’Halleran and Bradley A. Smith, “Multimodal Studies: An Emerging Research Field” (2011)
  • Gunter Kress and Theo van Leeuwen, Multimodal Discourse (2001); excerpt
  • Anke Finger and Danielle Follet, “Dynamiting the Gesamtkunstwerk: An Introduction to the Aesthetics of the Total Artwork” (2011); on HuskyCT

Week 14 – April 21 New Models for Scholarly Publishing, Authorship, and Sharing. Readings:

Week 15 – April 28 Presentations of Final Projects. For details please see Requirements.

Week 16 – May 6  Due date for Final Project