Haunted Scholarship: Using Born-Digital Writing and Experimental Digital Projects in the Humanities Classroom
Please join us for this Humanities Teaching Lab (HTLab), a Public Talk and Workshop at UMBC, led by Dr. Marisa Parham, Professor of English, Amherst College, and Director of the Immersive Reality Lab for the Humanities.
Public Talk Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:30-6:00 p.m. University Center, Room 310
"Breaking, Dancing, and Making Black Lives in the Digital Humanities" Dr. Parham will discuss what might be made possible at the intersection between Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature, with an eye to describing the “why” of the projects she has recently completed, which can be found here.
Hands-On Workshop Friday, February 7, 2020 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Performing Arts & Humanities Building, Room 216
Moving beyond the standard placing of text in digital platforms, Dr. Parham will show how users can navigate digital content in ways that decenter authority, play with citation, and invite different paths through the material, opening up new pedagogical possibilities for born-digital writing assignments. Participants will look at software and workflow options that can help make digital essay creation feel more organic for beginners, and that offer more experienced users greater flexibility for scaffolding larger projects. For this demonstration, we will look at a range of strategies (free and paid), most notably Scrivener, GitHub, and Twine.
Registration is required to attend the workshop. Please register by Monday, February 3. This HTLab workshop is open to faculty and graduate students from UMBC and Inclusion Imperative partner institutions Questions? Contact Ally Kocerhan, Inclusion Imperative Associate.
Marisa Parham is Professor of English at Amherst College, and directs the Immersive Reality Lab for the Humanities(irLh), an independent workgroup for digital and experimental humanities. irLh develops and incubates digital projects for AR, VR, and screen, and generally supports the work of digital scholars. Parham also serves as one of two faculty diversity and inclusion officers (FDIO) at Amherst College. She is the author of Haunting and Displacement in African-American Literature and Culture,The African-American Student’s Guide to College, and is co-editor of Theorizing Glissant: Sites and Citations. Her current teaching and research projects focus on texts and technologies that problematize assumptions about time, space, and bodily materiality.