Independent Study: Digital Media and Humanities Research

Course description for an independent studies course I’ll be teaching in the summer semester (April – July 2012):

Independent Study: Digital Media and Humanities Research

SE 2: nach Vereinbarung

Veranstalter/in: Denson

AAS6

This course is designed to accompany the seminar “Cultural and Media Theory: Media in Transition,” but it is open to all students in the Master of Advanced Anglophone Studies program for fulfillment of the “Independent Studies” module. Students in the course will investigate the impact and relevance of digital media for contemporary humanities research (including studies of literature, popular culture, film and other media). Beyond conducting a theoretical inquiry, however, we will be concerned with learning to use and evaluate the techniques, tools, and methods implemented in the “digital humanities” (DH) and related areas of academic research. Thus, we will experiment with applications for textual analysis, data visualization, digital video editing, social media, and blogs, to name a few, and put them to work in academic projects. Together, students will agree on a forum for the joint presentation of their work and organize a concluding event.

Students interested in participating should start familiarizing themselves with online discussions of “digital humanities” and looking at some of the tools used in various DH projects.

Required Reading

Please refer to the course page on StudIP.

Recommended Reading

n/a Assessment Tasks – will be specified ● Registration – StudIP 1.3.2012 – 31.3.2012 ● Size restriction – 25 ● Prerequisites – none ● Studiengänge – MA AAS ● Further Information – shane.denson@engsem.~

(image by nicomachus, created via www.wordle.net for http://nicomachus.net/2011/01/digital-humanities-blog-carnival-vol-1-issue-1/)

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