That’s right, we’re organizing a ThatCamp!
“Diving into the Digital Humanities”
October 24-25, 2014
San Diego State University
@ The new Aztec Student Union
THATCamp is “The Humanities and Technology Camp,” and it is an “un-conference” meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.
This THATCamp is special because it is organized through a unique collaboration between 4 regional institutions: San Diego State University, UCSD, Cal State University at San Marcos, and University of San Diego. Inspired by the open, grass-roots efforts of our regional networking group, DHSoCal, this ThatCamp promotes working together and collaborating across disciplinary, departmental, and institutional divides.
All ThatCamps are open to all kinds of campers, but this one is envisioned as a way to get new folks engaged in the DH and to create new networks of collaboration. So, if you have any kind of inkling to learn about the Digital Humanities– whether you’re already a dedicated digital humanist researcher or an absolute newbie, whether you are a student, teacher, or curious community member– come to camp!
Our THATCamp is about jumping into the Digital Humanities, getting wet, and learning to swim.
Dive in. The water’s fine!
Register here: http://dhsocal2014.thatcamp.org/
I am honored to have an essay, “Electronic Literature as Comparative Literature,” included in the 2014 – 2015 Report on the State of the Discipline of Comparative Literature, edited by David Damrosch (Harvard) and Ursula Heise (UCLA). http://stateofthediscipline.acla.org/
It’s out, and it has my entry, “The Impact of Old Media on New Media.”
up and running at http://www.digitalmodernism.net/
And here’s what my the great women of digital literary scholarship say about it:
“A pioneering study with brilliant readings of important works of digital literature, Digital Modernism is a landmark work of literary criticism, a must-read for anyone interested in how contemporary literature fares in the digital domain.” –N. Katherine Hayles, author of How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis
“In this lucid, informed, and consequential book, Jessica Pressman enacts the strategy she theorizes. To argue that writing moves forward by looking back, she repurposes print-based critical practices of close reading to parse a pixel-based creativity she calls ‘digital modernism.’ This exhilarating spin draws McLuhan, Pound, and Joyce into the contemporary making of the new.” –Adalaide Morris, author of New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories
“Pressman’s wonderfully elegant close readings show us how to engage some of the most complex creative works of our moment, even as they help us see literary modernism anew. A book for both established scholars and a new generation of critics, Digital Modernism superbly prescribes the terms for the study of electronic literature.” –Rita Raley, author of Tactical Media
Get yours today!
The first review I’ve seen of Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era, and it’s a good one!
The review concludes, “The clear theoretical, methodological, didactic, and institutional program of this book and the electrifying qualities of the essays that illustrate it make Comparative Textual Media not only a landmark publication, but a sign of hope for textual studies in general.”
–Jan Baetens – in Image & Narrative, 2014