• Victorian Literature + Victorian Informatics

    Author(s):
    Rachel Sagner Buurma
    Editor(s):
    Jeremy Boggs, J. K. Purdom Lindblad, Bethany Nowviskie
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Digital pedagogy, English
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Praxis, DPih Syllabus, Assignment
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/x5e5-k729
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: “Victorian Literature and Victorian Informatics” is a richly detailed English-course syllabus exploring “canonical Victorian literature through the lens of Victorian information theories and knowledge organization practices” (Buurma). Buurma blends close, middle-distant, and distant reading techniques with an emphasis on digital methods for rereading and remaking literary texts. With its variety of workshops, demonstrations, discussions, and readings, Buurma’s syllabus is exemplary in incorporating fresh critical methods and interpretative tools into a more familiar and canonical reading list. Instructors experimenting with this model could readily incorporate related readings, tools, and workshops into a smaller unit within an existing course, but it is also easy to imagine developing a new one, organized along similar topical or thematic lines. The key innovation here is the integration of digital humanities methods and skill building into a content-based course, rather than positioning praxis as something that stands alone, outside the core curriculum.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    12 months ago
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