Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

by Jennifer Travis, Jessica DeSpain

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Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain present a long-overdue collection of theoretical perspectives and case studies aimed at teaching nineteenth-century American literature using digital humanities tools and methods. Scholars foundational to the development of digital humanities join educators who have made digital methods central to their practices. Together they discuss and illustrate how digital pedagogies deepen student learning. The collection's innovative approach allows the works to be read in any order. Dividing the essays into five sections, Travis and DeSpain curate conversations on the value of project-based, collaborative learning; examples of real-world assignments where students combine close, collaborative, and computational reading; how digital humanities aids in the consideration of marginal texts; the ways in which an ethics of care can help students organize artifacts; and how an activist approach affects debates central to the study of difference in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252050978
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Series: Topics in the Digital Humanities
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Travis is professor and chair of English at St. John's University. Her most recent book is Danger and Vulnerability in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Jessica DeSpain is an associate professor of English language and literature, editor of The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship (IRIS) Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is the author of Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

Table of Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Digital Humanities and the Nineteenth-Century American Literature Classroom Additional Tags PART ONE. MAKE 1. Kaleidoscopic Pedagogy in the Classroom Laboratory 2. The Trials and Errors of Building Prudence Person’s Scrapbook: An Annotated Digital Editio 3. Nineteenth-Century Literary History in a Web 2.0 World PART TWO. READ 4. Melville by Design 5. Data Approaches to Emily Dickinson and Eliza R. Snow 6. Reading Macro and Micro Trends in Nineteenth-Century Theater History PART THREE. RECOVER 7. What We’ve Learned (about Recovery) through the Just Teach One Project 8. The Just Teach One: Early African American Print Project 9. Teaching the Politics and Practice of Textual Recovery with DIY Critical Editions PART FOUR. ARCHIVE 10. Putting Students “In Whitman’s Hand” 11. Making Digital Humanities Tools More Culturally Specific and More Culturally Sensitive 12. Teaching Bioregionalism in a Digital Age PART FIVE. ACT 13. DH and the American Literature Canon in Pedagogical Practice 14. Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Archives of Injustice 15. Merging Print and Digital Literacies in the African American Literature Classroom About the Contributors Index

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