Multimedia and archival research

In anticipation of my work on the Sidney circle coming out soon with the Women Writer’s Intertextuality Project, I’m uploading the Twine version of the project. This was meant to give audiences, especially those who might not be familiar with computational research, some insight into the recursive, experimental, and frequently sometimes frustrating process of teaching… Continue reading Multimedia and archival research

Reflections on a new semester, and a new job season

School starts next week! And I’m nervous. About teaching, a little; I’ve been teaching since my 2nd year in grad school, and I’ve taught just about every kind of class you can imagine. Still, that first day with new students and a new set of people to learn about always gives me anxiety dreams. But… Continue reading Reflections on a new semester, and a new job season

Recent No-Tech Introduction

The recording of today’s No-Tech Introduction to Computational Image Processing for Humanists is posted! Thanks to the nearly 20(!) people who came from all over the 5 College Consortium, and thanks to the Center for Humanistic Inquiry as always for a fabulous space.

Solidarity, Not Friendship

In her recent article for the Chronicle Review, titled “Not Here to Make Friends,” Katie Fitzpatrick shares her personal trajectory from self-described “reality show villain” whose “few close friendships…[in her] first and second year were largely built around the ritual of transmuting our own anxieties into criticism of others” to a person who, as she… Continue reading Solidarity, Not Friendship

Second No-tech Intro

The second no-tech introduction to digital humanities took place today in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and in broad strokes introduced text analysis (including text mining, topic modeling, web scraping, and visualization) to an audience of 15 faculty, staff, and post-baccs from across the Five College community.  The presentation was recorded, but the program is… Continue reading Second No-tech Intro

The Englishness of Tudor Poetry

Today I’m working on an abstract for the Shakespeare Association of America’s annual conference, and I’m totally stuck, so I’m going to write about being stuck as a way to un-stick myself. I’m participating in a seminar on the languages of Tudor Englishness, broadly conceived; shifts in political and cultural dynamics meant that new vocabularies… Continue reading The Englishness of Tudor Poetry