Bicycle Face

Bicycle Face

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Nov 19, 2016

I’m co-instructing a course on nineteenth-century literature and culture this term. This was my first crack at teaching Victorian literature, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed observing how students bring their own varied interests to their engagement with the texts. Recently, two students who had been researching nineteenth-century feminism introduced the class to the late-Victorian pseudo-pathology described […]

Response to “A Political History of Digital Humanities”
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Response to “A Political History of Digital Humanities”

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May 3, 2016

A recent article in the LA Review of Books, Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities (Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouillette, and David Golumbia), is in heavy rotation on the social media playlist just now. I seldom write sustained responses to online work, but this piece inspired me to seize the rhetorical moment. […]

Day of DH 2016
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Day of DH 2016

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Apr 29, 2016

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of facilitating a Day of DH blog for the Ryerson CDH. The Day of DH is both an annual event and a publication project. This CenterNet initiative connects hundreds of scholars who coordinate, one day a year, over blogs, forums, and social media platforms to showcase their unique […]

On Starting a Blog

On Starting a Blog

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Mar 23, 2016

I’ve finally made time to cobble together the beginnings of a website blog thing. Why did I bother? Aren’t there enough of these website blog things? The short answer is, ” Yes, but.” A few observations: A. Web content development isn’t exactly part of the traditional humanities scholar’s job description, but an increasing number of folks […]

On “Influencing”: Notes toward a post
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On “Influencing”: Notes toward a post

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Mar 7, 2016

As a PhD in training, should I be trying to become an influencer? My thoughts on this matter germinated in 2012. I’d just completed English 507: Digital Literary Studies with Jentery Sayers at the University of Victoria and attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute for the first time. I joined Twitter so that I could […]