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Introduction: The Digital Humanities Moment

Matthew K. Gold


Part I. Defining the Digital Humanities

1. What Is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in English Departments?

Matthew Kirschenbaum

2. The Humanities, Done Digitally

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

3. This Is Why We Fight: Defining the Values of the Digital Humanities

Lisa Spiro

4. Beyond the Big Tent

Patrik Svensson


Blog Posts

The Digital Humanities Situation

Rafael Alvarado

Where’s the Beef? Does Digital Humanities Have to Answer Questions?

Tom Scheinfeldt

Why Digital Humanities Is “Nice”

Tom Scheinfeldt

An Interview with Brett Bobley

Michael Gavin and Kathleen Marie Smith

Day of DH: Defining the Digital Humanities


Part II. Theorizing the Digital Humanities

5. Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities

Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell

6. Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship

Johanna Drucker

7. This Digital Humanities which Is Not One

Jamie “Skye” Bianco

8. A Telescope for the Mind?

Willard McCarty


Blog Posts

Sunset for Ideology, Sunrise for Methodology?

Tom Scheinfeldt

Has Critical Theory Run Out of Time for Data-Driven Scholarship?

Gary Hall

There Are No Digital Humanities

Gary Hall


Part III. Critiquing the Digital Humanities

9. Why Are the Digital Humanities So White?, or, Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation

Tara McPherson

10. Hacktivism and the Humanities: Programming Protest in the Era of the Digital University

Elizabeth Losh

11. Unseen and Unremarked On: Don DeLillo and the Failure of the Digital Humanities

Mark L. Sample

12. Disability, Universal Design, and the Digital Humanities

George H. Williams

13. The Digital Humanities and Its Users

Charlie Edwards


Blog Posts

Digital Humanities Triumphant?

William Pannapacker

What Do Girls Dig?

Bethany Nowviskie

The Turtlenecked Hairshirt

Ian Bogost

Eternal September of the Digital Humanities

Bethany Nowviskie


Part IV. Practicing the Digital Humanities

14. Canons, Close Reading, and the Evolution of Method

Matthew Wilkens

15. Electronic Errata: Digital Publishing, Open Review, and the Futures of Correction

Paul Fyfe

16. The Function of Digital Humanities Centers at the Present Time

Neil Fraistat

17. Time, Labor, and “Alternate Careers” in Digital Humanities Knowledge Work

Julia Flanders

18. Can Information Be Unfettered?:  Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon

Amy E. Earhart


Blog Posts

The Social Contract of Scholarly Publishing

Daniel J. Cohen

Introducing Digital Humanities Now

Daniel J. Cohen

Text: A Massively Addressable Object

Michael Witmore

The Ancestral Text

Michael Witmore


Part V. Teaching the Digital Humanities

19. Digital Humanities and the “Ugly-Stepchildren” of American Higher Education

Luke Waltzer

20. Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities

Alexander Reid

21. Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities?: Process and Products in the Small College World

Bryan Alexander and Rebecca Frost Davis

22. Where’s the Pedagogy?: The Role of Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities

Stephen Brier


Blog Posts

Visualizing Millions of Words

Mills Kelly

What’s Wrong with Writing Essays

Mark L. Sample

Looking for Whitman: A Grand, Aggregated Experiment

Matthew K. Gold and Jim Groom

The Public Course Blog: The Required Reading We Write Ourselves for the Course that Never Ends

Trevor Owens


Part VI. Envisioning the Future of the Digital Humanities

23. Digital Humanities As/Is a Tactical Term

Matthew Kirschenbaum

24. The Digital Humanities or a Digital Humanism

Dave Parry

25. The Resistance to Digital Humanities

David Greetham

26. Beyond Metrics: Community Authorization and Open Peer Review

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

27. Trending: The Promises and the Challenges of Big Social Data

Lev Manovich

28. Humanities 2.0: Promise, Perils, Predictions

Cathy N. Davidson

29. Where Is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?

Alan Liu