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Teaching Black Arts Poetry and Computational Methods

[Enjoy this guest post by Ethan Reed, a 2017-2018 graduate fellow as well as a Ph.D candidate in English Literature at the University of Virginia. He went to W&L to give a workshop in Prof. Lesley Wheeler’s ENGL 295_02: African-American Poetry course through a Mellon-funded collaboration with the Scholars’ Lab at UVA. More information about…. Continue reading “Teaching Black Arts Poetry and Computational Methods”.

Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 2: Nikki Giovanni

(This post is part of a two-post series—I ended up having too much to say about the poems I looked at with VADER and Pattern, so I split it up. First half can be found here!) Nikki Giovanni’s “The True Import of the Present Dialogue, Black vs. Negro” is probably one of her most famous…. Continue reading “Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 2: Nikki Giovanni”.

Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 1: Quincy Troupe

(This post is part of a two-post series—I ended up having too much to say about the two poems I looked at with VADER and Pattern, so I split it up. Second half can be found here!) Quincy Troupe’s “Come Sing a Song”—the 11-line poem that opens his 1972 collection Embryo Poems, 1967-1971—welcomes the reader…. Continue reading “Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 1: Quincy Troupe”.

Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda

The Praxis team has been hard at work developing our project, and we’re now beginning to unite the various aspects of UVA Reveal, including our work in Unity, our work on linked data, and our work on a website. Part of this unification has involved crafting stories about the university: what do we see, and…. Continue reading “Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda”.

Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!

We are thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Scholar’s Lab fellows for the Praxis Program, the Digital Humanities Prototyping Fellowship, and the Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities. We are welcoming 11 fellows from 6 disciplines from the arts, humanities, and social sciences and the School of Architecture. Our graduate fellows are joining a robust and…. Continue reading “Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!”.

Writing in Public (on Purpose) at Washington & Lee University

Makerspace Technologist Catherine Addington went to Washington and Lee University to give a workshop in digital humanities through a Mellon-funded collaboration with the WLUDH. More information about this initiative can be found here. Her post is cross-listed on the W&L blog. I am a graduate student in Spanish, a freelance writer, a newsletter creator, a former full-time media professional, a…. Continue reading “Writing in Public (on Purpose) at Washington & Lee University”.

Starter kit for considering a DH dissertation

Cross-posted on the Modern Languages Association (MLA) Committee on Info Tech blog. Successful non-traditional dissertations include a comic book (Nick Sousanis), a hip-hop album (A.D. Carson), code and design without written chapters (me), and the use of digital formats and methods such as a Tumblog counter-narrative (Jade E. Davis) or topic modeling (Lisa Rhody). Are…. Continue reading “Starter kit for considering a DH dissertation”.

Transcription Is Complicated

In a recent PMLA issue on digital methods, Johanna Drucker concludes her article “Why Distant Reading Isn’t” by claiming that distant reading’s literalness makes it the closest form of reading imaginable. What distant reading lacks is distance. That distance is critical; it is the space between the literal text and the virtual text, between the…. Continue reading “Transcription Is Complicated”.

All About the Archive: Guest Teaching at Washington and Lee

In this post Lauren Reynolds, a former PhD student in Spanish and Makerspace Technologist, describes her work with Professor Andrea LePage’s course at Washington & Lee. This work is supported by an ASC grant expanding collaboration between Washington & Lee and the Scholars’ Lab and supplemented by W&L’s Mellon-funded grant to support digital humanities in the…. Continue reading “All About the Archive: Guest Teaching at Washington and Lee”.

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