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ERIC Number: EJ992931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul-22
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
"No DH, No Interview"
Pannapacker, William
Chronicle of Higher Education, Jul 2012
In this article, the author discusses digital humanities (DH) and what future it holds for graduate students who are riding the digital-humanities bandwagon. He spoke with several graduate students about their interest in the field: how they got into it and began their first projects. Laura Mandell, director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University, said DH is partly a turn against the dominance of critical theory, which she called "a PR failure and an intellectual failure: an excessive and unexamined lock-step discipline." DH provides a rigorous alternative to the seemingly exhausted scholarly approaches of the previous generation. Moreover, DH is a culture of building projects that serves a wide audience rather than engages in knee-jerk denunciations of capitalism while depending on its dwindling largess for employment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Texas