Assignment prompts, milestones, and due dates will be posted to the course website on the first day of each module.
Reflection Posts (3 across semester)
(5 pts. each, 15 pts total)
Writing on the course website, you will analyze and reflect upon the work you are doing in a particular module, draw upon scholarly evidence, and incorporate observations you make about major DH research projects that draw upon the text analysis approaches we cover over the semester. Also, you will give feedback to your fellow students by commenting on their posts.
“Found Texts” (1 per student across semester)
Each week one student will choose a Dh project website that involves some form of text analysis that focuses on “acanonical” subject matter, publish an abstract about that site and lead an in-class discussion about its merit.
Scholar Q&A (number TBD across semester)
(Counts toward participation grade)
In person, via Skype, or via course website, each week we will correspond with a scholar who leads a DH project that involves some form of text analysis.
Build Your Own Website (Module 1)
Write Your Own Text Adventure game (Module 2)
Choosing your own subject, you will write, design, and share a text adventure game, using the Python skills you have learned in the module.
Publish Your Own Digital Edition (Module 3)
You will work with a text chosen from a selection, following the editorial and schematic guidelines provided for you.
Roll Your Own (Module 4)
Relying upon at least two coding approaches we have learned over the semester, you will write, markup, analyze, and publish an online project of your own devising; you will present this project (in process) on the last day of class, submit the artifact along with a 1,500 word essay that documents your project, your approach, and situates it within the larger Digital Humanities landscape.
This course relies on collaboration and various forms of participation in verbal and written discussion, correspondence with scholars, peer feedback, as well as responsible behavior as befits a university setting.