Digital literary studies vs Digital humanities

A Joint Session CFP for ACCUTE and the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société Canadienne des Humanités Numériques

Michael E. Sinatra, Université de Montréal
michael.eberle.sinatra{at}umontreal.ca

REVISED DEADLINE: Saturday, 15 Nov 2014

This joint session with the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société Canadienne des Humanités Numériques proposes to explore the current tension around the (apparent) opposition between digital literary studies vs digital humanities. As Ryan Cordell notes in his blog entry “On ignoring Encoding”, some of the recent criticism against Digital Humanities as a field not only tends to focus on digital literary studies as being the only component of Digital Humanities (thus ignoring several other disciplines at the heart of Digital Humanities, such as history or religious studies) but it fails to engage with the archival and digital publication aspect of Digital Humanities.

We welcome proposals that address the current theoretical state of Digital Humanities, digital literary studies projects, including archival and literary editions, and also new forms of scholarly public engagement (via blogs and twitter), the use of social media in the classroom, or new publishing initiatives specific to literary studies.

Please send the following: A file containing a 300-to-500-word proposal, without personal identifying marks; A file containing a 100-word abstract and a 50-word biographical statement. The 2015 Proposal Submissions Information Sheet is available on the ACCUTE website.

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