This syllabus may change as the term progresses, based on our specific needs as a class.
|Date||Reading Due||Projects Due|
|Jan 17||Have read half of Frankenstein; have read “Introduction” and “Teaching Graduate Students” from Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom. Have read “Blogging” from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: https://digitalpedagogy.mla.hcommons.org/keywords/blogging/
|In-Class: Interacting with our blog.|
|Jan 24||Have read the remainder of Frankenstein; have read “Overcoming Resistance” and “Finding, Evaluating and Creating Digital Resources” from Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom.
Locating authoritative texts and other resources online.
|Blog Post 1: Digital Editions|
|Jan 31||Introductory exercises with Frankenstein. Read “Designing Classroom Activities” from Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom.
|Blog Post 2: Some ideas for engaging Frankenstein with purpose|
|Feb 7||Graphing Frankenstein. Adding complexity. Have read Mandell, “How to Read a Literary Visualization” (https://www.digitalstudies.org/articles/10.16995/dscn.238/) and Moretti, “Graphs” (from Graphs, Maps, Trees). Have browsed thoroughly through Voyant Tools.
|Blog Post 3: An idea for visualizing (some part of) Frankenstein, with reference to Mandell or Moretti|
|Feb 14||Mapping Frankenstein. Have read Moretti, “Maps” (from Graphs, Maps, Trees). Have read through Timeline JS website thoroughly. Have watched the video below on creating a map with google my maps, and try your hand at it (note: You need a PERSONAL gmail account for this–MU doesn’t have the feature enabled, so be sure you have your own gmail account.)
|Blog Post 4: An idea for mapping (some part of) Frankenstein, with reference to Moretti
|Feb 21||Word Processing; have read Matt Kirschenbaum’s overview of the history of word processing at The Paris Review (https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/05/11/this-faithful-machine/) and this NYT review Track Changes (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/books/a-literary-history-of-word-processing.html).
|Blog Post 5: Word processing use/experimentation self-reflection. What works best/for what purpose in each?
|Feb 28||Have read “Creating Digital Assignments” and “Evaluating Student Work” from Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom. Have browsed through texts and journals below; have read one essay (or a small collection of brief essays) of your choice, and present informally on it today. See handout for full details.
Online resources for literature/theory:
Online resources for composition/pedagogy:
In class: Discuss final project proposal.
|Blog Post 6. Informal Presentation 1. What are the contours and the stakes of a topic in DH?|
|Mar 7||Tool or Assignment Presentation||Finish your formal presentation. Begin working on your proposal for your final project.|
|Mar 14||Spring Break. Plan your final project. Prepare your corpus. Submit your proposal to the SRC.||Identify your text/s for final project. Gather your text/s, organize and refine them. Prepare your proposal. By March 20: Submit to the Student Research Conference.|
|Mar 21||Informal presentation on your project plan. Research.||Blog Post 7: Final project proposal. How and why you prepared your corpus/text/s. Informal presentation 2.|
|Mar 28||Conference on final project.|
|Apr 4||Have read “Connecting to Your Research,” “Ensuring Accessibility,” “Designing Syllabi,” and from Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom. WIP Presentations.||Blog Post 9. Where are you with your project? How might you adapt this for the classroom? What is your “so what”?|
|Apr 11||Workshopping. Preparing your SRC presentation.||Blog Post 10. Outline + thesis|
|Apr 18||Workshopping the final project.||Draft of final project due for workshop. Bring enough copies for everyone of the specific section you want us to workshop. Let me know if you need help with copies.|
|Apr 25||Student Research Conference: https://www.marymount.edu/StudentResearchConference||Present/attend|
|May 2||Workshopping. Bring hard copies of your draft for everyone.||Blog Post 11. Reflection on the SRC.|
|Conference 2 on revised draft. Bring hard copies for everyone|
|Final Exam Period||Final Paper/Project Due; Formal presentation 2.||Submit to Canvas AND in hard copy.|