Computing Applications    

               in the Humanities

An Introduction to Digital Humanites
This semester’s CLS 350 course will investigate the ways in which new electronic media are influencing and affecting the reading, writing, and interpreting that lie at the heart of the field of English. From screen-reading on a variety of devices to the contributions of games to literate culture, it’s easy to see the broad effects of new media. In addition to introducing and evaluating an array of new technologies in English studies, we’ll also spend some time assessing the impact of electronic media: how ought these new media re-define basic assumptions such as what is an author, what is a text, and what really happens when readers read and writers write? Two take-home exams, two very short essays, an annotated bibliography and lots of discussion in class and online.