Schedule

Complete all assigned reading before coming to class. Please keep in mind that all reading assignments are subject to change. This website is the canonical version of the schedule. That said, here’s the syllabus as it appeared on the first day of class.

All page numbers refer to the editions that I have ordered. You will find some readings in the Course Reserves system, indicated by CR.

–Week 1–

Digital Humanities = Screwing Around 🔩🔁

Sep. 5 T         

  • Introductions, Syllabus

Sep. 7 Th         

–Week 2–

Sep. 12 T           

Mapping Digital Humanities 🗺

Sep. 14 Th         

–Week 3–

Sep. 19 T         

  • Jhumpa Lahiri. “Sexy.” Interpreter of Maladies. 1999. (CR)

Sep. 21 Th        

  • James Joyce. Dubliners.
    • “The Sisters,” 1-10
    • “An Encounter,” 11-20
    • “Araby,” 21-28
    • “Eveline,” 29-34
    • “After the Race,” 35-42
    • “Two Gallants,” 43-55

–Week 4–

Sep. 26 T        

  • Joyce, Dubliners.
    • “The Boarding House,” 56-64
    • “A Little Cloud,” 65-81
    • “Counterparts,” 82-94
    • “Clay,” 95-102
    • “A Painful Case,” 103-14

Sep. 28 Th        

  • Joyce, Dubliners.
    • “A Mother,” 134-48
    • “The Dead,” 175-225

–Week 5–

Oct. 3 T         

  • Mapping presentations

Reading the Digital 👓 🎮

Oct. 5 Th        

–Week 6–

Oct. 10 T           

  • Steven Johnson. “Games,” 16-62. Everything Bad is Good for You. 2005.

Oct. 12 Th          

–Week 7–

Oct. 17 T          

Oct. 19 Th        

–Week 8–

Oct. 24 T          

Oct. 26 Th        

  • Videogame presentations

–Week 9–

Oct. 31 T          

Nov. 2 Th        

  • Midterm Exam, Part 2

–Week 10–

This is Your Eyes on the Internet 👁👁🕸

Nov. 7 T          

Nov. 9 Th         

–Week 11–

Nov. 14 T          

Nov. 16 Th       

–Week 12–

Nov. 21 T         

  • Friday instruction? Madness.

Nov. 23 Th       

  • No class. Be thankful.

–Week 13–

Nov. 28 T         

Reading Digitally, or, How to (Not) Read Vonnegut 🙅🏽

Nov. 30 Th       

–Week 14–

Dec. 5 T         

  • Kurt Vonnegut. Welcome to the Monkey House.
    • “Preface,” xiii-xvi
    • “Harrison Bergeron,” 7-14
    • “Who am I this Time?”, 15-29
    • “Tom Edison’s Shaggy Dog,” 111-17 
    • “Report on the Barnhouse Effect,” 173-88

Dec. 7 Th         

  • Vonnegut, Welcome to the Monkey House.
    • “Long Walk to Forever,” 51-58
    • “Unready to Wear,” 254-69
    • “Adam,” 306-14
    • “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” 315-31

–Week 15–

Dec. 12 T           

  • Vonnegut project

Dec. 14 Th         

  • Vonnegut project

–Week 16–

Dec. 20 W       

  • Final Exam, 3:00-6:00 pm
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