Perhaps you are new to the digital humanities or you are a major enthusiast, but either way you often think “that’s a great tool, but how do I use it in my class?” My colleagues and I at the Digital Humanities at the Community College (#DHattheCC) are interested in compiling resources to answer that question. And while our focus is community college, much of what we do is widely applicable to humanities classes throughout higher ed.
There will be more posts to come about using tools and implementing DH soon, but for now check out my piece at Studies in the Novel on using Juxta to teach Frankenstein:
Using digital platforms to perform literary analysis offers both students and teachers a unique opportunity to engage with the processes of close-reading (e.g. linguistic patterns for a given author) and distance-reading (e.g. editorial progressions for a given text). These platforms enable students to invest in the practice of discovery and to think critically about how data is collected and visualized. While there are many useful digital humanities projects and tools for teaching literature, Juxta might be one of the best for considering novels.
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