Edited by Barry Mauer and Anastasia Salter
Electracy and Transmedia Studies Series
Edited by Jan Rune Holmevik and Cynthia Haynes
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978-1-64317-344-3 (paperback, $34.99); 978-1-64317-345-0 (PDF, $24.99); 978-1-64317-346-7 (EPUB, $24.99). © 2023 by Parlor Press, with bibliography, index, illustrations, and digital compendium. 282 pages.
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About This Book
Addressed to digital humanists, Reimagining the Humanities updates our methods for engaging with ideology and technology, drawing on a broad range of practices informed by collective challenges and an ongoing state of crisis. Voices in the collection range from graduate students to established scholars, drawn from across humanities disciplines, all seeking to reimagine the humanities at a time when many disciplines are facing both a loss of resources and political support, as well as the demands of rapidly changing classrooms, campuses, and external institutions. We recognize that shifts in information technologies call for different ways of knowing and that it is our responsibility to invent humanist methods for theorizing, teaching, and experimenting within these emerging technical-ideological apparatuses of what Gregory Ulmer has termed our “electrate” age.
Most importantly, we ask how these understandings must be addressed differently through transdisciplinary humanist education at a time when disinformation is dominant in the technical landscape that shapes our classrooms and communities. The collection includes a digital compendium of projects: https://bit.ly/reimagining-humanities.
Contributors include Carissa Baker, Cassandra Branham, Erik Champion, James Paul Gee, Meghan Griffin, Kenton Taylor Howard, Jessica Kester, Jessica Lipsey, Dan Martin, David Matteson, Barry Mauer, Marci Mazzarotto, Stuart Moulthrop, Laura Okkema, Anastasia Salter, Craig Saper, Nathan Snow, Kirk St.Amant, Gregory L. Ulmer, and Jennifer Wojton.
About the Editors
Barry Jason Mauer is Associate Professor of English at the University of Central Florida, and served as director of the Texts and Technology doctoral program from 2016 to 2019. He researches citizen curating, which aims to bring ordinary people into the production of exhibits, both online and in public spaces, using archival materials available in museums, libraries, public history centers, and personal collections. Mauer publishes comics about delusion and denial, particularly as they affect politics and is the author of Deadly Delusions: Right-Wing Death Cult (2020) and co-author, with John Venecek, of Strategies for Conducting Literary Research (2022). Mauer is also a songwriter and recording artist.
Anastasia Salter is Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Central Florida, where they also coordinate the innovative interdisciplinary Texts and Technology doctoral program. Their research draws upon humanities methods alongside computational discourse and subjects. They have authored several books, including Twining: Critical and Creative Approaches to Hypertext Narratives (with Stuart Moulthrop, Amherst College Press, 2021), Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy (with Mel Stanfill, University of Mississippi Press, 2020), and Adventure Games: Playing the Outsider (with Aaron Reed and John Murray, Bloomsbury, 2020). They are co-editor of the Parlor Press Comics and Graphic Narratives series.
Digital Compendium | Acknowledgments | Preface | Introduction by Barry Mauer and Anastasia Salter | 1 What Good Are the Humanities? By James Paul Gee | 2 Of Literacy, Community, Texts, and Technology: Rethinking Literacies from a Text and Technology Perspective by Kirk St.Amant | 3 Ethical Considerations in Digital Culture Research by Cassandra Branham and Jennifer Wojton | 4 Traversing Theme Park Stories: Towards an Expansion of Transmedial Narratology by Carissa Baker | 5 Not Quite Virtual: Technē between Text and World by Erik Champion | 6 The New Poetics of Computer Animation: Selective Augmentation and Animated Realism (Digital) by Nathan Snow | 7 Co-Constructing Authority in the Classroom Chora by Jessica Kester and Jessica Lipsey | 8 Metacognitive Experiences, Dialogic Pedagogies, and Designing Video Feedback by Dan Martin | 9 Classical Education and Partnership Networks: A Model for Higher Education Innovation by Meghan Griffin | 10 Pedagogy of Play: Fluxus in the College Classroom by Marci Mazzarotto | 11 Life in the Megapocalypse (Digital) by Kenton Taylor Howard | 12 The Cowboy/Gypsy Boot: The Wide Image as Method for Humanist Inquiry and Action (Digital) by David Matteson | 13 “The Deserters:” Activist Critical Making in Electronic Literature (Digital) by Laura Okkema | 14 Citizen Curation (Digital) by Barry Mauer | 15 Good Times Post-Pandemic: A Dyn-O-Mite Method? by Craig Saper | 16 The Hypertext Years? (Digital) by Stuart Moulthrop | 17 The Cheshire Diagrams by Gregory L. Ulmer | Contributors | Index | About the Editors.
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