Wherefore art thou technical? On the (happy?) marriage of Literature and Digital Humanities

Michael E. Sinatra on “Wherefore art thou technical? On the (happy?) marriage of Literature and Digital Humanities”

Time: February 26, 2014. 3-4pm.

Location: Elliot Building 162, University of Victoria

Abstract: This talk will address the impact of digital humanities on the study of literature in the last decade, especially in the context of the founding of a new multi-university DH centre in Quebec. With its emphasis on tools, Digital Humanities can seem to be detached from traditional literary methods even though it arguably became prominent thanks to its origin in literary studies. This talk will revisit the place of literature in the ever-more present, if not always popular, digital humanities based on the experience of putting together an interdisciplinary centre.

Bio: Michael E. Sinatra is Associate Professor of English at the Université de Montréal, the President (French) of the “Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques”, and the past President of the CFI-funded project “Synergies”. He has been working in Digital Humanities for over 15 years, and is the founding editor of the e-journal “Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net”.