Our readings for the first week of the course….
Bailey, Moya Z. All the Digital Humanists Are White, All the Nerds Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave. Journal of Digital Humanities 1.1 (2011). http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-1/all-the-digital-humanists-are-white-all-the-nerds-are-men-but-some-of-us-are-brave-by-moya-z-bailey/
Great riff on the seminal Black Women’s Studies text that can be found in full here (and would be interesting to do some text analysis on!).
Liu, Alan. “Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?” Debates in Digital Humanities. U of Minnesota P, 2012. Online. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/20
This is an early and the most influential call for a reorientation of DH towards some of the central, social-justice-oriented concerns of the mainstream humanities. The volume and its 2016 followup–both of them free online–are also an excellent places to start reading more broadly.
Goldberg, David Theo. “Deprovincializing Digital Humanities.” In Between humanities and the digital. Ed. Patrik Svensson and David Theo Goldberg. MIT Press, 2015. 163-71.
One of the founders of HASTAC reflects on the field that HASTAC was in some ways founded to counter. Check out https://www.hastac.org/
Mandell, Laura C. “Gendering Digital Literary History.” In A New Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Blackwell, 2016. 511-523.
The first field-forming Companion to DH (2004) didn’t have anything focused on gender or feminism so this is a significant addition.
Nakamura, Lisa. Queer Female of Color: The Highest Difficulty Setting There Is? Gaming Rhetoric as Gender Capital. Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No. 1 (2012). http://adanewmedia.org/2012/11/issue1-nakamura
Cool appropriation of gaming conventions to think through intersectionality.
Risam, Roopika. “Beyond the Margins: Intersectionality and the Digital Humanities.” DHQ 9.2 (2015). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/9/2/000208/000208.html
One of the leading post-colonial DH scholars in the leading open access journal in the field.