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Courses - Spring 2020
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
Digital Humanities Research Assistantship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Cross-listed with ENGL388T. Credit only granted for MITH388 or ENGL388T.
Introduction to Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
An introduction to digital studies in the arts and humanities, broadly conceived as the critical, creative, and practical engagement with digital media, methods, tools, and experiences, as well as the theoretical and conceptual bases for understanding them.
Cross-listed with AMST629U. Credit granted for MITH610 or AMST629U. Digital Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and teaching that combines the critical study of new forms of digital media, culture, and identity with creative practices and the applicati onof computational tools to areas of humanistic study. While it is often hands-on or applied, Digital Studies also demands approaches that are primarily critical, theoretical, speculative, or experimental- imaginative-in nature. Broadly speaking then, Digital Studies is a response to the widespread influence of digital media across nearly every aspect of contemporary life; more specifically, it recognizes that teaching, research, and scholarship in the arts and humanities cannot and will not remain isolated from the networks, platforms, and media providers all around us. This course is designed to introduce yo u to several different (and divergent) topics and practices in this diverse, complex, and rapidly changing area.
(Perm Req)
Colloquium in Digital Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Cross-listed with ENGL798D. Credit granted for MITH729 or ENGL798D.Class meets in TWS 3136 on the following dates:2/2, 3/2, 4/6, and 5/4.
Creative Ambiguities: Embodiment, Text, and the Digital Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: MITH610; or permission of instructor.
Recommended: MITH610 and MITH735.
The course asks what theoretical and applied research emerges out of the space of digital humanities and the performing arts. It will equip students with a nuanced overview of the history of the digital within performance and explore various technical approaches that can enable the exploration of intersections of research and practice, the connections between creation and research, and yes, even "cool" performance.