ENGL 105i, Section 005
English Composition and Rhetoric: Writing in Digital Humanities
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 12:20pm-1:10pm
Greenlaw Hall Room 316
Instructor: Grant Glass
Office: Greenlaw 505
Office Hours: Fridays 1:30pm-3:30pm and by appointment
Mark-up, coding, metadata, data visualization…these technological words may seem completely unrelated to fields of study such as Literature, Philosophy, History, and Art, but they actually play a key role in shaping culture, society, and human thought today – issues at the heart of the Humanities. As a result, a new interdisciplinary area of study, known as Digital Humanities (DH), has emerged to explore the role of technology in society and use new digital methods to analyze traditional materials in the Humanities, such as texts, objects, and archives. In English 105i: Writing in the Digital Humanities, we will explore one of the most controversial subfields of DH, Computational Literary Studies.
Course Website: https://writingindhf19.web.unc.edu/
In this course, students will learn to:
- Reimagine, redefine, and understand the complexities of rhetoric.
- Develop writing strategies, processes, and editing skills to help you more confidently write.
- Conduct research using a variety of methods, databases, and sources.
- Discuss and present research-based arguments and information.
- Compose across technologies and modalities in words, images, and data.
- Identify, evaluate, and appropriately use relevant research and resources to support your compositions.
- Understand, interrogate, and re-think how literary analysis is conceived.
- UNC Writing Program. The Tarheel Writing Guide, 2019/2020. (Please make sure it is the current edition).
- Readings Posted and Available on the Course Website.
- A fully charged laptop (equipped with Microsoft Word, Pages or Google Docs).
- Purchase Academic Poster Printing from PhDPosters.com ($39.99) **if you have trouble with covering this expense, please talk to me as soon as possible.
Wednesday, 8/21: First Day Of Class
Monday, 9/2: Labor Day (no classes)
Friday, 10/18: Fall Break (no classes)
Wednesday, 11/27-Friday, 11/29: Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)
Wednesday, 12/4: Last Day Of Class
Friday, 9/6: UNIT 1 FEEDER 1 DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 9/13: UNIT 1 FEEDER 2 DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 9/27: UNIT 1 PROJECT DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 10/04: UNIT 2 FEEDER 1 DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Monday, 10/14: UNIT 2 FEEDER 2 DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 10/25: UNIT 2 PROJECT DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 11/1: UNIT 3 FEEDER 1 DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 11/18: UNIT 3 FEEDER 2 DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 11/22: UNIT 3 PROJECT DUE BY MIDNIGHT
Friday, 12/6: FINAL PORTFOLIO DUE BY 5PM