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CFP: Race and the Digital Humanities (MLA13 Special Session Proposal)
This MLA special session panel will focus on discussions of race,
ethnicity and access within the digital humanities. Scholars such
as Alan Liu, Tara McPherson and Lisa Nakamura have argued that cultural
studies approaches and methodologies have been consistently
overlooked by much of DH scholarship.
*Race and the Digital Humanities* will explore how race and
ethnicity are important structural categories of analysis in the
digital humanities. How do race and ethnicity factor into questions
of access within the digital humanities? How are digital humanities
tools calibrated to take into account the effects of race and
ethnicity? How is race configured in different types of social media?
How can silences and ellipses in discussions on race in the digital
humanities be mapped onto privilege in whiteness studies? Finally,
how are newly emergent movements such as #transformDH (‘transform
digital humanities’) creating change in this methodological
divide, and in which fields?
To be considered for this special session panel, please submit a
one-page abstract and CV to adelinekoh [at] gmail.com by 9 March 2012.
Richard Stockton College