Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS) 2010-2011: The Digital and the Human(ities)

In this third, and final, symposium for 2011, scholars will be encouraged to investigate digital humanities from a critical standpoint as it impacts both the disciplines within the humanities and the people who practice them. Is the ongoing shift toward the digital leading to a loss of quality in textual interaction? As more and more interaction takes place on screen and remotely, as opposed to face-to-face and/or on paper, what can still be nurtured and what is being lost? How are notions fundamental to, and controversial in, the humanities, such as the visual, the oral, the subjective, the affective, the sexual, the geographic, and the historical evolving in an environment characterized by digital mediation?


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