Visitor: Sharon O’Dair, Hudson Strode Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies.
Topic: Questioning the Digital Humanities
Readings: Read Sharon O’Dair’s paper, “Against Triumphalism” (distributed via e-mail)
Three Stanley Fish Op-eds from the NYT: The Old Order Changeth
The Digital Humanities and the Transcending of Mortality
Mind Your P’s and B’s: The Digital Humanities and Interpretation
And these responses to it:
Mark Liberman, The “dance of the p’s and b’s”: truth or noise?
Jonathan Hope and Michael Witmore, What did Stanley Fish count, and when did he start counting it?
Martin Mueller, Stanley Fish and the Digital Humanities
Also, Google Clay Shirky and either read a little of what he’s written, or watch the TED talk.