Sequence One

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”

Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Welcome to our course! Sequence One gets us situated in the broad course content, which is the “Digital Humanities” (DH). In this sequence we read texts that help us to define DH and we study several “digital texts.”  There are two forum posts, the option to write three blogs, and one essay due in Sequence One.

January 27 — Light Work Load
Come to class with your materials, laptop, and camera phone

(For) January 29 — Light Work Load
Watch Video “Developing a Rhetorical Sensibility”
Set-up your Blog on WordPress and email me the link


February 1 — Light Work Load
Read Matthew Kirschenbaum’s “What is Digital Humanities?”

February 3 — Light/Medium Work Load
Read William Pannapacker’s “Big Tent Humanities”
Submit Forum 1

February 5 — Medium Work Load
Read Lee Bessette’s “The Perils of Scholarly Affect”
Watch Video “Three Ways to Close-Read Texts”
Submit Forum 1 Response
Option to Submit Blog 1


February 8 — Light/Medium Work Load
Read Excerpts from Jennifer Glaser’s “Digitizing English”
Watch Video “Making Arguments”
Option to Submit Blog 2

February 10 — Medium Work Load
Explore the Reagan Library Hypertext
Read Morris Freedman’s “Why I Don’t Read Books”

February 12 — Medium Work Load
Explore Two of Stuart Maulthrop’s Works
Option to Submit Blog 3


February 15 — Light/Medium Work Load
Watch Video “What is the Academic Genre?”
Watch Video “The Line of Inquiry”
Submit Forum (Essay 1 Draft)

February 17 — Light Work Load
Watch Video “The Pleasures of Context”
Continue Writing Essay 1

February 19 — Medium/Heavy Work Load
No Class — Submit Essay 1

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