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Teaching with Digital HumanitiesTools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature$
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Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042232

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.001.0001

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Nineteenth-Century Literary History in a Web 2.0 World

Nineteenth-Century Literary History in a Web 2.0 World

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(p.44) 3. Nineteenth-Century Literary History in a Web 2.0 World
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Teaching with Digital Humanities
Author(s):

Augusta Rohrbach

Adam Heidebrink

Kellie Herson

Aaron Moe

Charlie Potter

David Tagnani

Stacey Wittstock

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0003

Augusta Rohrbach details her collaborative work with six graduate students to build Digital Emerson: A Collective Archive. Rohrbach uses a set of theoretical and critical readings that engage students in reflections about Emerson’s conscious rupture of pedagogical barriers and how his philosophy might be realized in digital environments. Rohrbach and her students think outside argument-based rhetoric and explore the importance of visual literacy and design thinking. With these techniques, her graduate students imagine an audience beyond academia for their work, one that includes a broad community of interested readers.

Keywords:   digital humanities pedagogy, visual literacy, Emerson, design thinking, argument, rhetoric, graduate education, collaborative, archive, Omeka, obsolescence, digital sustainability

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