[Humanist] 27.1022 on the conquest of English departments

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon May 5 20:05:00 CEST 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 1022.
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        Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 14:17:40 +0200
        From: Neven Jovanovic <neven.jovanovic at ffzg.hr>
        Subject: A contribution for Humanist
        In-Reply-To: <20140504214659.0D6326123 at digitalhumanities.org>


Hi Willard,

looking at it from the sidelines, here is an interesting document -- much
of what we all know and speak of and live in, expressed in not very
friendly terms, but worth thinking about for another round:

<http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117428/limits-digital-humanities-adam-kirsch>
Technology Is Taking Over English Departments
The false promise of the digital humanities
BY ADAM KIRSCH
The New Republic, MAY 2, 2014.

"A humanities culture that prizes thinking and writing will tend to look
down on making and building as banausic—the kind of labor that can
be outsourced to non-specialists."

Best,

Neven






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