Rhetoric And The Digital Humanities

Paperback | January 19, 2015

EditorJim Ridolfo, William Hart-davidson

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The digital humanities is a rapidly growing field that is transforming humanities research through digital tools and resources. Researchers can now quickly trace every one of Issac Newton’s annotations, use social media to engage academic and public audiences in the interpretation of cultural texts, and visualize travel via ox cart in third-century Rome or camel caravan in ancient Egypt. Rhetorical scholars are leading the revolution by fully utilizing the digital toolbox, finding themselves at the nexus of digital innovation.

Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities is a timely, multidisciplinary collection that is the first to bridge scholarship in rhetorical studies and the digital humanities. It offers much-needed guidance on how the theories and methodologies of rhetorical studies can enhance all work in digital humanities, and vice versa. Twenty-three essays over three sections delve into connections, research methodology, and future directions in this field. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson have assembled a broad group of more than thirty accomplished scholars. Read together, these essays represent the cutting edge of research, offering guidance that will energize and inspire future collaborations.

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The digital humanities is a rapidly growing field that is transforming humanities research through digital tools and resources. Researchers can now quickly trace every one of Issac Newton’s annotations, use social media to engage academic and public audiences in the interpretation of cultural texts, and visualize travel via ox cart in ...

Jim Ridolfo is assistant professor of writing, rhetoric, and digital studies at the University of Kentucky and associate researcher at Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University. William Hart-Davidson is associate dean of graduate studies in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan Sta...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:January 19, 2015Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson
 
PART ONE  Interdisciplinary Connections
 
1 Digital Humanities Now and the Possibilities of a Speculative Digital Rhetoric
ALEXANDER REID
 
2 Crossing State Lines: Rhetoric and Software Studies
JAMES J. BROWN JR.
 
3 Beyond Territorial Disputes: Toward a “Disciplined Interdisciplinarity” in the Digital Humanities
SHANNON CARTER, JENNIFER JONES, AND SUNCHAI HAMCUMPAI
 
4 Cultural Rhetorics and the Digital Humanities: Toward Cultural Reflexivity in Digital Making
JENNIFER SANO-FRANCHINI
 
5 Digital Humanities Scholarship and Electronic Publication
DOUGLAS EYMAN AND CHERYL BALL
 
6 The Metaphor and Materiality of Layers
DANIEL ANDERSON AND JENTERY SAYERS
 
7 Modeling Rhetorical Disciplinarity: Mapping the Digital Network
NATHAN JOHNSON
 
PART TWO  Research Methods and Methodology
 
8 Tactical and Strategic: Qualitative Approaches to the Digital Humanities
BRIAN MCNELY AND CHRISTA TESTON
 
9 Low Fidelity in High Definition: Speculations on Rhetorical Editions
CASEY BOYLE
 
10 The Trees within the Forest: Extracting, Coding, and Visualizing Subjective Data in Authorship Studies
KRISTA KENNEDY AND SETH LONG
 
11 Genre and Automated Text Analysis: A Demonstration
RODERICK P. HART
 
12 At the Digital Frontier of Rhetoric Studies: An Overview of Tools and Methods for Computer-Aided Textual Analysis
DAVID HOFFMAN AND DON WAISANEN
 
13 Corpus-Assisted Analysis of Internet-Based Discourses: From Patterns to Rhetoric
NELYA KOTEYKO
 
PART THREE  Future Trajectories
 
14 Digitizing English
JENNIFER GLASER AND LAURA R. MICCICHE
 
15 In/Between Programs: Forging a Curriculum between Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities
DOUGLAS WALLS
 
16 Tackling a Fundamental Problem: Using Digital Labs to Build Smarter Computing Cultures
KEVIN BROOKS, CHRIS LINDGREN, AND MATTHEW WARNER
 
17 In, Through, and About the Archive: What Digitization (Dis)Allows
TAREZ SAMRA GRABAN, ALEXIS RAMSEY-TOBIENNE, AND WHITNEY MYERS
 
18 Pop-Up Archives
JENNY RICE AND JEFF RICE
 
19 Archive Experiences: A Vision for User-Centered Design in the Digital Humanities
LIZA POTTS
 
20 MVC, Materiality, and the Magus: The Rhetoric of Source-Level Production
KARL STOLLEY
 
21 Procedural Literacy and the Future of the Digital Humanities
BRIAN BALLENTINE
 
22 Nowcasting/Futurecasting: Big Data, Prognostication, and the Rhetorics of Scale
ELIZABETH LOSH
 
23 New Materialism and a Rhetoric of Scientific Practice in the Digital Humanities
DAVID GRUBER
 
List of Contributors
Index

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“A good introduction for those coming from a rhetoric background, and is of interest not only to those in English studies generally, but also to digital humanists in informatics programs.”