“‘Literature+’: A Project-Based Digital Pedagogy Model” (Australian National U.)

“‘Literature+ ‘: A Project-Based Digital Pedagogy Model.” School of Cultural Inquiry seminar series, Australian National University. 22 July 2013.

Abstract: In this seminar, Alan Liu will discuss the paradigm of the “Literature+” courses he has evolved at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Designed to introduce students to the use of digital methods in humanities scholarship, the courses provide a rapid orientation in key topics of the “digital humanities” before then focusing on team-based project building. Liu will use the example of the course structure and of some of the student projects that have been produced to discuss larger issues of digital humanities pedagogy—including the way such pedagogy can position the humanities as both similar to and different from the “building” versus “interpreting,” collaboration, and other trends of contemporary “knowledge work” societies.