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    Vassar College
  Nov 24, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ENGL 217 - Literary Theory and Interpretation

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)


A study of various critical theories and practices ranging from antiquity to the present day.

Topic for 2017/18b: Race, Social Justice, and the Digital Humanities: Theory and Methods. This is an introductory DH methods class for humanities research that keeps race, social justice, and inclusivity as cornerstones in its pedagogy. The traditional divides witnessed in the tech world are only replicated in a DH course without attention to race, social justice, gender, sexuality, disability, etc. This class shows how, through an interdisciplinary, intersectional, and critical race theory framework, both race and social justice are at the center of the digital humanities as it pertains to literary and historical archives, mapping, games, new media, and multimodality. The course pays special attention to queer theory, critical ethnic studies, postcolonial theory, WOC/Black feminism, Indigenous studies, and disability studies as they currently help to reshape digital humanities theoretical methods and praxis. Dorothy Kim.

Two 75-minute periods.

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