Laura Mandell Public Lecture

1:30pm, September 30

L-3, Humanities Centre, University of Alberta

D3: Digital Media, Distant Reading, and Discipline

This talk will explore how traditionally, literary and cultural studies resist digital media, holding on to “close reading,” and critique, which have little value to modern culture. However, the joining of digital media, literary and cultural studies may offer a new and robust future for the discipline.

Dr. Mandell is Professor of English Literature and Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, & Culture, Texas A&M; author of Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain; editor of The Poetess Archive; Director, 18th Connect; Associate Director, NINES.

This is the keynote of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory Workshop, a free two-day workshop, 9-5:30, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, celebrating the launch of the Collaboratory project