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Class 2 Notes

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Preliminary Class Business


  • Sign-up sheet for your preferred email addresses
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Grading policy
  • Reminder to purchase Franco Moretti's Graphs, Maps, Trees
  • Introduction to working on the Student Work site for this course

  • Instructions for Class Bio assignment (due by next class)

    • (disclaimers)
    • Process for creating a bio

    • Content and tone of the bio

  • Questions?


1. "Close Reading" and "Distant Reading"


Course "practicums" are hands-on, small-scale exercises that ask students to experiment at a beginner's level with the tools of the digital humanities.  Each practicum should be completed before class, resulting in a "souvenir" of the exercise left on the Student Work site. (General instructions for practicums)


2. Google Ngram Viewer Practicum


  • What did you find?
  • What possible problems are there with this method / technology?  (E.g.)


3. Preview of Next Class



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