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Dr. Michael E. Sinatra Lecture: "What is the Place of Literature in a Digital Humanities Centre?"

January 30, 2014
3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Jorgenson Hall, 360 Victoria Street, 14th floor, Room 1410
Open To
Students, Proposective Students, Public
Luanne MacDonell 416-979-5000 ext 6138
This talk will address the impact of digital humanities on the study of literature in the last decade, especially in the context of the founding of a new multi-university DH centre in Quebec. With its emphasis on tools, Digital Humanities can seem to be detached from traditional literary methods even though it arguably became prominent thanks to its origin in literary studies. This talk will revisit the place of literature in the ever-more present, if not always popular, digital humanities based on the experience of putting together an interdisciplinary centre. Michael Sinatra is Associate Professor of English at the Université de Montréal, President of Synergies: The Canadian Information Network for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and Co-President of the Society for Digital Humanities in Canada.