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539. #alt-ac: Alternative Paths, Pitfalls, and Jobs in the Digital Humanities

Saturday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 3B, WSCC

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Computer Studies in Language and Literature

Presiding: Sara Steger, Univ. of Georgia

Speakers: Brian Croxall, Emory Univ.; Julia H. Flanders, Brown Univ.; Matthew Jockers, Stanford Univ.; Shana Kimball, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Bethany Nowviskie, Univ. of Virginia; Lisa Spiro, National Inst. for Tech. in Liberal Education

Brian Croxall's Annotation:
I've posted my talk, "Five Questions and Three Answers about Alt-AC" here:
Bethany Nowviskie's Annotation:
I've posted my talk, "Two and a Half Cheers for the Lunaticks," here: (together with a bit of the intro I gave to session 595, on the "Future of Alternative Academic Careers").

Session Description:

This roundtable brings together various perspectives on alternative academic careers from professionals in digital humanities centers, libraries, publishing, and humanities labs. Speakers will discuss how and whether digital humanities is especially suited to fostering non-tenure-track positions and how that translates to the role of alt-ac in digital humanities and the academy. Related session: "#alt-ac: The Future of 'Alternative Academic' Careers" (595).


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Electronic Technology (Teaching, Research, and Theory)

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