Series of Interviews about Digital Humanities

collected together in Los Angeles Review of Books

Melissa Dinsman explores the intersection of the digital and the humanities through conversations with both leading practitioners in the field and vocal critics. The interviews address the impact of digital humanities on research and teaching, American higher education, and the increasingly tenuous connection between the ivory tower of elite institutions and the general public.

Interviewees include:

  • Franco Moretti
  • Richard Grusin
  • Laura Mandell
  • Ted Underwood
  • Bethany Nowviskie
  • Jessica Marie Johnson
  • and many others

More details

The term “digital humanities” (DH) has captured the imagination and the ire of scholars across American universities. Supporters of the field, which melds computer science with hermeneutics, champion it as the much needed means to shake up and expand methods of traditional literary interpretation. For many critics, it is a new fad that symbolizes the neoliberal bean-counting destroying American higher education. Somewhere in the middle of these two extremes lies a vast and varied body of work that utilizes and critically examines digital tools in the pursuit of humanistic study.

Read all of the interviews at the Los Angeles Review of Books Website:!