I am absolutely thrilled to write these words and be part of the tradition that gives them meaning. I’ve arrived in Pennsylvania a week ago, but I’ve already been blown over by the warmth and kindness of everyone at this institution. I’ve seen a sense of optimism and clarity of purpose in the students and faculty I’ve met, and I’m tremendously excited to get to work with them. It’s going to be a great year!
I will be teaching Digital Humanities and English in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Behrend this fall. I am part of an exceptional group of faculty responsible for developing an undergraduate major in Digital Media, Arts, and Technology. This program will the first of its kind anywhere in the country and will be a signature program for our campus. I promise to share details of the program as they become available on this blog. Stay tuned!
In the interim, feel free to explore my website and read more about how technology and computation is shaping the humanities. If you are interested in learning about digital humanities methods and research, feel free to contact me over email or follow me on Twitter. Alternatively, if you are wondering what are (or is) digital humanities and what are they doing in English departments, feel free to read this excellent article by Matthew Kirschenbaum.
I’ll be posting more content in the coming days and will share my posts over Twitter. As I said, feel free to drop me a line. If Kirschenbaum’s essay intrigues you, come pop by my office and we can discuss the grammatical nuances of mass nouns.