Each year we run a student competition in electronic literature: student winners earn a $250 cash prize and showcase their work at the annual DH Showcase in May.
Congratulations to this year's winner: Brent Ameneyro, “Luck”
Brent is a graduate in the MFA in Creative Writing with Poetry emphasis (English Department) "Luck" is a digital poem in the form of a GIF that explores the issues and challenges related to the pandemic and the US and Mexico border. Read more.
We are very proud to announce that Professor Sureshi Jayawardene (Assistant Professor of Africana Studies), will be our new Digital Humanities Initiative Associate Director, starting this Fall!
Professor Jayawardene will bring to the position an awareness and appreciation of the values and strategies that built our successful DH Initiative; indeed, she plans to reboot some of the community-building programs, like the faculty research group, that went dormant during Covid. Yet, she also plans to introduce new programs and modes of supporting diversity and community through DH, such as an ongoing DH workshop for new projects as well as a week-long summer intensive for training faculty in DH. Professor Jayawardene is deeply invested in experimentation with DH pedagogy and has a proven track-record of partnership with Pam Lach, who will continue on as Director of Digital Humanities and of the Digital Humanities Center.