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Previous Digital Humanities Courses at USC

 

Spring 2015

 

 

 

Summer 2014

 

Spring 2014

Advanced Writing

This course will focus on writing in digital environments, exploring critically and creatively what it means to compose in emerging genres and modes of communication. Building off of fundamental concepts of rhetorical invention applied to networks and interactivity, students will explore the principles of web production in order to create multimedia writing both individually and collaboratively in small-scale texts and a larger semester-long project. (ENGL 460-002)

The Trial of Othello, the Moor of Venice, for the Murder of the Beauteous Desdemona

This course will begin by exploring representations of race and gender in Early Modern Europe. This exploration will prepare us for extended work on two of Shakespeare’s plays: Titus Andronicus and Othello. The course will culminate in a full-dress mock trial of Othello for the murder of Desdemona. We will collaborate with an advanced acting class in the Theater department, which will supply student actors to give depositions and testify in character. Students from our class will form legal teams for the prosecution and defense. They may also elect to participate as “media hounds,” whose role will be to generate fictitious news coverage of the trial (interviews, mock newscasts) and to publicize the trial through social media, posters, and coverage by local news outlets. (SCHC 381-001)

The Digital Archive and the Literary Annual

  In this course, we will read and discuss a selection of these literary annuals. Students will play an important part in choosing literary annuals for digitizing and writing introductions to some of these literary annuals for researchers throughout the world. Using the unusually large and diverse collection in the Thomas Cooper Library as our chief resource, students will conduct original research and will publish their work in a digital archive, which they help to design, sponsored by USC Digital Collections. (SCHC 452-H01)

Digital Literary Studies

  This course will offer an introduction to digital literature and computational criticism. Students will read "born digital" literary works like flash poetry, interactive fiction, and video games, while also learning computational methods of literary curation and analysis. Students will learn to edit literature for the web in text-based and multimodal forms. Most importantly, they will be asked to test the limits of their own thinking about the nature of beauty, the value of books, and the politics of our increasingly digitized world. (SCHC 452-H02)

Digitizing Madness

  This course will focus on writing in digital environments, exploring critically and creatively what it means to compose in emerging genres and modes of communication. Building off of fundamental concepts of rhetorical invention applied to networks and interactivity, students will explore the principles of web production in order to create multimedia writing both individually and collaboratively in small-scale texts and a larger semester-long project. (ARTH 590-E01; HIST 700-003)

Ghosts of the Horseshoe

The goal of this combined, team-taught course is to flesh out that part of the Ghosts of the Horseshoe critical interactive that relates to the historic wall that encloses the site of the original South Carolina College. Students will learn about 3D modeling, animation and computer simulation, citizen archeology, brick making and construction, augmented reality and superimposition of images in order to show changes to the wall since its initial construction.  (CSCE 590 / CSCE 790)