Digital Aesthetics Reading Group 29 June 2016

Dear all,

The second meeting of the Vasari Research Centre hosted Digital Aesthetics Reading Group will take place on 29 June from 4pm to 6pm in the Vasari Centre.

Our topic this meeting will be a broad examination of the theories and methodologies of the Digital Humanities with a focus on literary critic Franco Moretti (a proponent of quantitative measurement within the humanities) and some of the current debates surrounding the field. PDF texts by Moretti and Maciej Eder are available upon request and we will also draw from the following online resources.

Review of Morettiā€™s Distant Reading: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/8/1/000171/000171.html

LARB Critique of Digital Humanities: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/neoliberal-tools-archives-political-history-digital-humanities/

Response to LARB Critique: https://thepointmag.com/2016/criticism/system-reboot

Hope you can join us.

All the best,
Joel

Dr Joel McKim