American Quarterly has released a special issue exploring the intersections of digital humanities with American Studies, through critical essays, digital project reviews, and applications of computational and multimodal methods.
From the introduction:
As areas of inquiry in 2018, American studies and digital humanities share several characteristics: both are subject to frequent reflections on, and critiques of, the fields’ respective definitions, origin stories, methodologies, and boundaries. Rather than define and police the boundaries of American studies and digital humanities—which thrive precisely because they are complex and not easily disciplined—this special issue is more interested in what it means to bring these fields, methodologies, and communities together toward a critically engaged digital practice.
The issue is available open access through December 2018 via ProjectMUSE.
This post was produced through a cooperation among Sarah Ames, Kimberly Anderson, Iñaki Arrieta Baro, Courtney Butler, Tierney Gleason, Christopher Sawula, and Nicole Sump-Crethar (Editors-at-large for the week), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (Editor for the week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Sarah Melton, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).