Animal Crossing: New Digital Humanities is a new reading group / talk show hosted by Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford University) and Liz Grumbach (Arizona State University), which “brings together DH scholars from around the world in the virtual space of Animal Crossing, in order to discuss something new: a new article, a new project, a new book, or another new undertaking.”
From their website:
Anyone who has the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing and a Nintendo Online membership can RSVP to the events and attend “in person” in the virtual space. For those who would prefer to watch the event streamed to their computer or device, we’ll stream live on Twitch, and anyone with an internet connection can watch there and ask questions.
The series will kick-off on 19 October at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 3pm UTC with Dr. Andie Silva Assistant Professor of English at York College and Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, addressing “Remixing the Canon: Shakespeare, Popular Culture, and the Undergraduate Editor,” her forthcoming article in New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies vol. 9 (ed. Matthew Davis and Colin Wilder).
If you’d like to attend “in person” (by bringing your Animal Crossing: New Horizons character to the DH hangout space on Quinn’s island), please RSVP here! Halloween costumes strongly encouraged, but not required.