On March 2nd and 3rd, the Division of Humanities will welcome Dr. Élika Ortega, an expert in the Digital Humanities and a Professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies at Northeastern University.
Dr. Ortega will be with us for two events:
First, on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30p in Xavier 212 (The Nordquist Lecture Room), Dr. Ortega will deliver a presentation titled “An Ecology of Knowledges and the Global Digital Humanities.” This event is open to the public and will address the history and foundational concepts of the Digital Humanities.
Second, on Friday, March 3rd at 2p in Admin 219, Dr. Ortega will offer a workshop titled “From Page to Screen: Approaches to Electronic Literature.” The workshop will introduce students and faculty to electronic literature with a focus on two aspects of this literary mode: first, how writers and artists producing e-lit understand and produce their work; second, how critics examine e-literature and how it might be different from scholarship on more traditional forms of literature.
Space is limited for this workshop. If you are interested in attending, please contact Scott Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP.
About Dr. Élika Ortega (Northeastern University)
Dr. Ortega is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies at Northeastern University. Her work examines digital literature, media, materiality, reading practices and interfaces, books, networks, digital humanities, and multilingualism in academia. She serves on the executive committee of Global Outlook::Digital Humanities, a group of scholars and students committed to breaking down disciplinary, cultural, and economic barriers, and to developing digital curricula, programs, applications, and other forms of knowledge that are free and accessible to researchers and students around the world.
Dr. Ortega has expertise in electronic literature and her approach to the Digital Humanities is partly responsible for the field’s focus on multilingualism and minimal computing. The lecture and workshop she will offer highlight the social justice component of the Digital Humanities and will introduce our faculty and students to the creation of e-literature and its very recent critical corpus.