Please join us on Monday, March 13th, 2023 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern/10:00 – 11:30 pm Pacific for the DEFCon Speaker Series: “What Is “Electronic” Literature? DH Pedagogy at an R-2,” with Kathi Berens, Associate Professor of Book Publishing and Digital Humanities at Portland State University. Dr. Berens is a scholar of contemporary book publishing and digital literature who is passionate about using humanities to expand resources and tools for all students. We’re so excited that Dr. Berens is joining us for this year’s DEFCon Speaker Series!
What is “Electronic” Literature? DH Pedagogy at an R-2
What is “electronic” literature? And how does the new, freely accessible, and global Electronic Literature Collection Volume 4 give you teaching tools that will help your students connect interactive gaming and storytelling in their personal lives with analytic work in the classroom?
At this 90-minute workshop, you will learn how to:
- Teach electronic (digital, interactive) literature
- Browse the Collection’s 132 works in 31 languages by creators from 42 nations
- Build your own sub-collection using the Collection’s custom filtering tool
- Connect this resource to the rest of your syllabus
You can jump in and build a subcollection or just come by to listen and learn – all are welcome!
Bio: Kathi Berens, Associate Professor of Book Publishing and Digital Humanities at Portland State University, is a scholar of contemporary book publishing and digital literature. In June of 2022, Berens published the co-edited Electronic Literature Collection Volume 4, which features interactive works in 31 languages, including several Indigenous ones. Berens has received several academic and teaching awards, which are a testament to her commitment to digital literature. From 2006 – 2009, Berens was a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Southern California before she was then nominated for the 2012 Digital Humanities Award: Best DH Project for a Public Audience. In 2014, Berens was a member of the Annenberg Innovation Lab Research Council at the University of Southern California, and later served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar of Digital Culture in Norway. Berens was also awarded the John Eliot Allen Teaching Award from Portland State University in 2020.
Learn more about Kathi Berens here: https://works.bepress.com/kathi-berens/