Category: Digital Humanities

  • Images of Enclosure

    Images of Enclosure

    When I first began researching madwomen, my search began in literature. I combed through books, short stories, and poetry across periods. I found so much madness not only in the characters but in the writers’ own lives. Writing, after all, is an extension of ourselves and our circumstances. If so many female writers were experiencing […]

  • Medea’s Righteous Anger

    Medea’s Righteous Anger

    “We are not goddesses or matriarchs or edifices of divine forgiveness; we are not fiery fingers of judgment or instruments of flagellation; we are women forced back always upon our woman’s power”  Audre Lorde    The quote above comes from Audre Lorde’s essay “Uses of Anger,” where she argues that anger is a powerful force […]

  • My lack of “pen” still creates

    My lack of “pen” still creates

    “Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman” -Virginia Woolf I’ve been asked why I decided to do my thesis project in blog form as a digital humanities project. It’s a question I asked myself repeatedly while I was planning and preparing for […]

  • Mad/Woman


    What is a madwoman? My simple definition is that it is made up of the two words “mad” and “woman”. Both terms open up a variety of meanings depending on language/culture, societal norms, and beliefs. I will attempt to give my definitions for these terms within the scope of my project in as concise terms […]

  • The Mythos of Lilith: a collection of madwomen

    The Mythos of Lilith: a collection of madwomen

    This series of blogs is born out of both love and anger. It is with the utmost tender love and precious care that I weave these stories, yet I am angered that I have to. Beginnings are hard for me. I want to jump right into the middle of the action and figure it out […]

  • On mapping

    On mapping

      “Maps are not territory; they are spaces, spaces to be crossed and recrossed and experienced from every angle. The only way to understand a map is to get down into it, to play at the edges, to jump into the center and back out again. We need to trace and retrace its lines by […]

  • New ebook—Sickness, Systems, Solidarity: A Pandemics and Games Essay Jam

    New ebook—Sickness, Systems, Solidarity: A Pandemics and Games Essay Jam

    The Center for Science and the Imagination and Critical Distance are proud to announce the publication of Sickness, Systems, Solidarity, a collection of essays exploring how the experience of the pandemic has changed our relationships to games and gaming. The global cataclysm of COVID-19, and the quarantines and social distancing that have accompanied the still-unfolding […]

  • Scholar Spotlight: Kelsey Virginia Dufresne

    Scholar Spotlight: Kelsey Virginia Dufresne

    1. Why did you apply to HASTAC?  I applied to HASTAC because I started learning about and practicing in digital humanities a few years ago (at the start of my graduate work) – and I have since then been craving a community of practice.  2. What has been your favorite course so far as an instructor […]

  • Public + Digital Humanities

    Public + Digital Humanities

    What happens when a media production specialist and literature educator work together? We decide to make a video-based mural of the different counties in our home state where we invite folks to pointedly recognize and celebrate the diversity around us. Margaret Baker (PhD student in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at NC State University) and I […]

  • The “Jazz” Design: Nostalgia, Consumer Aesthetics, & Technocultural Reproduction

    The “Jazz” Design: Nostalgia, Consumer Aesthetics, & Technocultural Reproduction

    Perhaps you recall the “Jazz” Sweetheart (now Solo) cup design from childhood or adolescence, with its distinctive yet understated turquoise and purple brushstrokes. Or perhaps you have seen it featured on one of countless “Only 90’s Kids Will Remember…” Buzzfeed listicles. You may have encountered it in memes, on clothing, or referenced in art. Regardless of personal connection or […]