CFP: Where did DH Come From? -- MLA (Vancouver, 2015).
The descriptor "digital humanities" was first used in an ad in the MLA Job Information List in 2000 (Ridolfo, 2014). Since then, the rubric of "Digital Humanities" has inspired official meditations on the state of the profession and now features regularly in op-ed pieces on the death and rebirth of the humanities and higher education. Where did DH come from? And what has it displaced or obscured? Too often the established narratives of the digital humanities are narrowly conceived. The Discussion Group on Computer Studies of Languages and Literature invite papers representing a broad coalition of digital humanities practitioners, including scholars in cultural studies, new media studies, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, linguistics, textual analysis, and big data. Please email 150-word abstracts to the group's chair, Brad Pasanek (email@example.com), by March 21, 2014.