HIVK03133U Cph., Digital information and textuality, Elective
Information Science and Cultural Communication
The aim of the course is to provide the students with an overall understanding of textually mediated information as well as its academic and social implications. We will discuss the shift from print to digital culture on the basis of different textual conceptualizations and the implications for how to understand textual media at large. The course will use text as the conceptual basis for touching upon some general debates within information studies, such as the relations between analogue ›‹ digital systems, technology ›‹ culture, data ›‹ information›‹ knowledge as well as addressing which impact a digital remediations of books and articles has for the humanities. Digital ways of addressing, analyzing and working with text will also be introduced and discussed in relation to content and context sensitivity. This addition will have the aim, both to highlight the digital impact on present textual practices and methodologies as well as to provide the students with some hands on experience on working with digital textual information.
Competence objectives for the module
Knowledge and understanding of:
The examinee is able to
The literature will focus on theory of textuality and will rely mainly on formalized text such as book chapters and journal articles. In addition, there will be some introduction as for how to use digital tools (fx. CAQDAS) for qualitative analysis.
- Schreibman, Susan & Siemens, Ray (eds.) (2008). A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Blackwell. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405148641/9781405148641.xml
- Gold, Matthew K. (ed.) (2012) Debates in the Digital Humanities. University of Minnesota Press
- Tredinnick, Luke (2006). Digital Information Contexts: Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Digital Information. Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Limited
- Hayles, Katherine N. (2012). How we think. Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis.
- Class Instruction
- Exam Preparation
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Course participationActive participation implies presence in min. 80% of the lectures and fulfillment of the requirements for the course in form of presentations and papers during the course.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Summer exam 2016
Reexamination: Written paper on a defined subject, 7-days are given
Assessment: Internal exam with multiple examiners, the 7-point grading scale.