February 21: Marisa Parham, “Lost and Found in the Digital: Ephemeral Scholarship”
Wednesday, February 21, 4:10 pm
Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall
Marisa Parham, “Lost and Found in the Digital: Ephemeral Scholarship”
Dr. Marisa Parham is Professor of English and Director of the Immersive Reality Lab for the Humanities at Amherst College, where she also serves as a faculty diversity and inclusion officer. Parham is the author of Haunting and Displacement in African-American Literature and Culture, The African-American Student’s Guide to College, and co-editor of Theorizing Glissant: Sites and Citations. She is a former director of the Five College Digital Humanities Initiative, serving Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Working across the areas of English, Black Studies, and Film and Media Studies, Parham’s current teaching and research projects focus on texts and technologies that problematize assumptions about time, space, and bodily materiality. She is particularly interested in how such terms share a history of increasing complexity in texts produced by African Americans, and how they also offer ways of thinking about intersectional approaches to digital humanities and technology studies. Her Colloquium talk will take place at 4:10 pm next Wednesday, February 21, at the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall.