Questions on M. Kirschenbaum, “What is Digital Humanities, and What is it Doing in English Departments?”

  1. What is DH? How does Kirschenbaum go about seeking answers to this knotty question?
  2. Why do Twitter and DH go together like peanut butter and jelly? What does Kirschenbaum say about the relationship between the way discourse unfolds on Twitter and the way DH is organized as a field?
  3. What is DH doing in English departments? Do you find this argument convincing?
  4. How does Kirschenbaum end the essay? How does his own definition of DH compare to the others he examines early in the essay?

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