Occupying the digital humanities

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This essay questions the digital humanities’ dependence on interpretation and critique as strategies for reading and responding to texts. Instead, the essay proposes suggestion as a digital rhetorical practice, one that does not replace hermeneutics, but instead offers alternative ways to respond to texts. The essay uses the Occupy movement as an example and, in particular, focuses on the circulated image of a police officer pepper spraying protesters at one event in order to show how suggestion functions within a network of moments and associations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-378
Number of pages19
JournalCollege English
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics


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