Editors’ Choice: Digital Humanities Dissertation Defense Talk

I made a few comments about the dissertation defense process in a previous blog post, and here I’ll blog the actual defense talk. I’m even resisting the urge to edit and improve (although I’ve learned a lot about slide design and public speaking in the past year…). So, this post is a good representation of the actual defense talk I gave on April 14, 2015. If you’ve seen me present on Infinite Ulysses in the past year, some pieces of this may be familiar…

Note that I didn’t go back into the talk text and insert full citations, but anything I mention can be found in the bibliography of my dissertation whitepaper at dr.amandavisconti.com. Dr.AmandaVisconti.com is also the actual dissertation, if you’d like to learn more about the full project (it is not the website for the dissertation—it is the dissertation!).

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