critical thinking

Let’s Get Digital, Digital (Humanities)! Part One

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies The Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC) opened in 2010. At the beginning of my second year at UA, I just now discovered the ADHC and its amazing home in Gorgas Library Room 109A . I arranged for a consultation with Emma Wilson yesterday. We enjoyed a vibrant discussion about

Modern Binaries

In his post “This Modern Life,” from Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy, Russell McCutcheon recalls teaching a lesson on binaries and how his students came to recognize their own cultural, historical, and linguistic categories: Of course, such an analysis isn’t possible without using binaries of our own — we’re all swimming in the soup

“On the Road” with Jeff Melton

Instructor: Jeff Melton Course: On the Road (AMS 412) Audience: Undergraduates Part cultural history, part literature/film survey, “On the Road” examines the enduring narrative that emerges when Americans take to the open road behind the wheel of a car. Car culture is arguably the most definitive characteristic of late-20th century American social structure, and the