Thea, Tori and Claire have contributed to a collaboratively-authored article that has just been published on Modern Languages Open – a peer-reviewed platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience.
Entitled ‘Modern Languages and the Digital: The Shape of the Discipline’, the article is the result of a Writing Sprint that was scheduled to celebrate the inaugural Academic Book Week in November 2015. The article brings together scholars who use digital tools for their research, for online publishing, and/or who research the field of Digital Humanities. The debate within the article focuses on how digital technologies are changing the shape of Modern Languages research and teaching. The main questions explored in the article include data-driven projects in Modern Languages, digital archives in Modern Languages, the digital as object of study, digital ethnography, users and interfaces, and finally the Modern Languages research process.
Other contributors to the article include Emma Cayley (University of Exeter), Kay Chadwick (University of Liverpool), Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Modern Languages Association/New York University), Kirsty Hooper (Warwick University), Emanuela Patti (University of Birmingham), Daniel Purdy (Penn State University), Paul Spence (King’s College London), and Niamh Thornton (University of Liverpool).
You can access a full copy of the article here: http://www.modernlanguagesopen.org/articles/10.3828/mlo.v0i0.156/