Flash Fellowships 2018: Gathering

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Flash Fellowships give staffers and assistant instructors in the DWRL the time, techniques, and technical resources they need to accomplish projects related to their own research and scholarship. Assistant instructors and staffers fill out a form that helps them articulate their project’s theoretical and pedagogical rationale, and think through any resources that they’ll need to complete the project. The submission goes to a committee that gives the applicants feedback on their project and, if granted, provides the requested resources. The following projects are part of our first round of fellowships.

Matt BreeceMy project examines the phenomenon of “fake news” in our current digital media landscape. Although fake news is nothing new, its influence on public discourse has taken on a renewed significance with its accelerated circulation through digital and social media platforms. I want to create an annotated bibliography that compiles articles that address the issue of fake news, catalogue repositories and archives that collect fake news stories, and examine digital tools that help identify, analyze, and debunk fake news.

Justin HatchUsing David Tell’s “The Emmett Till Memory Project” as a model, I imagine my project to be a hub for those wishing to investigate the life and words of Stokley Carmichael, one of the most influential rhetoricians of the Black Freedom Struggle. As the centerpiece of the project, I hope to produce a thick map of Carmichael’s speeches between 1966 and his self-exile to Conakry in 1969.

Reinhard  Muellerin the first step of my project, I want to, scan and digitize selected works of James Joyce (using OCR and TEI), beginning with his collection of short stories ‘Dubliners’. The overall project has the long-term goal to develop a website to search for single words or phrases in James Joyce’s writings.

Mike O’Brien – My project is to create a compilation of video essays looking at radical forms of media making in the 1960s and 1970s. Beginning with an examination of strategies/manifestos Third Cinema practitioners overtly employed, the series will proceed to look at how people of color in America utilized these ideas and techniques in the post-Civil rights moment.


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