I had the opportunity to present at the Humanities Unbound works-in-progress conference today. The conference was a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Humanities Lab and the Rhetoric Society and English Graduate Student Organization of Old Dominion University.
The conference interested me for several reasons.
- It was a remote access conference open to attendees from anywhere via a shared Zoom meeting link.
- It was a “works-in-progress” conference.
- It offered a great mix of literature scholarship, composition and rhetoric scholarship, and digital rhetoric scholarship.
Overall, it was a good day. The scholarship presented was interesting and often compelling. It was nice to draw connections between my work and those whose work I don’t get to see all that often. I consider that a great benefit.
Since this was a “works-in-progress” conference, I am reluctant to say much about the panels. I will say that each gave me a lot to think about and I really valued listening in on the challenges, successes, and questions that others have had in their own scholarship. I am excited to see what they produce from these sessions.
While I won’t talk about them, I will talk about myself. After all, this is …