Dr. Bowers Named as 2021-22 Public Humanities Fellow

Dr. Katherine Bowers has been named one of four Public Humanities Fellows for 2021-22. The UBC Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Faculty Fellowships are awarded annually to support research excellence among humanities scholars in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Education at UBC and to develop and highlight public-facing research in the humanities. Over the course of her year as a Fellow, Dr. Bowers will be working on “Dostoevsky’s The Double: An Open Access Literature-Twitterature Edition.” The project will create an open access teaching edition of Dostoevsky’s 1846 novella The Double that juxtaposes a public domain translation of the text and tweets from the @YakovGolyadkin Twitter project on facing pages. The edition will include a scholarly introduction and an appendix of teaching materials. The project aims to use new media to engage students in close analysis of the text and will provide tools for instructors to use to incorporate close reading through Twitterature in the classroom.

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