Pamphlet #3. The Global and the Singular. The intermediate layers of Cultural Studies

Bent Gebert, May 2016

Which consequences do the digital humanities have for cultural studies? While the community of practice mainly focusses on technical development and questions of methods, a further need of reflection becomes apparent in the context of this debate. Abstract and specific interests of cultural theory and analysis diverge increasingly, which on the one hand aim for global questions and on the other hand for singular objects. As a result, cultural studies work in expanding intermediary spaces without their flexible epistemology having forced fundamental debates on methodological coherence so far. The essay argues that the methodological reflections of digital humanities are to be located in this broader context. They thereby stimulate cultural studies to put their flexible epistemology to the test once more.

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