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Pixellating Project Showcase - #murdererproblems: Translating Raskolnikov into 140 Characters and Other Adventures in Twitterature

Pixellating is a monthly Digital Humanities (DH) mixer. It is an opportunity for DH scholars and students from across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research. This month we will be featuring a project showcase with time for a Q&A afterward.

This presentation will discuss two creative “Twitterature” projects that used Twitter to narrate Dostoevsky’s novels: @RodionTweets and @YakovGolyadkin. Originally planned as public outreach projects, both had unexpected results in the realms of teaching and research. The presentation will discuss the nuts and bolts of doing these kinds of projects, what we learned, the impact on a public engagement level and peculiarities of Twitter as a platform for creative work, what benefits Twitterature brings to the literature classroom and how to use it in your teaching, and the surprising research questions that emerged from the projects.

Register to receive the link.  If you do not receive the link by 3 hours before the start of the workshop, please email research.commons@ubc.ca.

This event is part of the Pixellating Project Showcase speaker series.

About the presenters:


Dr Katherine Bowers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies. She is an expert in Russian literature and culture, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth century. Her book, Writing Fear: Russian Realism and the Gothic, is forthcoming from University of Toronto Press. She is the co-PI on the SSHRC Insight Project “Digital Dostoevsky” and the Vice-President of the North American Dostoevsky Society.

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This event is online. Registrants receive the link 3 hours before the event. Registration closes 24 hours before the event.
Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Digital Scholarship     Research Commons  
Dr. Katherine Bowers

Registration is required. There are 67 seats available.

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Dr. Katherine Bowers

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