What are they really up to with all of these digital humanities job postings? I cannot help but think it is code for something. They apparently want:
- A senior digital humanities specialist: someone who, while having scholarly expertise in one or more areas of literature in English, has established national/international visibility and leadership in digital humanities
- A specialist in poetics whose interest/experience extends to digital texts
- A specialist in world literature in English with special focus on the emerging role of digital publishing in postcolonial contexts
- An environmental studies specialist who combines interests in nature writing (non-U.S. preferred) and digital mapping.
Maybe I am just behind the times but an ad, for instance, for someone good in the entire continent of Africa AND in digital humanities, sounds overly demanding to me unless they have someone specific in mind already. What do they mean? An Africanist who is not anti-digital, a person to sell online courses to Africa, or a digital humanities person at least conversant in African literatures?