(Jan. 4, 2018) Presenting on Twitter at MLA Convention

Despite the obstacles presented by the “bomb cyclone” blizzard, the MLA 2018 panel on “Digital Humanities in Practice: Caribbean Models” was a resounding success. Megan Jeanette Myers of Iowa State University moderated thepanel. While Kaiama L. Glover of Barnard College was unable to attend, the panel opened with a discussion of her multimodal collaborative project, In the Same BoatsNathan Dize of Vanderbilt University presented on “An Explosion in the Archives: Reframing French Archives through Caribbean Digital Praxis”and discussed on the DH archive project, Colonies in Crisis. As the final presenter, Elena Machado Sáez introduced her current research project, comparing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s strategies for negotiating intimacy and ethics on Twitter with those of other Latinx-Caribbean writers. She focused on a comparative analysis of Miranda’s use of Twitter, distinguishing his rhetoric of affiliation from that of other Latinx writers.