Department of English
College of Liberal Arts
Amy Earhart works with digital humanities, African American and African Diaspora literature and 19th century American literature and culture.
Earhart’s monograph “Can a Computer Be Racist?: Digital Humanities and the Exploration of Race in African-American Literature” and accompanying digital project revels how seemingly naturalized technological infrastructures impact meaning in African-American authored literary texts. Her project outlines the limitations of technology in the representation and analysis of race and, through a series of target case studies, uses technology tools to investigate specific questions of race and representation in literature. During her fellowship, she plans to draft two chapters of the monograph; create two fully open access datasets; upload data to an institutional repository; develop visualizations of the datasets; present at two international conferences and publish a journal article.