Ivan Doig Archive - MSU Digital Rhetorics: WRIT 371
WRIT 371 (MSU Digital Rhetorics) Fall 2016: Digital Ivan Doig Archival Project
This group assignment asked students to create a webtext (i.e., a related archive, an analytic or interpretive tool to engage part of the collection, a remix, an exhibit) that engages others digitally in the Ivan Doig Collection and allows students to participate in emerging digital conversations about the collection. More generally, students worked with the paper and digital archives, explore where digital rhetorics and humanities merge, and create a collaboratively designed project.
This project aims to gather Doig’s Butte research – specifically what was used in the book Work Song – and emphasizes the amount of work and research that he put into his novel.
Our project is a compilation of poetry representative of the fragmented, left-behind, never published words in Ivan Doig’s archive found in his handwritten notepads, eclectic note cards, and diaries - in order to shed light on the poetic nature of Ivan Doig’s musings.