Rojas Receives Grant for Digital Scholarship Project

Juan Armando Rojas, Ph.D., was recently awarded one of the Libraries’ Ohio Five Digital Scholarship grants, made possible through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The goal of Rojas’s project—Digital Map of the Poetics of Hispanic American Literature: An Interactive and Hermeneutical Exegesis—is to create the digital cartography of a Hispanic American anthology literary work and urban art, which will form an essential part of the curriculum in two Latin American novel courses: SPAN 360: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Mexican Literature and Popular Cultures, and SPAN 364: The Latin American Novel Within Its Revolutions, Cultures and Social Changes.

The digital map will be made available on a website where researchers, faculty members, and students from all over the world will be able to access it as a pedagogical and investigative tool. The book that will be the focus of the project is the anthology Sangre mía / Blood of Mine: Poetry of Border Violence, Gender and Identity in Ciudad Juárez that Rojas co-edited with Jennifer Rathbun, Ph.D. from Ashland University. Rojas is collaborating with instructional technologist David Soliday on the grant project and development of the interactive digital map.

Rojas’ project will add to the growing number of digital scholarship grants awarded to OWU faculty:

More information about the Ohio Five Libraries’ Mellon grant can be found on the project site: Digital Scholarship: Projects & Pedagogy.