2023 Summer Tutorials

The USC Humanities in a Digital World Program offers a non-credit summer tutorial led by one of our Doctoral Fellows.

  • This workshop is open to undergraduate students at USC and the Claremont Colleges.
  • Participants will receive $1,500 for participation.
  • Enrollment for each tutorial is limited to eight students.

To apply: email a CV/resume and a letter expressing your interest in the course to Humanities in a Digital World by May 5.


Fuel for Thought: On the Energy that Drives Culture

Instructor: Grace Franklin, HiDW Ph.D. Fellow (2022-2024)
Course meets twice a week for four weeks in July 2023.

This tutorial launches from the premise that forms of energy are deeply embedded in culture—in the content of books, film, visual art, and other media, and in the materials that make cultural production possible. Over four weeks, students will read critical essays and primary texts, including Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road (1957), Denis Villanueve’s film Dune (2021), and Beyoncé’s video-album Lemonade (2016), before creating a final digital project in Scalar.

For more information, please see the course flyer or contact Grace Franklin.

Banner Image: Jacquard punch cards for patterned lace at Morton Young & Borland, Newmilns, Ayrshire, UK, Photography by Zachary Mann, 2019.

  • USC Humanities in a Digital World Program
  • 3502 Trousdale Pkwy, SOS 153
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089--0034