UW Graduate School

Textual and Digital Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies (TDS) covers a broad array of disciplinary practices whose central concern is the production, circulation, and reception of texts in material form. Scholars in textual studies include editors, philologists, historians of the book, manuscript and print culture specialists, comparative media historians, sociologists of literature, scholars of digital culture and digital humanists.

The TDS program serves students pursuing careers in academia, where sub-specializations in the Digital Humanities and Book and Media History are increasingly valued. The certificate also provides relevant coursework to students interested in careers related to information science, librarianship, intellectual property and copyright, archive management, and the curation of digital data and media.

Program Website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered

  • Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Jeffery T. Knight, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Geoffrey Turnovsky, Associate Professor, Department of French & Italian Studies

Primary Staff Contact

  • Yuko Mera, Graduate Program Advisor, Department of Comparative Literature

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group.  For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website.

  • Beatrice Arduini, Assistant Professor, Department of French & Italian Studies
  • Jennifer Dubrow, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
  • Jeffrey Todd Knight, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Thomas Lockwood, Professor Emeritus, Department of English
  • Selim Kuru, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
  • Edward T. Mack, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
  • Raimonda Modiano, Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media
  • Brian Reed, Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media
  • Paul Remley, Professor, Department of English
  • Richard Salomon, Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
  • Joseph Tennis, Associate Professor, Information School
  • Geoffrey Turnovsky, Associate Professor, Department of French & Italian Studies
  • Míceál Vaughan, Professor Emeritus, Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media