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Digital Humanities and Literary Scholarship

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  • ENGL 701 March 25, 2009
  • The Change in Literary Scholarship
    • “ We no longer have to use books to analyze and study other books or texts”
    • - Jerome McGann in “The Rationale of Hypertext” (par. 6)
  • Textual Enhancements
    • Digitized Gutenberg Bible
    • The Complete Maus
    • Dracula Blogged
    • Digital Frankenstein ( collation example )
    Facsimile Edition Critical Edition Critical Archive
  • Digital Environments are
    • Procedural
    • Participatory
    • Spatial
    • Encyclopedic
    From Janet Murray, Hamlet on the Holodeck
  • Intermediation
    • “ the meaning of information is given by the process that interprets it”
    • (Katherine Hayles in Electronic Literature , p.52)
  • One version of Beirut’s “Nantes”
  • Another version of Beirut’s “Nantes”
  • If Shakespeare had a hard drive…
    • What would we know?
  • Database Culture
    • Collections of individual items, all treated equally
    • No default sequence
    • Data can be manipulated, extracted, searched, reconfigured, visualized, mined, etc.
  • Textual Tranformations
    • Wordcount ( http:// www.wordcount.org )
    • We Feel Fine ( http:// www.wefeelfine.org )
    • The Whale Hunt ( http:// thewhalehunt.org / )
    • Wordle ( http://www.wordle.net/ )
    • (using Dracula )
    • TextArc ( http:// textarc.org/Hamlet.html )
    • Tapor ( http:// portal.tapor.ca /portal/portal )
  • Most common 365 words in Moby-Dick (via http://www.steamthing.com/2008/06/jellyfish.html and Wordle.net)
  • Peer Review and Publishing
    • Digital Publishing ( University of Michigan Press )
    • Collaborative Peer Review ( Expressive Processing by Noah Wardrip-Fruin)