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ENGL 701 March 25, 2009
The Change in Literary Scholarship <ul><li>“ We no longer have to use books to analyze and study other books or texts” </l...
Textual Enhancements <ul><li>Digitized Gutenberg Bible </li></ul><ul><li>The Complete  Maus </li></ul><ul><li>Dracula Blog...
Digital Environments are <ul><li>Procedural </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial </li></ul><ul><li>En...
Intermediation <ul><li>“ the meaning of information is given by the process that interprets it”  </li></ul><ul><li>(Kather...
One version of Beirut’s “Nantes”
Another version of Beirut’s “Nantes”
If Shakespeare had a hard drive… <ul><li>What would we know? </li></ul>
Database Culture <ul><li>Collections of individual items, all treated equally </li></ul><ul><li>No default sequence </li><...
Textual Tranformations <ul><li>Wordcount ( http:// www.wordcount.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>We Feel Fine ( http:// www.wefeel...
Most common 365 words in  Moby-Dick  (via  http://www.steamthing.com/2008/06/jellyfish.html  and Wordle.net)
Peer Review and Publishing <ul><li>Digital Publishing  ( University of Michigan Press )  </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative P...
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Engl 701 (Spring 2009)

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Engl 701 (Spring 2009)

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

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