Reading as Democracy in Crisis Now Available for Purchase

I’m pleased to announce that Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History is now available for order on Rowman & Littlefield’s website. The chapters in this book demonstrate how the variety of reading strategies represented by the figures and movements discussed … Continue reading Reading as Democracy in Crisis Now Available for Purchase

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Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History

I’m pleased to announce that Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History was made available for purchase by Lexington Books, the academic imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, in April of 2019. The featured image above by photographer Rebekah Rovira is … Continue reading Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History

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Just Finished Up at Digital Mitford…

I just finished an intensive training workshop in TEI for the Digital Mitford Project headed by Elisa Beshero-Bondar. She blogs about her work at Confessions of a Digital Romanticist and at the Digital Mitford Project Blog. Elisa is an inspiring, energetic, motivated, tireless, and highly ethical leader who is trying to create a massive archive of Mary Russell Mitford’s works that aspire to the highest standards for digital archiving. I’m proud to be contributing to this project. We all feel very grateful to be working with her. I should also add that she’s a great teacher — very patient and does a … Continue reading Just Finished Up at Digital Mitford…

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Defending the Humanities to Non-Majors

In October of 2010 Prof. Alan Liu (U.C. Santa Barbara) liked a post of mine sent to a Digital Humanities listserve and asked me for permission to publish it on 4Humanities, his website devoted to advocating for the study of the humanities. He titled it “An Instructor’s Ground-Level Defense of the Humanities to Students.” The post describes in brief what I describe in more length elsewhere — that education is not only vocational training. But in doing so I introduce my “Consider the Cow” lecture. Read on… Continue reading Defending the Humanities to Non-Majors

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