This article argues that scholars must understand mass digitized texts as assemblages of new editions, subsidiary editions, and impressions of their historical sources, and that these various parts require sustained bibliographic analysis and description. To adequately theorize any research conducted in large-scale text archives—including r…[Read more]
I wanted to introduce myself, as you’ll see my name on your ballot for our forum’s executive committee elections this Fall. I encourage you to wander over to my profile and check out more details there, or follow me on Twitter at @MeganPeiser.
I am a digital bibliographer and book historian focused on eighteenth-century literature,…[Read more]
How to Revise a True War Story is the first book-length study of O’Brien’s archival papers at the University of Texas’s Harry Ransom Center. Drawing on extensive study of drafts and other prepublication materials, as well as the multiple published versions of O’Brien’s works, John K. Young tells the untold stories behind the production of such k…[Read more]
Enrique Fernandez started the topic Thoroughness vs Intuitive navigation for an online database in the discussion Bibliography and Textual Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 6 months ago
I am developing an online database of the visual culture of the Spanish masterpiece Celestina (1499). At the moment, everything is in Spanish, but a programmer is helping me to develop the English version (we are using Omeka). I am trying to strike a balance between scholarly thoroughness and accessibility for the average users since ther…[Read more]
The attached syllabus was written for my graduate seminar “Digital Editing and Curation,” taught to 8 PhD students/candidates at UNC Chapel Hill in Spring 2016. The course description is as follows:
“This course introduces students to book history and scholarly editing through the frameworks of media studies and digital humanities. In this…[Read more]
Panelists explore the research impact of digital scholarship. How is it enabling novel yet critical questions and discoveries otherwise unimaginable? What new paradigms for authorship, attribution, scholarly work, audience, and value are emerging? If research and teaching inform each other, how does their give-and-take play out for humanists…[Read more]
We are excited to announce our first panel for MLA 2017 in Philadephia and provide the abstracts. Be sure to add this session to your convention schedule!
Chair: Ryan Cordell
Respondent: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University of Virginia and Director, Rare Book School)
Barbara Heritage (University of Virginia), “Literature as Artifact: Critical…[Read more]
This panel was designed to address the convention’s featured issues of the academic profession, publishing & editing, open access, and new technologies. Using a roundtable format, the panel discussed how open access publications are transforming the kind of research that is possible and necessitating new editorial practices. The session hosted an…[Read more]
Our CFPs for the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia are now posted. Please consider applying and share widely!
“What Is Critical Bibliography?”
Seeking short position papers exploring the intellectual reach and possibilities for bibliography beyond textual criticism. What is the function of bibliography at the present time? 300 word abstracts by…[Read more]
Matthew Kirschenbaum deposited Operating Systems of the Mind: Bibliography After Word Processing (the Example of Updike) in the group TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing on MLA Commons 2 years, 7 months ago
Published in PBSA 108.4. Began as the annual address to the Bibliographical Society of America in 2014; also given as the Mann Lecture at Penn State and at RBS in Charlottesville. Inspired, of course, by D. F. McKenzie’s great paper, “Printers of the Mind.”
With the discovery of the earliest known manuscript version of Et les chiens se taisaient, we learn that Césaire had started thinking about the theater earlier than had been assumed, and most important, that he had originally envisioned this work as a historical drama based on the Haitian Revolution. “Migrant Textuality” explores the several vers…[Read more]
CFP for MLA 2015: Bibliography for the twenty-first century.
A collaborative session proposal by the discussion groups for Bibliography and Textual Studies and Libraries and Research.
Seeking discussions of projects, research, issues, controversies, trends, and other topics. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2014 to Dawn Childress (email@example.com) and…[Read more]
Call for Papers
WORLDS and WORDS
29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of West Georgia, College of Arts and Humanities
October 30-November 1, 2014
Deadline Extended until July 22nd
We welcome submissions from across…[Read more]